Wednesday, March 5, 2008

HOMEMADE PIZZA

Now who doesnt like PIZZA!!!!Its so good ,kids love it and always in handy during parties,travelling etc....So I wanted to try and make at home but i wont take full credit for it. I got the recipe for the dough from Aparna-Diverse Kitchen.The recipe was for making Naan which i did but i had some leftover dough so i used the same for making this Pizza and it turned out sooooooo great.Thank u very much Aparna for the recipe.
INGREDIENTS

All purpose flour-2 cups

whole wheat flour-2 cups

warm milk 1 cup+ a bit more, if required

sugar-2 tsp

dry active yeast-2 tsp

salt-2 tsp

oil-2 tbsp

yogurt-3 -4 tbsp

baking powder-3/4 tsp

baking soda-1/2 tsp


TOPPINGS-I used

pizza sauce-any
onions-thinly sliced
green pepper-thinly sliced
red pepper-thinly sliced
black olives
parmasan cheese
mozarella cheese-shredded

can also use
mushrooms,zuchini,chicken,italian sausage

METHOD

Add the sugar and yeast to the milk. Stir and allow the yeast to rest for 10 mins.In a bowl, sieve the flours, baking powder,soda and salt. Make a well in the centre and pour the yeast mixture into it. Mix well. Now add the oil and yogurt. Knead well into a soft, smooth and elastic dough. Add a little more milk if required if the dough needs it. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover using a wet cloth or paper towel and allow the dough to double in size.
Use half of the dough and make a ball.Grease the pizza pan with little oil.Put the dough on the pan and spread it with hand pressing and pushing it outward in a circular motion.keep it slightly thick if u want a thick pizza.
Preheat oven to the highest temperature u have on ur oven.
First spread a layer of pizza sauce , sprinkle parmesan cheese, then spread the vegetables,another layer of parmesan .Bake this for 8-9 mins or till the crust gets golden brown.Add the mozarella a minute before taking it from the oven.
Serve hot .

14 comments:

Happy cook said...

Wow just delicious. Home made pizza are the best. yumm

Dhivya said...

Yummy...these are best and healthy too

Roopa said...

hi ranji, nice pics of pizza and truffles, tempting to try it or come to your house to have these:)

ranji said...

@happycook
thank u very much:)

hi dhivya,
thank u so much and yes homemade pizzas r definitely healthier than take out...and u can count on these:)

hi roopa,
thank u and u know u guys dont need invitation to come here:)...welcome anytime......i will make pizzas for u guys next time u come here.

Mansi Desai said...

That looks great Ranji! pizza baked at home is so much better than the store-bought bases, right??!!:)

Trupti said...

ranji, I love pizza. I tried to make dough at home but it didn't come out well. Now I will try ur recipe

Aparna said...

I am glad your naan turned out good. Great idea to turn the dough into pizza. I never thought of it. The pizza looka delicious.

Pooja V said...

Loved your pizza. And the brilliant idea of making naan dough into pizza.

ranji said...

@mansi desai
thank u....u r right home made pizzas r way better than store bought..

@trupti
i hope u try this one and comes out good.do let know how it came out.....

@aparna
Thanks aparna...making pizza was a last minute idea since both hubby and me were craving for one:)

@pooja
Thank u pooja

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Thanks

Jeena x

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Bappa said...

Ranji dear,
ur pizzas look fantastic. I love to have one. hope u will make it for me, when I am there.
Bappa

Pearlsofeast said...

OmG, your pizza looks so mouthwatering.I have bookmarked and will make next time.

ranji said...

Thank u so much pearl...:)..u made my day...i hope it comes out well..let me know!!!