A vegetarian version of the pizza with an Indian pickle flavor.
Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time:20 mins Serves: 2
Ingredients for the base: 500 gms flour 3 tbps hot water ½ tsp sugar 15gms or 1 Tbsp yeast 1 tbsp Olive oil
For the topping:
1 tbsp chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp chopped onions 1tbsp chopped garlic 1 tbsp chopped mushrooms 1 tbsp long sliced gerkins - teendli - marinated in olive oil 1tbsp black olives 2 tbsp feta cheese or crumbled malai paneer 1 achari laal mirch ( pickled green chilli) chopped 1 tbsp tomato sauce - made from tomatoes, garlic and basil Salt and pepper to taste.
Dissolve sugar in water and mix in the yeast. Set aside for 15 mins till it becomes frothy.
Make a firm dough with the flour, yeast mixture, olive oil and water. Cover and set aside to rest for 2 hrs. Dough will have increased in size at the end of 2 hrs. Combine all the ingredients for topping in a bowl. Divide the dough into balls of desired size.Roll out rested dough into desired size like a paratha. Put all the toppings on it and bake in a preheated oven at 350 Deg for 4-5 mins till crisp.
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