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Red Tomato Sauce or Dip

Red_Tomato_Sauce_Dip_1 Tomato is playing a vital role in cooking for it’s taste and colour in all cuisines. Red tomatoes are eye catching and I feel like cooking something or other daily with it. I prepare sauce or dip with tomatoes for pastas, noodles and for finger chips, pakodas.

This time I have cooked Red Tomato Sauce or Dip in a microwave oven. The taste and colour was excellent. With less effort and less time, the tomato sauce/dip has come out well. In my microwave, this took 8 minutes only to prepare.

Cooking time – 8 min.


  • Red big tomato – 2 no
  • Onion – 1 noRed_Tomato_Sauce_Dip_2
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Garlic cloves – 2 no
  • Black pepper powder – 1 tea spoon
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tea spoon
  • Tomato puree/tomato ketch up – 2 table spoon
  • Turmeric powder – pinch
  • Italian seasoning – ½ tea spoon
  • Coriander leaves – few
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Olive oil/any-edible oil – 1 table spoon
  • Sugar – ¼ tea spoon (optional)


  • Chop onion, garlic, green chilli and coriander nicely; wash tomatoes; take 3 to 4 cups of water in a micro safe bowl; prick the tomatoes in two or three places with a fork (this is necessary to cook safely in microwave) and keep them in the bowl.

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  • Cook this in 100% micro power for 4 minutes in open; in between turn the sides of tomato for even cooking; remove and transfer cooked tomato to a plate.

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  • In the same micro safe bowl, add oil, onion, garlic, green chilli, coriander leaves, salt and pinch of turmeric; mix well, cover it and cook for 2 minutes in 100% micro power; stir in between once or twice.

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  • Now remove the skin of the tomatoes and put it in a mixer with other dry spices and tomato puree.

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  • Blend it well; transfer this to the same bowl where we cooked onion and other species; mix well.

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  • Cook it in microwave in open for 2 minutes in 100% power; give 2 minutes standing time (this is necessary for safety) and then remove.

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  • Serve this hot or cold with Finger Fries, Bajji or any snacks.



  • Use ripe red tomato to get better results.

This post is part of the event “Microwave Easy Cooking (MEC) – Dips and Spreads” hosted by Manju of Mirch Masala and scheduled by Srivalli of Cooking 4 All Seasons.

{ 2 comments… add one }

  • Priya January 20, 2010, 1:35 pm

    Such a colourful tomato sauce…yumm!

  • Sushma Mallya January 20, 2010, 1:35 pm

    Thats a tangy delicious dip…

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