Mild Curry Sauce

Preparation info
  • makes just under

    600 ml

    • Difficulty


Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

  • About

This sauce goes well with many dishes described in this book, but it is particularly suitable for the Pepper-crusted Fillet Steak. If you want it stronger and spicier, double the quantities of ground coriander, cumin and chilli.


  • 4 shallots or 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1<


In a blender or food processor (or using a pestle and mortar), blend the shallots or onion, garlic and ginger with the oil and 2 tablespoons of water until smooth.

Simmer this in a saucepan for 4-5 minutes, stirring often. Then add the chilli, coriander, cumin, turmeric and almonds, and stir for 2 minutes. Add the stock or water, a