September 15, 2009

Mushroom Capsicum Pizza

This is the pizza I've always spoken so highly of. The pizza we grew up on. Long before Pizza Hut and Pizza Corner or Domino's came into India, this pizza replaced dinner on Monday nights. After talking about it for ages, I bring to you Amma's famous mushroom and capsicum pizza.

For the dough:

1 1/2 cups Flour

1 tbsp Yeast

1/8 cup Oil

1/2 tbsp Sugar

3/4 tsp Salt

1/4 cup Water, boiling

1/4 cup Milk

For the sauce:
1 Onion, chopped finely
2-3 medium Tomatoes, chopped finely
1 Capsicum, chopped finely
4 Button Mushrooms, chopped finely
2 tbsp Tomato Puree
1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp Pepper
1 tbsp Oil
Salt to Taste

100g Mozzarella Cheese, grated
1 tsp Oil

For the dough:

Take a huge mixing bowl and place the oil, salt and sugar in it. Add boiling water and mix until the sugar dissolves. Add the milk now to bring the mixture to room temperature. Add the yeast and mix well. Add the flour and knead into a dough. Place the dough in a greased vessel and cover it with a damp muslin cloth. Allow to rise until double in size (roughly 45-50 minutes).

For the sauce:

In a pan, heat the oil and add the onions. Fry for a minute or two. Add the capsicum and mushrooms and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the oregano, salt, sugar and pepper and fry for another minute. Add the tomatoes and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the puree and ketchup and cook the mixture for a couple of minutes.

To Proceed:

Grease a pizza plate.

Spread the dough over the plate. (You could roll the dough using a rolling pin. I prefer doing this by hand.) Spread the oil over the dough. Spread enough sauce over the base. Sprinkle the cheese over the pizza.

Bake in a hot oven (400 F) for 20 minutes. When done, cut into wedges. Enjoy your meal.


Pari Vasisht said...

Yummy. A kids delight.

Finla said...

I am comming ovet right now to have that dleicous pizza. Looks super yummy. said...

Wow....awesome pizza....feel like having a slice right now!!!

Nithya said...

Wow.. I am sure this would taste heavenly..

Unknown said...

theres nothing better than homemade pizza.

Priya Suresh said...

Wow wat a cheesy and tempting delicious Pizza!

Varsha Vipins said...

wow..ur amma used to make pizza's?lucky kid u were..looks good with all that cheese..I made a pizza 2 days back ,with mushrooms n bell peppers n some chicken too..:)

Divya Kudua said... this is the one you tempted us with..:).Looks Pizza-licious:)

CurryLeaf said...

Wow,looks great.I never add milk to my pizza dough.Looks perfect

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Uj said...

The first pizza that we had was the one we made with ready made pizza base and my bappa made it for us with onion and capsicum. Those were the good old days of Amul cheese and tomato ketchup. I have still not got around making my own pizza sauce. I am bookmarking your recipe to try out soon. Will let you know when I make it :) Thanks dear

Ashwini said...

That looks yummy. I will try making the base at home very soon. Healthy and economical. I love mushrooms anytime on Pizza's.

Raaga - I have noted for your blog as the best baking site for Annual Foodbuzz awards. All the best!


Swapna said...

Yummy ..!!!

kathy gori said...

mmmmm! being Italian I grew up with pizza,and love making it. Sometimes, I also make tandoori chicken pizza when I have some left over tandoor.

Karine said...

This pizza looks yummy! Thanks for sharing :)