Sunday, February 17, 2008

Veggie Pizza


All Purpose Flour/Maida - 1 1/2 cup
Active Dry Yeast - 1/2 tbsp
Honey - 3/4 tbsp
Olive oil -3 tbsp
Water - 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Mozarella cheese - 1 1/2 cups
Tomato ketchup - 3 tsps
Green chilli sauce - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 medium
Tomato - 1 small
Bellpeper - 1 meduim
Jalapeno - as required
Pineapple chunks - 1 small can
Process for making the dough

1) Take warm water in a small container and add yeast to it. Mix it once and leave the solution aside to rise (for about 5 mins).
2) Take a wide container and add flour, honey and salt. Mix everything once and start making the dough with yeast water and olive oil. Press the dough as hard as you can.
3) The consistency of the dough should neither be too soft nor too hard. Add more water or dough as necessary.
4) Dampen a paper towel and place it on the container.
5) Allow the dough to rise in a warm area (preferably oven).
6) After 45mins, you can notice that the dough has risen around double its size. Punch the thouroughly until it comes to its normal size. Do the same punching two more times in 1 hour intervals. Now, the dough is ready to be used.

This recipe makes a 10 inch pizza.

Process for making the pizza

1) Pre-heat the oven at 400 deg.
2) Take a big pan. Brush it with olive oil.
3) Take the pizza base and place it on the pan. Punch the dough slowly using your knuckles.
4) Spread tomato ketchup and chilli sauce on the pizza dough leaving about 1 inch towards the side.
5) Spread all the cut veggies on the pizza base. At the end top it with cheese.
6) Bake the pizza for about 20 - 25 mins.
Pizza is ready to savour. Bon appetite.

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