Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Home Made Vegetable Pizza

Hola Amigos !!!
                         It was long time wish to bake pizza at home and the dream came true few days back. I tried it from Rak's Kitchen with some changes . It came out very well and in turn I got a big smile as a gift from my hubby :) :)

Origin : Without a doubt it hails from Italy. It all started in a small town where the bishop of the town was given 12 Pizzas every Xmas and Easter day. This was when tomato and Bread topped with Cheese pack evolved !

Nutrients : Shhhhhh!

This is what you need :
For the pizza base :
All purpose flour/Maida - 1&1/2 cups
Dry yeast - 1/2 tbsp
Milk - 1/4 cup
Water - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1/2 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Olive oil - 2 tsp

For Pizza sauce :
Tinned tomatoes - 1 cup
Chilly flakes - 1/2 tbsp
Italian Seasoning - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste

For the Toppings :
Onion - 1 ( cubed )
Tomato - 1 ( cubed )
Capsicum - 1 (cubed )
Olives - 10
Mushrooms - 4-5 (diced) ( I didn't use it )
Sweet corn - handful
Grated cheese (mozzarella or cheddar ) - 1/4 cup

This is how you do :

Pizza Base :
1. Boil the water ( it should be warm ) and add sugar and yeast to it. Allow it to settle for few mins. After 5 Min the yeast will start to bloom. Keep it aside.
2. In a bowl mix flour and salt together and add olive oil,milk and yeast sugar mixture and mix them well. Knead the dough for at least 5 - 10 Mins and this makes the base soft.
3. Keep the dough covered with wet cloth for almost 4 hours.
4. After 4 hours, the dough will be double in size. Punch the dough with your strong knuckles :-),  to release  air from the dough and knead it well.

Pizza sauce :
1. In a kadai add few drops of olive oil and add canned tomatoes and allow it to boil. After it has boiled a bit, add Italian seasoning and half of the chilly flakes and allow it to boil for another 5 Mins until it becomes thick.
2.Turn off the flame and allow it to cool.

Final Step :
1. Preheat the oven to 180 C for 10 mins.
2. Using a rolling pin just roll the pizza and adjust the thickness of the sides.
3. Spread the pizza sauce over the dough evenly.

4. Finally add the toppings of  our choice. I added the vegetables mentioned above and finally add the grated cheese .

4. Bake it in the oven for about 15-20  Mins until the base turns golden brown and cheesy layer is melted completely.

Serve it pipping hot !!!!


Hema said...

The pizza looks very delicious, very nicely done Nivi..

faseela said...

super yummy pizza...that too with veg...great

NiVi said...

thankyou hema :) faseela :)

Anu said...

Spicy and yum pasta

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

wow super of my fav...i never tried pizza at home will try..

sangee vijay said...

Nicely looks so perfect n yummy...
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Jay said...

sounds new & very interesting...great recipe..
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Julie said...

very nice bake,home mades are the best!!

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Sobha Shyam said...

fabulous pizza, i too love homemade pizzas..

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I make very often to my kid :) Thanks for the link :) Loved your version , very tempting!

NiVi said...

thank you all for your valuable comments :) :)

Kanan Patel said...

pizza looks very delicious. You have nice collections


Gayathri Anand said...

Am sure home made are best ...Your's is looking perfect ..

vineetha said...

I love Home made pizzas ,good job :)

Now Serving said...

we too love homemade pizzas the best - looks so cheesy and inviting!

Loveforfood said...

Oh I am so drooling! ... Nicely done

Farah said...

hi nivi...lovely rdcipe for pizza! ur page...happy to follow!:)

Shobha Kamath said...

Home made pizzas are always welcome!Lovely pics!

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Chandrani said...

Homemade vegetable pizza looks yumm.

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notyet100 said...

Pizza looks scrumptious,..:)

notyet100 said...

Pizza looks scrumptious,..:)

maha said...

Wow..Looking really yumm..U made it perfectly..

NiVi said...

thank you every one for your encouraging comments...

Sonali Pradhan said...

pizza looks so so tempting.... super yummy !

Poonam Borkar said...

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Chitra said...

lovely pizza. yet to try :)

Teena Mary said...

wow..looks really delicious!!! You gave me a craving now ;)