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How To Make Curry Sauce
Here’s a basic recipe for homemade curry sauce that you can use as a base for various curry dishes.
You can adjust the ingredients and spices to suit your taste preferences.
- Vegetable Oil
- Chopped onion
- Minced garlic
- Minced ginger
- Curry powder (adjust to taste)
- Teaspoon turmeric
- Cayenne pepper (adjust to spice preference)
- Diced tomatoes
- Vegetable or chicken broth
- Coconut milk
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: 1 tablespoon of sugar or honey (to balance flavors)
Step By Step Instructions
- Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat.
- Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
- Add the minced garlic and ginger. Sauté for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
- Add the curry powder, turmeric, paprika (if using), and cayenne pepper. Stir well to coat the onions and spices with the oil. Cook for about 1-2 minutes to toast the spices and enhance their flavors.
- Pour in the diced tomatoes (with their juices) and cook for another 3-4 minutes, allowing the mixture to simmer and thicken.
- Add the vegetable or chicken broth to the pan and bring the mixture to a gentle boil.
- Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
- Use an immersion blender or transfer the mixture to a regular blender (careful, it’s hot!) and blend until smooth. If using a regular blender, return the mixture to the pan afterward.
- Stir in the coconut milk, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add sugar or honey if desired to balance the flavors.
- Simmer the sauce for an additional 5-10 minutes, allowing it to thicken and develop a rich consistency.
- Taste and adjust the seasonings, adding more spices or salt as needed.
- Your curry sauce is now ready to be used in various curry dishes! You can add cooked vegetables, meats, or legumes to create your desired curry.
Remember, this is a basic curry sauce recipe. Feel free to experiment with additional spices, herbs, and ingredients to customize the flavor to your liking.
Enjoy your homemade curry sauce!