Preparation time: Cooking time: Serves: 4 Recipe ingredients:
250g basic pizza dough
6 medium tomatoes
8-10 fresh basil leaves
175g mozzarella cheese (grated)
2tsp fresh grated parmesan cheese
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Olive oil for brushing
Peel, deseed and chop the tomatoes.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree C. Punch the dough and knead it lightly. Divide the dough into 4 balls. Roll each ball out into a flat circle about 5mm thick. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.
Divide the filling between the 4 circles placing it on half of each circle. Fold the other half of the circle to cover the circle over. Cover the edges and seal well.
Place the calzones on lightly oiled baking sheet. Brush the tops lightly with oil. Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until tops are golden and the dough is puffed.
Life always gives big opportunities in the form of small hints. The big move in Pankaj Bhadouria’s life came with a small step when she decided to leave her successful teaching career spanning over 16 years and enter India's 1st televised cookery reality show - MasterChef India on the leading GEC - Star Plus.
And as they say, fortune favours the brave, Pankaj went on to become a worthy winner and with it India's first ever MasterChef.
The comfort of the classroom gave way to the adulations, accolades and a host of achievements. Pankaj hosted her first cookery show - "Chef Pankaj ka Zayka" on Star Plus during Sep-Oct 2011 where she showcased her passion for cooking. The success of this daily show added another flavor to her sweet success.