Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Pizza



MMmmmmmm... just the photo makes my mouth water and my eyes glaze over! My favorite is the Pizza Margherita but if I absolutely have to have some toppings, I would choose jalapenos and garlic. The above photo was taken of the best thin crust pizza I've had - and it was (surprisingly) in the Maldives.

I've been wanting to make pizza at home, but am almost afraid of using yeast (I think yeast is just allergic to my kitchen!), and so making the pizza base was not something I ever wanted to attempt. Well, I found the ready made pizza bases now in French Loaf in Chennai (and a brown bread base too).

Pre-Baking:


I proceeded to make a tomato sauce by blanching the tomatoes, removing the skins and seeds, and then pureeing it. I then mixed it with roasted garlic and a teaspoon of dried mixed herbs. You could just use Maggi Pizza Sauce instead.

I then topped it with grated mozzarella, jalapenos, onions and mushrooms. The toppings were for my husband, who, if he had his way, would've had a meat lovers delight! :)

Post Baking:


I put it in the oven for 10 mts at 250 deg C. It was perfectly done when we took it out and we slurped it up!

If anyone has any great recipes for the tomato sauce, do share!

19 comments:

Bharathy said...

Arundathi!!..
Great blog, cool recipes!:)
Nice to find you! :)

madhuram said...

It looks really tempting indeed. Good Job.

Srivalli said...

Good to see that beautiful pizza..I am an alltime pizza freak....good to see you on TOI...and your hubby can relax and need not take different names to comment on your blog right...:)...

will give you my version of tomato sauce sometime..

Arundathi said...

@ Bharathy - Thank you! :) Looking forward to Arasuvai!

@ madhuram - sigh - i fear its gonna become a permanent fixture on the weekly menu!

@ valli - you are so right! have you been talking to my husband?! lol! i look forward to your tomato sauce recipe!

Sia said...

gorgeous pizza...

Arundathi said...

thanks sia...

ANJALI J. said...

hey ur pizza looks delicious.will try this soon.. did u see my dosa pizza on my blog?

kamala said...

Pizza looks delicious.I too will soon post pizza recipe.Check there if u like it

Saswati said...

arundathi thats a gorgeous looking pizza:)

Manasi said...

Mouthwatering!! Looks gorgeous!!

Arundathi said...

@ anjali - i saw your pizza dosa and thought it was super - gonna try that next!

@ kamala - thanks. will do!

@ saswati and manasi - thanks so much! i can't wait to make it again! lol!

Medhaa said...

Pizza looks great, I can have pizza anytime

Cham said...

Looks great ur pizza and yummy too :)

Arundathi said...

@ medhaa - thanks - i could too!

@ Cham - thanks!

Srivalli said...

na..I read your post in the dining hall...a year back!...It was so funny that I was ROFL..:)..

I could just imagine that and even now I am about to burst out..

SHUBHA said...

wow looks good...:)
nice blog u have here.. havent seen ur blog before this.... pizza looks good.. i tried pizza few days back... check my blog...:D

Arundathi said...

@ srivalli - wow! cant believe you remember that! is DHall still active? Ya, I told my husband about what you said and he was ROFL! :)

@ shubha - thanks a lot!

Divya Vikram said...

the pizza looks perfect dear..

Arundathi said...

@ Divya - mmmm tasted great too! :)