The Green Chutney

Basic Red Curry Sauce-The way you like it!

April 20, 2014 by Mimi in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
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This is a recipe given to me by my sister in law.

I have altered it and made it the way I felt was good and colorful.

Curry sauce is made and stored for daily use by many restaurants this way-the recipe may vary.

This sauce can be kept in the freezer -put the sauce in Ice cube tray and save in a bag in the freezer. Take out one or more pieces as you need.

This recipe uses Onions, garlic, tomatoes, and spices. You can make it hot or mild-as you want-just add or reduce the chili powder. You can substitute fresh tomatoes, and a can of  6 Oz of Tomato paste with 16 Oz can of stewed tomatoes do not add water if you use stewed Tomatoes.

I have used Kashmir Chili powder as it has vibrant red color.

You can use this sauce to make Vegetable curry, add to any Daal, make a Dip, or use your imagination.



  • 2 large of Onions chopped-you can use any-yellow-white or Purple onion- chopped
  • 4 pods of garlic crushed
  • 1 Piece about 1 inch size of Fresh Ginger shredded or chopper
  • 4 large of Tomatoes chopped-
  • 1 small can-6 Oz of Tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons of Coriander Cumin Powder- Dhana Jeera
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • 2 to3 Tablespoon of Chili powder
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoon of Cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon of Garam Masala-optional-this will make it very spicy
  • 1.5 cup of water


  • In a deep pan-large enough to hold 6 cups- heat oil and add chopped onions.

  • reduce heat to low and cover-let the onions cook till slightly translucent-about 10 minutes

  • Add Coriander and cumin -Dhana-Jeera powder, garlic and, stir to mix them cook uncovered for 2 to 3 more minutes,

  • add tomatoes, Tomato paste, ginger, water and salt and let it come to boil-please see note if you are using tomatoes-Paste or Stewed tomatoes

  • add water and boil again.- cool and put in the blender, add chili powder and Garam masala.

  • Blend till it becomes a thick paste- cool and put in the ice cube tray.Store in a bag in the Freezer and use one or more as needed.

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