German Currywurst


Cult German Fast Food

Who doesn’t like a delicious curry sausage with a spicy-fruity curry sauce? The cult dish from Germany.

Try it with red or white sausages

What do you always crave the most? Exactly, what you can’t get at the moment – this time it was the Germans’ favorite currywurst!

When we still lived in Germany, it was normal to eat a Currywurst here and there at a snack stand. The desire for Currywurst with bread rolls or French fries was limited because you could always eat it when you wanted to.

It looks completely different if you don’t get the meal at each corner every time. So it was time again to sharpen the knives, get out the pots and take matters in hand oneself. As a result, you can now easily and quickly cook my delicious curry sauce at home and enjoy it.

A completely different question arises when it comes to the sausage: “with” or “without” resp. “red” or “white”? “With” or “red” means a sausage with skin, that is a red, smoked, and fried boiled sausage whereas “without” or “white” means a sausage without skin (a white sausage without casing). I like both, but prefer the red bratwurst for Currywurst.

Try this recipe and find out how you like the Currywurst best.

Expert Tip

You can easily freeze the curry sauce, if not used up all at once.

Currywurst - Jennifer Vahlbruch
Currywurst - Jennifer Vahlbruch

Ingredients you need

You need these ingredients to make your German Currywurst.

Currywurst - Ingredients - Jennifer Vahlbruch
Currywurst - Jennifer Vahlbruch

German Currywurst

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Germans' favorite fast food: Currywurst with hearty spicy curry sauce made in a flash.


  • 8 German brats (or jumbo hot dogs)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion (yellow), finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup + about 1/2 cup water
  • 2 heaped cups (500 ml) of tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper


  1. Sauté the onion in olive oil until translucent.
  2. Add the tomato paste, fry briefly, and deglaze with 1/2 cup (125 ml) of water.
  3. Now add the tomato ketchup, honey, and balsamic vinegar and simmer over low heat. Do not let it boil too much, the vinegar must not evaporate too quickly.
  4. After about 5 - 6 min, add the soy sauce and the remaining spices and stir well. Add some more water if the sauce is too thick (I normally add about 1/2 cup (about 125 milliliters)). But the curry sauce should be quite thick.
  5. Then puree the sauce. Remove from heat and blend it with an immersion blender until no onions are visible.
  6. Season to your taste with more curry and chili powder.
  7. Now grill the sausages on the grill or fry them in a pan. Cut the sausages into equal pieces and pour curry sauce over them, sprinkle with curry powder.
  8. Serve with a crispy bread roll or french fries.

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 391Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 8.8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16.5gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 1307mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 0.9gSugar: 19gProtein: 13g

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My favorite German fast food


I love to have a German Currywurst from time to time. It tastes like in Germany and with self-baked rolls, it's even better!

Heinz V.

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