Pizza Sauce, Quick Pizza Sauce
by Tarla Dalal
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Pizza Sauce is at the heart of a pizza’s success! Tangy and flavourful, it is responsible for giving out that appetizing aroma when the pizza gets baked.
Some like their Pizza Sauce more herby, while others like it more spicy, and yet others prefer a tangy overtone.
This recipe is a balanced one, which has the right amount of everything. Just make sure you choose ripe tomatoes to make this delectable Pizza Sauce.
Apart from pizza, you can use this pizza sauce to make appetizers like Pizza Crackers, Risotto Balls with Pizza Sauce, Pizza Bombs and surprise your friends and family with delightful starters.
Check out our Italian Basic Recipes to learn more basic recipes like homemade Thick Crust Pizza Base , Thin Crust Pizza Base etc to explore more authentic recipes.
Enjoy how to make Pizza Sauce recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
- To make pizza sauce, make criss-cross on the base of the tomatoes and place them in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes or till the skin begins to peel.
- Drain the tomatoes, cool slightly, peel, deseed and roughly chop them and blend in a mixer to a smooth pulp. Keep aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the prepared tomato pulp, oregano, chilli flakes, tomato ketchup, chilli powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Store the pizza sauce in an air- tight container and use as required.
Pizza Sauce Video by Tarla Dalal's Team
Pizza Sauce, Quick Pizza Sauce recipe with step by step photos
For the Pizza Sauce, clean, wash and remove the eyes of the tomatoes. You do not want them in your pizza sauce.
Make a criss-cross on the base of each tomato using a sharp knife. Make sure you use tomatoes that are firm and red in colour.
Meanwhile, keep the water for boiling in a deep pan.
Place the tomatoes in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes or till the skin begins to peel.
Drain the tomatoes using a strainer.
Cool slightly and peel, they will peel easily because of the criss cross that was made at the base of the tomatoes.
Cut them into 2 and deseed them using a sharp knife. Removing the seeds not only ensures a smooth puree, but also ensures that the sourness of the tomatoes reduces.
Roughly chop them.
Transfer to a blender.
Blend in a mixer till smooth. Use a big mixer jar and not the small one as when you will blend it will overflow. Keep aside.
In a broad non-stick pan, heat the olive oil. Olive oil is used in all Italian recipes as it taste really great. Add the garlic. You can also use the paste if you have it ready but finely chopped always gives a better taste and good mouthfeel. If you are jain, you can learn how to make Jain Pizza Sauce.
Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
Add the onions.
Sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the prepared tomato pulp.
Add the oregano. If you wish you can also add mixed herbs.
Add the chilli flakes.
Add the tomato ketchup. This gives a little colour and sweetness to the sauce.
Add the chilli powder and salt. Chilli powder is added to give more colour and spiceness.
Mix the Pizza Sauce (Quick Pizza Sauce) well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes stir it in between. Make sure you are careful of the spluttering that happens of the tomatoes.
Add the sugar to the pizza sauce and mix well.
Cook the pizza sauce on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
Store the Pizza Sauce (Quick Pizza Sauce) in an air- tight container and use as required. Stays fresh in the fridge for 4 days and freezer for atleast 3 months.
If you like our Pizza Sauce (Indian Pizza Sauce recipe), then try some recipes using pizza sauce.
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