Jain Tomato Sauce
Prep Time:5 Mins
Cook Time:10 Mins
Total Time:15 Mins
A smooth, creamy, flavourful tomato sauce is possible without onion and garlic as you can see here! jains will love this addition to their menu. Here, bottle gourd is used to enhance volume, while a spice bag ensures full flavour and aroma. Ensure that you cook the sauce for long enough so there is no raw smell and the consistency is also perfect. Store and relish this sauce with pizzas, pastas, and snacks too!
2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup peeled and cubed bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki)
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp cornflour mixed with water
2 tbsp vinegar
salt to taste
To Be Tied In A Muslin Cloth To Make A Small Spice Bag (potli)
1 cinnamon (dalchini)
2 bayleaves (tejpatta) 4 cloves (laung / lavang)
4 black peppercorns (kalimirch)
Step 1 Combine the tomatoes, bottle gourd, sugar, chilli powder and salt and blend to a smooth purée in a blender using about ¼ cup of water if required.
Step 2 Strain and boil the strained liquid in a vessel along with the spice bag.
Step 3 When the sauce starts thickening, add in the cornflour mixture and vinegar.
Step 4 Cook till the mixture resembles a smooth sauce.
Step 5 Cool and use as required. This sauce can be stored refrigerated for upto 15 days.