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The Best Curry Simmer Sauce

The Best Homemade Curry Simmer Sauce

  • Author: Katja from Savory Lotus
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x



  • 3 TBS coconut oil (like this) or ghee (like this)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (like these)
  • 46 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder (like this)
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala (like this)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder (like this)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (where to buy BPA and additive free coconut milk)
  • 1/2 cup homemade bone broth (recipe HERE)
  • 2 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 23 inch piece of fresh ginger
  • big handful of fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp unrefined sea salt (I use this one)


  1. Saute onion in fat of choice for 5 minutes. Add cumin seed and continue to cook until onions are translucent and starting to brown.
  2. Combine minced garlic, turmeric, coriander, cumin, garam masala, cinnamon, and cardamon in small bowl. Pour into pan with onions. Saute spices for about 2 minutes to bring out the flavors. Do not let them smoke. Add a titch of fat if they stick. Remove from heat.
  3. Combine tomatoes, coconut milk, ginger, cilantro, lemon juice, and salt into high quality blender.
  4. Pour broth into pan with onions and spices. Scrape this mixture into the blender.
  5. Process until creamy smooth.
  6. Use this simmer sauce to cook your favorite meats or vegetables. You can add water or more broth to make a thinner curry sauce. ENJOY!