Friday, 3 January 2014

Yummy veg pizza recipe - M.M.Mithaiwala


Ingredients

For the pizza bread base:
  • 2.5 to 3 cups all purpose flour/maida
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoon dry yeast
  • ¼ tsp sugar or ¼ tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • olive oil for brushing
  • flour, cornmeal or semolina for sprinkling
For the tomato sauce:
  • 4-5 tomatoes
  • 2-3 garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine (optional)
  • 2 tsp dried basil or 2 tbsp fresh basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano or 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • freshly crushed or ground black pepper
  • salt
Toppings for 2 medium sized pizzas:
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 capsicum/bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 tomato (optional)
  • 8-9 pitted green olives, sliced
  • 8-9 pitted black olives, sliced
  • grated mozarella cheese as required
  • fresh or dried herbs

Instructions

Making the pizza bread:
  1. Sprinkle sugar in warm water.
  2. Add yeast. stir and let the mixture sit at room temperature for 10-15 mins till it becomes frothy,
  3. In a bowl add one cup flour, salt, olive oil and the frothy yeast mixture.
  4. Stir and add another cup of flour.
  5. Stir again. The mixture become sticky.
  6. Add the last cup of flour and continue to stir.
  7. Knead the dough into a smooth, springy ball.
  8. Apply some olive oil all over the dough.