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Friday, April 8, 2011

Veg Pizza-Sweet Punch

I am a little late in posting. My modem has let me down. Only today, I could make it work. Sorry for the delay. For this month’s Sweet Punch, Divya asked us to prepare Pizza Crust with our choice of topping. Usually I prepare crust with my recipe. This time I set out trying Divya’s version. It was fantastic. The shaping of the crust came out superb. I have watched many You tube videos for shaping the crust, but I have never tried. This time I tried it out and I couldn’t believe, I could shape it just like the way they explained in the videos. I am not talking about throwing the dough and catching it, but holding the dough between both the hands and stretching it to make a circle. It was a great experience. I topped my pizza with paneer, sweet corn, capsicum and tomatoes. I used home made pizza sauce. The recipe was given by my brother’s friend, nearly 10 years back and every one loves the taste of it at home. So I didn’t want to change that. Hubby liked it very much. It was a filling pizza, so we skipped lunch and the breakfast next day too.



Ingredients:
For The Crust:
Makes 2 Large Pizzas or 4 Small Pizzas:
All Purpose Flour-4cups
Instant Yeast-1tsp
Salt-1tsp
Extra Virgin Oil-1/3cup

For The Sauce:
Tomato-1kg
Pepper Powder-2tbs
Butter-3tbs
Sugar-2tsp
Salt-to taste
Red Chilly Powder-1tsp
Oregano-1tbs
Vinegar-2tbs

For The Topping (For 1 Large Pizza)
Tomato-1
Green Bell Pepper-1
Boiled Sweet Corn-1/2cup
Cubed Paneer-100gm
Mozarella Cheese-200gm
Sauce-Required Quantity

Procedure:
The Crust:
  1. Mix APF or Maida with salt and oil.
  2. Mix yeast and 1 1/2cups warm water. Add this yeast mixture to the flour and knead well for 10 minutes.
  3. Prepare soft and elastic dough.
  4. Oil a bowl, place the dough inside and roll it to coat the dough with oil.
  5. Cover with cling wrap and place it in refrigerator. Use it after 24 hours.
  6. It is best to use the dough after 3-4days. I used it after 4 days.
  7. At first the dough will rise and become double in size. Then it will start falling down at the middle. If this happens, don’t panic.
  8. On the day of preparing pizza, take the dough out of fridge before 2-3 hours. This will ensure that the dough returns to room temperature while preparing pizza.
  9. Once out of fridge, the dough will again rise.

The Sauce:
  1. Boil the tpmatoes in water for 5 minutes.
  2. Deskin the tomatoes when cool.
  3. Grind it in a mixer grinder and strain through a wire mesh.
  4. Heat butter in a pan. When it has melted(before it turns to ghee) add pepper powder and give a nice stir.
  5. Add the tomato puree, red chilly powder, salt and sugar.
  6. Let it boil until the sauce thickens. Now add crushed oregano and vinegar.
  7. Let it boil for 1 minute. Switch off flame and allow it to cool.
  8. Store in a bottle and refrigerate until further use.
  9. I prepared it before 2 days.

The Pizza:
  1. Preheat the oven to its max temperature. My oven can go up to 250C. Preheat oven for 30minutes.
  2. Knead the dough and divide it according to the number and size of the pizzas you are preparing.
  3. Roll it into a small circle with the rolling pin.
  4. Now place the circle on the back of your hands and start stretching. The outer edge will be thicker than the inner portion.
  5. When the pizza base is uniformly thick all over, then place it on the a greased tray.
  6. Apply generous amount of sauce, leaving 1 inch at the edge.
  7. Grate cheese and cover the sauce with cheese.
  8. Now fold the outer edge inside to form a proper circle.
  9. Arrange the vegetables on the cheese.
  10. Bake the pizza until the crust turns golden brown. It took 30minutes for my pizza.
  11. Remove from oven, slice it with a pizza cutter and enjoy.
  12. The outer edge was so crispy and the base was so soft and totally it was great.
Photo Tutorial:

The dough after 4 days in fridge

Roll into a circle

Stretch the circle with your hands and place on a greased plate

Apply sauce

Top with cheese

Fold the edge inwards

Top with vegetables and paneer

Bake till golden brown
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25 comments:

  1. yummy homemade pizza! well explained

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  2. very tempting pizza;looks delicious..

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  3. Looking very delicious..!!Perfectly done gayathri..

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  4. Perfectly baked! Kudos.. I also want to be apart of Sweet punch!

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  5. I love homemade pizza- this looks yummy n perfect!
    US Masala

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  6. Pizza looks really delicious n yumm..love it

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  7. Event the sauce is from scratch. Super!

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  8. Yumm, pizza looks truly irresistible and cheesy..

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  9. yummy!! also luv ur step by step presentation!

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  10. Loved your version of Pizza.It look so tempting.

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  11. looking delicious n tempting pizza..

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  12. Fantastic...irresistibly yumm..

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  13. I adore pizzas and looking at yours makes me crave them...now :) Mouthwatering!

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  14. yummy pizza... crispy crust...my kids would love it...u have a nice blog...

    www.sharemyrecipe.blogspot.com is my blog drop by when u get time.would like to hear from u..
    Thanks in advance

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