BOMBAY TOMATO SAUCE
|Cumin seeds||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground coriander seeds||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Heat oil in pan and add cumin seeds; cook for 5 minutes to soften the seeds then add chopped onions.
Cook slowly, but do not brown.
When soft, add skinned, chopped tomatoes, salt, finely sliced ginger and ground coriander seeds.
Add the chopped chillies but remember this is to your own taste.
I have seen 8 to 10 chillies added to this sauce in India and enjoyed it! Let the sauce simmer gently until very soft; adding water if it tends to dry.
This sauce can be used for many vege- tarian dishes, add water to thin a little, and use it to cook lentils, rice, potatoes, peas, cabbage, cauliflower or any mixture of these vegetables.
Cook gently to avoid burning or stickling until the vegetables are done.