Nov 27, 2009


I was crazy about pizzas when I first came to the US. I used to find an excuse every other time to take out one. After being here for a while I got the idea to try it from scratch. It looked difficult at the start but was quite easy when making. It turned out very good and also i could add all the toppings that I wanted

Serves... 2 ppl
Serve option... hot

This is what u'll need....

Maida 3 cup 
Olive oil 1.5 tbspn
Active yeast 8 gm
Salt 1 tspn
Sugar 1 tbspn

For toppings->
Cheese 8 oz
Black olives 10
Pickled cucumber 3 slices
Green bell pepper 3 tbspn
Onion 1 small
Tomato 1 small
Pizza sauce 5 tbspn
Olive oil 1/2 tbspn

Here is the stir....
  • Take half a cup of luke warm water and add yeast, salt, sugar to it. Rest the mixture for about 10-15 mins. For detailed instructions follow the step-by-step instructions here -> How to Proof Yeast
  • Add maida, oil and yeast mixture to a working bowl. Start mixing everything together and gently knead it. Add little water if needed. Initially the dough will be very sticky but kneading for 7-10 minutes will make it into a soft dough
  • Apply few drops of oil to the dough and keep it in agreased bowl covered with a wet kitchen tissue. Heat the oven for just 1-2 mins and then turn it off. Let the dough rest inside it - the slight warmth helps dough to rise. It takes about 40-45 minutes to double in volume
  • Meanwhile chop all the toppings and keep it ready for garnish
  • After 1 hour punch down the dough and knead it for another 5 mins. Once again rest the dough for 40-45 mins and let it double in volume
  • Preheat the oven at 425 degrees
  • Take a cookie sheet and dust it a little. Roll out the dough onto it using your fingers. Put this in the oven for 3-4 mins
  • Remove the pizza base from the oven, Spread pizza sauce followed by toppings. Finally spread a generous layer of cheese (I use mozarella and cheddar)
  • Bake it in the oven for another 18-20 mins or until the cheese has melted completely

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