Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Homemade Pizza

This recipe is from the renowned Indian cookbook author Tarla Dalal. I was a little doubtful if this would come out nicely. With doubt and all my limbs crossed, I set out to make the homemade pizza one Sunday. Here is what I did.
Ingredients for the pizza base
1 ½ cups - Whole wheat flour (Atta)
½ tsp - Yeast
1 tsp - Salt
1 tsp - Sugar
Water as required
Ingredients for the Puree
5 - Tomatoes
1 - Onion
2 cloves - Garlic
1 small piece - Ginger
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste
1 tsp - Maida (All purpose flour)
Ingredients for Toppings (mix it up according to your choice)
Green, red and yellow bell peppers (Julienned)
Cherry tomatoes (sliced)
Cheese of your choice (Mozzarella works best though)
Make soft (not sticky) dough and let it sit for two hours. Once the dough has risen well, take a small ball of it and roll it out to your desired size. Preheat the oven to 400°F .
Place the dough onto a baking sheet and poke the dough with a fork (to make small holes). Spread a little of the puree, the toppings and cheese and bake in at 400°F  for about 10-15 minutes.
Grind all the ingredients, except maida. Strain the ground pulp, add the maida and boil till the mixture thickens a bit.
It came out very well and I was ecstatic. Now that my confidence has gone up, I’m all set to try out new recipes. Will keep you all updated.
Paneer Pizza

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