Pizza

I used to make pizza during my college days in mysore. No pizza places so this was our only indulgence in Mysore. Usually made it using ready made pizza base and sometimes made pizza dough at home. Pizza dough making, i feel, is a very tedious process that too with little kids around and also with other daily chores. Using a ready made Pizza base does not give the satisfaction of making a pizza. This time around i made the pizza base myself and then added veggies like onions, capsicum/green peppers, cheese. Toppings can be changed to suit ones likes. It came out very soft and light & also very tasty based on my son’s comments :).






Prep Time : 15 Mins
Baking Time : 20 Mins
Serves : 2 - 4


Ingredients
  • All purpose  flour  / Maida ( + extra for dusting) - 1 & 1/2 Cup  
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Active dry yeast - 1 tsp
  • Olive oil  - 1tbsp
  • Lukewarm water - 6 tbsp
Toppings :
  • 3/4 Cup Prepared pizza tomato sauce 
  • 1/2 Cup Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp Parmesan cheese
  • Oregano  - 1/4 tsp 
Method
  1. Sift the flour and salt together into a bowl and stir in the yeast.
  2. Make a well in the center and pour in the oil and water. 
  3. Stir well with a wooden spoon until the dough begins to come together, then knead with your hands until it leaves the side of the bowl. Knead 5-10 mins knead (i used food processor to knead)
  4. Cover with a damp dish towel. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hr. until the dough has doubled in volume.
  5. Brush a cookie sheet with oil. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured counter, punch down with your fist, and knead for 1 min. Roll or press out the dough to round shape. Place on the prepared cookie sheet push up the edge slightly all around. 
  6. Preheat the oven 450F / 200 C. Spread the tomato sauce, Sprinkle all 3 cheese, Sprinkle oregano and sprinkle salt. Chopped onions and capsicum / bell pepper 
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20mins,  until the crust is golden brown and crisp
  8. Serve immediately







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6 comments

Anu said...

looks yum.

Prathibha said...

very delicious pizza..loooks yumm

Priya said...

Irresistible pizza..

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

soo good...
VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

Spice up the Curry said...

looks mouthwatering

Kannada Cuisine said...

looks great!
Hey remember Krishna bakery very close to Palace in Mysore? they used to make so called Pizza every Sunday. My father used to get it once in a while. Well it was nothing close to what we know of pizza now :)