The word curry conjures up images of an Indian delicacy that is flavorful and rich. It could be said that it embodies the personality of its home country. Curry has developed into more than just food over the years; it evokes an emotion—one of warmth—while tickling your taste buds and making your mouth water just thinking about it! A bowl of freshly made curry simmering on the stove will transport you on a sensory journey. Few dishes, after all, can match this flavour and aroma. Curry is one of the most well-known dishes in Indian cuisine, and it never fails to impress.

The red Indian tomato curry:

Curry is a must-have in every North Indian meal. Ginger Tomato Gravy is a simple curry with a strong ginger flavour. The key to making any kind of curry is to use the right combination of spices. It makes a huge difference to use new spices. This curry is suitable for both lunch and dinner. Tomatoes’ acidic flavour harmonises wonderfully with the other spices. This curry goes well with either rotis or rice. It’s crucial to cook it on a low heat because this is how the flavour grows. Vitamins and minerals abound in tomatoes. Using this curry in your everyday diet benefits your body’s overall health. The curry has an enticing scent and appears to be extremely tasty.

Tomatoes are blanched, sliced, or pureed in a variety of our delicacies, and some of our curries best demonstrate our undying love for the tangy fruit.

They are a staple in our daily meals, being red, juicy, and plump. A tinge of tomato can enhance just about anything and add an intrinsic richness to the dish, whether it’s soup, stews, or chutney. It’s hard to believe they’re not even from India because they’ve become such a staple in our kitchen. Legend has it that it was introduced to us by the Portuguese and grown in large quantities by the British. Now, we can’t think of a single regional cuisine that hasn’t been affected by it. Tomatoes are blanched, sliced, or pureed in a variety of our delicacies, and some of our curries best demonstrate our undying love for the tangy fruit.

Bhuna Masala(Indian curry red sauce)

This onion-tomato Bhuna Masala, or Indian curry sauce, is a creamy, aromatic, and versatile Punjabi-style master sauce recipe that serves as the foundation for a variety of delectable north-Indian dishes, curries, and lentils. Make a large batch and store it in the freezer for later use. This bhuna masala comes in handy when you’re craving a curry on a weeknight.

Bhuna means ‘sautéed’ or ‘caramelised’ in english, and Masala means spiced base,’ which refers to the sauce in this case. This bhuna masala is a flavorful and versatile Indian curry sauce that can be used to prepare a variety of Indian lentils and curries. The bhuna masala is generally red in colour.

It’s really just onions, ginger, garlic, and tomatoes cooked and boiled with garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt, turmeric, and chilli powder, the indistinguishable trio in Indian food!


This sauce‘s base is onions. red or white onions are preferred, but if you only have yellow onions, that will suffice.

Garlic and ginger:

This recipe works best with freshly minced ginger and garlic. Alternatively, you can use frozen small cubes found in the frozen produce section of most supermarkets.


Plum or Roma tomatoes are ideal for this dish because they have less seeds. Using canned plum tomatoes without the juice as an alternative. They’re too tart for this recipe because of the juice.


We’ll use salt, turmeric, coriander, cumin, and garam masala, either homemade or store-bought, as well as the usual suspects of Indian cuisine.

red sauce

Onion-tomato masala storage & freezing instructions

Allow the masala to cool fully before transferring to 8 oz mason jars or these 14-cup sized silicone moulds and freezing or refrigerating. This masala can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week, but for the best results use it within 5 days. 

Red colour condiments used in India:

Tomato Ketchup

You can either purchase organic ketchup or make your own. Spices may be used to turn plain ketchup into exotic flavours such as jerk, cumin, or curry. Serve it with burgers and fries like these raw yam burgers and daikon fries, as well as these Ketchup Baked Home Fries. Ketchup, on the other hand, is a useful condiment to use in your recipes. It adds umami, a salty, savoury flavour synonymous with happiness, in addition to a tomato flavour.

Soy sauce

The thicker, richer cousin of soy sauce- tamari, are perhaps the most versatile condiments you can have on hand. Soy sauce is used in a variety of dishes, sauces, and marinades in addition to applying it to already cooked foods. Garlic sauce, sweet and sour sauce, saute sauces, and hoisin sauce can all be made with it.

Imli chutney

It is also known as tamarind chutney, is a sweet and sour Indian condiment made with tamarind extract (imli), jaggery, dates, and a few spices. This khajur imli chutney is a must-have accompaniment to any Indian chaat dish.


A common North Indian gravy used in a variety of vegetables and Indian curries, including Paneer, Chole, Rajma, Dum Aloo, Mushrooms, and others. This onion tomato gravy is extremely easy to make. For parties, it can be made a few days ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator for 7-10 days. Use both types of dry red chilli to offer a rich red colour to curries and gravies: the Andhra variety, which is short and has a sharp flavour, and the long Kashmiri varieties, which have a deep red colour.

There are also various condiments that are red in colour like imli chutney, tomato sauce, etc which are being used in India.

Fire and Ice, Yangon, Myanmar has the best red gravy preparations. You should surely try their red gravies whenever you are in Yangon. They are delicious, hygienic, and unique. Hence, they are definitely worth a try.

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