By Lipakshi Seedhar (Feature Writer)
While the country has officially opened as well as our favourite eating spots, some of us are still not feeling safe to go out to eat or even order in outside food. One thing that we miss way too much is the oh so cheesy pizza. So, here is the easiest recipe for your favourite Pizza that too without oven and yeast:
PIZZA (MAKES 4 PAN- SIZED PIZZA)
FOR THE BASE
- 2 cups Maida
- 1 cup Yogurt/ Dahi (Homemade)
- 2 teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
FOR THE SAUCE
- 6 Tomatoes
- 2 teaspoon Oil
- 3 Garlic cloves (roughly chopped)
- 1 Onion (roughly chopped)
- 2 tablespoon Basil Leaves (roughly chopped)
- ¾ teaspoon Sugar
- 3/4th teaspoon Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
- Salt to taste
- ½ teaspoon Oregano
- ¼ teaspoon Chilli Flakes
- 1 tablespoon Tomato Sauce
- 1 tablespoon Butter
FOR THE TOPPING
- 1½ cup Mozzarella Cheese (grated)
- ½ cup Capsicum (cubed)
- ½ cup Onion (cubed)
- ½ cup Tomato (cubed)
- 1 cup Mushroom (sliced)
- 2-3 Green Olives (sliced)
- 2-3 Black Olives (sliced)
- Black Pepper Powder to taste
- Salt to taste
- Slit the 6 tomatoes making an “x” on the bottom.
- Add these tomatoes to boiling water. Close the vessel and boil for 3-4 minutes or till the skin starts to leave from tomatoes.
- Take the tomatoes out of boiling water and leave them to cool down.
- Now, remove the skin from the tomatoes.
- Chop the tomatoes roughly.
- In a pan, heat oil.
- Add the chopped garlic and sauté till it turns slightly golden brown.
- Now, add onions and sauté till it changes colour.
- Now add the boiled tomatoes and cook completely. Mash it between so that it turns mushy.
- Add basil leaves, sugar, chilli powder, oregano, chilli flakes and salt. Mix well and get sauce to boil.
- Add tomato sauce and butter. Mix everything.
- Now, turn of the heat and let the sauce cool.
- Once cooled, transfer the mixture to a food processor and grind it well.
- The pizza sauce is ready. (it can be used for pasta and pizza alike)
- Now take maida, baking powder and salt and mix well.
- Add the yoghurt and knead it into a loose dough.
- Cover the dough with oil and set it aside for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, knead the dough lightly for about half a minute.
- Break the dough into 4 equal parts.
- Dust the area and the dough balls well with maida and roll each ball to a thickness of ½ cm.
- Heat a flat based non- stick pan and brush it with some oil. Reduce the heat to medium.
- Carefully place the rolled pizza base over it. Cover and cook for a minute and flip over the base.
- Spread the pizza sauce and add cheese.
- Add the toppings.
- Sprinkle black pepper, salt and oregano.
- Cover immediately and cook over medium heat or till the cheese is well melted.
- Remove from heat and serve.
Some useful tips:
- Take the chopped vegetables in a bowl and add black pepper, oregano and salt and mix well.
- Reheat the pan on high flame for a minute in between the two pizzas.
And you have your cheese filled pizza ready. You can obviously customise the pizza according to your taste, after all its your cravings that need to be fulfilled. Share the pictures of your pizza on Twitter and letting us know if you liked the recipe by tagging on Twitter us at @tribunenewsline