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So – flipping around the internet, I came across a recipe from a blog I love. The blog is Pinch of Yum. I love the blog because the photographs are mercilessly lush & gorgeous. About a year ago, she posted her “life-changing 30 minute masala sauce” and the photos are so great – I just could not get the recipe out of my mind – so – I made it! She offers the recipe for a masala paste & then how to make a sauce from the paste. She served the sauce over her “30-minute vegetarian meatballs.” I did not have the ingredients for the meatballs so I decided to serve my sauce over Gardein beefless tips & chickpeas.
The paste is SUPER easy. You just whip it up in a food processor. The sauce is super easy, too, and she is right! It is delicious! You could serve the sauce over any meat or meatless meat or veggie or even rice or pasta you desire. The paste makes a lot so maybe freeze some.
I did not have onions so I used shallots & scallions. I used two tomatoes & some tomato paste in place of her suggested 1½ cups tomato puree + ½ cup water or broth – just because that was all I had. Worked out great! I recommend you make this sauce & follow her blog. It is really wonderful!
Vegan Life Changing Masala with Beef & Chickpeas
Serves 4 with rice