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Italian Tomato Sauce

Author: Jain Recipes Category: Chutney Cuisine: Italian Yields:1 Serving


Prep Time:10 Mins

Cook Time:25 Mins

Total Time:35 Mins

Jains miss out on most sauces and dips as they contain onion and garlic. Here is a jain-friendly italian tomato sauce, in which capsicum along with motley spices and herbs complement the natural flavour of juicy tomatoes, to ensure a wonderful flavour and aroma. Prepare and store this sauce for use with various snacks, pizzas, pastas, and such.


4 tomatoes (large sized)

2 bayleaves (tejpatta)

6 whole peppercorns (kalimirch)

1/2 cup capsicum (deseeded and finely chopped)

1/4 cup tomato ketchup

1 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp dried oregano

2 tbsp oil

salt to taste


Step 1 Put the tomatoes in a vesselful of boiling water for about 10 minutes.

Step 2 Peel, cut into quarters and deseed the tomatoes.

Step 3 Chop finely and keep the tomato pulp aside.

Step 4 Heat the oil in a pan, add the bayleaves and peppercorns and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 5 Add the capsicum and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 6 Add the tomato pulp and allow it to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the sauce reduces a little.

Step 7 Add the tomato sauce, sugar and salt and simmer for some more time.

Step 8 Finally, add the oregano and mix well. Remove the bayleaves and peppercorns and discard.

Step 9 Use as required.

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