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How To Make Chinese Curry Sauce

Do you love chips and curry and have you ever wondered how the famous Chinese curry sauce is made? This homemade recipe will teach you how to make the delicious, thick, and velvety sauce you can slather on your chips anytime you fancy.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 0 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, British
Servings 2 cups
Calories 154 kcal


  • saucepan


  • 2 cups low sodium chicken stock I made this using vegetarian stock cubes and water
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch use with about 2 Tablespoons of water to make slurry
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Dark soy sauce
  • Salt to taste optional


  • Heat olive oil on medium heat and once it is hot and shimmering, stir in the flour with a whisk, continue to stir for another 30 seconds.
  • Slowly and gradually add chicken stock to the cooked flour and whisk to make a smooth sauce.
  • Add curry powder, Chinese 5 spice seasoning, and whisk to combine then stir in the soy sauce. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes or until the sauce no longer tastes floury.
  • Make a slurry with the cornstarch and water and add it to the sauce to thicken it. Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly. At this point, you can add salt or cayenne pepper for more heat if you desire.
  • Cook the curry sauce on medium heat for another 2 to 3 minutes, take it off the heat and serve immediately with chips or as desired. Enjoy!


How to store
Chinese curry sauce can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days under the right temperature in an airtight container or a freezer-safe bag.
Freeze for up to 3 months in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.
Leave to thaw in the fridge overnight or reheat over the stove until warm for liking. You can also reheat from frozen in the microwave.


Calories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 7gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 575mgPotassium: 261mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 2mg

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Keyword chinese curry sauce, chips and curry, curry sauce
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