SPICY VEGETABLE SAMBAL

Six servings

“Sambal” is a common term used by Asian cooks referring to either a fresh or cooked relish, a curry, or a sauce. Inevitably, it contains chili peppers and is quite spicy.

2 ½  tablespoons virgin olive oil
2 medium red onions, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
1 teaspoons dried chili flakes (optional)
1 ½ 12-ounce jars good quality Tikka Masala Simmer Sauce
2 pounds assorted frozen vegetables such as string beans, cauliflower, and peas, defrosted or roughly 8 cups
Juice of ½ lemon
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

1 .Heat a Dutch oven or large casserole with the olive oil over medium-low and heat until very hot. Add the chopped onion and chili flakes (if using), stir for a minute, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon for 3 to 4 minutes until the onions are translucent.

2. Add the Tikka Masala Simmer Sauce, ¾ cup water, cover, and heat until boiling. Add the defrosted vegetables, cover, and let simmer for 10-12 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and have absorbed the flavor of the sauce. Serve with roasted chicken, simple raita, and steamed jasmine or bamati rice. Serve.

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