Tasty Chip Shop Style Curry Sauce

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


les onion

  • Warm oil in pan, add chopped onion and brown them, the more caramalised the tastier the end product.

caramelise you onions!

  • 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.

chip shop style curry sauce by Debbie Scalise

  • 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.

proper nice!


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4 Responses to Tasty Chip Shop Style Curry Sauce

  1. Aphra says:

    I love tikka masala! Especially chicken tikka. But I don’t like dipping my fries in anything (not even ketchup!)

  2. ukok says:

    Aphra, i love chicken tikka masala too, i fancy some right now!

  3. Where should I look for more tidings about this topict???

  4. You are so awesome man! I can not understand I missed this for so long. I appreciateeverything that you’re saying.

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