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How to make Pizza Dough | Homemade Pizza Dough

How to make Pizza Dough at home is explained in this post with step by step pictures. Pizza Dough is made by activating flour with yeast to a dough & allowing it to rest. Pizza Dough at home gets tasty Pizza’s & bread which the family will come for more.
Prep Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Servings2 pizza dough
AuthorSharmilee J


  • 1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour/ maida
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 cup olive oil

* Note : If you are using active dry yeast then use 1 tbsp, see my notes


    • Take warm water in a bowl, add sugar and salt.
    • Then add the yeast and whisk it well.
    • Then add maida.
    • Knead it to soft pliable dough.
    • Set aside to rest undisturbed for at least an hour in a warm place.
    • When you open and see after an hour the dough must have doubled in size.
    • Knock back the dough to release the air trapped and then use the homemade Pizza dough.


    • The dough shouldn’t be sticky…if so then your dough is watery so add in a little more flour. The dough shouldn’t be very tight, if it is then the pizza will be hard.
    • If you are using it at once then proceed else you can wrap it a cling film and refrigerate it. Else you can store in a big box(having enough space for the dough to grow in size) and refrigerate it. Take and keep the dough outside at least 30mins before making pizza.
    • The resting time totally depends on the type of yeast and the climatic conditions. I usually place the bowl near my stove.
    • The name of the instant yeast I used here is Falcon, my friend got this from a  whole sale shop.
    • If you are using instant yeast no need to proof it, add it along with water and just mix it. But if you are using active dry yeast then you need to proof it then add. Check here for more details.
    • It is again a no fail recipe. The only thing to keep in mind is the measurements and the yeast activeness.
    Nutrition Facts
    How to make Pizza Dough | Homemade Pizza Dough
    Amount Per Serving (400 g)
    Calories 152 Calories from Fat 126
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 14g22%
    Saturated Fat 2g13%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
    Monounsaturated Fat 10g
    Sodium 878mg38%
    Potassium 58mg2%
    Carbohydrates 6g2%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 3g3%
    Protein 2g4%
    Vitamin C 0.02mg0%
    Calcium 4mg0%
    Iron 0.2mg1%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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