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Indian Base Gravy | Curry Base

Indian Base Gravy is a multipurpose gravy base that may be used to quickly prepare a range of Restaurant Style Indian curries at home.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: DIY Recipes
Yield: 2 cups
Author: Amrita


  • 6 nos Onion, medium chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Paste
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger Paste
  • 2 nos Tomato, medium chopped
  • teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 no Bay Leaf
  • ½ teaspoon Sugar
  • ¼ cup Vegetable Oil as required
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a pan and add bay leaf into it.
  • Next add chopped onion and keep stirring until they are translucent.
  • Now add ginger and garlic paste and combine well.
  • After that add chopped tomatoes and cook until the raw smell is gone.
  • Now add all the dry spice powders, salt and sugar. Mix well.
  • At this time if spices tend to burn, add little bit of warm water and cook until the oil separates.
  • Now switch off the gas and allow to cool the cooked spice mixture.
  • Once it is cooled blend the mixture to a smooth paste without using any water.
  • Finally, Indian Base Gravy is ready to be stored in airtight dry container in refrigerator.


  • Avoid adding water while making the paste from cooked masala
  • Always add generous amount of oil while cooking curry sauce. More amount of oil helps to preserve gravy for a longer time.