No no, there is no connection between the two…I was just sitting and wondering what to write, when such thoughts came to my mind and then I remembered that Gayatri had asked for aunty’s sauce recipe..so putting that in as well
So, like you know you have etiquette in real life..is there one in the blog world too?
– If someone visits your blog regularly, would you go to that person’s blog just for the sake of it? or would you be obliged to do it out of guilt..you know ‘woh aa raha hai, toh mujhe bhi jana hoga’
– Or that if someone writes a private post, would you go ahead and ask for the password if you are close enough..or would you respect the person’s privacy? or would you think what the other person would think..so close to me, yet doesnt even ask for the password?
– Or if you disagree with someone you usually do agree with, would you write an email and tell them how you feel, or would you just tell them on the blog..of course hopefully politely?
– Or if you disagree to a commenter in a blog, can you continue your argument in the comment section?
– Or is it rude to just read someone’s blog all the while and never comment?
– of what if you comment on someone’s blog and the person replies to ALL the other comments except yours? Is that wrong?
Ah! well, I am really vella with no coherent thoughts..so this is what came to my mind to type out 🙂
Gayatri this one is for you 🙂
Maya Aunty’s Pizza
Please note this is not any different, most people make the pizza sauce this way, but its just that her tasted divine…I think more to do with the hand that made it 🙂
1. Take about 5 tomatoes and put them in water and either boil them, or keep them inside the microwave, in such a way that the skin comes out. Make it into pulp by grinding in a mixer or like RD and I use a hand mixer 🙂
2. Chop 2/3 onions very very finely
3. Make a mixture of garlic (I use a bit extra, may be 5 pods or so will do) and green chilly (2 depending on the hotness)
4. Take a kadai, add some oil to it…I usually use minimum oil. Add the garlic/green chilly mixture, then the onions and saute well (I love to use the word saute, makes me think I am French or something hehheeh!) once they brown, add the tomato pulp.
5. Add some oregano, chilly flakes,pepper,variyali (Saunf), salt and sugar
6. Let it boil for a while in sim gas
7. Add some tomato sauce for the red colour…I usually add very little
8. Thats it use, it for either pasta or pizza
To assemble the pizza, this is what aunty used to do
1. Chop the veggies into round or thin slices..like capsicum would be thin slices, potatoes wold be thin rounds, brinjals into thin rounds, onions into thin slices, carrots into thin slices, etc etc
2. Take some oil in a wide mouth tava, and then toss the vegetables inside it….one by one..she would do capsicum separately, potatoes separately..basically all should be semi cooked…
3. Take them out and add salt, oregano and pepper to them, and mix well
4. Take the pizza base, add some grated cheese to it, then add the pizza sauce, add the veggies,my Appa used to make us add coriander as well *rolls eyes* add the cheese to cover it..
5. She would either make it in an OTG..or on the stove…
Since I dont have an OTG, I usually make it on the stove….take the wide mouth wala tava, put some oil/butter/ghee underneath…before assembling the pizza base, add some ghee to the bottom of the base as well…then put the assembled pizza base on the tava and keep the gas on slow..cover it with a lid (I usually use a big plate)
After a while, the cheese will melt..then you take a big long dosa remover (What is that called?? ETA – Seema wrote in saying its called Spatula and so did AA_Mom, thanks Gals :)) remove the pizza, ask the spouse, child to check out if the bottom is brown (dont attempt it yourself, the last time I tried it, the entire pizza fell down and the precious cheese also got wasted gah!) and once its brown, put it on the plate, cut it and eat it…
The first one takes time, but the others get done faster, so be careful from the second one onwards 🙂
Hope you guys like it 🙂