Italian Tomato Sauce

This tomato sauce is used vastly in Italian dishes.This sauce is to die for!!!! This recipe acts as a base for pasta recipe. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Italian Tomato Sauce

Italian Tomato Sauce

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Main Ingredients Tomatoes, Garlic, Olive Oil
Cuisine Italian
Course Gravies, Sauces and Stocks
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Tangy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg


  • 4-5 large tomatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6-8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • Black pepper powder to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8-9 fresh basil leaves


  1. Heat sufficient water in a deep non-stick pan. Add salt and bring it to a boil.
  2. Remove the eye of tomatoes, make a cross at the bottom, put in the boiling water and blanch for a minute.
  3. Remove the tomatoes from the boiling water and put them in ice cold water. Peel and puree them.
  4. Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan. Add garlic and sauté for half a minute. Add onion and sauté till it turns soft.
  5. Add pureed tomatoes, mix and add salt. Mix well and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Add salt, pepper powder, chilli flakes, sugar and oregano and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Shred basil leaves.
  7. Switch off heat and add shredded basil leaves. Mix well.
  8. Use as required.

Nutrition Info

Calories 547
Carbohydrates 58.5
Protein 7.6
Fat 31.3
Other Fiber Fiber- 14.8gm