Pizza is a world popular dish of Italian origin, made with an oven-baked, flat, generally round bread that is often covered with tomatoes or a tomato-based sauce and cheese. Other toppings are added according to region, culture, or personal preference. I like to make different pizzas at home. You get pizza base outside, but i prefer to make pizza base at home as it turns very tasty.The pizza sauce also i prefer home made rather then using ketchup as it enhances the taste of pizza more. This veg pizza is the most common pizza which i make .
1 n 1/2 cup maida(all purpose flour)
1 tea spoon active dry yeast
1 tea spoon sugar
3 table spoon olive oil
5-6 babycorns sliced vertically
2 green bellpepper chopped horizontaly in rings
7-8 mushrooms sliced
1 small onion sliced in rings
1/2 cup sun dried cherry tomatoes
1 n 1/2 cup grated mozerella cheese
1 onion chopped finely
8-10 garlic cloves chopped
1 cup tomato puree
1 cup tomato concasse
1/2 tea spoon fresh pepper
1/2 tea spoon chilli flakes (or chilli powder)
4-5 fresh basil leaves
2-3 fresh oregeno leaves
1/2 tea spoon dry oregeno
pinch of sugar
1 tea spoon dry oregeno
1 tea spoon chilli flakes
In about 1/4 cup of warm water, add sugar and salt.Add the yeast, slightly give a shake to the bowl and leave it for about 5-8mins. By this time the yeast becomes active and you can see a kind of froth.
Take flour in a bowl and add yeast mixture and kned into a dough using water, add little olive oil and kned more like chapati dough. Make a ball and close with a damp muslin cloth and keep covered for 1 hour.
The dough will become double in size.Apply a little more oil and kned the dough to remove excess air and keep covered again for 30 mins.Make two balls of the dough.Roll each ball into a round using a rolling pin. This makes two pizza bases of 6 inches.
To make pizza sauce, heat olive oil in a pan. Fry chopped garlic for 1-2 mins then add chopped onion and saute it till it becomes soft. Now add the tomato concasse and tomato puree. Stir and cook till it boils. Add salt, chilli flakes and sugar. Tear the fresh basil and oregeno leaves in hand and add to it.spirnkle pepper powder and dry oregeno and remove from flame.Let it cool a bit.
Now take the rolled pizza base.Spread a thick layer of prepared sauce on it. Add the mushrooms,bell pepper , onions and sundried tomatoes. Add babycorns and rest of the remaining topings . Add the quantity of topins according to your choice. sprinkle little salt on it. finally spread the grated cheese on it.
Preaheat a oven on 210 degrees and bake it for 25-20 mins. I used microwave to bake it so i preheated it and baked it in convection mode at 210 degrees for 20 mins.
For making seasoning mix chilli flakes, oregeno and salt and sprinkle on hot pizza.Serve by cutting into pieces.
NOTE:For more healthy pizza you can use 1/2 quantity on whole wheat flour and half quantity of maida.
You can add topings of your choice like sweet corns, eggplants etc
Makes 2 pizzas of 6 inches each
Preparation Time: 30 mins.