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Pizza adventure …

….after quite a long gap, we tried the pizza again at home.

We had tried once before as listed here and had turned out ok back then.  We amended a few things this time and turned out great. We still followed the recipe listed as in previous scope with some twists

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3 cups of all purpose flour with 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds (jeera), olive oil, yeast, and some flavored chutney as prep’d as follows’:

Green chutney
a bunch of coriander leaves
a bunch of mint leaves
2-3 green chillies
few slices of onion
Jeera
grated ginger

blend all the above in a mixer grinder. add 1-2 table spoons  of this paste to the dough. Mix well as indicated recipe in previous post.

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Place the kneeded dough warm for over an hour. I kept it in our cooking range oven. It would look like this at the end of an hour

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Roll it to the the pizza pan. I didn’t use the Rolling pin this time, rather stretched by hands.

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Used part of the dough to make little buns, but they didn’t really turn out great, though the inside texture turned out great but the exterior was crunchy and not as soft as bun. but Tasted great though. we realized, if added ajwain, would have tasted like om-biscuits as we called in our childhood in Bangalore.

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Tomato sauce:

Prepared Tomato sauce at home. Method:

start with 2-tablespoons of olive oil in a vessel heated on cooking range. add mustard seeds, jeera, Onions, 1-2 green chillies, 3-4 tomatoes thoroughly fried. add few cloves and black pepper for that spicy feeling, a bit of chilli powder, if requird. Salt according to taste. No, we didn’t add salt at all. get them to boil. cool and blend in mixer grinder.

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Bake the crust slightly so it would be easier to apply the ketchup / tomato sauce and add toppings. Apply ketchup / tomato sauce and add toppings.

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Now bake for 15 to20 minutes at 425 deg.

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throwing in a few almonds on top wouldn’t hurt, I think.  Feels good to bite those almonds with pizza Smile

Make slices as appropriate and relish hot. add crushed red chillies and anything else you would prefer for toppings. It turned out to be think crispy crust pizza with great number of vegetable toppings. No, we didn’t add the cheese. Couldn’t find a cheese with no Sodium content in it, and hence skipped it.

 

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….. an experimentation for not being able to eat pizza outside being on Sodium diet Smile 

 

I do not know the calories this would add, but I am good to eat the entire pie of this size Smile

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December 26, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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