Curry Sauce Nigerian Recipe: 8 Best Serves Ideas

Curry Sauce Nigerian Recipe Is Officially the Most Dangerous Recipe. This spicy recipe for Nigerian restaurant-style curry sauce will blow your mind and make you completely addicted to the flavor. I’m not kidding. It’s that good.

The sauce can be found in every Nigerian restaurant and even at the American deli down the road from mine. It’s so popular that I’ve heard rumors of other people making their version (with bottles of cayenne).

It might appear that I’m exaggerating its popularity, but it’s just not possible to overstate the spread of any recipe. This makes me a little jealous.

Curry Sauce Nigerian Recipe
Curry Sauce Nigerian Recipe

How To Make Curry Sauce Nigerian Recipe?

The ingredients you need to cook this sauce are tomatoes and chopped onions. The first step is to saute the onions in vegetable oil. When the onion is cooked, add the spices: curry powder and pimento pepper.


  • 4 cups chopped plum tomatoes
  • 4 chopped green onions (green and white parts)
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Cooking Directions

Step 1. Preparing the Ingredients: Cut off the stem of each onion and chop it. Cut off the stem of each tomato, then chop it into small pieces.

Step 2. Sautéing the Onions: Heat your vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium heat.

When the oil is hot enough, sauté your chopped onions into it for about five minutes or until they’re slightly browned and soft. Stir continuously to make sure that they’re not sticking to the bottom of your pot or beginning to burn.

Step 3. Cooking the Curry Sauce: Add in the spices once your onions are cooked. Try to stir these spices as little as possible so that they don’t burn.

Step 4. Adding the Tomatoes and Garlic: Next, add your chopped tomatoes and mix them around to get them all covered in oil.

Add in your salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Stir again so that all ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the saucepan.

Step 5. Preparing the Slow Cooker: Set your slow cooker to low and place your saucepan inside. Cover your slow cooker and set the timer for 3 hours.

Step 6. Finishing the Curry Sauce: After three hours of cooking, remove your pot from the slow cooker. Open it up and stir in sugar (1 teaspoon).

Nutrition Fact Of Curry Sauce Nigerian Recipe

Serves 4 portions.


8 Best Serves Ideas With Curry Sauce Nigerian Recipe

1. Curry Sauce Chicken

Cook 180g of diced chicken breast in curry sauce.

2. Serve With Rice and Beans

Serve curry sauce with some white rice and beans on the side.

4. Curry Sauce Fufu

In the West African region of Nigeria, slurping up a plate of fufu (pounded yam or cassava) is an everyday tradition that is usually served with some stew. Curry Sauce will work perfectly as a stew for your fufu.

5. Curry Sauce Sausage

Curry Sauce is a spicy dish, so balance the spice with sausage.

7. Curry Sauce Omelet

Mix two beaten eggs in curry sauce for a delicious and spicy omelet.

8. Curry Sauce Fried Rice

Fried rice is another popular Nigerian dish that can be paired up with curry for a spicy meal. Use two cups of cooked white rice and mix it with your curry sauce on the stovetop to make fried rice.

How Do You Add Flavour To Curry Sauce?

1. Curry sauce is supposed to be spicy, but I like spicy food. If you want milder spices, it can be substituted with about a tablespoon of chili powder and 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper.

2. Garlic is important for flavoring curry sauce and if you can’t stand the taste of garlic, use about 3 cloves of garlic that have been crushed. Alternatively, use about 2 teaspoons of garlic powder and add it to the pot with the rest of the ingredients in step 4.

3. Curry sauce can burn easily, so it’s important to stir it often. If you’re using a large pot, you may need to go more frequently so that the ingredients don’t stick and burn.

4. The best way to store this delicious sauce is in small containers in the freezer. It can be used for a couple of months if properly stored.


This recipe for curry sauce is a staple in almost every Nigerian household. Curry sauce is a great way to spice up any meal, and it goes with pretty much everything.

It’s also a great way to introduce your children to foreign cuisine without traveling out of the country. So what are you waiting for? Make some curry sauce today!

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