Curry sauce

Curry sauce works well with many dishes. It’s a delicious and easy sauce that you can use for meatballs in curry, rice and chicken, meat patties, or whatever you feel like. You can adjust the spiciness to make it more child-friendly or stronger if you prefer your sauce that way. Read on and get the easy recipe.

danish curry sauce in small black pot with spoon

Easy curry sauce with chicken stock

Here you get an easy curry sauce made with chicken stock. It’s a roux-based curry sauce that’s perfect for danish meatballs in curry, rice, chicken, or pork chops.

In fact, it can be enjoyed with many dishes.

You can easily adjust the sauce’s spiciness based on how you and your family like it best. Some love a strong sauce, while others prefer a milder and more subdued flavor.

We enjoy a slightly spicy curry sauce, with a nice touch of heat that complements most dishes we pair it with.

delicious curry sauce in pot with spoon with sauce running from it

Ingredient notes

Butter – It should be real butter.

Curry powder – Of course…

Turmeric – Adds a bit of flavor and that beautiful yellow color.

Flour – Used to make the roux, creating a delicious and thick sauce.

Milk – Part of the liquid in the sauce.

Chicken stock – You can easily use a stock cube dissolved in water; it adds great flavor. For instance, if you’re making meatballs in curry, you can boil the meatballs in stock and then use it in the sauce.

Sugar, salt, and pepper – Season the sauce well.

How to make the best curry sauce?

The method for this sauce is a roux-based sauce. It’s not as difficult as it sounds.

To make homemade curry sauce, take a pot and melt butter in it. Once the butter is melted, add curry powder and turmeric, and sauté them well to bring out the curry flavor. This step is crucial for the best result.

Next, stir in the flour and let it cook for a couple of minutes before adding liquid while whisking to form a sauce. Let the sauce simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes, then it’s ready to serve.

Find the full recipe further down this page.

pot with curry sauce

Frequently asked questions

Can I save the leftovers?

Yes, you definitely can. Leftovers can be stored in a container in the refrigerator and reheated the next day.

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sauce with curry and turmeric in pot

Tips and tricks for the recipe

  • If you want to create a variation of this sauce, you should definitely try making it with apple. Add a grated apple to the sauce for the last 5-10 minutes of cooking. It adds a lovely sweetness, and apple and curry pair really well.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve your sauce with rice and chicken.
  • Use it for meatballs in curry.
  • It’s also a delightful sauce for pork chops.
  • Only your imagination sets the limits for what you can enjoy this sauce with.

Do you love curry?

Try our recipe for Danish curry herring (Curry pickled herring)
curry sauce in pot

Recipe for a delicious sauce with curry

Here’s our recipe for an easy, delicious, and flavorful sauce. If you want it spicier, you can add more curry; if you want it very mild, reduce the amount of curry a bit.

We quite like making it with turmeric; it imparts a lovely flavor and a beautiful yellow color to the curry sauce. We hope you’re inspired to try making the sauce for your family.

danish curry sauce in small black pot with spoon

Curry sauce

Recipe for curry sauce
Easy sauce with curry and loads of flavor. This traditional curry sauce can be served with meatballs and rice, pork chops, meat patties, or exactly what you feel like.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine Danish
Servings 4 people
Calories 216 kcal


  • 50 g butter
  • 1 ½ tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 50 g all purpose flour
  • 4 dl milk
  • 5 dl chicken stock
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Get a large pot and melt the butter. Once melted, add the curry powder and ground turmeric. Let it toast in the butter for a minute at medium heat. Be careful not to let it burn.
    50 g butter, 1 ½ tbsp curry powder, 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • Then, stir in the flour to create a so-called roux. Let the mixture cook at low heat for a couple of minutes.
    50 g all purpose flour
  • Gradually add the milk and broth while whisking. Once it has become a completely smooth sauce, add the sugar and season with salt and pepper to taste.
    4 dl milk, 5 dl chicken stock, 1 tsp sugar, Salt, Pepper
  • Let the sauce simmer at low heat for 5 – 10 minutes or until you are satisfied with the consistency.
  • Serve the sauce piping hot.


Serving: 1personCalories: 216kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 6gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 584mgPotassium: 236mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 499IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 145mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Danish curry sauce
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