Pickles Powders and Pastes
And chutneys and sauces too, no doubt...

Onion and Tomato Chutney
curry side staple veg vegan
Chef's note: This forms the basis for many Indian dishes. It will keep in the fridge for a week, or can be frozen. Adding spices, chillies or cream will transform it into multiple dishes in an instant.

Makes about 500ml

Heat the oil in a deep pan and add the onions. Sweat until they turn pink, then add the chopped tomatoes. Cook over a medium heat for about 4 minutes, until the moisture has evaporated and a thick masala is formed; the mixture is ready when the oil leaves the sides of the pan. Pour into a bowl, cool and refrigerate.

Sambar Powder
curry vegan ingredient
A generic sambar powder - make it as hot as you like.

Makes about 3 tablespoons

Dry roast the spices.
Grind to a powder.
Job done.