How To Preserve Homemade Tomato Onion Paste

In our hectic life style,we often need to look out for ways to make life simpler. One place that we need shortcuts is in the kitchen.Today's tip is very helpful to make gravy/ curry or dal at the drop of a hat, well almost.

Most of out gravies/dals and curries make use of tomato and onion that are either sauteed and used as such or added as a paste.This process takes somewhere between 15-30 minutes which requires chopping the vegetables, sauteing them,letting them cool and then grinding it to a paste.If all this is done ahead and stored in the fridge /  freezer, it  facilitates the preparation of a quick meal.

Here is what I use / do....

Ripe tomatoes - 1 kilo
Pear onion- 3/4 kilo
Garlic pods - 10 large

  1. Chop the tomato and onion roughly.
  2. Heat enough oil in a pan and saute onion, tomato and garlic till the tomato is soft.
  3. Let it cool.
  4. Add a little salt and grind the tomato-onion to a fine paste
  5. Again heat a few teaspoons of oil in a pan and put in the ground paste.
  6. Cook on medium flame till oil oozes out.
  7. Cool and store in a airtight container in the refrigerator.I usually freeze this paste in small containers.

Note :

So far in Blogging marathon this month under the topic - Preps and preserves....

Day 6 - Homemade curd / yogurt
Day 5 - Homemade breadcrumbs
Day 4 - How to brew South Indian Filter Coffee
Day 3 - How To freeze coconut
Day 2 - Homemade Ginger garlic Paste
Day 1 - How to blanch almonds in the microwave

Check out what my fellow marathoners are cooking this week @ the 10th edition of Blogging Marathon

This Day That Year...

2010Savory Oats Porridge
2008Pepper flavored rice , Curry leaf powder and Curry leaf flavored rice

Bon Appetit...

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