Monthly Archives: May 2022

100% Whole Wheat Fish Pizza

After a vegetarian pizza, let’s try a Fish Pizza. This is how I made it.

Whole Wheat Fish Pizza

Ingredients (for 2 medium pizzas)

  • fish fillet – 1/2 a kilo appr.
  • button mushroom – 200 gms (halved)
  • frozen corn – 1/2 cup
  • shredded mozzarella cheese – 300 gms appr. (more or less)
  • cut green chillies or thai red chillies – for a spicy treat (optional)

The quantity of each ingredient can be altered according to family preferences. Also, insead of fish, one can use chicken, prawns or any meat of choice.

Method of Preparation

Keeping things ready

  1. Clean and cube fish fillet.
  2. To make fish flavorful, marinate the cubes in soya sauce, tomato sauce and red chilli sauce for an hour or any masala of choice
  3. Pan fry them in minimal oil. Set aside

4. Blanch the mushrooms. i.e. Pour hot water over halved mushrooms and close with lid. Leave this for 1/2 an hour. Mushrooms would be cooked

5. Run water over frozen corn until thawed. Or, keep frozen corn soaked in water for a few minutes. Drain well without water

Creating your Pizza –

  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Or grease a plate that can go straight into the oven
  2. Place the pre-cooked pizza base on the baking tray and spread enough pizza sauce

3. Arrange corn, fish and mushroom to cover the base

4. Add cut green or red chillies for that extra spice, that’s completely optional

5. Sprinkle cheese on top

6. Get ready to bake.

Pizza in the oven-

  1. Pre-heat oven at 220 degree centigrade.
  2. Reduce the temperature to 200-210 degrees Centigrade before baking
  3. Since I have a Gas Oven, the burner makes the baked dishes cook faster, at the same time there is this risk of burning the goodies in a giffy. That’s why I am cautious about mentioning exact temperatures. Set temperatures according to your oven. 
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes

Pizza would be done in 10-15 minutes.

100% Whole Wheat Paneer Pizza

Having made the Pizza base and sauce in the previous post, without wasting much time, let’s create our vegetarian pizza – with paneer/indian cottage cheese.

Store bought pizzas may contain just a few sprinkles of vegetables. The base and loaded cheese are enough to fill our tummies. But, when we make pizza at home, we are able to load more vegetables and alter the nutrient content. That’s why I feel we are creating our own version of Pizza here.

So, feel free to create your own.

Whole Wheat Paneer Pizza

Ingredients (for 2 medium pizzas)

  • paneer/cottage cheese – 20-25 cubes
  • green capsicum – 1 no. (cubed)
  • red capsicum – 1 no. (cubed)
  • button mushroom – 200 gms (halved)
  • frozen corn – 1/2 cup
  • shredded mozzarella cheese – 300 gms appr. (more or less)
  • cut green chillies or thai red chillies – for a spicy treat (optional)

The quantity of each ingredient can be altered according to family preferences. I like to load my pizza with vegetables, and hence this list.

Method of Preparation

Keeping things ready

  1. To make paneer flavorful, marinate the cubes in soya sauce, tomato sauce and red chilli sauce for an hour
  2. Pan fry them in minimal oil. Set aside

3. Saute the capsicum for a few minutes or if preferred, use them raw

4. Blanch the mushrooms. i.e. Pour hot water over halved mushrooms and close with lid. Leave this for 1/2 an hour. Mushrooms would be cooked

5. Run water over frozen corn until thawed. Drain well without water

Creating your Pizza –

  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Or grease a plate that can go straight into the oven
  2. Place the pre-cooked pizza base on the baking tray and spread enough pizza sauce

3. Arrange corn, paneer, capsicum and mushroom to cover the base

4. Add cut green or red chillies for that extra spice, that’s completely optional

4. Sprinkle cheese on top

5. Get ready to bake.

Pizza in the oven-

  1. Pre-heat oven at 220 degree centigrade.
  2. Reduce the temperature to 200-210 degrees Centigrade before baking
  3. Since I have a Gas Oven, the burner makes the baked dishes cook faster, at the same time there is this risk of burning the goodies in a giffy. That’s why I am cautious about mentioning exact temperatures. Set temperatures according to your oven.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes

Pizza would be done in 10-15 minutes – cheese melted to glory and the base crisp and golden.

100% Whole Wheat Pizza Basics – Dough and Pizza Sauce

Why not make a healthier version of PIZZA – one of world’s most sort after and popular foods.

In this post, lets get into the basics of making pizza – the dough and the tomato sauce to spread. White flour is substituted with whole wheat flour.

The ingredients provided here, are sufficient to make two medium pizza bases.

The Dough

Ingredients

  • whole wheat flour – 2 cups
  • active dry yeast – 1/2 tsp
  • salt – 1/2 tsp
  • honey – 2 tbsp
  • warm water – to make a soft dough
  • olive oil – to grease the bowl

Making the dough

  1. Take all dry ingredients – whole wheat, yeast and salt together in a kneading bowl
  2. Add honey and warm water and knead to a smooth dough
  3. Honey can also be substituted with a tbsp of raw sugar
  4. Grease the same bowl or use another greased bowl
  5. Place the kneaded dough covered in a warm place

Let the dough rise for half an hour

Rolling the dough-

6. After 1/2 an hour, knock the dough down and knead to make a smooth ball

7. Divide the dough into two portions

8. Grease two plates, that can also be used for baking

9. Spread the dough with a rollar pin into pizza base

10. Prick the rolled base with a fork

11. Let this rest in a warm place for 15 minutes

12. The pizza base is ready

Pre-cooking the pizza base-

13. Preheat the oven at 200 degrees C

14. Bake the pizza base for 10 minutes at 180 degrees C. Here, we are pre-cooking the base for the sauce spread and toppings, to be done later.

Pizza Sauce

Ingredients (for 2 medium pizzas)

  • tomatoes- 5/6 no.s (1 kg appr.)
  • salt – to taste
  • pepper – 1 tsp
  • oregano – 1 tsp

Method of Preparation

  1. Wash tomatoes throroughly and boil them in water
  2. Once boiled, remove the skin
  3. Blend the tomatoes
  4. Take a pan, add the blended tomato puree
  5. Let the puree thicken well
  6. Add salt, pepper and crushed oregano once it thickens
  7. The sauce should be in spreadable consistency
  8. Too much liquid would make the base soggy.