Coconut Curry Sauce recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes

A plain coconut curry sauce perfect for using with lamb, chicken or fish, this creamy, spicy and savoury curry will be a hit with the whole family. Serve with rice, naan bread or noodles - or as it is with a bowl of chips!


  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 thumb-sized piece root ginger
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 x 400g tin coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp. smooth peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. dried red chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. each salt and black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. oil


  1. Thinly slice the onion into half-moons and mince the garlic cloves and ginger. Heat oil in a large frying pan and add the onion. Cook until golden, soft and browned. Add the garlic, ginger, curry powder, turmeric and chilli flakes and fry for 1-2 minutes more.

  2. Add the tomatoes, coconut milk and peanut butter. Stir in well and bring to a simmer. Cook for 20-30 minutes or until thickened. Before serving, season with salt and pepper. To add meat or fish to the curry, simmer in the sauce for 20-25 minutes.

If you like, add some veggies or potatoes to the curry to thicke it up a little. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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