Recipe – Pizza bread and Pizza Toppings / Pizza from Scratch at Home

Prep Time: 7-8 hours

Cooking time: 30-40 minutes

Serves: 2 Medium Pizza

Ingredients

For Pizza base:

  • Plain flour (Maida): 1 and ½ Cup
  • Salt: 1 Teaspoon
  • Sugar: 2 Teaspoon
  • Oil: 1 ½ Tablespoon
  • Active dry yeast: 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Water: as required

For the Pizza sauce:

  • Oil / Butter: 1 ½ Tablespoon
  • Onion: 1 medium sized, chopped
  • Tomato: 1 medium sized, chopped
  • Red Dried Chili: 1
  • Green Chili: 1, finely chopped or crushed
  • Ginger: 1 Teaspoon, finely chopped or crushed
  • Garlic: 1 Teaspoon, finely chopped or crushed
  • Dry Oregano: 1 Teaspoon
  • Basil Leaves: 6-7, finely chopped
  • Salt: ½ Teaspoon
  • Black Pepper powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Corn Flour: 1 Tablespoon
  • Water: ¼ Cup

For the Topping:

  • Cheese: 1 Cup, grated or small pieces
  • Onion: 1 medium sized, finely chopped
  • Tomato: 1 medium sized, finely chopped
  • Green Bell Pepper: 1 medium sized, finely chopped
  • Sweet corn kernels: 2 Tablespoon
  • Salt: ½ Teaspoon or to taste
  • Black Pepper powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Dry Oregano: ½ Teaspoon

 

Method

For the Pizza Base:

  • Mix yeast, salt, sugar and 1/4 cup warm water. keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  • Take flour in a bowl. Add the yeast mix. Mix well.
  • Using warm water, knead a soft dough.
  • Cover the dough with a damp cloth and keep aside for 5-6 hours. It will double in size.
  • Remove the cover and knead again for 4-5 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 2 equal portions and roll into balls.
  • Roll each ball into 8-10 inch diameter circles. Sprinkle some flour or use oil if it is sticky while rolling to a circle.
  • Preheat the oven to at 200C for 15-25 minutes.

For the Pizza Sauce:

  • Heat oil in a pan. Sauté dried red chili, ginger, garlic and onion till onions are light golden brown.
  • Add tomato, green chili, dried oregano, basil leaves, salt, black pepper powder and sauté till tomatoes are cooked.
  • Turn of the heat and let it cool.
  • Blend this mixture to a smooth paste.
  • Heat ½ Tablespoon oil in another small pan. Sauté corn flour for 1 minute and add ¼ cup of water. Boil it for 2 minutes.
  • Add the blended paste and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Turn off the heat and keep aside.

For the Toppings

  • Mix chopped onions, tomato, bell pepper, sweet corn, salt, black pepper powder and oregano. Toss well and keep aside.
  • Grate the cheese and keep aside.

For Assembling:

  • Take one Pizza base.
  • Spread half of the pizza sauce on one side of the base.
  • Add half of the vegetable toppings.
  • Add half of the grated cheese.
  • Assemble the other pizza as well.
  • Preheat the oven to 425-degree F or 200-degree C.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes

 

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