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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Pizza Sauce

Old fashioned home-made desi pizza sauce.. the kind Mummy made when you were a kid, with a pizza base from Monginis? Yup! That's exactly what this one is..

 
Fig. 1. Pizza!!!!!

This is MM's recipe.. and when we make this it always evokes good old home food nostalgia.. Every one of my friends used to have their own version of homemade pizza and pizza sauce... some even just used plain old ketchup on Wibs bread. As far as we are concerned, this is the best pizza sauce out there, no matter if it is not authentic italian. Used to have this as kids on the teeny tiny Monginis pizza base. Now such tiny pizzas are called "personal size".. oo-la-la! :D Spicy, chatpata, garlicky sauce and crunchy veggies with Amul Cheese.. mmmmwah-mwah.. nothing like Amul cheese on this planet!!

Ingredients for sauce: (makes plenty, store extra in freezer for time-crunch days)
Tomatoes - 5 large beefsteak tomatoes (bit too watery) or 10-12 small roma tomatoes (less watery)
Onions - 3 medium, sliced 
Garlic - 1 large full garlic (maybe 10 cloves or so.. more if you want more!)
Red chili powder - 2 teaspoons
Sugar - 3-4 teaspoons
Salt - to taste

Procedure:
1) Cook tomatoes in a microwave.
2) Saute sliced onions + garlic, or cook them too in a microwave.
3) Let all of the above cool and then grind them to paste.
4) Put them all in a large pot, add red chili powder, sugar and salt to taste. Mix and cook till the water reduces and the sauce comes to the right thickness and consistency.

Pizza:
I didn't have the small Monginis pizza base. But you do get that kind of a base in general grocery stores, may be other brands. This time, the pizza base I used was called "Mama Mary's - Thin and Crispy". Doesn't have to be this brand.. I am just recording the name for my reference. Use a good base, any base. Brush it will a tiny bit of olive oil, then layer with plenty of pizza sauce and chopped vegetables. We like sliced bell peppers, onions, mushrooms.. anything! Then add lots of cheese. Bake in the oven as per instructions on your pizza base.

Thanks for reading and have a great day, everyone!

15 comments:

Sayali said...

Nice one ...looks very yummy...arre yeah...don't find time these days...but yes i will keep posting...:) T

M D said...

I always make pizza sauce and the base at home. That gives me a feeling I am eating healthy, by manipulating with cheese ;) Your sauce and pizza surely looks tempting. :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats a very easy pizza sauce, will surely try your recipe when i do pizza next time, thanks for sharing it SS..

SS blogs here said...

Thanks, Sayali! No worries, me too kind of swamped right now. Posting as time permits. :)

MD, I have never made pizza-base at home. Should try that when I get time!

Thanks, Sushma. Yes, this is unexpectedly simple, that's why I make it. :D

simply.food said...

Nothing beats homemade pizza sauce.Simply wonderful.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Excellent sauce recipe dear.

SS blogs here said...

Thanks, Nayna and Priya. :)

PreeOccupied said...

This is so ridiculously easy! Thanks for sharing. I love my desi pizza with lotsa pepperoni and onions and some wicked hot green chilies. :-))

SS blogs here said...

Hey Pree.. Nice to have you here. Thanks, yes it is super-easy and yet, amazingly tasty. :)

simply.food said...

Thanks for informing about my missing post.I had blogger upload probs yesterday I have reposted the recipe please do drop by again.

simply.food said...

Regarding query on egg replacer
@ SS I used Allergycare vegan whole egg replacer purchased from Holland and barret health food store, It came in a 200 g tub.

simply.food said...

http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/cgi-local/frameset/detail/471310_Allergycare_Whole_Egg_Replacer__200g.html

Aparna S Mallya said...

WOW! awesome looking pizza, girl!

SpicyTasty said...

Those look perfect dear...

SS blogs here said...

Thanks, Aparna and Shriya!

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