Thursday, 1 April 2010

The quest to fufil the request

Whilst reading my emails,i came across a request!
For a Pizza,with my cultural twist!

My mind went into over load!
But i had to pick one idea,one i haven't tried before!

So i made a Palak paneer (kinda) Pizza!
i was going to use a naan bread but i wanted to put my twist on it,and still keep the Italian side!

So off i went into my kitchen,to create a pizza!
well it smelt delicious and tasted even better!

For the Base:
500g Strong bread flour
10g Yeast
1 tspn Caster Sugar
650ml Luke warm water
Pinch salt
Large pinch cumin
4 green chillies chopped small

Mix the flour,chillies,cumin and salt together,
Mix the yeast,sugar and water together.
Add the yeast mix slowly to the flour,you can either do this in a machine,using a dough hook (like the lazy me!) or make a well on your work surface and gradually incorporate the liquid into the flour.
When the ingredients have combined,Knead the dough until thoroughly mixed,and cover with a damp cloth for about 40 minutes,until the dough doubles in size!

When the mix has doubled re knead it,this is called knocking back.
( I went on a coffee break at this point ...This is an ideal job for eager little brothers with little hands and lots of energy!!)

this mix is enough for 2 medium pizzas.

For the Sauce:

Large pinch of Cumin
2 cloves of garlic
250g tomatoes

brown off the cumin & garlic in a little oil then add the tomatoes and reduce the liquid by half.

For the Topping:

this is done to your liking!
I used some paneer which i diced pretty small
Some baby spinach
Red onions
Baby Tomatoes
Red Leicester cheese
A generous sprinkling of fenugreek
A generous sprinkling of garam masla.
A Generous sprinkle of fresh cilantro!

I cooked this complete pizza @ 200Degrees for 15 minutes.

Well Mr Greenscales I hope this answered your query.




Guess what!


Well Mr blog,It has been a great year,weve had our moments

heres to the future! *clinks glass*

Anyways, i will celebrate later,

Bed time now :D


Noelle said...

Congrats on the 1st year bday and great recipe for this pizza. Definitely a new take! :)

Gulmohar said...

Happy blog anniversary...awesome Pizza..Grt job with kneading lil bro :D

Bigarade said...

Noelle : Thankyou!!

Gulmohar: Thankyou!! we cant have him growing up a typical lazy man now can we? :D

Thanks again

Sandy said...

That pizza looks fabulous! Congrats on your blogs 1st birthday!

I came by to welcome you to SITS! It's great to have you in the SITStahood!

Agy Talks said...

Welcome to SITS!
Cannot wait to see your next recipe, hope it would be something sweet with chocolate...adore sweets I am choco addict :))


Anonymous said...

I always seem to run across food posts when I'm starving. Ha!

Welcome to SITS. We're happy to have you.

The Grasshoppa:Triplets Plus Two Momma said...

Wow! That looks too good for words. I could seriously eat pizza all the live long day.

Found you from SITS!


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