Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Pasta/Pizza Sauce

My mom is expert at making Pasta/Pizza Sauce. But I never tried sincerely in that direction, mainly because here we get wide range of ready-made sauce and secondly I will make pasta when I am running out of time to make Indian food. But then I realized store bought sauce is full of vinegar or any other preservative, which is not very good for health. After so many trials and errors, here is the recipe that is just perfect for us.

Yields about 4 cups
Preparation Time: 10 Minute
Cooking Time: 20 Minute

2 cans of Tomato Sauce (8 oz pack, with Basil, Garlic and Oregano)
2 medium tomatoes
6 medium red onions
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp basil leaves
1 tbsp rosemary
1 tbsp whole black pepper
3 cloves of garlic
Salt and oregano per taste

1. Heat oil in skillet and add pepper, garlic, basil and rosemary
3. Add 4 onions, cut into big pieces and add salt
4. Continuously stir the mixture till onions turn golden brown
5. Keep this mixture aside and grind it into smooth paste
6. Now in the same skillet, take remaining 1 tbsp olive oil
7. Chop remaining 2 onions and tomatoes and add to skillet
8. Once it starts leaving aroma and onion turns brown, add canned sauce
9. Add onion and herb paste and oregano
10. Stir it until mixture even and smooth

If pasta sauce, do not use chopped onions and tomatoes. Instead, grate them and make a puree. If pizza sauce, I like it little crunchy way, hence add more chopped onions and tomatoes.

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