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Bhuna Masala

Bhuna Masala recipe for everyday Curries. Learn how to make use Bhuna Masala.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Condiments
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Servings 1 Cup


  • Food Processor
  • Pan
  • Knife
  • Ladle


  • 3 Onions(Medium Sized)
  • 5-6 Tomatoes(Medium Sized)
  • 7-8 Garlic Cloves
  • 1" Fresh Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds/Jeera
  • 1-2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1-2 tbsp Mustard Oil/Any Vegetable Oil


  • Peel, wash and roughly chop onions.
  • Peel garlic cloves .
  • Wash and roughly chop tomatoes.
  • In food processor make paste of onions, garlic cloves, fresh ginger and green chilies.
  • In a pan heat oil add cumin seeds, once seeds crackle add onion paste.
  • Saute onion paste till light golden brown.
  • Puree tomatoes and add to pan.
  • Cook till the liquid of from tomatoes dries and tomatoes are cooked.
  • Add garam masala and other spices(like turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder) if adding.
  • Cook till masala leaves oil.
  • Cool and store in airtight containers and refrigerate or freeze as required.

How to use in curries

  • Thaw before using.
  • In pan add masala, cook for few seconds, add spices as per the curry and add other ingredients of the curry like vegetables or lentils.


You can puree masala to smooth paste before storing or if you like coarse paste store it just like that.
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