Basic Indian Curry Sauce

The key to making this sauce is to NOT rush it. You want to slowly cook the onions & tomatoes to extract flavours over low heat.

Make a large batch, and keep in the freezer

Simply re-heat the sauce with a bit of water, add meat or vegetables and simmer until cooked.

Makes: sauce for 4 servings of curry

What you need

  • 400 g Onions, chopped
  • 400 g Tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Ginger, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 5 Tbsp Coriander powder
  • 3-5 Tbsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Salt

How to put this together

  1. Heat oil in a pan, on medium heat, add onions. Fry until translucent. Do not rush this step.
  2. Add garlic + ginger. Fry until fragrant
  3. Add tumeric powder + coriander powder + red chilli powder + cumin powder. Fry until fragrant.
  4. Add tomatoes. Fry until soft.
  5. Turn the heat down to low, and cook on low heat until the mixture has a jam consistency

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