This Curried Sausages Recipe with Coconut Milk is made with sausage, broccoli, sweet potatoes, red onions, garlic, ginger, curry paste, and coconut milk.
Curried sausages are known for their hearty and comforting taste, making them a popular choice for colder weather or as a simple and satisfying weeknight meal. The dish is also easy to make and can be prepared in a single pot or slow cooker, making it a convenient option for busy cooks.
This is one of my favorite curry recipes, and pairs so well with coconut milk and sausage. The coconut milk helps thicken the curry sauce and gives it the creaminess it deserves. The combination of the curry and the coconut is to die for. This is such an easy recipe, not super traditional but you won’t believe how tasty it is once you make it.
What are curried sausages?
Curried sausages is a popular Australian dish that consists of sausages cooked in a curry sauce. It is typically served with rice or mashed potatoes and sometimes accompanied by vegetables such as peas or carrots. The dish is believed to have originated in the 1950s and has since become a staple in Australian households and a popular pub meal.
The recipe for curried sausages can vary depending on personal preference and regional variations, but it typically involves cooking sliced sausages with onions and garlic in a curry paste or powder, along with tomatoes, coconut milk, and other spices. Some variations may also include apple or sultanas to add sweetness to the dish.
Curried Sausages Recipe Ingredients
- Italian Sausage
- Sweet potato
- Red onion
- Green curry paste
- Diced tomatoes
- Coconut milk
See recipe card for quantities.
How to make Curried Sausages
Combine ingredients. Add the broccoli, sausage, sweet potato, onion, garlic, and ginger in an instant pot or slow cooker. Stir in the curry paste, broth, tomatoes, and coconut milk. Stir to combine.
For slow cooker. Cover and cook for 4 hours on high and 8 hours on low, until the potatoes are tender and the broth has thickened. For instant pot. Cover and pressure cook on high for 20 minutes, until the potatoes are tender and the broth has thickened.
Serve. With a slotted spoon, serve over rice and garnish with cilantro.
Spoon as much juice on as you wish.
Hint: If you are using an instant pot, you could brown the sausages first on the sauté function before adding the rest of the ingredients in. Just add a little bit of olive oil and sauté the sausages for about 6 to 8 minutes. Throw in the rest of the ingredients and then pressure cook on high for 20 minutes.
What to serve with Curried Sausages
- Rice: The mild, creamy sauce of curried sausages pairs well with fluffy white rice or aromatic basmati rice.
- Naan Bread: Warm, buttery naan bread can be used to mop up the rich sauce and add a bit of texture to the meal.
- Roasted Vegetables: Roasted vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, and cauliflower can add some sweetness and earthiness to balance the spiciness of the dish.
- Mango Chutney: The sweet, tangy flavor of mango chutney can help to cut through the richness of the curry and add a bit of fruity sweetness.
- Cucumber Raita: The cool, refreshing flavors of cucumber raita can provide a contrast to the warmth of the curry and help to soothe the palate between bites.
Green Curry Paste:This is usually sold in the ethnic food section of your grocery store.
Coconut milk: I used coconut milk from a can, which can be found in the ethnic food section fo your grocery store as well as the shelved milk aisle.
Diced tomatoes: I used regular diced tomatoes although fire roasted diced tomatoes could work as well.
Broccoli: All you need is one fresh head of broccoli, but up into florets. You could also use frozen broccoli florets as well.
Sweet potato: I diced up the sweet potatoes into small pieces to ensure it cooked through.
Rice: You can use any white long grain rice. My favorite rice for this is jasmin or basmati rice.
Curried Sausages Recipe Variations
- Vegetarian curried sausages: If you're a vegetarian, you can use vegetarian sausages instead of meat sausages in the recipe. You can also add extra vegetables like zucchini, eggplant, or cauliflower to make the dish more filling.
- Spicy curried sausages: If you like your curries spicy, you can add extra chili powder, cayenne pepper, or red pepper flakes to the dish. You can also add fresh chili peppers or hot sauce to the dish for extra heat.
- Sweet curried sausages: If you prefer a sweeter flavor, you can add honey or brown sugar to the recipe to balance out the spiciness of the curry. You can also add diced apples or raisins to the dish for extra sweetness and texture.
- Curried sausages with lentils: Adding cooked lentils to the dish can add extra protein and fiber to the recipe. You can also use lentils instead of sausages in the recipe for a vegetarian option.
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- Instant Pot: You will need an Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker to cook the sausages and curry sauce.
- Cutting Board and Knife: You will need a cutting board and knife to chop the onions and garlic, and slice the sausages.
- Measuring Spoons: You will need measuring spoons to measure out the spices and curry powder.
- Wooden Spoon or Spatula: You will need a wooden spoon or spatula to stir the ingredients together.
- Measuring Cup: You will need a measuring cup to measure out the chicken stock, tomato sauce, and coconut milk.
- Serving Dish: You will need a serving dish to transfer the cooked curried sausages into.
How to store Curried Sausages
- Let the curried sausages cool down to room temperature.
- Transfer the sausages and sauce to an airtight container.
- Store the container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
- To reheat the curried sausages, you can either microwave them or reheat them on the stovetop.
- If the sauce has become too thick, you can add a little bit of water or chicken broth to thin it out.
Curried Sausages Recipe Top tips
- Use high-quality sausages: The quality of the sausages can make a big difference in the flavor of the dish. Look for sausages that are made with high-quality meat and are well seasoned.
- Brown the sausages first: Browning the sausages in a skillet before adding them to the curry can add extra flavor and texture to the dish.
- Use fresh spices: Using fresh spices can help to enhance the flavors of the curry. If possible, grind your own spices using whole spices to ensure the freshest and most potent flavors.
- Don't overcook the sausages: Overcooked sausages can become tough and chewy. Be sure to cook them just until they are fully cooked through and heated all the way through.
- Adjust the spiciness: Curried sausages can be made as spicy or mild as you like. Adjust the amount of curry powder, chili powder, or other spices to suit your preferences.
- Add vegetables: Adding vegetables like onions, bell peppers, and carrots to the curry can add extra flavor, texture, and nutrition to the dish.
- Use coconut milk: Coconut milk can add a creamy and rich flavor to the curry, and can help to balance out the spiciness of the dish.