How to Make Spicy Curry Sauce

Spicy curry sauce can be made and paired with nearly any meat. Try it with lamb for a fairly “authentic dish” or just serve with chicken over a bed of rice for a simple delicious dinner.

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Ingredients for Spicy Curry Sauce

You are also going to need a large onion, a few tomatoes, garlic cloves, fresh ginger and the juice from a lime. You’ll also need to use a variety of spices, including turmeric, cumin, paprika, salt, and of course some curry powder. And some butter and vegetable or sunflower oil.

For the extra kick you will want to use some fresh red chilli peppers.

Preparing Spicy Curry Sauce

In a large frying pan, start heating two tablespoons of oil and a teaspoon of butter on medium to high heat.

While that’s pre-heating chop your large onion, three garlic cloves, and about a half inch cube of ginger.

Once the oil is heated, throw in the onion, garlic and cloves, and start cooking until the onion is a deep brown color.

While you’re waiting, you’ll want to chop two to three red chilli peppers and two large tomatoes. Put your tomatoes in a bowl with six ounces of water and set aside.

Once the onions have browned, add your chopped red chilli peppers, a teaspoon of cilantro, a half teaspoon of turmeric, a half teaspoon of cumin, and a teaspoon of paprika. Next, add a teaspoon of curry powder.

Stir everything until the spices have mixed well into the oil and onion mixture, and continue cooking for about one minute.

Now add your chopped tomatoes in water and about a tablespoon of lime juice and drop the temperature to a medium heat. Simmer for fifteen minutes.

Once this has simmered down, you have a basic spicy curry sauce.

Tips for Making a Good Curry Sauce

If you burn your onions at the beginning, just start over with another onion. The burnt taste will last right through to the end.

Serve your meat covered in curry sauce over a bed of rice. This gives the excess sauce somewhere to go and makes for extra delicious rice.

 

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