CHEESY VEG. PIZZA

CHEESY VEG. PIZZA
The all time favorite. This is a tried and tasted veg. pizza recipe many times.

There nothing better than biting into that first slice of fresh, hot, homemade pizza.

Pizza can be made various toppings and styles.

Pizza made with homemade dough and Mozzarella cheese is extremely tasty and worthy of efforts you put to make one.
For those who want to learn , how to make pizza dough at home, I have for you an easy pizza dough recipe that has never failed.

I have made this pizza so many times, as my husband and kids loves pizza.

This recipe works for both regular crust and thin crust pizza.

Step by step recipe for Veg. pizza. Except the cheese, no ready made sauces or pizza bread bases are used.
This is a basic veg. pizza .

I have used Tomato and Capsicum as the only veggies.You can use your own assorted veggies for the pizza toppings.
PREP. TIME                                                 2 HOURS 20 MIN.
COOKING TIME                                         20 MIN.
TOTAL TIME                                                2 HOURS 40 MIN.
SERVES                                                          3-4 MEDIUM SIZE PIZZA
PIZZA DOUGH
The pizza base is made from maida/ all purpose flour. Wheat flour can be used too.
INGREDIENTS
For the pizza bread base
All purpose flour                                  350 gms
Warm water                                           1/2 cup
Dry yeast                                                 3 Tsp
Sugar                                                        1/2 Tsp
Olive oil                                                   2 Tbsp
Salt                                                            1/2 Tsp
PROCEDURE
Take lukewarm water in a bowl, sprinkle sugar and yeast in it. Cover the bowl and set aside for 5 min.

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Up to sieve the maida.
Now add salt , oil and yeast water in maida.

Knead the maida by hand or food processor until it gets smooth. (Use normal tap water).

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I am using food processor with dough blade to make dough, You can make the dough by hand too. Make sure that the dough is very soft but non sticky , if needed add more water or if is too sticky add little more flour.

Grease the dough with olive oil, keep covered with cling film or kitchen towel, for about 2 hours in a warm area, for rising.
The dough should be double in size.

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Meanwhile dough is rising, make the pizza sauce
PIZZA SAUCE

I have made many pizza sauces, this is the one of them.

Tomatoes                                                                                        3 large
Garlic                                                                                               10 cloves
Dried basil                                                                                      2 Tsp
Dried oregano                                                                               2 Tsp
Freshly crushed black pepper                                                  1/2 Tsp
Salt
Onion                                                                                               1
Red chili powder                                                                           1/2 Tsp
Cornflour                                                                                         1 Tbsp
PROCEDURE
Blanch the tomatoes in enough water and peel the skin.

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Pureed the Tomato with Onion and Garlic in a blender.

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Heat the puree in a small pan, stirring occasionally for 5 min. Then add Red chili powder, Dry  oregano, Dry basil, Salt and pepper and mix well.

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Add cornflour ( first mix cornflour in normal water) paste and stir it for 2-3 min.

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TOPPINGS
Capsicum                                                                                       2
Tomato                                                                                           1
Dried herbs
Chili flakes
Cheddar cheese and Mozarella cheese                                As required
PREPARATION
Chop the veggies in 1/2 inch square, deseed it( Remove the seeds of Capsicum and Tomato).

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Assembling and baking pizza
Pre heat the oven for 10 min.

Slightly flatten the dough and divide it into equal dough balls.

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Spread some pizza sauce on it.

Top it with some crumble cheddar cheese,

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evenly sprinkle veggies over it, gently press the veggies.

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Spread Grated Mozzarella cheese over it, quantity… by your choice.

Repeat same steps for make more pizza.

Place the PIZZA on greased baking tray, and bake it in preheated oven for 10 min. Or till the base is evenly browned and the cheese melts.

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immediately…..CHEESY VEG. PIZZA

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