Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Make-Ahead Basic Gravy(Indian Recipe)

Indian cooking is usually done with fresh ingredients and it's a common misconception that Indian food takes hours to cook.
Today's recipe is a basic Indian gravy that uses some of the common ingredients. Preparing this gravy ahead of time can further cut down on your cooking time.This gravy is cooked using a little more oil and no water is added.Use freezer storage bags to store this gravy and don't forget to label the bags with dates.
This gravy can be used to make a recipe using boiled potatoes and blanched vegetables.You can even cook eggs,meat,fish or paneer(Cottage Cheese) and green peas.
Onions-1 big,sliced
Tomatoes-2 medium,Pureed
Ginger-Garlic paste-2 teaspoons
Green chilli-1,Finely chopped
Cinnamon-1 piece
Black pepper-2-3
Bay leaf-1
Green Cardamom-1
Red chilli powder-1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder-1.5 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil-5 teaspoons

-Heat a pan and 5 teaspoons of oil and saute the sliced onions till translucent.
-Add finely chopped green chillies and all the above ingredients and cook for 3-4 minutes.
-Stir well to see that the gravy has been cooked properly.
-Turn the flame off and allow this gravy to cool completely.
-Take a spoon and put the gravy in a freezer storage bag or an air tight and dry container.
-This gravy stays fresh if stored properly for 3-4 days.
-Remember to use a spoon every time you use the gravy.

1 comment: