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Masala Base (easy Indian Curry Paste)

Published Friday, 20 December, 2013 by Anonymous

A versatile and super easy base to make indian curries.

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Ingredients

  • Ingredients-
  • 4 onions
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • (the quantity of these ingredients can be changed according to your taste)

Method

-blend all the ingredients together and put them into some ice trays.

-freeze it in the freezer.

-stays well for around 15 days.

-whenever needed remove the ice cubes and use.

note-this base can be used to make any indian curry.Just thaw the cubes and fry them in alittle oil and add boiled chickpeas and cook by adding the chole masala or chana masala powder and there you have yummy chole or chana masala ready.In a similar way rajma (or any beans),chicken,prawns,eggs,potatoes or any other vegetable or mixed vegetables curry too can be cooked in a similar way.Combination curries like matar paneer (green peas and cottage cheese),aloo matar (potatoes and green peas),aloo gobi (potatoes and cauliflower),matar mushrooms (green peas and mushrooms too can be cooked in a similar way.I would suggest to add a dash of tomato ketchup and dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) alongwith the spice mix to add to the taste.The masala powders that is the spices can be changed according to the dish you are cooking and your liking.This base can be used to make pavbhaji or even biryani too.If you do not want to buy too many spice mixes just keep the garam masala at hand and use it to make curries with the above mentioned veggies or any veggie or meat of your choice.

so here you have a companion to help you in those hectic hours or at times when you feel lazy.So feel happy cooking.

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