October 11, 2007


Veg Pizza:
Prep time : 3 hours
Cooking time : 45 minutes
Serves : 2-3
Source : Nupur's One Hot Stove

Pizza Sauce:
Prep Time : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 40 minutes

Ingredients for Sauce:
1 small onion (finely chopped)
4 garlic pods
1 bell pepper (green/red/orange) (finely chopped)
2 cups tomato puree
1 tsp red chilli powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp tomato ketchup or sugar
1/2 tsp black pepper powder

Sauce Preparation:
1. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add garlic and finely chopped onions, fry till transparent on low heat.

2. Add finely chopped bell pepper, stir well and cook for 5 minutes.

3. Add tomato puree, chilli powder and tomato ketchup. Mix well, uncovered, cook for 20minutes (approx) on simmer or until sauce is thick.

4. Add salt and pepper and let it cool to room temperature. A thick sauce is very important, because a watery sauce will make the crust soggy.

Pizza Dough:
Prep time : 3 hours

2 cups maida or all purpose flour
1 cup wheat flour
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp active dry yeast
1 tsp salt
water as required to make soft dough

Pizza Dough Preparation:
1. Add 1/2 tsp sugar and 1 tsp active dry yeast to 1/4 cup warm water and keep aside for 10 minutes.

2. Mix the maida and wheat flour in a big bowl, add above yeast mixture, sugar, salt and some more water gradually and make a soft dough. Place the dough on a floured surface and knead with your hands and placed in an oiled bowl. Cover with damp cloth or plastic wrap and let it rise for 1-2 hours. Left over pizza dough can be frozen for future use.

Assembling and Baking:
1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

2. As the oven pre-heats, make the pizza base. Make the dough into two equal portions of two large pizzas (serving 2-3 each). Lightly apply the oil on a baking sheet and start stretching the dough on that baking sheet and press down as above to make the pizza base.

3. Spread pizza sauce on pizza base, leaving the edges unsauced. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top of the sauce. We topped the pizza with onions, red and green bell peppers slices and also with grated carrot juliens or your choice of veggies etc.,

4. Place the baking sheet with decorated pizza into the oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust is crispy and golden and the cheese is browning and bubbling.

5. Cut into wedges and serve hot. Yummy veg pizza is ready to serve.
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  1. That looks delicious Jyoti. I could use a slice right now!! It's 12.20pm now!!:))

  2. nice one Jyoti! I too have one veggie pizza in my blog. isn't it a great feeling to make pizza from scratch??

  3. Jyothi, that's one good-looking pizza!

  4. Home made pizzas are always a tad tastier even than a gourmet one :)

  5. Am I missing any pizza event? Seeing many pizza posts past week...

    Home made pizzas are so delectable and one good thing about them is we can control the amount of cheese in it! Yours looking so appetizing Jyothi!

  6. Great Ashaji! at 12.30 PM also you are on this work. Thanks for your lovely words. Take whole pizza, don't mind. Take care.

    Yes Sharmi! even I enjoyed the pizza preparation at home. Oh...I missed your veg pizza. Immediately I will check. Thanks for keeping the message and also for your lovely comments. Thanks dear.

    Thanks SRA!

  7. Hi Suganya! you are absolutely correct. Thanks for dropping by.

    Hi Padma! due to my health problems, missing all the great recipes of all the other bloggers. After your message, missing feeling more. Anyway I don't leave them. ... :) Thanks for stopping by.

  8. That is one lovely looking pizza jyothi. I too have couple of pizzas posted in my blog, just couple of days back I posted one. I am getting tempted once again.

  9. Nice one Jyo....Pizza looks mouth-watering :-)

  10. That looks delicious!

  11. Hi Hima! thanks for leaving messages about your pizza recipes. Surely I will check them. Thanks for your lovely words.

    Hi Sirisha! thanks dear.

    Hi tbc, thanks!

  12. Home made pizzas are the best! Looks yummy. :)

  13. Love it, jyothi, lovely pizza..I will just take a bite..:)

  14. That's a drool-worthy pizza. You should try adding canned pineapple chucks, I think you'd like it too.

  15. Jyoti,not fair yaar,i was about to cook in an hour but when i came here i changed my ideas and now i am after hubby for a pizza treat and he is threatening me that he would ban all food blogs showing pizzas;p its so yummy to look at but the problem is i have no idea about baking at all,one day i will sure try it out,for now let me order from Pizza hut:)) super pizza,its rocking girl.

  16. I made one on friday night:). Looks delicious and you the prefect pizza.

  17. Thanks tee.

    Hi Seena, have it. Thanks for dropping by.

    Hi Cynthia, great idea. Next time, I will try this idea. Thanks dear.

    Hi Alapana! just try once, first time nobody will get perfect. Trials makes us perfect cook. Thanks for your lovely words and thanks for stopping by.

    Thanks shivapriya.

  18. Pizza from scratch ??!!! Good work jyothi.
    Has turned out well.

  19. Hi jyothi, How r u. Today I prepared Pizza by following ur procedure. It came very nice. My husbend liked it very much. I prepared turky & vegtables pizza.Thanks a lot .............:)
    Have a nice life
    All The Best

  20. Hi jyothi, How r u. Today I prepared Pizza by following ur procedure. It came very nice. My husbend liked it very much. I prepared turky & vegtables pizza.Thanks a lot .............:)
    Have a nice life
    All The Best

  21. Beautiful! Love the post.
    Delicious! I am happy to be your newest follower!
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