Ultimate Tomato Sauce

A good tomato sauce can be used as a base for many dishes as it goes well with meat, poultry, fishes, pasta and pizza and some times rice (check the recipe of omurice). a big batch of tomato sauce can be made and stored for use and when required. Follow the recipe to make a tomato sauce that will make you lick your spatula after mixing.

INGREDIENTS: (for 500 gm sauce)

Ripe Tomatoes- 1 Kg

Garlic- 10-15 cloves

Chili flakes- 20 gm.

Olive oil- 50 ml.

Mixed Italian herbs- 20 gm

Baking soda- a pinch

Sugar- 10 gm.

Chopped onion- 50 gm


  1. Blanch, peel and puree the tomatoes.
  2. In a large pan ,heat olive oil with garlic and chili flakes and dried Italian herbs .
  3. Add chopped onion to it and saute till it becomes translucent.
  4. Add sugar to it.
  5. Add tomato puree and season ,mix and bring  to a boil .
  6. Add a pinch of baking soda to it and let it simmer for at least 45 minutes or till reduced.
  7. Add fresh herbs like fresh basil and oregano at the end.



  1. If you want a chunky tomato sauce chop the tomatoes instead of pureeing it.
  2. The baking soda helps in reducing the acidity of tomatoes.

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