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Preparation Time : 10
Cook Time : 25
Total Time : 35
for the pizza bread base: 3 cups all purpose flour (maida)1 cup
2 teaspoons dry active yeast
1/4 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon salt or add as required some oil
1 tbsp for dusting purpose flour (maida) or makki ka atta
for the tomato sauce: 4 to 5 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
2-3 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil optional
2 teaspoon dried basil or
2 tablespoons fresh basil or
1 teaspoon dried oregano or
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
1/2 freshly crushed or ground black pepper, as required
1/8 salt as required
toppings for 2 medium sized pizzas:
1 onion, sliced
1 capsicum (bell pepper), sliced
1 tomato, chopped or sliced
optional8-9 pitted green olives, sliced,
optional8-9 pitted black olives, sliced,
2 tsp grated mozarella cheese or pizza cheese
1/4 as required fresh or dried herbs, as required
Making the pizza bread: sprinkle sugar in warm water. add yeast. stir and let the mixture sit at room temperature for mins till it becomes frothy, in a bowl add one cup flour, salt, oil and the frothy yeast mixture. stir. add another cup of flour. stir again. the mixture become sticky. add the last cup of flour and continue to stir. knead the dough into a smooth, springy ball. apply some oil all over the dough. cover loosely and keep in a large bowl at room temperature.
Making the tomato basil pizza sauce: blanch the tomatoes and the chop them. heat oil. fry the chopped garlic, add the tomatoes let them cook uncovered for 4-5 minutes. add the herbs, salt and pepper. mix well. cook further for 3-4 minutes.
Assembling the veg pizza flatten the dough to a disk. on a floured surface roll the dough. place the dough onto a greased and dusted pan. brush some oil or butter on the pizza base. spread the tomato sauce on the pizza. top with the veggies.i
Bake the veg pizza in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes at 200 degrees C.
The pizza dough can also be made in a food processor or electric mixer. if the dough becomes sticky add some flour if the dough is not soft and a bit dry, then add some warm water. i even made a thin crust pizza with this dough and it was excellent. you can saute the veggies lightly in olive oil if you want. the leftover pizza sauce can be refrigerated. leftover pizza dough can be refrigerated or freezed. if freezed, it stays well for a month.
Serve veg pizza hot.
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