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Tomato Sauce with an Added Zing


Tomato sauce is one of the most popular sauces in the world – and whether you’re having French Fries in America or Pakoras in India, tomato sauce is a must. Long before it was available in fancy bottles our grandmothers and mothers would make it at home. In today’s post, we are going to take a look at a time-tested recipe for making a fresh batch of tomato sauce at home – with an added zing: Mustard Oil.

The ingredients that you will need are:

  1. Tomatoes, chopped: 400 grams

  2. Onion: 1, medium sized

  3. Mustard Oil: 1 tablespoon

  4. Garlic: 2 cloves

  5. Red Wine Vinegar: 1 tablespoon (you can also use regular vinegar)

  6. Brown Sugar: 1 tablespoon

  7. Tomato Puree: 1 tablespoon

  8. Pepper: Just a pinch

  9. Salt: to taste


Peel and finely chop the onion.

Peel and crush the garlic into a paste.


Heat the Mustard Oil in a pan and add the onion slices. Cook till the onion slices become soft.

Add the crushed garlic along with the red wine vinegar, sugar, tomato puree and chopped tomatoes. Mix thoroughly. Cover the pan with a lid and keep cooking till the mixture comes to a boil. At regular intervals, remove the lid and stir the contents. Add the salt and pepper during this process.

Your homemade Tomato Sauce with Mustard Oil is ready. If you want to make it smooth like the sauce you get out of bottles, cool the sauce and puree it once in your mixer-blender.

It’s a great idea to cook up a fresh batch every time. This recipe gives you around 400 millilitres of Tomato Sauce. Adjust the ingredients to make the quantity you require. Enjoy!

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