Thursday, October 13, 2011

Vegetable Cheese Pizza - From Base

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I feel really great when I make some unusual dish (other than south Indian) at home from the base. It gives a sense of achievement and an opportunity to put the collars up when people exclaim "you made it at home???" :P

One such celebrated dish is Pizza. Making it at home right from the base is really exciting and delicious too :)

For heaven sake, pizza came out really well at the first go itself and I've been baking it quite a lot of times since then. I have tried different toppings for my pizza but nothing can beat the simple vegetable cheese version :)

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Ingredients:

For the bread base -

All purpose flour(Maida) - 1/2 kg
Instant yeast - 15 gms
Butter - 10 gms
Sugar - 30 gms
Salt - 10 gms
Water

For pizza -

Pizza Sauce
Tomato - 2
Baby corn - 10 cobs
Red bell pepper - 1
Green bell pepper - 1
Yellow bell pepper - 1
Onion - 1
Paneer - 200 gms
Italian seasoning (Herbs)
Mozzarella cheese
Chilly flakes

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Method:

For the bread base -

Take the maida in a large mixing bowl or simply pour it over your work surface. Make a large well in the center. Put sugar, salt and instant yeast in the center of the well. Add luke warm water to the yeast, sugar and salt mixture and mix well with your hands until the yeast becomes frothy and dissolves completely.

Now gradually push the maida into the yeast mixture and start kneading. Add adequate water to make soft and smooth dough. Knead well for 20 mins incorporating air bubbles. Add melted butter to the dough and kneed well until well incorporated.

Rest the dough for 1 hour covering the bowl with cling film or wet towel. The dough would raise to double its volume.

After an hour, knock down the air in the dough and divide the dough into three parts.

Flour the work surface and roll a ball into a flat disk of desired thickness(depends on how thick you like your pizza crust to be) Prick holes with fork. Place on greased tray and let it raise for another 10 mins.

Preheat the oven to 210 °C and bake for 10 mins.

Allow it to cool on wire rack. Cover and store in the fridge until use.

This quantity would make 3 medium sized bread bases.

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Method:

For vegetable cheese pizza -

Place the bread base on the baking tray.

Spread two tblsp of pizza sauce on the base evenly.

Arrange the baby corn, paneer cubes, diced onion, tomato and bell peppers according to your favorite pattern and sprinkle grated cheese generously over the pizza.

Microwave it at maximum temperature for 3 mins or until the cheese melts completely.

Serve topped with Italian herbs and chilly flakes.

Enjoy the sizzling hot home made pizza :)

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Note:

Use yeast that is active for best results.

Kneading the dough for atleast 20 mins is a must.

Do not knead too much after the dough raises. Just punch the air out and roll them into balls and flatten them.

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Tips:

You can cover and preserve the bread base in the refrigerator for at least a week.

Use exotic toppings like mushrooms, olives, broccoli etc while you make it for guests :)

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Written by: Nithya
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48 comments:

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

wow looks so yummy and mouth-watering dear...do drop by my blog dear:)

Kalpana Sareesh said...

OMG now its raining n i need these ...i cant wait to dig in so perfectly made..from base..

Sudha Sabarish said...

Mouthwatering pizza.Can you courier it to my hme.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Colorful and yummy pizzas...And lovely clicks. The cheesy top looks very tempting that I want to grab a slice right away....I luv my pizza base a bit more browned and crusty...:)

Radhika said...

So cheesy and drooling at the pics Nits. Cooooool clicks.

Charishma said...

love the pics nithya....nothing like a yummy cheesy pizza
charishma

kitchen queen said...

verrrrrrrrrrry very colourful and yummilicious pizza.

Abhilash Jutur said...

the pizza looks yumm!!!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow yummy and delicious pizza,really tempting...

Kadhyaa said...

who can say no this Nithya..droolworthy and looks professional..yumy..

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Nithya, wow mouth watering pizza. Can I have 1 slice? :)

notyet100 said...

This looks so yum,,,pizza base is perfect,..

Sanctified Spaces said...

Cool pizza recipe.Wish I could have a bite.

Priya's Feast said...

Luks so woww..Luv the dough pic too..

An Open Book said...

totally love pizzaa..have made it from scratch one or two times and it def makes a difference

Prathibha said...

love this anytime...looks super cheesy n yumm

Kalyani said...

love home made pizzas anytime ! just posted one y';day .. the pix are amazing !


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Jay said...

wow..wish to be your neighbour Nits..absolutely tasty pizza..;)
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Jyoti said...

thats too good..

Santosh Bangar said...

mouthwatering want to grab it presentation is super

Tina said...

Sooooo tempting nd mouthwatering pizzaaaa..

Archana said...

OMG this is absolutely stunning.

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Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

OMG...drooling at the pics....yummy,cheesy pizza...looks tempting and delicious.

Uma said...

Super Nithya... Pizza is making me drool. yummyy..

Cheers,
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Krithi's Kitchen said...

Wonderfully done and clicked Nithya... Drooling over your pics :)
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Sookie said...

Interesting toppings! Your pictures are beautiful!

Muskaan at A2Z Healthy Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Lovely and interesting topping..looks colorful full of veggies even I prefer baby corns in my pizza along with some pineapple..

Sobha Shyam said...

perfect pizza, they look great dear..wish i could have one slice now..lovely clicks dear..

Chitra said...

this pizza looks so yummmmyyy

Suja said...

Yummy colorful pizza..love it

Anzz said...

The pizzas look so delicious. mouth watering. Its my first time here. Love ur site.
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julie said...

Awesome!! Pizza looks super relish..

ushaprashanth said...

Hi!
Pizza is looking delicious! Mouth watering pics ! Lovely post!

Zareena said...

Love the homemade pizza. Amazing clicks. I want it nowwwwwwwww

manjooo said...

looks stunning!!! :)

Chaitanya said...

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Priya said...

Seriously incredible, love that toppings, simply inviting..

juventia_jesica said...

"you made this at home?!" Wow... I should say you made a perfect dough! :) Good job!

Kalyani's Platter said...

colorful and yummy pizza ... they look so tempting with wonderful clicks ...........

Arch said...

Superb pics, the base looks really professional !! You make it sound pretty simple, will hopefully try it soon...

radha said...

Super. Both the pizza and the pictures. And absolute droolworthy!

Dolly said...

Yummilicious !!! Awesome inviting Clicks. Nithya, its always a pleasure to visit your space and learn something new. I have never ventured into the making of a pizza..but i guess its high time I tried one..

Rinku Naveen said...

Niths..whatever you make is so perfect! Yummy pizza. I too love home made pizza. Its so different. My kids love it too..

Zareena said...

mmm.... mind blowing pics.

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saffronstreaks said...

so yummy and colorful cheese pizza...loved every bite of it and the clicks too

soujanya said...

looks sooo yummm!!!!
gave me boost up to try....
thanq for sharing!!!

Suja said...

Hi Nithya Got inspired by your Pizza and I tried it today ( I used whole wheat flour ) . It was good , but couldn't take as good photos as yours :-)

Very nice to see your colorful photos :)

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