Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Paneer Cheese Pizza Recipe - Whole Wheat Veggie Pizza

Whole Wheat Veg Pizza with Paneer, Onion and Capsicum topping

Paneer Cheese Pizza Recipe
I always like Paneer Pizza, mittu loves it too.So I decided to have onion, capsicum and paneer as topping this time.With the goodness of whole wheat, and the burst of flavours from paneer, onion and capsicum the pizza was absolutely delicious.Mittu is not fond of capsicum so I reserved the remaining one dough for her, and baked it with just cheese, onion and paneer when she was back from school, she had a surprise homemade pizza and I was really happy seeing her enjoy it.Check out veg pizza recipe that I posted long back.

So with the same dough I tried both ways:
1.Pushed both the base and topping inside the oven.
2.Baked the base first then bake it again with topping.

Homemade Veg Pizza

Mittus school has reopened from Monday and she is happily going to school.Guess it will take time for me to get adjusted with her full day school timing.....I feel the day is sooo long and am feeling lost already but I know its in a way good that she is  in routine both for eating and sleeping. I have all the time for myself but dono what only to do with her not around...I think this will be every mamas cry when the kids takes school fullday.During the holidays, whenever I used to shout at her saying I am waiting for the school to reopen, she will have a smile in her face and reply back saying you will say this now but once I start school you will say I am missing you....ahhh she reads my mind well...so well :)

Oh yeah I have started packing lunchbox for her so far so good...hope it remains the same always :) First day when I packed lunch for her and gave so many instructions like where the snack box, lunch box waterbottle everything is placed....she said amma everything is ok but can you pack me a small stove also so that I can heat and eat as it will become so cold by the time I open...haha I had no answer and it took me few mins to convince her :)
Paneer Cheese Pizza Recipe

Veg Paneer Pizza Recipe

Preparation Time:2 hrs | Cooking Time : 20mins | Makes:3 small pizzas
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: World

For the pizza base

Wheat Flour(Atta/ Chapathi Flour) - 1 and 1/4 cups
Active dry yeast - 1 tsp ( I used Bakers brand)
Water - 1/4 cup + 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Olive oil - 1 and 1/2 tbsp

For the topping:

Paneer - 1/4 cup
Black Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Tomato Sauce - 1 tsp
Mozarella Cheese - 3/4 cup grated
Oregano - 1/4 tsp
Capsicum - 1/2 cup cubed(I used 3 colors)
Pizza Sauce - 2 tbsp
Big Onion - 1/2 cubed

For garnish:

Oregano - as required
Chilli Flakes - as needed
Paneer - 15 small cubes

Note : The given measures are for 2 small pizzas

Method:

  1. In 1/4 cup warm water, add sugar and yeast set aside for 10mins.You will see the mixture frothing this ensure that your yeast is active. This test is only for active dry yeast, if you are using instant yeast then skip this step and proceed to step2.In a mixing bowl add the yeast solution, oil and salt whisk it well.Then add wheat flour and mix well.Add remaining 1/4 cup water.
    How to make paneer pizza - Step1
  2. Mix well and knead it to form a smooth pilable dough.Keep it in a warm place undisturbed for 2 hrs.When u check after 2 hrs, the dough would have been raised.Now punch it down incase for any air bubbles. I divided the dough to  make 2 small pizzas.Roll the dough to a thin base and cut it out with a lid to get perfect circles.Prick the base with fork to make sure of even cooking and to avoid puffing up.
    How to make paneer pizza - Step2
  3. Preheat the oven for 150 degree Celsius for 10 mins.Add tomato sauce and freshly crushed pepper,oregano and mix well, Set aside.Grease a baking tray with little oil and sprinkle little flour. Transfer the rolled pizzas to the baking tray, and bake in preheated oven for 7-9mins.Once the pizza base is ready brush it with milk.Alternatively,If you want to bake both the base and topping together then at this stage add the topping and bake at 200 deg C for 15-20 mins.
    How to make paneer pizza - Step3
  4. Spread pastaa sauce on the pizza base.First add half of grated cheese then arrange the toppings - I've used onion, capsicum and paneer.Then add remaining grated cheese.While you arrange the toppings, preheat oven at 200 deg C for 10mins.
    How to make paneer pizza - Step4
  5. Once both the pizzas are ready, bake in preheated oven for 5-mins until cheese melts and the base turns golden brown at the edges.After removing from oven add oregano, chilli flakes cut into wedges and enjoy!
    How to make paneer pizza - Step5
  6. Serve hot always!!
Paneer Cheese Pizza Recipe

My Notes:

  • The thumb rule : If you are baking just the base then its 150 deg C, if you are baking both base and topping it should be 200 deg C for 15-20mins.
  • You can make variations for topping like soya, paneer, corn etc.
  • The dough shouldnt be sticky...if so then ur dough is watery so add in a little more flour. The dough shouldnt be very tight, if it is then the pizza will be hard.
  • You can use the same recipe for white base too, but adjust water quantity alone as white flour may take a little less than wheat flour.
  • The resting time totally depends on the type of yeast you are using.
  • To check if the pizza is cooked inside : If you cut a tiny area at the sides with a knife, u can see if its cooked fully by seeing the bread like texture then your pizza is done.
  • You can even lay aluminium foil or butter paper on the try and then roll the dough on it.
  • If you are using instant yeast no need to proof it, add it along with water and just mix it.
  • As my oven tray is small, I always divide the dough into 2 or 3 and make pizzas. 
  • It is again a no fail recipe.The only thing to keep in mind is the measurements and the yeast activeness.With the measurement specified above , u can make 3 small thin crust pizzas.
  • I used Amul pizza cheese and Bluebird brand active dry yeast both I got from Nilgiris.
Paneer Cheese Pizza Recipe

Yummy Cheesy Paneer ready to eat..Are you ready?! Now you have no excuses, come on put on your aprons and start baking..Let me know your feedbacks!

Homemade Veg Pizza Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

22 comments:

  1. Can you post mittus snack box, lunch box n water-bottle, school bag pics ??... Eager to see mittus school items..

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  2. Just what i was looking for! Will try asap! Thank u!!

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  3. so mittu has grown up nicely and she is pulling u back :D daughter and mother conversation are always interesting irrespective of age.I also love paneer pizza, with spicy version, lovely clicks

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  4. Looks so yummy. Very healthy too...

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  5. looks yummy and colourful. Should make a try surely !

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  6. i should use convection mode or microwave mode....

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  7. super yummy and tempting pizza...looks so colorful and inviting!

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  8. Thank you Sharmi for such a nice wheat pizza

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  9. Hi 5, I'm also having the same feelings like you, when my daughter's school reopened. I need a small sorry big help from you. I need some different recipes of olden days (my school days) snacks.... if possible can u try and give me. Kamarcut, Thenmittai, Verkadalai Uurundai, Verkadalai podi Burfi, Idicha nellikai podi. When I was sharing my school day memories with my daughter, she asked about all the snacks we had those days. I told her, she wanted to taste all of them, I tried my level best, I was able to get only very few items like Ilandavadai, Uppu Nellikkai, Kutti nellikkai,,Cheenipuliyankai(white and pink one-like U shape), normal kadalai uurundai, Orange mittai only. Can you help me ?

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    1. Oh wow thank you so much for reminding all these....I will try to post them when I get hold of the recipes, will have to hunt for it but sure worth it :)

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  10. Sharmi,

    Can you make a weekly snack and lunch plan for mittu and post it? So that we could also use it :)

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    1. Hi. Can I make the base and cook it and keep aside for later use??

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    2. Yes you can store it for a day

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  11. Healthy version pizza, looks so delicious treat for eyes...

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  12. Cheese pizza looks delicious.. Wheat crust has come out very well. Can v use tofu instead of paneer?

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