This coconut curry sauce makes eight portions, but that doesn’t mean it has to serve eight people. If you’re cooking for four, freeze half for another time.
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 onions, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 heaped tbsp curry powder
3 tbsp garam masala
2 tbsp ground cumin
1-2 tsp chilli powder
2 x 400g tins coconut milk
400g tin chopped tomatoes
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring regularly, for 10 minutes, or until softened and browned.
Add the garlic and spices and cook, stirring continuously, for about 20 seconds.
Add the coconut milk, chopped tomatoes and a pinch of salt and pepper. Bring the sauce to the boil, then simmer for a few minutes, until thickened.
If cooking to eat now, add your chosen ingredients (see tip below), or leave to cool and then pour the sauce into ice-cube trays to freeze.
To cook the sauce from frozen, place the cubes into a large saucepan with a splash of water, and cover and cook on a low heat until defrosted. Then you can add your ingredient options and simmer until cooked through.
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