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
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.
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!