How do fresh and canned tomatoes compare in Indian cooking?
I usually see recipes call for puréed or finely chopped tomatoes, which are added after the initial stage of frying the spices and onion. As I cook a lot of Indian food, buying canned puréed tomato would save me loads of work, though I'm wondering if this would lead to a compromise in taste. (Or perhaps an enhancement of taste as canned tomatoes are riper? I read that Italian cooking usually is better with canned tomatoes...) Also, as canned tomatoes are usually peeled, I would get the added value of not having tomato peels swimming in my curry.