Quick Curry Ketchup

Author: Marthinus Strydom
Category: Sauces & Spices
Serves/Qty: 1.00
Heidi Strydom

This curry ketchup recipe is a delicious and authentic condiment that is popular in German and Dutch cuisine. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a flavorful and versatile sauce that can be used to enhance the taste of a variety of dishes. The combination of sweet and tangy ketchup with the bold flavors of curry powder, smoked paprika, and other spices makes for a truly irresistible flavor that will have your taste buds singing. Whether you're looking to elevate your fries, burgers, hot dogs, or other favorite dishes, this curry ketchup recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

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The Story

Curry ketchup is believed to have originated in Germany in the 1950s. It is said to have been invented by a German woman named Herta Heuwer, who was inspired by the flavors of British curry powder and combined it with ketchup to create a new condiment. Heuwer reportedly began selling her creation from a street cart in Berlin, and it quickly gained popularity among locals. Over time, the popularity of curry ketchup spread beyond Germany, and it is now a beloved condiment throughout Europe and beyond. Today, curry ketchup can be found in a variety of forms and flavors, but the original recipe remains a popular choice for those who love the unique combination of sweet ketchup and spicy curry flavors.

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Adjust Quanities

1 cup (48 Teaspoons) ketchup
1 tbsp (3 Teaspoons) curry powder
1 tbsp (3 Teaspoons) honey
1 tbsp (3 Teaspoons) apple cider vinegar
0.50 tsp smoked paprika
0.50 tsp garlic powder
0.50 tsp onion powder
0.25 tsp salt
0.25 tsp black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the ketchup, curry powder, honey, apple cider vinegar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper until well combined.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through.
  3. Once heated, remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the curry ketchup to cool to room temperature.
  4. Serve the curry ketchup as a condiment for fries, burgers, hot dogs, or any other dish of your choice.