Multi Purpose Onion Tomato Gravy with Just 10 Ingredients

Recipe type: Chutney
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 6
This Indian basic onion tomato gravy is easiest but super tasty gravy with just 10 ingredients contains 5 vegetables + 5 spices. This traditional Indian style onion tomato gravy can be used as base for all types of vegetables or tofu (paneer) and its referred as curry or subji.
For Gravy:
  • 2 cup tomato puree
  • ¾ cup onion puree
  • 2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp green chili paste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder (according to taste)
  • 1 tbsp GARAM MASALA
  • 1 tbsp sugar
For Chickpea curry:
  • 1 cup chick pea socked and boiled
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • half cup of water
For Gravy:
  1. In a pan, heat the oil and add onion paste first. Cook it for 1-2 minutes and add garlic paste, ginger paste, green chili paste. Cook till onion gets golden and oil gets separate out.
  2. Then add tomato puree, salt to taste and sugar into it. cover the pan with lid and cook for at least 10 minutes on medium flame till all moisture evaporate and gravy is becomes thick and almost half in quantity.
  3. At last add red chili powder and GARAM MASALA, stir well and cook until oil gets separated from gravy. It may take 5 minutes.
  4. Then gravy is ready for use. let it cool down at room temperature and store in air-tight container in fridge for 15 days.
For Chickpea Curry:
  1. Heat the oil into pan, add 2 tbsp of gravy we have made, and half cup of water. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. now add boiled chickpea and salt to taste. Let it cook for another 5 minutes. And curry is ready to serve. you can garnish it with coriander leaves. Serve with naan or paratha or rice.
1) You can store it in air-tight container in fridge for 15 days.

2) You can create any Indian curry with this gravy or paste.

3) It goes best with chickpea curry and dum-aloo recipe.

4) You can also use it fried rice recipe.

5) As a pizza base sauce it also tastes good if you like tandoori pizza or Indian style pizza.
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