Thursday, 16 April 2015

New york style pizza with homemade pizza sauce

It feels very happy and content when you have learnt to do something perfectly. Thats my state with Pizza. Though I failed initially 2-3 times, now I am making good pizzas.

It was a great experience making the Pizza at home. The pizza’s turned out super delicious and needless to say, kids and elders loved it. Elders preferred it to the store bought ones. Any day, homemade is homemade; it is better liked with its small flaws isn't it?

Here I am sharing a slightly different method for making the pizza base


For the base:

All Purpose Flour – 3 ½ cup
Active Dry Yeast – 1 tsp
Salt – ¾ tsp
Sugar – 1 tsp
Olive Oil – 2 tbsp
Water – 270 ml

For the pizza sauce

Tomatoes – 400gm
Onion – ½ of a small, sliced
Garlic – 2 cloves
Dried Basil – 1 tsp
Oregano - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilly Flakes – ½ tsp
Sugar – 1 tsp
Butter – 1 tbsp
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

** toppings of your choice


Preparing the base

  • Heat about ¼ cup of water, from the mentioned amount (270 ml), the water should be just warm.
  • Add the yeast and a pinch of sugar.
  • Set this aside for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Once the mixture starts bubbling, you can be sure your yeast is working else start afresh.
  • In a wide mouthed bowl, add the all purpose flour, salt, sugar and mix well with hands.
  • Now add the yeast mix and give a good mix.
  • I used my Philips Mixer, add the required amount of water and mix until the mixture comes together.
  • Next add the oil and mix for 15 at medium speed or until the dough passes the window pane test.
  • Grease a bowl with oil and place this dough in it.
  • Cover tightly with a cling wrap and refrigerate ideally for 72 hours. I refrigerated for 24 hours.
  • Take out the dough and keep it outside atleast an hour or 2 before preparing the pizza.

Preparing the pizza sauce:

 Cut the onions tomatoes into big pieces and microwave it for 5 minutes along with garlic and chillies.

Grind all these together. It can be a little chunky.

Heat a non stick kadai, with butter and olive oil.
Add the ground paste. Sauté for about 2 mins.

Next add the oregano and basil leaves.

Cook covered on low heat till the mixture reduces to ½ its volume or has reached a saucy texture. Keep stirring once in awhile to avoid burning.

To assemble the pizza:

  • Preheat the oven to 200C
  • Flour a pizza pan or a baking tray, (I used a steel plate this time), divide the dough into 3 equal parts.
  • Place the dough in the middle of the dusted plate, and start patting the dough and also keep moving the plate in circular motion.
  • Press in such a way that you have a thick edges and the remaining area is thin and flat.
  • Brush some melted butter or olive oil.
  • With a fork, lightly prick the insides of the pizza, so that it doesn’t puff up.
  • Now, apply a tbsp or 2 of the prepared pizza sauce and spread it all over, leaving the thick edges.
  • Now, spread the toppings and top with the grated cheese.
  • Place this plate in the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or till the underside turns light brown and crisp.


  1. I am in love with all the pizzas you bake. This looks so delicious..

  2. Newyork Style pizza looks prefect for my dinner tonite,super delicious..

  3. Topping are colorful and a tempting pizza

  4. very well puffed up pizza base, it is more like the indian thick based pizza which i like

  5. The pizza definitely will sell at our home!!

  6. Pizza looks so delicious and perfectly made..

  7. Yummy, yummy!! Who can say 'no' to this amazing pizza.

  8. oh that is delicious!!! irresistible pizza!!

  9. Aren't new-york style pizza's thin crusts? But anyways, we love this thick crust, as my kiddo's prefer to nibble the soft and spongy bready crust! Looks tempting!!!

  10. Love NY style pizza! I like thicker crust pizza as compared to thinner ones.

  11. Puzza is a all time favourite and tou have done n awe job!