Updated: Jun 26
Everyone loves pizza but they are lazy to make it at home. This recipe is the easiest one to make. This detailed post will help you to make the best pizza that I am sure will be your family favorite. This pizza has a crisp, light & fluffy base with no overpowering flavor of yeast. The sauce is amazingly delicious & aromatic. So this post covers everything from scratch.
If your yeast mixture doesn’t froth try it again. It maybe old or expired.
It is important that you knead the dough well.
Forking the rolled dough is important otherwise it will fluff up.
You can also use normal amul cheese cubes but it won’t give you the stretching cheese feeling.
You can make this pizza in tandoor also.
Make sure to grease the plate before putting the rolled dough on that. It might stick when you take it out.
If you want a thick base- Place parchment paper on the steel plate and roll the dough a little thick and place it on the plate. Fork it and cover it and let it rest for 40-45 mins.
INGREDIENTS- This recipe makes about 4 small - medium sized thin crust pizza.
For the dough
All purpose flour (Maida) - 3 cups (You can use 1.5 cups of maida and 1.5 cups whole wheat flour or 3 cups whole wheat flour)
Dry active yeast - 2 tsp ( if using instant yeast - 1.5 tsp)
Olive oil - 2 Tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Warm water - 1 cup
For the sauce-
Tomatoes - 4 medium finely chopped
Onions - 2 small finely chopped
Dried red chilly - 4 medium
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Garlic - 2 tsp finely chopped
Salt to taste
Oregano - 1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder - 1/4tsp
Olive oil - 2 tbsp
Veggies of your choice - Diced or sliced any way you like.
Mozarella cheese - depends upon the quantity you like.
1. For the sauce-
Take olive oil in the pan. Add garlic and onions until nice golden and brown.
Add tomatoes, salt and pepper.
Add dried red chilly, red chilli powder and oregano.
Cook until tomatoes are soft and mushy.
Let it cool down and blend in a mixer. Do not add water. Blend into a fine paste.
2. For the dough
Take warm water in a glass and add sugar. Stir it and add yeast and cover it for 5 mins. The mixture will froth and bubbles will appear like this.
Next take 3 cups maida in a container and make a well in that and add olive oil.
Next add the yeast mixture and salt.
Mix it and form a sticky dough. Knead the dough for 10-15 mins to make it soft.
After kneading the dough tuck it from all sides and make a round ball.
Now in a bowl put the dough and put some olive oil on that. You can use a brush also.
Cover this with a damp cloth and keep it in a warm place and let it rest for 1.5-2 hours until it is double the size. Do not over rest it otherwise it will become wet and sticky.
Now knock out all the air from it and knead it again for 5 mins.
Roll it using a rolling pin into your required size.
Roll your dough using a rolling pin according to your choice of thickness. Fork it at different places so that it doesn’t fluff up.
Spread the pizza sauce.
Add your choice of veggies.
Top it with mozarella cheese and oregano.
Bake in the oven at 200 degrees for upto 12-15 mins.
Cut and serve.
Pizza is actually very easy to make. And it tastes even better when its home made totally customisable!🤗