Thursday, March 5, 2009

Veggie Paradise Pizza

Chitra Pal Veggie Paradise low fat
Who does not love pizza..........It is not Italian favorite anymore, but everyone loves love it and adults enjoy as much as kids.

So, here we make our own fresh veggie pizza at home in just 30 minutes.

Chitra Pal Pizza Ingredients

All ingredients

  • Store brought fresh pizza dough
  • ½ cup diced red bell peppers
  • ½ cup dice green bell peppers
  • ¼ cup of sliced red onion
  • ½ cup black pitted and diced olives
  • ½ cup of mushrooms sliced thinly
  • ½ tsp. of oregano
  • ½ cup of skim milk/ low fat shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Red chili flakes to taste
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 2 tsp. of pizza sauce or you can make your own (recipe follows)
  • Roll the Dough with some dry flour on wooden base or kitchen counter until it is your desired shape (round or rectangle)
  • Preheat oven at 450 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Spray some Oil on baking sheet and out your pizza on it.
  • Spray some olive oil or brush olive oil on first side and dig small little holes with the help of fork in pizza so that olive oil flavor can come in bread.
  • Repeat this with the other side after one side has been cooked or turned light pink brown (usually takes 10 minutes each side on 450 degrees)
  • Now take the pizza bred out and cover the top with sauce and some cheese, heat this for 10 minutes or till the cheese melts.
  • Now at last is toppings time, which are vegetables or Chicken etc. and some more cheese. This recipe is for All Veggie Surprise, but if you want you can use Chicken or Pepperoni. It is just cooking time of vegetables will be lot less then any kind of meat.
  • When the vegetables turn little brown and cheese melts you pizza is ready.
  • Take out the Pizza and let it sit for 3-4 minutes, it will be hot to slice it. I know it is not easy to wait after that. Grab your slices and enjoy with your family.

Pizza Sauce: - Heat 3 tsp. olive oil and add thinly diced onions and two cloves of garlic. When Onions turn little brown add can of diced tomatoes. Let it cook for 10 minutes until sauce is little reduced and then add salt and add 1 tsp. of oregano and red chili flakes. Let the mixture to cool down and now mix it well in your blender with 1tsp. of hot sauce and salt and pepper to tatse. Your sauce is ready. Store it in glass bottle or can. You can use the same as any kind of pasta marinara.

You can get your kids involve in choosing and putting the toppings on your bread, it will be family Pizza time and for health conscious people now you know how much fat and calories you are serving your family. If you are living alone, it can be treat for yourself doing something great or celebrate anything, it can be bad day as cheer up day, njoy :)


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