Friday, 8 June 2012

Thin Crust Pizza (Tofu, corn, capcicum & Onion topping)




This was delicious and easy! Some of you might be wondering what the benefits of home made pizzas are..when you can order pizza online. These are d main benefits in my opinion ... Making pizza is fun! Home made pizzas are healthy, You can make any pizza with any toppings according to your taste. 


I made this and LOVED it. I used less  mozzarella, bcz don’t like too much cheese in pizza. The base I made was thin crust,  that's what my husband and I like. Crust was crispy, pizza was simple and amazingly good! I've been trying for a while to perfect my homemade pizza and I think now I've done it! This pizza will make an amazing treat to make for a party and everyone is sure to love you! The process is very simple...


OK, now lets get started. 









Ingredients
For Pizza Base:


1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 Cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
1 Packet Active Dry Yeast
3/4 cup warm water
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt


TOPPINGS:
1 cup cut tofu pieces
½ cup sweet corn
½ cup sliced capcicum
1 onion sliced lengthwise
1 1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Feel free to add any veg or fruits u like to eat :) 


Pizza sauce


1 can (410 gm) of Pureed tomato
1tsp finely chopped garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tsp Red Chili flakes
1 tsp Dried Oregano
½ tsp crushed black pepper
1 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste


Method:

 Method for Pizza Base:


In a small bowl, take  warm water and add sugar and yeast. Stir well and let it rest for 10 mins. It will be doubled in amount.



In a  bowl, combine flour and salt. Mix it. Add yeast mixture and knead it, add the olive oil. Add the warm water slowly. Knead till it forms into dough. 
Cover with damp cloth and place it in warm place for 1 hour. It will be doubled in volume. Punch the dough with your knuckles and let it rise for another 1/2 hour. Overall, the dough should become smooth to role and elastic.





Pizza sauce


While dough is rising, make the sauce. Heat oilve oil in a pan, add crushed garlic and sauté for few minutes. Add pureed tomato and salt. Cook it for 10-12 mins on low heat. Season with black pepper powder, red chili flakes, dried oregano, and sugar. Stir well. Cook for 5 mins more. Remove from the heat.


Method for Making Pizza:


Preheat oven at 200° C / 400 F and place your oven rack in lowest position in the oven. Prepare your pizza baking trays with oil. Take your pizza dough and divide into 2 equal balls.
 roughly roll out our pizza dough on counter and transfer into pizza baking tray and push from the centre of the disc, press the dough out to form a circle with a diameter of about 30cm .


You can decorate your pizza as per choice. Assemble pizza. Spread sauce evenly onto crust
, Brush the edge with a bit of olive oil.. Spread with the tomato mixture over crust. 




Top with tofu, corn, green bell pepper, onion or whatever veg. U want  & then  cheeses. Drizzle with remaining olive oil.







 Bake in the pre heated oven  for 12- 15 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted.








sending this to Bake Fest #8



2 Feel free to share your comments:

Mélange said...

Pizza,that too thin crust at home is truly a worth attempt Pranathi...Truly yummy !

Pranati Nath said...

thanks dear..:)

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