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Spiced tomato sauce

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“This sauce is not too heavily spiced, so adjust to your own tastes. Try it over pasta or as a base for a curry - add some chickpeas, roasted veggies, and anything else you want. It is a versatile and adjustable sauce, so be creative! I will release the recipe for the spinach and parsley sauce you can see in the picture. Enjoy!”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
25
min.
Preparation
30
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
400 g canned diced tomatoes
1½ tbsp capers in brine
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp coriander seeds
½ tsp turmeric
green chili
1 clove garlic
thumb sized piece ginger
red onion
1 tbsp olive oil
handful raisins
1 pinch sugar

Utensils

  • mortar and pestle
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • can opener
  • saucepan
  • wooden spoon
  • Step 1/4

    Peel and roughly chop the ginger and garlic. Roughly chop the chilli. Place in a pestle and mortar and pound until it breaks down. Add the tumeric, cumin seeds and coriander seeds and grind together. Finally, roughly chop the capers and add to the mixture, as well as the raisins and enough caper brine to bring the ingredients together as a paste (it doesn't have to be perfectly homogeneous, don't worry).
    • 1½ tbsp capers in brine
    • 2 tsp cumin seeds
    • 2 tsp coriander seeds
    • ½ tsp turmeric
    • green chili
    • 1 clove garlic
    • thumb sized piece ginger
    • handful raisins
    • mortar and pestle
    • knife
    • cutting board

    Peel and roughly chop the ginger and garlic. Roughly chop the chilli. Place in a pestle and mortar and pound until it breaks down. Add the tumeric, cumin seeds and coriander seeds and grind together. Finally, roughly chop the capers and add to the mixture, as well as the raisins and enough caper brine to bring the ingredients together as a paste (it doesn't have to be perfectly homogeneous, don't worry).

  • Step 2/4

    Open your can of tomatoes so you are not rushing around when frying the spice mixture. Heat the olive oil over a medium high heat in a saucepan, and fry for around two minutes or until fragrant, stirring often - just make sure that nothing burns. Add the onion and fry for 10 minutes over a medium low heat, stirring occasionally.
    • red onion
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • can opener
    • saucepan

    Open your can of tomatoes so you are not rushing around when frying the spice mixture. Heat the olive oil over a medium high heat in a saucepan, and fry for around two minutes or until fragrant, stirring often - just make sure that nothing burns. Add the onion and fry for 10 minutes over a medium low heat, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 3/4

    Add the tinned tomatoes. Fill up the can with water, swirl around and add to the pan. Add a pinch of sugar - brown sugar will give it a rich flavour, but this isn't an ingredient you need to fuss over. Simmer over a low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    • 400 g canned diced tomatoes
    • 1 pinch sugar
    • wooden spoon

    Add the tinned tomatoes. Fill up the can with water, swirl around and add to the pan. Add a pinch of sugar - brown sugar will give it a rich flavour, but this isn't an ingredient you need to fuss over. Simmer over a low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 4/4

    Taste the sauce, not just for salt but flavour in general. People like different levels of spiciness, acidity, etc. If it needs more spice, toast some more coriander and cumin seeds in a pan, grind and add to it, and chilli if you like it spicier. If it needs acidity, squeeze in some lemon juice. It may need seasoning, but capers are already salty. Enjoy over pasta, use as a curry base - be creative!

    Taste the sauce, not just for salt but flavour in general. People like different levels of spiciness, acidity, etc. If it needs more spice, toast some more coriander and cumin seeds in a pan, grind and add to it, and chilli if you like it spicier. If it needs acidity, squeeze in some lemon juice. It may need seasoning, but capers are already salty. Enjoy over pasta, use as a curry base - be creative!

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