Home Style Pizza-Pasta Sauce/Easy Pizza-Pasta Sauce


Can you imagine pizza or pasta without the sauce? This is the most essential ingredient which takes them to another level. Fresh juicy tomatoes, garlic, dried herbs and fresh basil/tulsi patta are the main ingredients which complete the sauce. This sauce is a part of the main dish that is pizza or pasta, rather than served as a condiment. Very easy to make at home takes only a few minutes to get the right consistency

Whenever I crave for pizza, I make it fresh rather than preferring a store brought one. As fresh herbs are not easily available here, so I keep a stock of mixed dried herbs like oregano, red chilli flakes, celery and thyme. Fresh basil leaves give it a hint of flavours and freshness. I don’t make it too pasty, but coarsely ground to get a feel of all the flavours in it



• Finely chopped tomatoes – 300 gms
• Finely chopped Onion (big sized) – 1 no
• Olive oil or any other light cooling oil – 2 tbsp
• Garlic cloves – 5-6
• Salt – 1 tsp or to taste
• Red chilly powder or flakes – 1 tsp
• Mixed Italian Seasoning ( This contains oregano, thyme, celery and garlic powder etc) – 2 tsp
• Sugar – 1/2 tsp


1- Heat oil in a pan and add garlic cloves(You can add whole or chop them)

2- Give a good stir and add chopped onions. Cook them for a while. Before they change their colour to brown, add the herbs, salt and red chilli powder or flakes

3- Give a nice stir and add chopped tomatoes

4- Add sugar to balance the acidity. Mix well and cover the pan with a lid

5- Within 5 minutes the tomatoes will become soften. Switch off the gas and allow it to cool

6- When cooled blend the mix into a coarse paste (You can make a fine paste if you like)

7- Store the sauce in a glass bottle with a tight lid. This can remain safe for a week in the refrigerator.

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