Pizza – The perfect party food. Whether it is a party at a friends or at work or Chuck-e-Cheese, the food is ought to be Pizza. This is one food even kids love eating any fuss. It’s amazing to notice how this simple crust from dough can be made so versatile with numerous toppings to suit our taste buds. I remember back home when pizza was just starting to be available in a few restaurants how excited we were as kids to eat them; of course if I think about it, the taste was certainly different than what we get here in the western society. I would say I like my Indian touch pizza. Today my childhood memories of pizza surfaced hence it’s what for dinner tonight.
Pizza with toppings ready to be baked
Recipe: (For 2 people)
1 store bought pizza dough
1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
2 jalapenos thinly sliced
1 onion thinly sliced
1 zucchini thinly sliced
4 cloves of garlic crushed
2 tbsp of pizza sauce
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese grated
1/4 cup of fontina cheese grated
All purpose flour to work with the dough
Sprinkle some all purpose flour on the surface where you will be stretching the dough. Remove the dough from the bag and let it rest for about 20 minutes. Using a rolling pin or with your hands gently start to stretch the dough from the inside out. Lift the dough and use your knuckles to stretch it further if you are not using a rolling pin until you get the desired thickness. I kept it at about 1/2 – 1 inch thick otherwise the crust becomes too crispy like a marie biscuit. Preheat the oven to 450F degrees. Place the dough in the baking sheet or if you have a pizza stone, use it. Using a fork prick the dough all over so that it does not bulge in unwanted places. Pour a spoonful of pizza sauce, spread it. Sprinkle some garlic, arrange the vegetables as you like and bake it for about 8 – 10 minutes. Then sprinkle the cheeses and let it bake for another 5 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Slice and serve hot with some chilled beer.
Hot, Cheesy, Mouth watering Home made Veggie Pizza
1. Since I do not make pizza often at home, instead of buying pizza sauce, I just used pasta sauce. It did not make any difference to me and tasted great.
2. You can add any toppings you like, I just happened to use the above mentioned ones.
Pizzaaaaa…..anytime!!! 🙂 My hubby has an excellent plan for making pizza at home…as he is good with making pizza-pasta. 🙂 Our plan will be materialized after 2-3 weeks. I am looking forward to it. 🙂
Your pizza looks so mouthwatering Priya! Easy recipe yet satisfying.
Thanks so much Sonu. You always rock with your recipes. I am waiting to see your version soon.
Hey there… excellent recipe once again. Mouth watering!
Thank you so much Nisha. It tasted great too 🙂
Fantastic pics. Love your photos as always. The point is you focus on the food rather the background images or change the food shot with photoshop. Simplicity is what defines your posts.
Thank you so much Neena. Glad you like the pics. I also prefer to focus on the food; afterall it is a food blog.
I have become a regular reader of your posts. What a simple delicious pizza. I am making it tonight. Thanks for posting it.
Glad you are checking out my recipes often. It’s because of you avid readers that my blog is running vividly.
As Micheal K had mentioned I have also become a regular reader of your posts. Delicious recipe. Thanks for posting it.
Danielle, Thanks for being a regular to my blog.
Very nice recipe. Crust looks thin and crispy.
Wow, In just a few minutes I see many of you have checked out this recipe. Pizza rocks. Thanks for checking out the recipe Ambika.
pizza looks so yummy!!
looks yummy ..mouth watering
Thank you Kanthi. It is indeed very easy to put together 🙂