Chunky Italian Pizza Sauce made with tomatoes flavored with ginger, garlic, basil leaves and herbs & spices.
This recipe for homemade Pizza Sauce uses just a few ingredients and is very easy to make. It is made by cooking tomato puree in an olive oil base, tempered with ginger-garlic, basil and oregano.
This sauce is generally thick and chunky in texture. The tomatoes are pureed coarsely with some bigger bits and have a thick consistency. To make a smoother sauce, you can just puree the tomatoes more finely instead.
You can use this sauce as a spread for pizzas. Apart from that you can also use it in pasta & spaghetti and various other Italian recipes.
This sauce can be refrigerated for 4-5 days. After this you can freeze it for future use for upto a month. For best results, you can place small quantities of it in ice trays and then pop out and store the cubes. These cubes can then be melted one at a time as required.
To make Pizza Sauce at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.
Yield: 1 Medium Bowl
Category: Dips & Spreads
Ingredients For Pizza Sauce Recipe
- 3-4 Large Tomatoes
- 4-5 Garlic Cloves, minced
- ~1/2 inch piece of Ginger, grated
- 1-2 Green Chillies
- 1/2 Cup Basil Leaves, finely chopped
- 1/2 Cup Cilantro Leaves, finely chopped
- 2-3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Oregano
- 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder or Cayenne Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
Step By Step Instructions With Photos for Pizza Sauce Recipe
Heat 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil in a pan. Add 4-5 cloves of minced Garlic, ~1/2 inch piece of grated Ginger and 1-2 finely chopped Green Chillies. Saute for a minute.
Make a puree of 3-4 large Tomatoes. You can vary the consistency as you like, you can keep it thick and chunky or make a fine paste. Add this puree to the pan and let the tomatoes cook for 3-4 minutes.
Then add 1/2 cup of chopped basil leaves and 1/2 cup of finely chopped cilantro/coriander leaves.
Add 1 teaspoon Oregano, 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper Powder, 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder and 1 teaspoon Salt, or as per your taste.
Simmer on low flame for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let the sauce cool down. Then it can be used on as a spread for pizzas, or a base for pastas. Refrigerate it for 4-5 days for future use.