by Tarla Dalal
Added to 13 cookbooks
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Appetizingly good looks, mind-blowing taste and the yummiest of textures – these Pizza Twists have all that it takes to rank a snack as a blockbuster!
Strips of pizza dough are baked with a tongue-tickling layer of homemade pizza sauce, cheese and a few herby strokes too. The outcome is a fabulous treat that can be served as a snack, starter or accompaniment. Serve it fresh and warm to experience the cheesy, saucy feel on your palate!
Pizza Twists make a fitting accompaniment to soups , Tea , coffee , juice , milkshakes and goes wonderfully well as a side dish with Pastas .
- Make criss-cross on the base of the tomatoes and place them in boiling water and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till the skin begins to peel.
- Drain the tomatoes, cool slightly, peel, deseed and roughly chop them and blend in a mixer to a smooth pulp. Keep aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the prepared tomato pulp, oregano, chilli flakes, tomato ketchup, chilli powder, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Divide the pizza sauce into 3 equal portions. Keep aside.
- Combine 1 tbsp of lukewarm water and dry yeast in a bowl and mix well.
- Cover with a lid and keep aside for 5 minutes.
- Combine the plain flour, yeast-water mixture, olive oil, sugar and salt in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
- Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 30 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 3 equal portions.
- Roll a portion of the dough into a 225 (9”) diameter circle using a little plain flour for rolling.
- Prick the circle using a fork at regular intervals.
- Apply a portion of the pizza sauce, 2 tbsp grated cheese and ¼ tsp oregano evenly over it.
- Cut into 7 equal vertical strips using a sharp knife.
- Place each strip on a greased baking tray lightly and twist both the ends.
- Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Repeat steps 2 to 7 to make 14 more strips.
- Serve immediately.
Nutrient values per pizza twist
|Vitamin A||55 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||0 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0 mg|
|Vitamin B3||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin C||3.3 mg|
|Folic Acid||3.5 mcg|
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