Thursday, 19 June 2014

Tomato & fig flavoured sauce

    My kid is tomato sauce-aholic, yes, I think she might be the only kid on earth to have one regular pack of french fries with almost two cups of tomato sauce :D :D   Sometimes, I do worry, what goes into the sauce, but when you have the option of making your own sauce with customized taste - I say, 'Why wait, darling?'

 Tomato sauce makes an great option along with appetizers, but, with dozen of dried figs lying around the corner, I decided to hit on an combo-treat. :)  Suprisingly, the sauce/spread didn't taste like there were any figs on them.  They can go absolutely fabulous with tikkis, cutlets, stuffed parathas, chips etc.  You could also eat them with figs :)

Also, one other special mention is that this sauce is full of flavours- starting from caramelised onions to red wine (optional), there is an subtle sweetness, and tangyness felt towards the end.   This sauce, being iron-rich, can  also boosts up your health.  After an intial taste-check with your folks, I better suggest you to make an huge batch for an healthier you & your family.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Yields: 11/3 cup

Ingredients required

  • 1 tbspn olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped dried fig
  • 2 cups of finely chopped tomatos
  • 1 tbspn red wine (optional)
  • Salt, pepper to taste


Heat oil in the pan.  

Add onions, with an heavy pinch of salt and pepper, allow onions to caramelise.

Now add figs and saute for few seconds, till they become soft/mushy.

This is followed by adding tomatos, let the tomatos reduce by half.

Season them with salt & pepper.

Finally add in red wine. (You can skip this step if you are avoiding red wine) Cool completely and grind.  Store in air-tight container.


Happy cooking :)

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