German currywurst - simple to make and so delicious! | in my Red Kitchen

Food Truck Tuesday – Currywurst

German currywurst - simple to make and so delicious! | in my Red Kitchen

– Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Currywurst

One of my first food truck experiences after moving to LA last year was the Currywurst Truck. There is one thing you might not know about me and it’s that I grew up near the German border at the east side of the Netherlands.


While growing up we often went to Germany for shopping on Dutch holidays. Ever since then I love German food: pretzels, german bread and currywurst. And while studying me and my best friend drove to Germany for grocery shopping at least once a month. It was just a 15-minute drive and I would stock up on alcohol because it was way cheaper than in the Netherlands. My favorites were a fig liquor named ‘Lüstige Feige’ and a wodka-lime kind of pre-mix called ‘Sauer power’.


In the German grocery store I would also stock up on chocolate big time. I always walked around like a kid in a candy store because the German chocolate aisles looked like the ones in America: meters and meters of chocolate, all different ones!

I would buy at least 10 bars of Rittersport Pfefferminz – which is… (yes!) my favorite: dark chocolate with a creamy mint filling.
Germany is my weak spot so when I saw the Currywurst Truck I knew I had to try it! Best of all: the moment I took the first bite of my currywurst it threw me back to that one point in history where my sister and I would eat currywurst in Berlin at the stand next to the Kaufhaus Des Westens – the KDW-, a big shopping mall in Berlin.


I love it how food connects with memories, how it connects with feelings you feel and places you have been to. That’s the power of food people! 😉

Besides the regular mayonnaise and ketchup we would always have a bottle of ‘curry gewürz’ at home, that’s a German curry ketchup. I always liked it but I never thought making it at home would be so much more delicious!
Because yes, currywurst is just a bratwurst in a German curry sauce – simple and yet so delicious!


Food Truck Tuesday – Currywurst

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 2 currywurst

Serving Size: Serves 2

Food Truck Tuesday – Currywurst

The taste and smell of this currywurst brings back good memories!


  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1 Tbsp paprika powder
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • 2 bratwurst sausages
  • dinner rolls for serving


  1. Heat the canola oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, for about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add the curry powder and paprika powder and cook for another minute.
  3. Add the tomato sauce, sugar and red wine vinegar and add salt to taste. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.
  4. Strain the sauce through a sieve to take the onions out. Keep the sauce warm.
  5. Cook the bratwurst sausages in a skillet over medium-high heat until done.
  6. Cut them in bite-sized pieces and serve with the warm sauce. Sprinkle with extra curry powder and serve with a dinner roll.


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  1. Kerriepoeder strooien? Vraag me toch af of dat een Duitse gewoonte is. Kreeg laatst ook al een recept toegestuurd (uit Duitsland) waarbij de kerrie pas op het bord erover werd gestrooid.
    Ik ken kerrie als een ingrediënt die meegebakken/gekookt wordt om lekker in te trekken …

  2. […] Click here for this recipe in English -> Currywurst […]

  3. I made this exactly as described, and I think it was too sweet. I would definitely recommend reducing the sugar to 1/4 cup or less.

    1. Hi CC, so sorry that it was too sweet for you! To me the taste was exactly like the real Currywurst I had in Berlin. I guess they like sweet sauce with their sausages there! 🙂

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  5. Thank you for posting this recipe. I’m crazy about currywurst and make it frequently. This is great party food, too, and perfect for Super Bowl gatherings. If only more Americans knew it!

  6. So happy you posted this! We have made this several times since being in Germany for an extended period this year. It’s spot on in flavor! Thank you! Too bad many more Americans don’t know about it.

  7. grew up in Berlin, know the KDW well and the curry wurst – yummy.
    Will try your recipe, bet it’s awesome

  8. I had curryworst from a street vendor many many years ago while in Holland. Thank you for posting this recipe, I’ve been looking for one ever since. Now if I could find the dipping sauce they served with french fries I would be very happy. I know they didn’t call them french fries, I just can’t remember what they called them. Do you have a recipe for that sauce? I would love it! I can’t wait to make the curry wurst. Thank you again.

    1. Hi Debbie, so glad you found my recipe. Have you made the curry wurst yet?
      What kind of color was the sauce? There are different sauces to serve with the fries. The most popular are just regular mayonaise, peanut sauce, joppiesaus (it’s yellow) and curry ketchup.

      1. No, I haven’t made the Curry Worst. I live about an hour out of town and don’t get in often, but the ingredients are on my list for the next shopping trip.

        The sauce they used on the fries was called Dutch Mayonnaise. Do you have any idea what that is or how to make it/

        Thank you for replying to me. Debbie

    2. In Germany French Fries are called POMMES FRITES. Germans like to put Mayonnaise on French Fries.

      1. Thank you, now that I see Pommel Fritos, I remember. I do also remember it was their mayonnaise, but I do remember it tasted different than what our mayonnaise tastes like. Thank you for responding

  9. Just made the currywurst and I would have to say it was too sweet. Good flavor and would make your recipe again , but reduce sugar by half or more.
    Spot on flavor profile for sure! Recommend using knockwurst instead of bratwurst if at all possible.

  10. Try Dukes mayonnaise. Not quite as good as at the shnell imbuss <(can't spell it right), but is pretty close.

  11. Hey!
    Ich heiße Jesse Gabriel und bin aus Berlin – Deutschland.
    Nicht alle Deutschen essen ihre Pommes mit Mayonnaise genauso wenig wie alle die aus den USA kommen jeden Tag Pizza und Burger essen.
    Es stimmt aber das es hier auch Pommes von manchen mit Ketchup und Mayonnaise essen, dazu sagt man auch oft Pommes rot weiß oder Pommes Schranke.
    Schau mal auf Google und gib dort Pommes rot weiß oder Pommes Schranke ein und geh auf Bilder, dann sieht du einige Vorschläge.
    Currysauce wird aber schon etwas anders zubereitet.
    Bei Google einfach nach Currysauce – Rezepten suchen so bekommt du viele Rezepte.
    Viele Grüße,
    Jesse Gabriel

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