Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cheesy Bites Chicken Tikka Pizza

Ingredients for Topping:

1. Chicken (150 gms)
2. Capsicum cut in stripes (1/2 cup)
3. Red Onions Finely slices (1/2 cup)
4. Tomato roundels (5-6 Nos)
5. Mozzarella Cheese as much as you want
6. Salt (1/4 tsp)
7. Red Chilli Flakes (1/2 tsp)
8. Dried Oregano (1/4 tsp)
9. Dried Basil (1/4 tsp)

Ingredients for Sauce:

1. Tomatoes (500 gms)
2. Onion (1 No)
3. Garlic Clove grated (1 No)
4. Oil (1 tbsp)
5. Sugar (1 tsp)
6. Salt (2 pinches)
7. Oregano (1 tsp)

Ingredient for Pizza Dough:

1. Maida (2 -1/2 cup)
2. Yeast (1-1/2 tsp)
3. Sugar (1 tsp)
4. Salt (3/4 tsp)
5. Water as per requirement

Method for Sauce:

1. Add oil in a pan and add chopped onions fry a little and add the grated garlic to it.
2. Now add chopped tomatoes, salt, sugar and dried oregano.
3. Cook till the tomatoes soften and all the water evaporates.
4. Let it cool and blend it into a fine paste. You can store this paste into regrigerator for further use

Method for Dough

1. Take 3/4 cup lukewarm water and add all the yeast and sugar specified in the dough section. Cover it and let the yeast activate. After 5-10 mins there will be a frothy mixture, that means the yeast has activated.

2. Now combine maida, salt and mix and add the yeast frothy mixture to it and knead into a soft dough. Mix well so that there are no lump formations. Apply a little oil to the dough and make a smooth surface and let it rest for 2 hours in a warm place preferrably in a oven.

3. After 2 hour the dough will double in its size, just knock it down and give a few punches to the dough so that there is no air.

4. Now keep aside a small portion of the dough for making the cheesy bites.

5. Now knead the rest of the dough a little bit and with the help of a rolling pin and a little dry flour roll the dough into a 12 inches long pizza base and transfer on to the baking pan or a pizza pan. Keep it aside for further use.

Method for Cheesy Bites:

1. Knead the dough kept aside for making cheesy bites. And with the help of a rolling pin roll it into a thin base.

2. Now cut the edges of this base fro all the four sides to give it a square shape.

3. Vertically cut this base into 3 pieces and then cut each vertical piece into 3 more horizontal parts.

4. Take a part and add a little mozzarella cheese and roll it. Repeat this step for every part.

5. Keep these cheesy bites aside.

Finally.. Assembling the Pizza:

1. Apply pizza sauce on the pizza base evenly.

2. Add the chopped capsicum, onions and the chicken tikka pieces.

3. Now arrange the Cheesy bites on the outer edge of the pizza base as shown in picture.

4. Add the tomato roundels, sprinkle the red chilli flakes, dried oregano, dried basil, salt and sprinkle some oil on top.

5. Add the cheese as the final topping .

6. Now bake pizza on 410 degree F preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, check it once and you can bake it more or less after that according to your liking

Bon Appetit

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