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Curry sauce (basic)

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Origin of dish:  India
Type of cooking:  Hob
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Ingredients (serves 4):

    Onions (2 Medium sized diced)
    Tomatoes (2 diced)
    Ginger/garlic paste
    salt to taste
    Tomato Paste (1 Tbspn)
    1-2 tablespns veg/sunf oil
    Green peppers (optional) (1 small/Medium chopped)
    Curry powder 1-1.5 tspn or the following spices:
    Corriander Powder (1 tspn)
    Cumin Powder (1 tspn)
    Tumeric Powder (qtr/half tspn
    Paprika powder (1 tspn)
    Chilli Powder (optional)(half tspn, if like it hot 1-1.5 tspn)
    Fresh corriander leaves to garnish


1-heat oil in pan and fry the onions until golden brown.

2- add the tomatoes and cook for further 3-4mins, then add the ginger/garlic paste

3-Add the tomato paste stir well and then add all the spices and the green peppers & salt. stir all ingredients well and add a cup of water, reduce the heat and simmer on low heat for 10-15mins until thick.
4- Your basic sauce is ready! you can add any type ingredient to create your main dish, cooked chicken, meat or add mixed veg (potatoes,carrots green beans, cabbage or cauliflower etc)
5- once the main choice ingredient is added cook for further 20mins to ensure everything has cooked through.
5- Sprinkle finely chopped coriander leaves on top.
Advice: If you have an allergy to coconut, try adding some fresh low fat yogurt (2-3 tbspn) instead and stir well.
Juice of a lemon or lime is also a great inclusion to this dish and gives it a zangy edge.

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