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Monday, 19 May 2014

How to Make Chicken Pizza


Chicken Pizza is a tasteful recipe that will whet your appetite! Before you consider cooking this dish, make sure you have the following list of ingredients: olive oil, pizza dough, Italian Tomato Sauce, chopped Onions,  Green bell pepper, boiled Button mushrooms and myself used Chicken sausage instead of chicken for fast process and grated Cheddar Cheese.


Ingredients for Chicken Pizza:

1/2 to 1  cup Cheddar Cheese grated
Olive oil
1 - Capsicum sliced
1 - Onions lengthwise sliced
4 - Button Mushrooms slices boiled in water
1 - Green chillies sliced (bajji chillies)
3 stick - Chicken sausage slices boiled in water
Olives (optional)

To prepare Chicken Pizza:

1. Take a lump of dough, pat or roll into a non stick dosa pan (Pizza Base). Use dry flour to dust if required and spoon on a couple of tbsp of the tomato sauce, spreading it out over the surface of the pizza.
2. Arrange the vegetables  Capsicum, Onions, Mushrooms, Green chillies and  Chicken sausage slices on pizza. 
3. Sprinkle Cheddar Cheese evenly over the pizza, then add little bit of olive oil and lastly take a brush and apply the olive oil on the edge of the pizza base to get crust.
4. Put Pizza base on the flame for 2 min (to avoid the rawness in the bottom of the pizza) then keep it  the oven and cook for about 7 to 10 minutes.
5. Healthy homemade Chicken Pizza is ready to serve.

Before you start making pizza, here are some home-cooking tips from my experiments :

·        Preheat the oven. It needs to be hot enough to bake the crust in quickly so that the cheese does n’t burn.
·        Put Pizza base on the flame for 2 min (to avoid the rawness in the bottom of the pizza).
·        Brush olive oil on the edge of the crust before topping with sauce. This step adds a bit of flavor to the crust and helps in achieving a golden colour.
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HOW TO MAKE A VEGETARIAN PIZZA


To start, you’ll need to pick your crust. If you’re eating strictly vegetarian, it’s a good bet that you’re focused on your health, in which case a whole wheat crust is probably your best option. It contains a number of vitamins and minerals not found in standard white flour crusts, and makes for a good companion to the fresh vegetables used on your pizza. You can either make your crust yourself, or buy ready base in the super market. A recipe to make your own can be found here.



Ingredients for VEGETARIAN PIZZA:

1/2 to 1  cup Cheddar Cheese grated
Olive oil
1 - Capsicum sliced
1 - Onions lengthwise sliced
1 - Pineapple sliced
4 - Button Mushrooms sliced
1 - Green chillies sliced (bajji chillies)
Olives (optional)

To prepare VEGETARIAN PIZZA:

1. Take a lump of dough, pat or roll into a non stick dosa pan (Pizza Base). Use dry flour to dust if required and spoon on a couple of tbsp of the tomato sauce, spreading it out over the surface of the pizza.
2. Arrange the vegetables  Capsicum, Onions, Pineapple, Mushrooms, Green chillies and  Olives on pizza. 
3. Sprinkle Cheddar Cheese evenly over the pizza then add little bit of olive oil and lastly take a brush and apply the olive oil on the edge of the pizza base to get crust.
4. Put Pizza base on the flame for 2 min (to avoid the rawness in the bottom of the pizza) then keep it  the oven and cook for about 7 to 10 minutes.
5. Healthy home made VEGETARIAN Pizza is ready to serve.

Before you start making pizza, here are some home-cooking tips from my experiments :
·        Preheat the oven. It needs to be hot enough to bake the crust in quickly so that the cheese doesn’t burn.
·        Put Pizza base on the flame for 2 min (to avoid the rawness in the bottom of the pizza).
·        Brush olive oil on the edge of the crust before topping with sauce. This step adds a bit of flavour to the crust and helps in achieving a golden colour.
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Home made MARGARITA PIZZA


Pizza is one of Italy's most famous dishes. Originating in Naples, it has spread all over the world, but the original is still the best! Learn to make a delicious and easiest pizza "MARGARITA PIZZA"


Ingredients for Margarita Pizza :

1/2 to 1  cup Mozzarella Cheese grated
1 tsp - Dry Basil
Olive oil

To prepare Margarita a Pizza :

1. Take a lump of dough, pat or roll into a non stick dosa pan(Pizza Base). Use dry flour to dust if required and spoon on a couple of tbsp of the tomato sauce, spreading it out over the surface of the pizza.
2. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly over the pizza, then sprinkle over some basil leaves. then add little bit of olive oil and lastly take a brush and apply the olive oil on the edge of the pizza base to get crust.
3. Put Pizza base on the flame for 2 min (to avoid the rawness in the bottom of the pizza) then keep it  the oven and cook for about 7 to 10 minutes.
4. Healthy home made Margarita Pizza is ready to serve.

Before you start making pizza, here are some home-cooking tips from my experiments :
·        Preheat the oven. It needs to be hot enough to bake the crust in quickly so that the cheese doesn’t burn.
·        Put Pizza base on the flame for 2 min (to avoid the rawness in the bottom of the pizza).
·        Brush olive oil on the edge of the crust before topping with sauce. This step adds a bit of flavour to the crust and helps in achieving a golden colour.
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Home made Pizza Base .... Kitchen Basics


You may have wondered how you can make pizza dough at home. I bet you have your favorite pizza recipe you have been dying to make.  It is a lot of fun to make homemade pizzas from scratch and it is n’t difficult to do at all.


Using Pizza Dough Later :
So after you have prepared your dough you can store it to use later. You can either freeze your pizza dough, or you can put it in the refrigerator. Which method should you choose? It depends when you are going to prepare your pizzas. If you are doing to use your dough within 3 days the refrigerator should be fine. If you want to use is later, you can freeze your dough for up to a month.

Refrigerate :
Once the dough has been kneaded simply place in a large sealable plastic container with a lid that has been sprayed with some non-stick spray. You will need to let the dough warm up for about 15 minutes before using this. The longer you leave the dough on the container, it will expand, you may need to punch down the dough. Some pizza parlours think this slow rise process is where the dough really gets the flavour.

Freezer :
Divide out dough into the desired portions, this recipe will make three medium sized pizzas and place the dough into a zip top bag that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Seal bag, and freeze for up to a month. You will need to allow the dough to thaw for 30 minutes before using.

Ingredients for Pizza Base :

Water -  as per required
1/2 tsp - Sugar      
1 tsp - Salt
3 1/2 cup - All Purpose Flour - Maida / Wheat Flour (I prefer personally)
4 gram Yeast (quick Raise )      
4 tsp - Olive Oil

To prepare Pizza Base :

1. Take 1/2 cup of warm water, add yeast, sugar, salt, and 1/2 cup of all purpose flour and mix. Stand covered for 10 minutes.
2. Mix in yeast mixture into flour by adding required amount of water. Knead for 3-4 minutes till dough get soft. Cover and rest for 1 hr.
3. Knead again, for 3 minutes and rest for 30 min.
4. Pizza dough is ready to use. This recipe makes 3 med pizza base.
5. Take a lump of dough, pat or roll into a pizza base. Use dry flour to dust if required. Add pizza gravy as required, add toppings.
6. Bake in a hot (300C) oven, till base is crisp and light.

Tips / Notes :

·        Never add yeast in very hot water/ boiling water, it will kill yeast property and u cannot get the proper pizza base
·        To get the crust base use water quantity less compared to normal pizza base and make base very thin.
·        By adding your required toppings u can create yummy veg or non-veg pizza at home.
·        Try to use bread flour, it will give you a more chewy and crispy crust. In this recipe i used regular all-purpose flour, but if you happen to have bread flour on hand use this instead for better results.
·        To really get your dough to stretch out well while rolling it out, let it rest a couple of times. This will let the dough relax and then you can continue to stretch it out even more.
·        Touch the dough as little as possible when stretching it out.
·        Resist the urge to add extra flour in the dough when working with the dough. It is ok if your dough is sticky.
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Home made Italian Style Tomato Sauce .... Kitchen Basics


Making The Terrific Italian Style Tomato Sauce. This recipe I learnt from VAH CHEF and the recipe turned out so well. I dedicate this recipe to Sanjay.  How to make a good Tomato Sauce and the secret really comes down to fresh high quality ingredients and a lot of love! This is a basic recipe that you will be able to use for many recipes like Pizza sauce or Pasta sauce or Spaghetti Squash. This is a simple recipe with not too many ingredients so you can truly taste the fresh Tomatoes which make this sauce so incredible!



Ingredients for Italian Style Tomato Sauce :

8 no's - big ripe Tomatoes
3 Tsp - Olive Oil
1/4 cup Chopped Capsicum/bell pepper (optional)
4 to 5 clove Garlic Chopped     
1/4 tsp - Peppers Crushed (optional)
1/2 tsp - Oregano
1/2 tsp -  marjoram
1/2 tsp - dry Basil 
1 tsp - Salt
1/2 tsp - Sugar

To prepare Italian Style Tomato Sauce :

1. Make X mark on tomatoes with knife and blanch with hot boiling water for just 30 sec then take the tomatoes and put it in cold water. With this process u can peel off the tomatoes skin easily. Chop the blanched tomatoes finely and keep it aside.
2. In a pan, put olive oil, garlic pieces, capsicum fry for a wile or capsicum gets tender then add chopped tomatoes, salt and sugar and cook tomatoes gets tender and juices evaporate to right consistency.
3. Add crushed pepper (optional) add herbs - Oregano, marjoram and dry basil and cover the lid and cook for 5 more min.
4. Italian Style Tomato Sauce is ready to use. U can use it as Pizza sauce, or Pasta sauce or Spaghetti Squash...

Tips / Notes:

·        U can use tomatoes by making it puree instead of chopped ones.
·        U can use Butter instead of Olive oil to enhance the taste.
·        U can prepare this in bulk quantity and store it in Freezer. You will need to allow the sause to thaw for 30 minutes before using it as pizza sauce / pasta sauce / Spaghetti Squash...
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