FOOD · International

Home Made Pizza!!

Veggie Pizza
Veggie Pizza

Pizza Maniac?? Wish to prepare Pizza at home but did not know the recipe?
If you wish to prepare “Home Made Pizzas”, here is the recipe

Ingredients:3 1/2 cups of all purpose flour(maida),
2 cups warm water,
1 packet(2 teaspoons) of dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar,
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoon salt,
2 Tbsp Olive oil,
1 cup Pizza sauce,
1 cup shredded cheese(mozzarella)

Method for preparing dough:
1>Add sugar and dry yeast to warm water and set it aside for 5 mins to allow it to bubble.
2>Add flour,salt,oil and the mixture(prepared in step 1) to the Food Processor. Mix the ingredients and prepare a soft dough.
If you do not possess a Food Processor,use your hand to knead the dough for 15-20 minutes.
3>Smear olive oil in a bowl and place the dough in it.
4>Roll the dough in that bowl for oil to be spread evenly.
5>Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and keep aside for 1 hour 30 mins in a warm place such that the dough doubles itself
6>Punch down the dough and divide the dough into 2 balls.
7>Keep the dough balls seperate bowls for 10 minutes.
8>Place the Pizza Stone and preheat the oven for 450 degrees for at least 30 minutes

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FOOD · Rotis & Parathas

Gobi(Cauliflower) Paratha

Ingredients:[Makes 6 parathas]
1 cup of cleaned and grated cauliflower
2 onions,finely chopped
3-4 green chillies,
4 cups of wheat flour/atta
1 tbsp of finely chopped coriender leaves
1/2 tbsp of cumin seeds
Salt to taste
Oil to fry

A>Preparing Parathas-
Take 4 cups of wheat flour and add a pinch of salt and 1 tbsp of oil to it . Add 2 cups water to the mixture and prepare the dough.

B>Preparing the Filling-
Heat 2 tbsp of oil in the frying pan.Toss the cumin seeds. Add chopped green chillies,onions,coriander/cilantro leaves to it.
Add grated cauliflower to it and stir until the raw smell goes away.Add salt to it and mix well and allow the mixture to form a paste. Remove from fire.

C>Preparing the Gobi (Cauliflower) Parathas-
Roll out the parathas about 5 inches diameter. Place one spoon of filling prepared in it and close the parathas.
Roll out again. Fry the parathas . Serve with curd.

FOOD · Soups & Salads

Green Peas Soup

1/2 Onion,finely chopped,
1 Cube,Vegetable Bouillion,
2 cups(or 500 ml) water,
1 cup Green Peas,
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Method for preparing Soup:
1>Heat the oil in a frying pan.
2>Add the chopped onions to the oil and fry till golden brown
3>Add 2 cups of water and the Bouillion to the frying pan and allow it to boil.
4>Add 1 cup of Green peas to the frying pan and cook for about a minute or two.
5>Add salt and pepper.
6>Remove from fire and blend it to a smooth paste in a blender.
7>Serve the soup garnished with Croutons (specified in the steps below).

Method for preparing Croutons:
1>Take 2 slices of bread and cut them into small cubes. Drizzle them with oil.
2>Pre heat oven at 300 deg F
3>Place the bread cubes for 25 mins on a baking tray inside the oven (or until they turn golden brown)