Recipe – Thin Crust Pizza / Veggie Thin Crust Pizza

Aviary Photo_131560271229491054Prep Time: 5 hours

Cooking time: 30-40 minutes

Serves: 2 Medium Pizza

Ingredients

For Pizza base:

  • Plain flour (Maida): 1 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: 2 medium sized, chopped
  • Green/red bell pepper: 1, 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
  • Salt: ½ Teaspoon or to taste
  • Black Pepper powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Dry Oregano: ½ Teaspoon
  • Veggie toppings (any combinations of the following)
    • Onion: 1 medium sized, finely chopped
    • Tomato: 1 medium sized, finely chopped
    • Green Bell Pepper: 1 medium sized, finely chopped
    • Spinach Leaves: 8-10
    • Broccoli: 7-8 florets
    • Mushroom: 10-12 half pieces
    • Sweet corn kernels: 2 Tablespoon
    • Black Olive: 10-12 round pieces

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.
  • Add oil and knead again.
  • 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, approx. 1/8-inch thick. Sprinkle some flour or use oil if it is sticky while rolling to a circle.
  • Preheat the oven to at 180 C / 350 F and bake for 15 minutes. Take them out.

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, bell pepper, 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 the veggies with salt, black pepper powder and oregano. Toss well and keep aside.
  • Grate the cheese and keep aside.

For Assembling

  • Take one of the baked 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 15 minutes. Keep an eye and if cheese melts after sometime, take out and check if all done.

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