Veg Pizza from scratch !!

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We had one of our American friends at our place for lunch . He is vegetarian but not vegan . So decided to make veg pizza though not completely a vegan one as I used generous amount of garlic in the sauce . Everyone enjoyed the pizza including my meatlover daughter .

Ingredients : ( For two 10″ round pizzas)

For the Pizza dough:

2 cups of all purpose flour

2 tea spoon instant active dry yeast

1/2 ( half) tbl spoon sugar

3/4 th tea spoon-1 tea spoon salt ( depending on the quality of salt)

2 tbl spoon + 1 tea spoon, olive or any vegetable oil

Warm water/ milk , around 1/2 cup- 2/3 rd cup or enough to make a medium soft dough

1/2 tbl spoon Italian seasoning

For the Pizza Sauce:

6 tbl spoon bar b q sauce

10 tbl spoon tomato ketcup

2 tea spoon- 1 tbl spoon ( according to your taste) freasly grated garlic

1/2 tea spoon oregano

1 tbl spoon olive oil

For the topping :

Bell peppers/ capsicum

cherry tomato

Mushroom

Onions

1 and 1/4 th cup grated cheese ( I used 4 cheese of mozzarella , chedder , monterery jack and parmesaen)

Procedure :

1. Mix flour with sugar and salt . Now add the yeast and 1 tbl spoon oil . Now add the little warm water slowly to form a medium soft dough . Don’t add too hot or room temperature water . Too hot water may kill the bacteria of yeast and room temperature water will not activate yeast , both resulting in not risen up dough . Add other 1 tbl spoon of oil . Knead very oil . The more you knead , the better is the result . The dough must be smooth . If you find your hand little sticky ,wet your hand with little oil and knead . Make a ball out of the dough .Now rub 1 tea spoon oil all over the dough and keep it in a greased closed lid box in a warm plac for an hour or more or until it doubles up .

2. In the mean time make the sauce combining al the ingredients .

3. When the dough doubled up, punch down all the air from the dough and roll it in two thin round disks on a lightly flour dusted surface . You can prick the surface of the pizza with fork , if you want it thin, so that it won’t rise much in the oven . Don’t forget to preheat the oven to 450 FH .

4. Spread the pizza sauce . Now add the toppings , except cheese . Add the cheese at the end . Immediately bake it in the pre heated oven to 400 FH . Remember , when you pre-heated the oven , you preheated @ 450 but while baking the temperature should be 400 FH . I baked it in a rectangular tray , as I don’t have any pizza stone . I did line it with parchment paper . Well some people doesn’t do it as they love the crust underneath too . Bake for 20 minutes and if you wish you can broil another 5 minutes to brown the cheese onthe top . Using too much veggie might make the pizza soggy . So it’s always recommended not to use too much veggies that exerts water and broiling helps to dry out those extra moisture from the pizza

5. I always love lightly brown crusted pizza . Never liked too much crusty or soft pizza bread . If you want a little more crust , just after 5 minutes before you take out the pizza from the oven , bush olive oil mixed with garlic on the edges of the pizza and bake for last 5 minutes . 🙂

Yummy !!!!

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3 responses to “Veg Pizza from scratch !!

  1. Pizza looks perfectly done….I love my pizza to be soft and this looks the same….Better late than never….Thank you for participating in Global Ramadan Event – Joy From Fasting To Feasting – VII…..

  2. apu instead of italian sizzling what can i put????

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