A Curry Masala is something that can easily prepared for the entire week, which is awesome because you're a busy individual but you want great vegan food! A hearty and warm fragrant sauce with ginger and cumin is sure to be perfect for any night.

Easy and Basic Curry Masala [Vegan]




Cooking Time




  • 1/3 cup of canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of diced red onions (about 3 red onions)
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic (about 10 cloves)
  • 2 tablespoons of grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoons of minced green chilies
  • 4 pounds of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
  • 1 and 1/2 of teaspoons of salt (this is relatively low)


  1. Turn the instant pot setting to sauté and add in the oil. After about 3 minutes add in the cumin seeds. The seeds should begin to sizzle.
  2. Add in the onions and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until the onions begin to wilt and soften.
  3. Add in the garlic and ginger and cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add in the chilies, tomatoes, cumin and coriander and the salt and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Cover and cook for 7 minutes on manual mode.
  6. Let the steam release naturally.
  7. Remove the lid and mix well to form an even base.
  8. Turn on sauté more and let the mixture thicken for about 5 minutes.
  9. Store in jars.


This sauce can be frozen or it will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.


    Nutritional Information

    Total Calories: 1156 | Total Carbs: 111g | Total Fat: 79g | Total Protein: 24g | Total Sodium: 186mg | Total Sugar: 73g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.