Tomato Base Sauce


Tomato Base Sauce

Easy and tasty
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 10 people



  • Wash and chop tomatoes into chunks (if using fresh variety).
  • Place tomatoes and all other ingredients in a pot with a few tbsp of water.
  • Simmer till tomatoes are reduced to a pulp.
  • Put tomatoes through a sieve or in a blender to form a smooth puree.
  • Saute onions in pot.
  • Return puree to pot and add a tbsp or more of tomato paste.
  • :- This will improve the colour.
  • Add in a tbsp of butter and boil the sauce until it is thick and saucy.
  • Once cooled, add in chopped greens of your choice.
  • :- This sauce freezes very well. When tomatoes are plentiful and cheap, make a quantity and freeze in ice trays. Simply use the blocks as needed. With the addition of thyme, basil, fennel, mint, dhania etc. a variety of distinctive flavours can be obtained.
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