Updated: August 20, 2015 6:02:54 pm
You don’t need an occasion to have Pizza. But if you are making it at home, you need a recipe. Here goes.
Makes 2 pizzas
2 ready-made pizza bases
100-150 gm mozzarella or pizza cheese – grated (1-1½ cups)
a few olives, 2-3 chopped jalapenos, 1 tsp olive oil to drizzle
VEGETABLES (MIX TOGETHER)
½ yellow or ½ green capsicum – cut into ½” squares
½ onion – cut into ½” squares
1 tomato – cut into 8 pieces and pulp removed
2 tbsp corn kernels or 3-4 baby corns – cut into thin long slices
1 tbsp white vinegar, ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper
½ tsp oregano, ½ tsp red chilli flakes
FOR TOMATO SPREAD
1 tbsp oil, 1 tsp garlic paste, ½ cup ready-made tomato puree
2 tbsp tomato ketchup, 1 tsp oregano, ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper
* For tomato spread, put all ingredients of tomato spread in a bowl. Microwave for 4 minutes.
* Brush the bottom of pizza with olive oil, place pizza with bottom side up on the rack and grill in a preheated oven for 6 minutes or till crisp. Remove from oven.
* Put tomato spread on the side which has not been grilled. Sprinkle a little cheese. Arrange most of the vegetables.
* Sprinkle the remaining cheese. Arrange remaining vegetables, olives and jalapenos. Sprinkle some oregano and red chili flakes. Drizzle olive oil on the cheese and vegetables.
* Grill for 4 minutes or till cheese melts. Serve hot.
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