Tomato Sauce ( Pizzas and Pastas Recipe)


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If you love italian cuisine, you need to have this sauce in your larder! here is the quintessential tomato sauce recipe from the kitchens of italy. Try not to miss any of the ingredients including the tomato puree and pulp, the assorted spices and herbs, as each works their magic to produce a zesty sauce that you can use as is, or in other recipes like pizzas and pastas.

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Ingredients

4 large tomatoes
2 bayleaves (tejpatta)
4 to 6 peppercorns (kalimirch)
1/4 cup chopped small onions
1 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 capsicum , deseeded
2 tbsp tomato puree (optional)
1/4 cup tomato ketchup
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tbsp olive oil or any other oil
salt to taste

Method
  1. Blanch the tomatoes by putting them in a vesselful of boiling water.
  2. Peel, cut into quarters and deseed the tomatoes.
  3. Chop finely and keep the tomato pulp aside.
  4. Heat the oilve oil in a broad pan, add the bay leaves and peppercorns and saute for a few seconds.
  5. Add the onions, garlic and capsicum and saute for a few minutes.
  6. Add the tomato pulp and allow it to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the sauce reduces a little.
  7. Add the tomato puree, ketchup, sugar and salt and simmer for some more time.
  8. Finally, add the oregano and mix well. Remove the capsicum, bay leaves and peppercorns and discard.
  9. Use as required.

Easy tomato sauce

  1. Use 5 large tomatoes and 3 tsps sugar for the above recipe instead of using tomato ketchup and tomato puree.

Tips
  1. Tip : You can make in advance large quantities of this sauce by multiplying the above recipe and refrigerate until required.
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