Friday, October 14, 2011



For the crust
  1. Whole wheat flour- 1 3/4 cups
  2. Milled flax seeds-2 tbsp (optional)
  3. Active dry yeast- 1/2 tbsp
  4. Sugar-3/4 tbsp
  5. Warm water-3/4 cup
  6. Olive oil-2 tsp
  7. Salt- 1/2 tsp
For pizza sauce
  1. Tomato- 3 nos
  2. Garlic (crushed)- 2 cloves
  3. Mixed Italian spices- 1 tsp
  4. Vinegar- 1/2 tsp
  5. Sugar- 1/2 tsp
  6. Crushed pepper-1 tsp(or according to taste)
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Olive oil
For topping
  1. Tomato (sliced thinly)-1 small
  2. Bell pepper (sliced finely)-1 small
  3. Onion (diced)- 1 small
  4. Spinach-few leaves(optional)
  5. Cheese-1/4 to 1/2 cup(according to taste)
  6. Olives-Few


To prepare the crust
  • Dissolve sugar in 3/4 cup warm water and add yeast to it.Keep aside for 10 minutes or until frothy.
  • Meanwhile  combine whole wheat flour,milled flax seeds and salt .
  • Pour the yeast mixture and olive oil into the dry ingredients.
  • Knead the mixture well until it is no more sticky.(add a few tsps of whole wheat flour if required)
  • Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl and leave it aside for 45 minutes or until it doubles in volume.
  • Transfer this dough into a greased baking tray and evenly press this dough to form a thin crust.
To prepare the pizza sauce and topping
  • Blanch the tomatoes and remove the skin.
  • Chop the tomatoes finely and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the crushed garlic and saute till done.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and mix well.
  • Add mixed spices,vinegar,sugar,crushed pepper and salt to taste.
  • Cover and cook for 30 minutes over low flame or until the tomato is completely cooked and mashed up.
  • Allow this sauce to cool.
  • Spread this pizza sauce over the prepared crust leaving 1/2 " on all the sides. 
  • Arrange  sliced vegetables ,olives and grated cheese over this.
  • Bake the pizza for 15 to 20 minutes (220deg)or until crust turns golden brown in color.
Sending this to Bake fest event   hosted by Vardhini of Zesty palette

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