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Currywurst with Curry Ketchup Recipe

A delicious pairing of fried or grilled bratwurst (or hotdogs, if you like!) topped with a special condiment of perfectly spiced and seasoned curry ketchup! A very popular street food that you'll find all over in Germany especially Berlin, it is often served with french fries. A delicious snack or enjoy it as summer food!

Course Snack
Cuisine Germany
Keyword curry ketchup, currywurst, currywurst sauce, German currywurst
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Author Manila Spoon


For the Curry Ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons water


  1. In a saucepan, dry fry the curry powder and paprika powder on medium heat for 30 seconds or until aromatic. Add the butter to the spices; stir to melt the butter. Add the rest of the ingredients and allow to simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired. Set aside to cool.

  2. Fry or grill the desired amount of bratwurst, franks, or hotdogs. Cook the fries, if you wish to serve these with fries. Alternatively, the brats may be served with bread rolls instead of fries.

  3. To serve, drizzle the curry ketchup over the cooked bratwurst and fries. Sprinkle with a little more curry powder on top, if desired.