Authentic Italian Pizza

 

Margherita and Veggie 

 
Pin Recipe
 
 
Prep Time: 30 mins
 
Bake Time: 20 mins
 
Course: Lunch/Dinner 
 

Ingredients:

For the dough:

(150g) All purpose flour/ Maidha
Salt
(1) Instant yeast
Olive oil
 
For the sauce:
(5) Oregano leaves/Oregano         
(2) Tomato
(3 pods) Garlic 
Capsicum
Salt
 
Toppings:
Shredded Mozzarella cheese
Capsicum
Onions
Olives
Olive oil
Instructions:
  1. Add a packet of yeast in a glass of warm water and sugar(as food for yeast) to this mixture. Mix it together and keep it aside. After 5 mins, add the yeast mixture to the dough and salt. Properly kneed the dough and keep it aside. Drizzle a bit of olive on top of it and cover it with an aluminium foil. Leave the dough to rest for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Once it is rested for a good amount of time, you will observe the dough rise. Take it out and kneed the dough(similar to chapathi). Once a soft consistency is achieved, cut the dough into smaller parts with the help of a knife.
  3. Flatten out each part with the help of a rolling pin/hand till thin. Slightly fold the outer boundary and poke a few holes with a fork to help it cook all the way through. Your pizza dough is good to go! Pre-heat the oven to 450°C for 12 minutes.
  4. To prepare the sauce, boil 2 tomatoes in water till the skin starts to peel off. Once done, puree one tomato in a blender and smash the other one with a fork. Take out all the seeds within.
  5. Add finely chopped garlic, capsicum and oregano leaves to a pan consisting of olive oil. Fry it for a while and add the tomato (puree and mixture) to the pan. Add a tinge of salt and chilly flakes(optional). Let the whole mixture boil for 10-15 mins till a gravy-like consistency is achieved. Sauce is ready!
  6. Assembly. Generously spread the sauce throughout the flattened dough. Add shredded mozzarella cheese on top(margherita pizza) and diced onions, capsicum and sliced olives(veggie pizza).
  7. Place both the doughs in the oven for 20 mins at 450°C.
  8. To check if the pizza is cooked, the base must turn golden brown and the cheese on the pizza, completely melted.
  9. Finally, drizzle olive oil and serve flaming hot with a cool drink.

              

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