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Posted on 03/22/2017 in Gluten Free Recipes

Maa's Tomato Sauce

Maa's Tomato Sauce

This is Mum’s version of an African classic and it’s often called gravy. Full-flavoured and adaptable, it forms the basis of almost all our sauces and stews. Simple to make, this spicy tomato sauce is an excellent base for seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes.


Makes about ½ ltr/18floz

2 onions, sliced

2 garlic cloves, crushed

2cm/1 inch ginger, peeled and halved

2 tsp cayenne pepper or 1 scotch bonnet chilli, to taste

1 tbsp dried prawn powder, optional

400g /14oz tin chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp tomato puree

1 chicken stock cube

2 guinea peppers, crushed, optional

small handful of fresh basil leaves

dash of worcester sauce

salt to taste

oil to shallow fry


1. Heat a heavy-based pan, add the oil, then fry and stir the onions until golden.

2. Stir in the remaining ingredients and bring to the boil.  Taste and adjust the seasoning. Leave to simmer until the        sauce reduces and intensifies in flavour and the oil separates. This should take about 10-15 minutes.

3. Remove the guinea peppers and ginger. 

Your sauce is ready and can be served hot or cold.

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