Vegetarian Tomato Sauce

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By Durkhanai Ayubi

Published 2020

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This sauce is a vegetarian substitute for lamb kofta sauce and is served over dumplings such as mantu and ashak, or on top of aush soup. It is suitable for both vegetarian and vegan diets, adding layers of flavour and richness to the dumpling dishes.


  • 125 ml (½ cup) sunflower oil
  • 1 large brown onion, finely chopped


Add the oil to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Fry the onion, chopped chilli and garlic for 2–3 minutes, or until golden brown. Next, add the curry powder, chilli powder and 1 teaspoon salt, and fry for a further 2 minutes, or until fragrant. Stir in the tomato and cook for 10 minutes, or until t