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Make-Ahead Curry Sauce
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4.67 from 3 votes

Make-Ahead Curry Sauce

Love the taste of curry but not the prep time? Mix up a batch of this make-ahead curry sauce! It's freezer-friendly for quick and easy weeknight dinners.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cool Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: freezer friendly, make-ahead curry sauce
Servings: 5
Calories: 58kcal
Author: Diabetic Foodie


  • 12 garlic cloves (peeled)
  • 2-inch piece fresh ginger root (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 large onion (cut into wedges)
  • ¼ cup ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes


  • With your food processor running, drop the garlic cloves and ginger slices through the tube.
  • Stop the motor, then add the onions. Pulse until the onions are finely chopped, but not juicy.
  • In a small bowl, combine the coriander, turmeric, garam masala, salt, and cayenne pepper.
  • In a large skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the garlic, ginger, and onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions begin to soften, about 3 minutes.
  • Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes or until the mixture is well-blended and starting to get thick and pasty.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, then bring everything to a slow boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring often, until the sauce has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool fully before dividing into portions to freeze.


This recipe is for 5 servings. Each serving is a 1/2 cup of curry sauce.
I recommend dividing the sauce into 1/2 cup or 1 cup portions before freezing. This makes it easy to only thaw 1 portion at a time.
Store in the freezer for up to 6 months.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg | Net carbs: 6g