Healthy Homemade Veggie Pizza

Pizza normally comes under fast food category when eaten or ordered from outside. But what if we made it at home with wheat flour base, homemade sauce without preservatives, lots of vegetable toppings and less cheese on it. Then it is converted into a healthy pizza meal.

Prep time: 2hrs

Cook time: 30 mins

Serves: 2 large Pizza

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For pizza base

1&1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon of active dry yeast

1 cup warm water

3 teaspoon of olive oil

1 teaspoon of sugar

Salt to taste

Preparation method:

Take 1 cup of water in a bowl, add dry active yeast and 1/2 small teaspoon of sugar to it.

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Mix it well and let it rest for around 15 minutes or till the solution becomes frothy.

Then take whole wheat flour in a large bowl, add salt and sugar to taste, 2 teaspoons of olive oil.

Mix well the mixture, add activated yeast water to it and start kneading the dough.

Knead the dough till it becomes non-sticky. Use oil and flour to make dough soft and non-sticky.

Apply oil on the dough and let it rest for 1.5-2hr or till it becomes double in size.

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For Pizza sauce

250 gms of cherry tomatoes

3 nos of tomatoes(blanched)

8-9 cloves of garlic

3 dry chili to make chili flakes

1 medium-sized onion

1 teaspoon mix of Italian spices.

1 teaspoon of chili powder

1 cup water

1/2 cup of Basil

3 teaspoons of olive oil

Salt to taste

Preparation method:

Take a pan, put 3 teaspoons of olive oil to it and let it heat at low flame.

Once the oil is heated, add chili flakes, garlic and sauté it. Garlic should not be burned.

Then add herbs, chopped onions and cook till onions become translucent.

Next put cherry tomatoes(cut into half) to it, add a pinch of salt and sauté properly. Add a little bit of water and let it cook for 10 min with lid on it.

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Once you see that tomatoes have softened enough, add salt, chili powder, tomato pulp, basil and, salt. Stir it and cover the lid to reduce the sauce till all tomatoes are cooked and quantity of sauce comes down to half.

Once it is done, let it cool down and put an entire sauce into the mixture to make smooth even paste.

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For tomato pulp, you can take 3 tomatoes, make a cross on the top of tomatoes and transfer it in a boiling water for 7-10 min or till the tomatoes peel come out. Peel the tomatoes and grind it in the grinder machine. Your tomato pulp is ready.   

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For Pizza preparation

Julienne Red bell pepper

Julienne Yellow bell pepper

Julienne Green bell pepper

Zucchini(Green and Yellow)

Basil

Olives

Jalapeños

Mozzarella cheese

First of all grease the baking tray with oil. Then take a small portion of dough, roll it and put it in the center of the baking tray.

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Then, using your hand start patting the dough in the circular form such that it covers the whole tray. Make some holes in it with a fork so that it doesn’t rise and you get thin crust.

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Spread pasta sauce, add vegetables as per your taste, grate some mozzarella cheese on it and transfer it to the pre-heat oven.

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Bake it at 200C for 20-25 mins or till you get a crusty base. 

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