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Kata Masala


Serves: 1


  • Precooked meat or vegetables
  • 400ml Base gravy
  • 2 tbsp. Vegetable oil
  • 2 ½ tbsp. Garlic & ginger puree
  • 1 tbsp. Tomato puree
  • ½ tbsp.  Curry powder
  • ½ tbsp. Chili powder
  • ½ tbsp. Cumin powder
  • ½ tbsp. Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp. Mix powder
  • ½ tbsp. Methi leaves
  • 2 Sticks of cassia bark or cinnamon, broken into 2” pieces.
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Sugar
  • 1 Star anise
  • 1tbsp. Coriander, to garnish


Heat the oil and add the garlic & ginger puree, star anise, bay leaf and the cassia bark, stir well. Add the tomato paste, spice powders and salt, then stir well. After a few minutes add half of the base gravy and allow it to come to the boil. Add the meat or vegetables and stir well, as the sauce begins to thicken add the rest of the base gravy and let it thicken, then add the sugar and methi leaves. Remove the star anise, bay leaf and cassia bark (you could always leave them in and fish them out as you eat), garnish with coriander and serve.