Vegetable Pizza

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Serves 3-4

Sometimes it's enjoyable to have your veggies in a fun and scrumptious form, so this is a version of a 'healthy' pizza. You can use low-fat cheese, skip the sugar from the tomato sauce, and maybe even use whole-wheat or a combination of whole wheat and plain all purpose flours for the base. And you'd have a fantastic, light and delicious pizza without suffering from all the guilt over the amount of calories a regular meat n cheese type of pizza would have! I know nothing beats those kinds of pizzas, but this veggie pizza isn't half bad either.

Ingredients for Pizza Dough
2 1/2 cups
all-purpose/plain flour
1 1/2 tsp
salt
5 tbsp
oil
1 1/2 tsp
sugar
1 1/2 tsp
instant yeast
(use 2 tsp. for colder climates)
2 pinches
baking powder
warm milk mixed with a bit of water for kneading
Instructions 

Mix all the dry ingredients and the oil, then slowly start adding the warm milk a little at a time. Get it to a soft dough, the softer the better, knead it very well for at least 8 minutes or more if possible.

Dab a touch of oil all over the dough, then cover it and place it somewhere warm. Leave it to rise to double its size, takes about 30 minutes to an hour depending on the weather.

Once risen, punch it down, give it a quick knead and then roll it out to about 12 inches diameter and place on your greased pizza pan/tray. Again cover the tray with a light cloth/towel and let the base rest/rise slightly for about 15-20 minutes.

Now add some Pizza Sauce, followed by some cheese and veggie toppings of your choice. I used boiled potato cubes, capsicum, sweet corn, onion, chilli, tomatoes...you can add as many or as few veggies as you want!

Sprinkle a little more cheese on top, then bake in a preheated oven until the base is done and the cheese is nicely melted. Serve hot! :)

 


Comments

I can barely cook but this was easy! With the help of my KitchenAid of course that made the dough for me! Thanks!

You did not mention the oven temperature

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180 C. :)

Assalamualeikum fauzia hope u k.plz do tell us the amount of milk or water u put in.coz ven I mke dough either it's too hard or very soft.it will b HUD if u tell us the xzct amount of fliud in th dough.hope u reply tk

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W/Salaam! It’s generally difficult to estimate how much water/milk is needed exactly as different flours absorb differently and different altitudes affect absorption rates. Mix half a cup of milk with half a cup of water. Warm it up, then gradually add and knead the dough. Use as much as it will take to get the dough to a soft and smooth consistency. You may need more water/milk or you may not need to use all. Once you’ve got the hang of it with your particular brand of flour, you will know for sure for next time.

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Hi, yes you can use atta flour for a healthier pizza, or for better results, you can combine part plain flour part atta. :)

hi fauzia..can i subsitute atta instead of plain flour since plain flour alone is not exactly digestive system friendly for me and my family :p do u have an alternative healthier pizza recipe?? plz advise i have been dying to know this since forever. Thanks

thank u so much...will try and let u know :)

JazakAllah khair dear sister. We have tried pizza several times before without any real success. This recipe gave us our first successful pizza Alhamdulillah. Our oven doesnt have the degrees marked on its knob, so we kept it at the lowest heat setting, but I think that wasn't right maybe, cz it took an hour to bake! PLease mention the baking time sis. Should we keep the oven on medium heat setting?

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Yes go for medium heat setting...it should take about 25 minutes to half an hour.

Hi Fauzia,

What cheese is recommended for making pizza

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Hi, I mix mozzarella and cheddar.

Assalamualaikum.. Can yu plz me teme du yu roll de base ou
t wit de help f rolling pin? Plz reply

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W/Salaam, I roll it out with a pin and then stretch it out with my fingertips.

Assalamualaikum sister, do I keep the pizza on the top, middle or in the bottom shelf ? Thanx sis Xx

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W/Salaam, always the middle rack.

Hello Fauzia,
I read on the the internet that we could substitute yeast with baking soda plus lemon juice. Does it work? Or is it better to stick to yeast?

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Hi, I personally have never heard that nor tried it so am not sure how effective it would be as a substitute, sorry!

And is baking powder different from baking soda?

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Yes the two are different.

Hello fauzia ...May GOD give u life and success as u r helping alot through this site ..m really greatfull to you .

Fauzia last day i have tried pizza its dough was excellent ....but little bit perfection required that i was observing that capcicum was not properly adjusted over the pizza ....and also tell.me that i spreaded capcicum and other vegetables as a decoration but they were not cooked properly ...even cheesss was not melted properly

..kindly advice that i m using pizza pan ....advice thermostat tempertaure tooo ...

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Hello and Ameen, thank you!

Try and cut the veggies thinner and make sure the oven is preheated. Bake in the middle rack of the oven. And use a good quality mozzarella cheese. :) Temperature is mentioned in the recipe instructions.

Kindly tell me the best pizza cheese which brings cheese layers in pieces while picking any one piece .....as i used pizza cheeze but its not works properly ...kindly suggests .

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I prefer mozzarella mixed with a bit of cheddar cheese.

Aoa...i am using piza pan that are newly launched in markets instead of ovens....kindly tell as on that thermostate only 1,2,3,4 mentioned .........

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Sorry have never used those pans so am not sure on the settings.