Pizza Sauce

Pizza sauce is one of the main ingredients used in making pizzas. It has all the Italian herbs that helps in enhancing the flavour. I learnt this recipe in my cooking class where I used tomato puree to make this recipe. But I made slight modification and used fresh tomatoes and found it to be better in taste. But it is always better to go for fresh tomato puree if you have less time. This sauce can be used in making pizza, calzones and even I made dosai pizza which tasted delicious. You can store this for 3 days.

Method 1

INGREDIENTS

Oil – 1/2 tbsp

Garlic – 4 flakes (minced)

Onion – 1 small size(finely chopped)

Tomatoes- 4

Chilli flakes – 1/2 tsp

Mixed Herbs – 1 tsp

Oregano – 1 tsp

Sugar – 1 tsp

Salt – 1/4 tsp

Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp

  • Heat oil in a kadai and add chopped garlic. Saute until you get nice aroma.
  • Then add chopped onions and saute until they turn light brown in colour.
  • Add salt, oregano, mixed herbs, chilli flakes and mix well.
  • Grind the tomatoes and extract puree. Add this into the kadai.
  • Add sugar, chilli powder and water. Allow it to coo until it thickens.
  • Pizza sauce is ready to use.

Method 2

INGREDIENTS

Oil – 1/2 tbsp

Garlic – 4 flakes (minced)

Onion – 1 small size(finely chopped)

Chilli flakes – 1/2 tsp

Mixed Herbs – 1 tsp

Tomato Puree- 1/2 pkt

Sugar – 1 tsp

Salt – 1/4 tsp

Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp

  • Heat oil in a pan and add minced garlic. Saute it in low flame until  you get the aroma.
  • Now add onion, mixed herbs, chilli flakes, tomato puree, salt and sugar.
  • Saute until it thickens. Turn off the stove and allow it to cool.
  • Allow it to cool.
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Calzone

Calzone is an Italian oven baked folded pizza. The stuffing is placed inside the dough and is baked. The vegetarian version has bell peppers, cheese and corn in it. But you can use any filling of your choice. It can be eaten for a relaxed weekend dinner or even as an evening snack. I made this at home and gave it to my neighbour. She just loved it and said it is super yummy.  Yes I too loved it…

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INGREDIENTS

Pizza Dough 

All Purpose Flour – 250gms

Sugar – 10 gms

Salt – 5 gms

Dry yeast – 1/4 tsp

Milk powder – 1 tsp

Gluten – 1/2 tbsp

Bread Improver – 2 1/2 tsp

Water – 130 ml

Stuffing

Oil – 1 tbsp

Garlic – 4 flakes

Onion – 1/4 cup

Tomato Puree – 1/2 Pkt

Capsicum- 2 tbsp

Corn- 1/2 cup

Herbs – 1/2 tsp

Chilli flakes – 1/2 tsp

Pepper – 1/8 tsp

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Mozarella Cheese – As req

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Method

Dough

  • Add All purpose flour, salt, milk powder, bread improver, gluten and mix well.
  • Add the yeast in warm water and mix well. Also add sugar and dissolve it well.
  • Mix the yeast mixture with rest of the ingredients and knead it well into a smooth dough. The dough will be elastic.
  • If the dough is wet, sprinkle some flour and knead it well.
  • Grease a bowl and place the dough in it, cover it with a cloth and place it in a warm place.
  • Allow it to stand for 30 minutes or until the dough doubled in volume. When you punch the dough, you can feel the air releasing.

Masala

  • Heat oil in a pan and add minced garlic. Saute it in low flame until  you get the aroma.
  • Now add onion, herbs, chilli flakes, tomato puree, salt and sugar.
  • Add finely chopped capsicum, corn and mix well.
  • Saute until it thickens. Turn off the stove and allow it to cool.
  • Allow it to cool.

Steps

  • Roll out the dough into small disc.
  • Put the masala in one end and place the grated cheese on it.
  • Fold it with other end and press the edges well with the fork. So that the filling doesnot come out. Brush the calzones with butter on the top.
  • Pre heat the oven at 200 deg Celsius for 10 minutes. Then arrange the calzones on the greased tray and bake it at 140 degree celsius for 30 minutes.
  • Cut into wedges and serve.
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