Pizza Sauce

This is a very basic tomato-based pizza sauce, everything is up for discussion and anything can be added/removed/changed as to your liking.

The following quantities are for one 15-inch pizza:
  • 200 grams of pure tomato sauce (or tomato paste)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Ketchup - to taste
  • Sugar - to taste
  • Dried oregano - to taste
  • Pepper - to taste

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Pour your tomato paste into a bowl, and go ahead and taste it. It is normally quite bland and this is why we need to add some stuff. The first things I like to add are the salt, ketchup and sugar, You can start with a quarter teaspoon of salt, then add about one teaspoon of ketchup. Now taste again. It will probably still be bland, but it should at least be balanced. Feel free to add more salt if you need to. You can also try adding a tiny sprinkle of sugar, it helps to bring out that tomato taste. Once you're happy with the balance, add about a teaspoon of dried oregano and a quarter teaspoon of pepper to give your sauce a little bit of kick. 

If your sauce is really, really thick, add a little bit of water. But be careful, add your water very slowly and a little at at time, and mix it well before adding more. Your sauce should be thick and gooey, not liquid.

That's it! Spread on your pizza (the back of a rounded serving spoon works well here), and continue with your toppings, and enjoy!

As with all the other recipes we put on this site, this is meant to be easy to follow. We are hobby chefs who love to cook, and we are always up for learning new techniques. If you know of anything in this recipe which can be done a different way, whether for increased ease of preparation or better taste, please add a comment below!

Whipped up by Shyamal Addanki

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