Friday, February 1, 2013

Vegetable , Paneer and Sausage Pizza

Pizza is everyone's favourite.I started making pizza at home once i got the base recipe correct. I use store bought pizza sauce. I used paneer , mixed vegetables and chicken sausage as toppings and the pizza turned out delicious.


For the base:
Maida / All purpose flour  - 2 and 1/2 cups
Yeast - 2 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Olive oil - 3 tablespoons

For toppings:
Paneer - Chopped into small cubes 
Capsicum- 1 medium (chopped into julliennes)
Onion - 1 medium (chopped into thick slices)
Tomato - 1 medium (chopped into julliennes , remove the seeds)
Chicken Sausages - 2 chopped into 1" pieces
Pizza Sauce - 3-4tbsp
Pizza Cheese- 1cup grated
Salt - as required
Red Chilli powder -1/2 tsp
Garam Masala- 1/2 tsp
Chat Masala- 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice- 1tsp
Thick curd- 1tbsp


Make the Base:

-Heat 1/2 cup water to lukewarm. Add sugar , salt, few drops of olive oil and yeast and mix well till everything dissolves well. Keep aside for 10 minutes for proofing. 
-In a big mixing bowl, take the flour and add the proved yeast sugar mixture. mixwell to make a soft dough.
-Knead it well for 10 minutes. Apply little olive oil and cover with a damp cloth. Keep this bowl at warm place till the dough doubles or for an hour.
-After the dough has doubled punch out the air out of the dough and mix well again. Leave aside for 1/2 hr
-After the second proofing take the dough onto a floured surface and make a 1/2" thick disc.
-Prick the base with a fork and bake in to oven at 220 degrees celcius for 7-8 min.

Make the Topping:

-Take the cubed paneer , add required salt , red chilli powder , garam masala , chat masala , curd and lemon lemon juice.
-Marinate for 1/2 hr. After that heat a kadai with 2 tbsp oil and add the marinated paneer and cook till dry.
-Keep the cooked paneer aside and let it cool.

Assemble the pizza:

-Take the base , spread the pizza sauce. Now spread the paneer mixture. 
-Top with vegetable julliens , sausage pieces.
-Sprinkle little salt and red chilli flakes on the toppings.
-Finally spread the cheese evenly on the toppings.
-Bake at 230 degrees Celcius for 5-10min till the cheese melts ( timing depends on the oven we are using so keep an eye).

Sending this Pizza to the Flavours of Italy Hosted by Divya of Divya's Culinary Journey.


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