Thursday, 15 December 2016


  Pizza  is always a favourite  among  kids  as well as  grown  ups  so I  wanted  to try a healthy  version   of  it . I had a very nice cook book which I got as a compliment with my LG oven which is written by the wonderful  cooking expert Nita Mehta. This book is a great help for beginner bakers like me.In this book she had a recipe for pizza , but the base is store bought. But I wanted a whole wheat base.So I started searching on the biggest and easily available cook book  search lead  me  again  to  cookieandkate. com.So  my  recipe here is a  fusion of  these two.

water  - 1 cup(very warm, almost too hot for comfort)

Sugar  - 1 tablespoon

Olive oil - 1 tablespoons

Instant yeast - 2¼ teaspoons

Salt - 1 teaspoon

whole wheat flour- 2  3/4cup

Parmesan cheese - 1/4cup

Green bel lpepper - 1/2  (sliced or  cubed ).

Pizza sauce( home made or store bought) -2/3 cup

Mozerella cheese shredded -2cups

Onion cubed - 1

Tomatoes cubed or  sliced thinly - 1 

Oregano-for sprinkling

Pepper powder- for sprinkling

Salt-for sprinkling

Fresh basil - for garnishing.

  1. Preheat oven to 220degrees Celsius .Keep two greased baking pans ready.
  2. Whisk water, sugar, oil and yeast in a liquid measuring cup or small bowl. Allow yeast to proof for 5 minutes. 
  3.    Mix wheat  flour, Parmesan, and salt  until combined,then  slowly pour in the water mixture and combine well until a shaggy ball forms.
  4. Dump the dough onto a floured work surface and quickly knead dough a few times until it comes together. Halve the dough.
  5. On a floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll dough into two rounds about 11 inches in diameter. For best results, roll the dough out about as thin as reasonably possible. Aim for even thickness rather than a perfectly round shape. Transfer dough to a baking pan .  Brush the outer 1-inch of the dough with a light coating of olive oil.
  6. Add pizza sauce of your choice on top of the base leaving the edges.Arrange some vegetables and sprinkle some salt and pepper over it. Sprinkle with cheese and some oregano.Arrange a few more veggies on top.
  7. Bake  until the crust and cheese are lightly golden, rotating halfway, about 10 minutes for cheese only pizza and 12 minutes for pizza with additional toppings. Sprinkle with smoked sea salt and/or fresh basil and serve.

Note:we can  either  use  raw or  sauteed  veggie  toppings .We  can  lightly  brush  the  base  with  olive  oil  before spreading  pizza  sauce.I  used home made pizza sauce.Will share it later.My  veggie  pizza  took 13  minutes  to  get  done,baking  time  may  vary  according  to  ovens.

Home made pizza sauce

Cook 4  tomatoes with little water and cool it  and puree it.
Microwave tomato puree,1 tablespoon olive oil,1 teaspoon garlic paste,2 tablespoon tomato kech up,1 tsp  oregano,1/2 tsp salt and pepper for 2 1/2 minutes.OR you can saute all these except tomato puree and mix it with puree  later.

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