Classic Indian curry sauce

Classic Indian curry sauce recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 125 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Healthy


  • 2tbsp sunflower oil
  • 30g Indian Curry Spices
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • ½in piece of ginger, scrapped and chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 2 small thin green chillies, chopped, (seeds left in)
  • ½tsp ground turmeric
  • 2tbsp concentrated tomato puree

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    7g 10%
  • Saturates

    1g 4%
  • Sugars

    8g 9%
  • Salt

    0.1g 2%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 13.6g Protein 3.1g Fibre 5.1g


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan and add the whole spices (spilt open the black cardamom and use only the seeds). As soon as the spices start to darken and crackle (this can take anything from a few seconds to a minute, depending in the temperature of the oil), add the onions.
  2. Cook on a high heat, stirring from time to time until the onions start to soften. Lower the heat and cook for 10-12 minutes until they have completely softened. Add the ginger, garlic and chillies and stir for another minute or so.
  3. Add the turmeric and tomato purée, mix well and take off the heat. Put the mixture in an upright blender with just enough cold water to cover it and blend to a fine purée.

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