This is a basic tomato sauce made at home to enrich your desi food . I always use the term “tomato paste or puree” in my recipes and it usually refers to ready made store bought tomato paste. Well now i have been making my own home made “desi” type tomato paste to enrich and give our “desi” home made the restaurant like taste. This paste can be frozen into small containers and used for all your lovely desi dishes. The advantage of making this is that its also color and preservative free. Whenever you see tomatoes in season and cheap just buy a whole lot and make up this paste.
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1 kilo chopped red tomatoes
1 tablespoon of ginger garlic paste (to make ginger garlic paste please watch the video on magic bullet)
a little salt to taste
4 tablespoons of butter or ghee or olive oil
1 tablespoon of sugar (optional) can also use honey or brown sugar
Heat the butter/ghee/olive oil in a saucepan and add the ginger garlic paste and sautee for half a minute or less (do not let it brown) and then add the tomatoes and all the rest of the ingredients and cook till the tomates are soft and mashed up. Take off the heat and let it cool. Puree the tomatoes and store in an airtight container and use as required.
For Jains please omit the ginger garlic