Mock Tomato Cream Sauce

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Recipe Information

Recipe Created By: Devyani


1/2 cup urad dal
1 onion
2 tomatoes
to taste pasta sauce seasonings
2 – 3 Tbsp oil


Rinse the urad dal in water and fry in oil until very light brown. Remove from pan and cool.

Grind in a blender into a powder. This does not work in my KitchenAid food processor but the blender does the trick.

Saute chopped onions and cool. Add to blender with dal powder and blend to a paste.

Cook tomatoes with seasonings. Cool and add to blender and blend to make a creamy sauce. You may need to add some water or other liquid to get the right consistency for the sauce.


I was trying to make an Indian tomato chutney and the result reminded me of a tomato cream sauce that would be good with pasta. Since we really miss cream sauces after being dairy-free and soy free, I was real excited and thought I would share it with you.

Urad dal is found in Indian stores; they are tiny pale yellow lentil beans. They are also known as split gram beans.


Be sure to check your seasonings for added ingredients.
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