Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Vegetable Pizza with home made Tomato sauce

Pizzas are my family's favourite.We love to order the veggie lover from "Pizza hut" often.My son loves it a lot.I was thinking to recreate it at home.Today got a very good oppurtunity.So workedout with the ingredients in hand.The spices and the topping depends on individual's taste.We can alter it accordingly.
My hubby was satisfied and gave a suggestion,to grease the tava with butter before cooking the pizza.
Planning to implement his thought in near future.

I have used tava to bake the pizza.But if u have a pizza stone then no need for the tava.Bcoz pizza stone will cook the pizza faster and cooks thoroughly.The tava helps to cook the pizza fast after heating it on the stove top.

Recipe Source : Prema's Thaligai.


For the Pizza Sauce:
1.Ripe Tomatoes                         -                4
2.Onion                                       -                 1/4
3.Red pepper                              -                  1/4
4.Garlic                                      -                  3
5.Green chillies                          -                  2
6. Basil leaves                             -                   1 tsp
7.Oregano  pwdr                         -                    1 tsp
8.Red chilli flakes                       -                     as required
9.Pepper pwdr                             -                   few pinches

* Dump the tomatoes in hot water and peel the skin off.
* Take a pan,add little oil and saute the chopped onion,red pepper,slit green chillies and garlic.
* After cooling it,grind it in the blender with the tomatoes.
* In the same pan,add oil and pour the grinded tomatoe mixture .
* Bring it to boil and sprinkle some red chilli flakes,pepper pwdr,basil leaves and oregano pwdr.
* Cover and keep it aside.

For the Dough:

1.All purpose flour                        -                 1 1/2 cup
2.Yeast                                           -                 3/4 tsp
3.Luke warm water                           -                1/2 cup  or required
4.Salt                                              -                 1/2 tsp
5.Oil                                               -                  2 tbsp

For Topping:
1.Chopped mushroom                    -                 1/2 cup
2.Chopped peppers                       -                  1/4 in each color.
3.Sliced onion                               -                  a hand full
4.Mozeralla Cheese                       -                  1/2 cup or required.
5.Garam masala                             -                  a pinch
6.Garlic pwdr                                -                   a pinch

* Dissolve the yeast in luke warm water for 10 mins.
* Mix it with the flour and prepare a soft dough,after sprinkling some oil.
* Let it rest for 2 hrs or untill it doubles in size.
* After 2 hrs ,take the dough out and knead it again .Divide it into 2 equal sized balls.
* Dust the floor with some flour and roll it into a medium thicknessed round dough.

* Take  a tava and place the rolled pizza.keep it on the stove top for 2 mins or untill it becomes slightly hot.This helps the pizza base to get heated and cook faster in the oven.
* Now take a laddle full of pizza sauce and spread it on the pizza.
* Now arrange the veges on the pizza in any order u prefer.
* Now sprinkle the cheese on top of it.We can be liberall in doing this.
* The more cheese u sprinkle,the more it will taste.but I have used bit lesser ,keeping my family's health in mind.

* Pre heat the oven for 450 degrees and place the tawa with the pizza.
* Cook the pizza for 10 to 15 mins or untill the crust becomes golden brown.
* Take out ,sprinkle some garlic pwdr,garam masala and serve hot.

* The toppings are purely to our taste.We can also add some cooked chicken on top of it,if we want.
* The herbs added in the sauce are purely to our taste.The original recipe called in for oregano,since I didnt have it ,so used basil.
* We can also make the sauce an indian one ,by adding all the masala.
* My H suggested to grease the tava with butter and then place the pizza before cooking,which I am going to try it out next time
* Adding garam masala gives a indian touch.
* The mozerella cheese shud be a good brand,if not it wont taste like the pizza shops.

Sending this to Paris's Only bread event
Also sending to Aipi and Priya's Bookmarked tuesday event
Also sending to Champa' Kid's delight - Restaurant recreation started by Srivalli
Also sending to Sanyuktha's Cooking with whole food - Toamto event announced by Kiran

sending this to Priya's Fast food not fat food


Rachu said...

WOW.. Never seen sush pretty and fresh pizza..Its breakfast time. and I can have those nowwwww....


Vimitha Durai said...

Looks delicious and saucy... Love to have a bite..

KrithisKitchen said...

Lovely...and colorful...


Raji said...

The pizza is looking so colourful.. it's really a good tip to heat the pizza before putting in the oven..and i think it would taste even better if your H's idea of buttering the tava is followed :)

Puja said...

Perfect looking pizza and homemade is always the best!!
Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

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Unknown said...

the pizza looks too good!...homemade sauce tastes soo yummy!

Shanavi said...

There goes my diet !!! Tremendous effort with all the photographs taken side by side ,I know how difficult it is..

Rani acharyulu said...

Lovely Pizza looks delicious.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Homemade pizza are always best and your's looking very tempting. Nice tips...

Hamaree Rasoi

Nithya said...

Looks absolutely yummy and professional :)

Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

Pizza looks delicious & inviting tooooooooooo wanna to grab some...

Priya Suresh said...

Savitha, seriously u r killing me with ur clicks, nothing will beat the home made pizzas, truly irresistible..

Vidhya said...

Your Pizza looks absolutely delicious.

Plateful said...

I just posted a pizza recipe, too. Love your pizza, looks totally irresistible!

divya said...

Beautiful presentation dear. Love them as always.....pizza looks awesome!!!!

turmericnspice said...

perfect dish to cook with kids...pizza is always a winner with them. Thanks for visiting you have a nice space here...wld love to follow you

Kalyani said...

wow it looks beautiful and tempting pizza ....... lovely pictures .......... will try this some time ........

Champa said...

Thanks for the entry. Sauce looks very good.

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Looks Yummy ooooooo Yummy :)

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Kalakureenga pa :)

veena said...

Loks so so yummy. I am bookmarking this:-)

Raks said...

Perfect looking pizza! Looks fabulous!

A little bit of everything said...

perfect looking pizza, home made one is always the best. I have to try your tomato sauce. Thanks for sharing Savitha

Unknown said...

Looks mouth watering :)

Padhu Sankar said...

Omg I am hungry now .U have done it very well .Looks fantastic

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy drooling pizza

Treat and Trick said...

So delicious! Love the home made sauce too...

Prathima Rao said...

OMG!!! Truly fantastic!!!! Im drooling looking at this wonderful spread...;)
Prathima Rao
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Torviewtoronto said...

delicious pizza looks wonderful

Charitha said...

Pizza looks delicious..tempting me to eat..


swapna said...

Looks delicious....yummy!!

Unknown said...

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