You can never go wrong with pizza, which has been an all-time favourite food option for people of all ages. This time, we have a special recipe to address the lockdown cravings. This Lockdown Pizza has the right amount of smooth shredded cheddar with a rich flavour that makes it the perfect choice at any time of the day. This recipe is simple and does not require exotic ingredients.
50 gm of wheat flour; 7.5 gm of oil; 40 gm of curd; 50 gm of onions; 100 gm of tomatoes; toppings as per your choice. If you are using mushrooms, you need to sauté it before using it as topping; salt; oregano; chilli flakes; a teaspoon of chopped garlic; ¼ teaspoon each of baking soda and powder; 40 gm cheese.
How to make it
Mix baking soda and powder in 5 gm of oil. Now mix it with flour, curd, salt and water to make a very soft dough. Let it rest while we make our sauce and chop veggies.
Sauce: We will use this amount of sauce for 2-3 pizzas. Heat 5 gm of oil and add garlic to it. Sauté it for 30 seconds and add finely chopped onions to it. Add finely chopped tomatoes when the onions turn light golden brown in colour. Add salt, oregano and chilli flakes and let it cook with a lid on for about 5-6 min. Once tomatoes are cooked properly, grind it to coarse paste.
Heat a pan and flatten the dough using your fingers up to the required thickness. Transfer this flattened dough to the heated pan. Turn the flame to low. Flip it to other side once you see the bubbles.
Add sauce, toppings and cheese and let it cook for 10-12 minutes on low flame. Please note if your pan base is very light, place in on a hot tawa.
You know your pizza is done when you see a crispy base. Sprinkle some oregano and enjoy your pizza.
~ MD ENAMULLA KHAN (ALI), Corporate Chef