Pizza | Pachakam



Category : Non-Vegetarian, Others

By Maneka Nirmal

Published On: 11 Apr 2005

Rating: 3
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Step 1

For making pizza dough:-
1)Mix the warm water and yeast in a small bowl to blend.

Step 2

Let stand, until the yeast dissolves, for about 5 mins.

Step 3

Mix together the flour, sugar and salt in a food processor to blend.

Step 4

Blend in the oil.

Step 5

With the machine running, add the yeast mixture and blend just until the dough forms.

Step 6

Turn the dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead, until smooth, for about 1 min.

Step 7

Transfer the dough to a large oiled bowl and turn the dough to coat with the oil.

Step 8

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm draft-free area, until the dough doubles in volume, for about 1 hour.

Step 9

Punch the down dough and divide into 2 equal balls.

Step 10

:- The dough can be used immediately or stored airtight in the refrigerator for 1 day.

Step 11

Yield:- 2 (8-ounce) balls of pizza dough

Step 12

For making marinara sauce:-
1)In a large casserole pot, heat the oil over a medium-high flame.

Step 13

Add the onions and garlic and sautT, until the onions are translucent, for about 10 mins.

Step 14

Add the celery, carrots and 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper.

Step 15

SautT, until all the vegetables are soft, for about 10 mins.

Step 16

Add the tomatoes and bay leaves, and simmer uncovered over low heat, until the sauce thickens, for about 1 hour.

Step 17

Remove and discard the bay leaf.

Step 18

Season the sauce with more salt and pepper, to taste.

Step 19

:- The sauce can be made 1 day ahead. Cool, then cover and refrigerate. Re warm over medium heat before using.

Step 20

For making pizza:-
1)Position 1 oven rack in the center and the second rack on the bottom of the oven and preheat to 450 degrees F.

Step 21

Grease baking sheets.

Step 22

Roll out each piece of pizza dough into a 10 to 11-inch round by hand.

Step 23

:- You could use a rolling pin if you want.

Step 24

Transfer 1 dough to each prepared baking sheet.

Step 25

Spoon the marinara sauce over the dough, dividing equally and leaving a 1-inch border around each pizza.

Step 26

Sprinkle little cheese over the sauce.

Step 27

Arrange the veggies, chicken and pineapple in layers over the cheeses.

Step 28

Sprinkle the remaining cheese over it.

Step 29

Bake the pizzas, until the crusts are crisp and brown on the bottom and the cheese is melted on top, for about 12 mins.

Step 30

Cut the pizza into slices.

Step 31

:- Serve hot.

Step 32

1)Marinara sauce is available in all grocery stores. Try Ragu or Prego pasta marinara sauce.
2)You can use margarine in pizza dough instead of olive oil for better taste. Use olive oil to control cholesterol.
3)If you don`t have time to make pizza dough at home, u can buy a pizza base and marinara sauce from your favorite grocery shop and all u have to do is to arrange the toppings and bake it.
4)Nothing to worry, if u don¦t have a food processor. You can knead the dough by hand but make sure the dough is extra smooth than chappathi dough.


really awesome!!!i was making pizza for the first time and it came out so well.thanx for such a nice one!!


good recipeee thanx

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