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Dec 8, 2009

Healthy Pizza- The easy way!!!

I have always wanted to make pizzas at home. And when I saw them in different blogs , cooking sites and Tv, I use to drool at the pictures and was more tempted to try it soon. I use to fall short of some ingredients or a proper recipe whenver I decided to make. But finally I used a recipe my friend suggested and the ingredients I saw in a cookery show and finally made pizza from scratch. It definitely tasted not only delicious, but is quite healthy too. I am surely going to make them again and it would be fun to try some new toppings too!!!
I would say, it is not soft as when made with all purpose flour.But as I substituted the flour with wheat flour, it was a bit crispy. Baking was not involved at all in this recipe. But next time, I am going to try other cooking options and other ingredients for the base as well as the toppings.

Ingredients-

For the base
Wheat flour- 1cup
Soya flour- 1/2 cup
Plain flour- 1/2 cup
Yeast- 1tsp
Milk- 1/2 cup
Sugar- 1tsp
Salt - 1/2tsp
Oil- 1-2 tsp

Method-
For the base
Add the yeast in warm milk and keep it for 5 minutes till it froths. In a large bowl, add rest of the ingredients except oil. Now add the milk- yeast mixture and knead to a loose and smooth dough using the oil. Now leave it covered in th ebowl for 2 hours. It will rise to some extent.
Then place the dough on floured surface and knead for a few more minutes. Make small balls with the dough. Roll each ball into a slightly thick circle( as that of paratha). Now grill the base for 2 minutes. Your base is ready.
Note- Its better to have a thin crusted base to ensure proper grilling.

Ingredients-
For Pizza sauce
Tomato- 2 big
Onion- 1 big
Ginger garlic- 1tsp finely crushed
Red chilly powder- 1tsp
Salt to taste
Mixed herbs- 1tsp
Oil- 1tsp

Method
For pizza sauce
Heat oil in a pan. Add the ginger garlic paste followed by the onions and saute till they appear translucent. Then add the chopped tomatoes( puree can be used). Add red chilly powder and salt. Cook for sometime till the tomatoes are completely cooked and you obtain a smooth paste. Add the mixed herbs and mix well.

Ingredients
For the topping
Capsicum- 1 cut into long pieces
Onion- 1 Sliced
Mushrooms- 4-5 chopped
Salt- 1/2tsp
Oil- 1tsp

Method-
Heat oil in a pan. Add all the ingredients with salt and saute till they become tender.
healthy pizzaClick to see enlarged image

More ingredients for topping

Pineapple chunks- A few
Grated mozarella cheese as required

Method of assembling the pizza

Apply the pizza sauce on the base. Now add the prepared toppings including pineapple. Spread the grated cheese all over the toppings.
Now place this on a pan on stove top. Cover with lid. Cook for around 5 minutes untill the cheese melts.
Now your pizza is finally ready and serve it warm.
healthy pizza

32 comments:

Happy cook said...

Pizza indeed look hearty, cheesey and delicous.

jayasree said...

Declious and healthy.. Good you have made it with out using an oven.

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy pizza....looks perfect

Divya Kudua said...

Yum..I'm feeling hungry:).Looks delicious:):)

Tina said...

Yummy and delicious pizzaaaaa...

notyet100 said...

i never tried bking pizza base at home maybe someday i woulcd this looks so yum,...

Priya said...

Love the addition of soya flour and wheat flour Sowmya...pizza looks cheesy and fantastic!!

Vrinda said...

Delicious pizza...perfect for pizza lovers

chakhlere said...

Pizza looks mind blowing. I also want to try making it from scratch...will try this recipe soon.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Healthy looking pizza Sowmya...

Usha said...

Pizza looks delicious, loved it !

Laavanya said...

That;s what i love abt homemade pizza too - control over the toppings.

Nithya said...

Looks yummmmm :)

DEESHA said...

pizza looks lovely

Cham said...

U grilled the pizza- I never thought of soya flour for pizza base! Looks tasty and delicious!

Divya Vikram said...

I like the fact that it is not baked. Looks delicious and perfect.

Soma Pradhan said...

Lovely yummy Pizza

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Wonderful delicious pizza.

Parita said...

Truly healthy..never used soya flour in pizza base..too good!

Indrani said...

Pizza looks yumm,Sowmya...just perfect

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Pizza base is really healthy,this version sounds really good :)

Valarmathi said...

Yummy pizza, looks delicious.

s said...

have tried wheat base a million times with little success..will try this recipe...looks like it will work.

Priya Narasimhan said...

Does not look like you made it the first time..Too good and healthy.. I too am going to try this..

Rohini said...

Wow..Cant help drooling..You have amazing patience..I never tried making them at home! Should give a try next time!! :)

Shri said...

Wow!!Looks so good!

Dershana said...

love the addition of soya flour! lovely pizza

Spice said...

Hi sowmya, pizza looks perfect. I bake it normal way never tried on the gas stove, now i'm curious....

Yasmeen said...

Love the multi grain crust...looks aewsome :D

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

the last picture makes me crave for pizza :( looks so yummy...

Preeti Kashyap said...

lovely! just needed this recipe!

my kitchen said...

Pizza looks Delicious & healthy

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