I’ve been experimenting recently, trying to find just the right combination of ingredients to make a thick, flavoursome curry sauce, just like the sort that really good Fish and Chip shops make. I’ve found what works for my family and i thought i’d share it with you. This ingredients list makes enough for my family to eat with 3 – 4 meals so vary them according to your own tastes/needs.
- 1-2tbsp olive oil (or alternative)
- 4 small-medium onions (or 2 large)
- a couple of large cloves of garlic (i LOVE garlic), alternatively use garlic granules, lazy garlic etc
- half a tsp salt
- 4 – 5 tbsp curry paste (i use Pataks tikka masala curry paste)
- 2 – 3 heaped tsp of curry powder (i use mild, but use what you have/like)
- 4tbsp tomato puree
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp worcestershire sauce (my dad hails from Worcester originally, good stuff is made there!)
- 2 cups of water (add more if you like your sauce runnier, i happen to like mine thick)
- 2tsp cornflour
- 2 – 3 tbs sultanas
- Warm oil in pan, add chopped onion and brown them, the more caramalised the tastier the end product.
- add garlic and salt, stir , caramalise further.
- add curry paste and curry powder and stir over gentle heat.
- add 1 cup of water, 4 tbsp tomato puree, lemon juice, worcestershire sauce and sultanas
- simmer away until mixture reduces, then add further cup of water with a couple of tsp’s of cornflour mixed in.
- simmer away on a low heat for at least 15 minutes.
- Now you can eat it like this or do as i do and blitz it in the blender…
- …after blitzing it in the blender i pour it back in to the hot saucepan, add another tbsp of sultanas and stir over a low eat until the sultanas have softened.
- Then eat with chips (not potato chips, unless you happen to like that kind of thing) or crusty bread or whatever else you want to eat with it.
- Divide the misture into batches and freeze, or store in the fridge for a couple of days max.