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Base Gravy

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Ingredients
  

Base Gravy

  • 1 cup Oil
  • 1 cup Green Chillies
  • 1 cup Garlic
  • 1 cup Ginger
  • 8 cups diced Onion
  • 1/4 cup Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Fenugreek
  • 1/4 cup Cumin
  • 1/4 cup Coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp red Chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric
  • 10 cups diced Tomato
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required

Shrimp and Pumpkin curry

  • 2 cups base gravy
  • 2 cups Water
  • 500 gms Shrimp
  • 1 cup white Pumpkin cubes
  • 1/4 cup Kokum
  • 2 green chillies
  • salt to taste

Egg curry

  • 1/2 cup sliced Onions
  • 2 tbsps green Chilli
  • 6 boiled Eggs
  • 2 cups of the base gravy
  • 200 ml Coconut Milk
  • Salt to taste
  • Cover this and let the gravy just boil for about 10 mins

Dhal

  • 1/2 cup sliced Onions
  • 2 tbsps green Chilli
  • 1/2 cup Tomatoes
  • 3 tbsps of the base gravy
  • 1 cup Masoor Dhal
  • 1.5 cups water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup thinly sliced Water Spinach

Instructions
 

Base Gravy

  • To make the base gravy, heat the oil and add the green chillies, garlic and ginger and saute till caramelized
  • Add the onion and cook for about 10 - 15 mins till the onion gets caramelized
  • Add the whole spices and saute
  • Add the red chill powder and turmeric powder and mix
  • Add the tomatoes and salt, cover and cook adding a bit of water as required and cook it for about 10 - 15 mins
  • Allow to cool completely and the puree
  • You can bottle this if planning to use within a week or you could freeze it
  • Shrimp & Pumpkin curry
  • Defrost the base gravy, add water and process again before straining
  • Heat some oil and saute the shrimp, followed by the pumpkin
  • Add the strained gravy, kokum, green chillies and salt to taste
  • Cover and cook for about 10 mins

Egg Curry

  • Saute the onion and chillies in some oil and add the boiled eggs
  • Add in the base gravy and the coconut milk
  • Add Salt to taste, cover and cook for 10 mins

Dhal

  • In a pressure cooker, saute the onions and chillies
  • Add the tomatoes, followed by the base gravy, water spinach and water
  • Cook for 20 mins