How to make onion tomato masala for Indian gravies?
My recent trip to the market yielded a 5 kg bag of onions. Wondering what am I going to do with so many onions? I am all set to prepare onion-tomato masala in bulk and will freeze the rest. Question is what is onion tomato masala and how to make onion tomato masala for Indian gravies? It’s a versatile and flavorful masala and nearly all the Indian recipes uses onion, ginger, garlic and tomato as base ingredients. I call it my magic masala. 🙂 Preparing masala from scratch for a recipe may sometimes sounds too much of a work and one may back out from the recipe. Why not have this masala handy all the time?
RECIPE DETAIL – Peel, wash and ground onions along with ginger and garlic. Make a fine paste. Follow the step by step recipe below to your very own homemade masala. The trick to a yummy Indian gravy is – well sauteed and cooked masala. I normally prepare this in bulk, keep half of it in my refrigerator and the rest half I freeze for later use.This masala stays fresh in refrigerator for at least a month
Ready masala in fridge saves time and speeds up the cooking process. Having guest over for dinner, no worries just throw in this masala with nearly any vegetable – Matar paneer, Aloo matar, Chicken recipes, Besan ke gatte, Lauki ke kofte, Palak Paneer ….the list is endless. This masala can be substituted for almost all the Indian recipes which calls for onion, ginger, garlic and tomato as base ingredients.
HOW TO USE THIS MASALA IN A RECIPE? If a recipe calls for 1 medium onion, 2-3 cloves of garlic, some ginger and 2 tomatoes then use 1/4 cup of cooked magic masala and voila… you are all set, follow rest of your recipe and your meal will be on the table in no time.
Follow this link to learn about how to store onion tomato masala.