This Master Masala sauce recipe is a spice-packed base that everyone should know how to prepare – properly. It's a delicious starter sauce that can be used for many different types of Indian dishes.
Bringing together a host of flavourful and aromatic ingredients, it's the foundation of many an authentic Indian dish, and the first Indian sauce people should learn to improve their Indian cooking.
This recipe makes enough sauce for around 4 people.
From Monica: "I'd be the first person to tell you that Indian cuisine is incredibly diverse and all the dishes are unique and nuanced so learning how to master that may seem daunting and overwhelming at first. That being said, there are a whole host of tips and tricks to simplify the process and the "Master Masala" is just one of them. It's a perfectly balanced spiced base that forms the foundation from which to build a whole host of different dishes - hence why I like to call it the "Master Masala".
What is Masala?
"The word "masala" actually translates as the word for "spice" but is also used to describe a sauce or the base of a dish. The techniques used in making this masala sauce can be transferred to other dishes too, so learning how to make this properly will help you to generally improve your Indian cooking."