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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Pan(fried) Pseudo Pizza!!

It looks like a small sized pan pizza. Tastes quite like one....well, almost! But the difference doesnt make it any less tasty! Inspired by Indira Mukherjee, I have adapted to make it simpler and faster. This recipe suits me fine on the "Onno kichhu khaabo" (Something different from regular stuff!!) days.

Here goes the recipe :

Ingredients : yielded 4 nos. 1/2" thick 6" dia pseudo pizzas
All purpose Flour (Maida) & Milk in 1:1 ratio
Egg - 1 for 1 cup Maida:1cup milk (200ml cup)
Any Grated / finely chopped vegetables like carrot, bean, cabbage, capsicum, cauliflower/broccoli florets, babycorn etc
Garlic - 3-4 cloves - chopped
Chili flakes
Oregano & dried herbs-I used FabIndia's Chili-Oregano & Italian seasoning
Grated Mozzarella cheese - 1 bowl (200ml)
For topping -Boiled corn kernel /Chicken sausages/nuggets/mushroom/paneer cubes/soya chunks etc etc
Diced Onions - 1 medium

Procedure :
1. Mix Milk and Maida and add the egg, Salt & pepper Mix well with a hand blender. The batter is thick but of pouring consistency.

2. Add the chopped garlic and all the grated/chopped vegetables.

3. Keep the topping ready (the choice is yours...I used paneer cubes+diced onions on one occasion and chicken sausages+corn kernels+diced onions on another) stir fried or sauted.

4. A small pancake frying pan makes the base preparation a cake walk. Pour a ladle full of veggie mixed batter and spread it to cover the whole pan. Pour some more to increase the thickness of the base. Cook on minimum heat. While frying the base on gas stove top, keep the oven ready for next step by preheating oven (I used my OTG) at around 225-250 deg C.

5. Flip the pancake pizza or pseudo pizza base and let the other side cook.

6. Now on a flat ovenproof plate, place the (Pseudo) pizza base, arrange the toppings and sprinkle desired quantity of grated mozzarella. Sprinkle the italian seasoning and dried oregano and other herbs of choice.

 7.Place it in the preheated oven on Grill mode at 225-250 deg C for around 5-7 minutes or till the cheese melts and gets a golden colour!

Ready to serve!!


indira mukerjee (ইন্দিরা মুখার্জি) said...

গ্রেট শর্মিষ্ঠা ! দারুণ লাগল । তুমি ঐ একটা প্যানকেকের মধ্যেই টপিংগুলি পুরে দিয়েছ আর ওপর থেকে বাকি সব দিয়ে চিজ ছড়িয়েছ । এটাও বেশ সিম্পল এবং ভালো মনে হচ্ছে । বরং আমারটা আরো একটু খাটনীর আর ওয়েজ গুলো কাটতে বেশ কষ্ট হয় । তাহলে এটাই করব এবার ।

SGD said...'s simpler and faster....glad you liked the modification! :)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sharmistha
How are you? Ekhono settled ho-te parchhina , as a result ei dish ta prae miss hoe giye chhilo! Thanks to your comment at my blog, I came here .
It is so innovative , cant wait to try it out! Noting down the recipe as book marking doesn't work generally.
ha ha
Regarding your query at my blog on pani santula , the use of vegetables are same as our panch misali or labda..but the tempering is different ..there is a bhaja santula which is close to our labda , panch misali.Pani santula is pretty watery , only the sombora is given at the end. garlic and onion has a strong presence in this ( barring the temple version). Try it out ..Even if I dont eat vegetables , I like it once in a while
Bhalo theko