#CookandChomp Pan Pizza

Need is the mother of invention. This mighty proverb was rammed into my head after a beautiful betrayal by my OTG (once again) So, with all my vegetables chopped, cheese in place and a beautiful dough kneaded, I was left stranded, nowhere to bake. As hilarious as it was, I immediately switched to a non-stick tawa and set out for a Pan pizza. And turns out, the pan pizza was an absolute winner.

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The pizza dough

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Stretch it out

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Fresh tomato and garlic sauce

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Topped with veggies

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And cheese

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Cook till perfection

For the pizza dough

Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour – 4 cups + dry flour
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Sugar – 1tsp
  • Yeast – 50 grams/ 1 sachet
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp
  • Lukewarm Water

Method

  • Mix flour, yeast, sugar, and salt together in a food processor.
  • Add oil and mix together.
  • Slowly add lukewarm water to bring the dough together.
  • Take it out from the mixer and stretch it on a pastry board or slab.
  • Dust some more flour and knead by hand.
  • Cover with a moist muslin and set aside for an hour to rise. (If the yeast doesn’t activate, put inside a shut microwave for more warmth.)

For the sauce

Ingredients

  • Tomatoes – 3 to 4 medium-sized, chopped
  • Onion – 1 medium, chopped
  • Garlic paste – 7 to 8 cloves
  • Salt and sugar – to taste
  • Red chilly powder – 1 tbsp
  • Olive oil – 1tsp

Method

  • Heat the oil in a pan, add chopped onions and garlic. Cook till transparent.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook for a minute.
  • Add salt, sugar and chilly powder. Stir and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a mixer, add 1 cup water and churn until a smooth paste is formed.
  • Put back into the pan and cook till the sauce thickens.
  • Set aside to cool.

For the pizza

Ingredients

  • Onions – 3 medium size, chopped
  • Tomatoes – 3 medium-sized, chopped
  • Capsicum – 2 big, chopped
  • Sweet corn kernels – 1 cup
  • Black olives, sliced – as per choice
  • Mozzarella cheese, grated – 400 grams

Method

  • Divide the dough into 6 equal parts.
  • Dust the pastry board with dry flour, take one part and start stretching the dough evenly till it becomes a thin base. Poke it withfork.
  • Transfer to a non-sticktawa,spread the sauce, top it with vegetables and cheese.
  • Cover and cook for ten minutes or till the dough is cooked completely.
  • Top with seasoning and enjoy!