I had been meaning to make this pizza for a while now. Veggie is something that I don't prefer outside in pizza hut or any other pizza place but I wanted to make this at home so that I can use Indian veggies and make it to my taste. I completely took liberty here with veggies that I used and the outcome was really interesting.
4 Cup Wheat Flour
2 Cup Maida
2 Cup Milk
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup Butter
1/2 Spoon Sugar
2.25 Spoon Active Dry Yeast
2 Spoon Garlic Paste
2 Spoon Basil Leaves
1/2 Spoon Black pepper powder
2 Spoon Red Chilli Powder
3 Spoon Ketchup
1 Cup Parmesan Cheese
2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
1 cup of Small Paneer Pieces
1.5 cup Eggplant Pieces
1 Cup Sweet Corn
Salt to taste
- Mix sugar and active yeast with a cup of luke warm water. Keep covered by clinging film for 10 minutes to bubble up the water which means yeast is activated
- In a plate, mix wheat flour, maida, salt, olive oil and melted butter.
- Add in activated yeast mixture and milk and knead a soft dough. Keep aside in a big bowl covered by the clinging film for around 2 hours to double it up.
- Heat oil and add garlic paste in it. Roast it till it spreads nice aroma
- Add in basil leaves, pepper powder, red chilli powder and salt. Cook for couple of minutes
- Puree tomatoes and add them along with the ketchup to the above mixture. Cook till the water that separates out is evaporated and mixture is in single consistency paste. Keep aside.
- In oil fry ladies finger(whole), paneer pieces, eggplant pieces each for a minute. Remove the head of the ladies finger and cut it into half. Sprinkle salt and keep aside
- When the dough doubles up, divide it into two portions and spread it on two Pizza Pans
- Spread in tomato gravy made above equally on each one of the pizza.
- Spread in Parmesan Cheese, fried veggies(paneer, ladies finger, eggplant) and sweet corn.
- Cover it up with the mozzarella cheese.
- Heat the oven to 400F/200C
- Cook the pizza in the oven at 400F/200C for 25 minutes
While frying ladies finger(bhendi) i fried it whole and then cut it into half instead of other way round so as to avoid its seeds being flowing out of it.
All veggies I just browned them a bit so as to give it a richer taste. I didnt cook them completely by any means otherwise it might burn out or melt away while in the oven.