Tawa Pizza

Makes 2 (8” pizza)

For the dough

Flour (all purpose) – 1¼ cup

Semolina (suji) – 1 tbsp

Baking Powder – ½ tsp

Baking Soda – ¾ tsp

Salt – a generous pinch

Sugar – a pinch

Curd – 2tbsp

Oil – 1tbsp

Water – as required

For Sauce

Olive Oil – 2tbsp

Garlic chopped – 1tsp

Chilli flakes – 1tsp

Tomato chopped – 2cups

Onion chopped – ¼ cup

Salt – to taste

Oregano/Italian seasoning – 1tsp

Pepper powder – to taste

Basil leaves(optional) – few sprigs

Water – a dash

For toppings

Onion chopped – 3tbsp

Capsicum chopped – 3tbsp

Mushroom Sliced – handful

Tomato Chopped – 3tbsp

Salt – to taste

Pepper – to taste

Oregano/Italian seasoning – 1tsp

Basil leaves – a sprig

Mozzarella Cheese (grated) – 1½ cup

Extras

Olive oil – for drizzling

Basil Sprigs – for garnishing

Method

For the topping

Heat oil and add in the veggies. Toss them on high heat for 2 mins. Season with salt pepper and oregano and basil. Toss again and remove to a plate to cool.

For the dough

Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix them. Now add oil, curd and little water to make a very smooth dough. Knead it for atleast 5minutes to ensure a smooth soft dough.

Cover it with a damp cloth and leave aside for an hour.

For the Sauce

Heat a pan and garlic and onions and saute them for a minute. Add chilli flakes, stir and add the tomatoes. Sprinkle salt and some basil leaves and cook the tomatoes till they are mashy. Sprinkle dried oregano or Italian seasoning and pepper powder. Add a dash of water to make it saucy. Remove from heat, cool it down and grind it to a paste. Towards the end we need a thick tomato sauce, just a bit thinner than ketchup.

Take out the dough and divide it into 2 or you can make a single pizza. Decide the size of the pizza depending upon the size of the pan you will be cooking it on. Lightly flour the kitchen counter and press the dough with the hands and spread it out into a circle. Do not worry a pizza need not be a perfect round. Using a rolling pin roll it out thin like a slightly thicker chapati or a thicker tortilla.

Using a knife or a fork prick the dough all over.

Heat a pan or a tawa, drizzle a little oil and cook the pizza base on one side for around 2mins on medium heat.

Lightly oil the top and turn it over and lower the heat. Apply the tomato sauce on top of it and make sure to spread it till the edges. Sprinkle grated cheese on top avoiding the circumference of the dough and add all the toppings over the cheese.

Now cover the pan and let it cook on low heat till the cheese melts and the base is cooked.

Remove the pizza to a plate, garnish with basil leaves and olive oil. Cut and serve it hot.

 

Extra shots

Using leftover pizza & leftover pizza sauce we can make a tasty soup in no time.

For extra shots today we will make bread soup. Bread soup is a classic soup where bread is a key ingredient. It can be pureed with the soup or used as a garnish/crouton to float in it.

As we have left over pizza and tomato sauce we will prepare Pizza Soup.

Bread Soup

Leftover pizza – 1slice

Leftover tomato sauce – 4tbsp

Oregano – ½ tsp

Chilli flakes – ½ tsp

Basil sprigs – handful

Water – 2cups

Salt – to taste

Pepper – to taste

Basil sprig