How To Make Currywurst Sauce?

When it comes to fast food in Germany, currywurst is always on top of the list. The sausage used for currywurst is usually a fry sausage which is cut up and smothered with a curry-ketchup mixture. It is quick and simple and everyone loves it. In this article there are some recipes to make currywurst sauce.

It is a German national dish consisting of hot pork sausage cut into slices and seasoned with curry sauce and generous amounts of curry powder, or a ready-made ketchup-based sauce seasoned with curry and other spices. It is usually served with French fries or bread rolls. Sometimes currywurst is sold in food booth with a machine that will slice and spice with sausage. It is also sold as a supermarket-shelf product to prepare at home.

Curry Sauce for Currywurst

How To Make Currywurst Sauce?


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons finely minced onion
  • 1 Tablespoon margarine or oil
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 2-4 Tablespoons good quality curry powder
  • 2 cups good quality ketchup

Method of preparation:

  • First of all, sauté the onion in the oil until it is transparent.
  • After that, add paprika and curry powder to onions and quickly sauté it just to bring out the flavor.
  • Then add the ketchup and water.
  • Boil uncovered until the sauce is thick.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings if desired.
  • Serve over Bratwurst with an extra sprinkling of curry powder.

German Sausage with Curry Catchup – Currywurst


  • 1/2 c. chopped onion
  • 2 tsp. oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped apple
  • Water to thin tomato paste
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 six-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 2 T. honey
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3-5 tsp. curry powder
  • 1-2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Method of preparation:

  • First of all, sauté the onion and apple in oil until onion is transparent.
  • After that, add the garlic and cook stirring, for about 1 minute.
  • Pour 1/2 cup water and deglaze the pan.
  • Add honey, tomato paste and all the spices.
  • Boil it for 1/2 hour or longer, adding water to reach desired consistency.
  • Remove bay leaf and blend with an immersion blender for smooth sauce, or leave chunky if desired.
  • Serve warm over your choice of sausage which has been grilled and sliced into one inch bites or scored on a diagonal and grilled and then sliced.



  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 shallot, peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon sweet or hot paprika
  • 2 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 whole wheat hot dog buns
  • 4 turkey sausages

Method of preparation:

  • Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Then add the shallot and garlic and cook 1 to 2 minutes, until they begin to soften.
  • Add the curry and the paprika, cook 1 minute more until fragrant.
  • Add the tomatoes, ketchup and water.
  • Bring to a slow simmer and cook 8 to 10 minutes until the tomatoes have softened and the sauce is thick.
  • Cook the sausage according to package directions and toast the buns.
  • Place one sausage i each bun and top with 1/4 of the sauce.
  • Serve immediately.

  1. Zarina Says:

    Until reading this article, I didn’t know that how to make currywurst suace? Thanks for this recipe. It is quick and simple recipe.

  2. Sugat Says:

    hi, i know of a couple of places that serve currywurst, but i’ve been wanting to make my own..thang god finally i found here! thanxxx

  3. Mark Says:

    I first had currywurst on a train from Berlin going to Prague. Absolutely delicious, I’d neverhad anything like it before. So sweet and tangy and meaty ahhh. I just recently bought some bockwurst(german wieners in brine) and some curry ketchup. I would imagine hard to find in the supermarket. Goto WorldMarket if you have one. I’d also like to try this sauce recipe in the future!

  4. Stewart Marsh Says:

    You can get properBratwurst Frying Sausages in Aldi or Lidl supermarkets. They are the real thing.
    Will really look forward to trying the recipes when I next get my Bratwursts.

    Happy Eating

    Stewart Marsh

  5. øystein Says:

    Anybody knowing about a good receipe for currywurst?

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