Being DIY types, we thought we could probably make a decent version at home and tried out a couple of techniques. The first one was as simple as adding toasted curry powder to store-bought ketchup, with a ratio of 1 or 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder to 1/4 cup ketchup (this writer preferred less curry, while her partner liked more). The result was quick and delicious with sweet potato fries.
We also tried out a Saveur recipe for currywurst sauce. Though more time-consuming as it required simmering onions, tomatoes, spices, vinegar, and sugar for about half an hour, it wasn't complicated and yielded a fresher-tasting sauce perfect for sausages, fries, or any dish needing a sweet and spicy condiment. We even used it as a dipping sauce for samosas.
Both versions tasted best after a few hours in the fridge. Of course, there are many variations of curry powder and ketchup, so each cook's batch might vary a bit in sweetness, saltiness, or pungency.
What do you think? Have you tasted and/or made curry ketchup? Would you serve it at your next barbecue or picnic?
• Get the Saveur recipe: Currywurst Sauce
(Image: Emily Ho)