Veg Pizza, Vegetable Pizza, Basic Vegetable Pizza


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A classic recipe that has stood the test of time... we present to you the ever-popular Vegetable Pizza. While this is a basic pizza that is easy and quick to prepare, it has a universal appeal and is the safest bet to place on a party menu.

We have used readymade pizza base, so you can prepare the pizzas in a jiffy. A colourful assortment of veggies gives this pizza an interesting crunch, while pizza sauce and a dash of spices and herbs give it an awesome flavour.

Cheese, of course, makes the pizza what it is, so we need to say nothing about. Pizza lovers, we would also suggest you try other recipes like the Tomato and Cheese Pizza and Tandoori Paneer Pizza .

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Veg Pizza, Vegetable Pizza, Basic Vegetable Pizza recipe - How to make Veg Pizza, Vegetable Pizza, Basic Vegetable Pizza

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  17 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 pizzas
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Ingredients
2 thin pizza base (7”) each
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
1/2 cup sliced capsicum (red , yellow , green)
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese or processed cheese
dried oregano for sprinkling
dry red chilli flakes (paprika) for sprinkling
olive oil for drizzling
Method
    Method
  1. Place the pizza base on a clean, dry surface, put ¼ cup pizza sauce on a pizza base and spread it evenly.
  2. Arrange ¼ cup sliced onions and ¼ cup sliced capsicum evenly over it.
  3. Sprinkle ¼ cup of grated cheese and sprinkle a little oregano and chilli flakes evenly over it. Finally drizzle a little olive oil.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to make 1 more pizza.
  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 12 minutes or till the pizza turns crisp and the cheese melts.
  6. Cut into equal wedges and serve immediately.

Veg Pizza, Vegetable Pizza, Basic Vegetable Pizza recipe with step by step photos

Recipe Notes for Vegetable pizza

  1. For making veg pizza at home, you would require a pizza base. Depending upon your personal preference you can buy readymade whole wheat pizza base, grain pizza base or regular pizza base from your local bakery or grocery store. If you wish to make a pizza base from scratch at home then refer this recipe .
  2. We will be smearing the pizza base with a delicious pizza sauce. Even that is available in the market in packaged form but, if you want to make homemade pizza sauce then check out this recipe.
  3. For this recipe of vegetable pizza, we are using onions and capsicum as topping but vary the toppings according to your choice by adding other veggies like mushrooms, spinach, olives, jalapenos, corn etc.
  4. To make the veggie pizza wholesome, you can also put cubes of paneer or tofu.

How to make pizza sauce

  1. For the Pizza Sauce, clean, wash and remove the eyes of the tomatoes. You do not want them in your pizza sauce
  2. Make a criss-cross on the base of each tomato using a sharp knife. Make sure you use tomatoes that are firm and red in colour.
  3. Meanwhile, keep the water for boiling in a deep pan.
  4. Place the tomatoes in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes or till the skin begins to peel.
  5. Drain the tomatoes using a strainer.
  6. Cool slightly and peel, they will peel easily because of the criss cross that was made at the base of the tomatoes.
  7. Cut them into 2 and deseed them using a sharp knife. Removing the seeds not only ensures a smooth puree, but also ensures that the sourness of the tomatoes reduces.
  8. Roughly chop them.
  9. Transfer to a blender.
  10. Blend in a mixer till smooth. Use a big mixer jar and not the small one as when you will blend it will overflow. Keep aside.
  11. In a broad non-stick pan, heat the olive oil. Olive oil is used in all Italian recipes as it taste really great. Add the garlic. You can also use the paste if you have it ready but finely chopped always gives a better taste and good mouthfeel. If you are jain, you can learn how to make Jain Pizza Sauce.
  12. Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  13. Add the onions.
  14. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  15. Add the prepared tomato pulp.
  16. Add the oregano. If you wish you can also add mixed herbs.
  17. Add the chilli flakes.
  18. Add the tomato ketchup. This gives a little colour and sweetness to the sauce.
  19. Add the chilli powder and salt. Chilli powder is added to give more colour and spiceness.
  20. Mix the Pizza Sauce (Quick Pizza Sauce) well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes stir it in between. Make sure you are careful of the spluttering that happens of the tomatoes.
  21. Add the sugar to the pizza sauce and mix well.
  22. Cook the pizza sauce on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  23. Store the Pizza Sauce (Quick Pizza Sauce) in an air- tight container and use as required. Stays fresh in the fridge for 4 days and freezer for atleast 3 months

How to make the pizza base

  1. For the homemade pizza dough recipe, in a small bowl take dry yeast.
  2. Add sugar. 
  3. Add 2 tbsp of lukewarm water. Dip your finger in water to check if it’s lukewarm or no before adding. Water that's too hot can damage or kill the yeast.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 5 minutes. The rising time will vary as per the climatic conditions and the quality of yeast
  6. After 5 minutes, the yeast mixture will look like this. You can see a frothy layer on top which indicates our yeast has been activated and is ready to use. If you don’t see a creamy frothy layer then discard the yeast and start over again
  7. In a deep bowl, take plain flour.
  8. Add yeast-water mixture.
  9. Pour a little olive oil.
  10. Add some sugar.
  11. Furthermore, add salt..
  12. Using enough water combine all the ingredients.
  13. Knead into a soft, smooth dough. Shape the dough into a proper round using both your hands while tucking the edges at the bottom. If you have a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment, then make use of it to prepare the pizza dough.
  14. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 1 hour in a warm place or till the dough is double in size. If you don’t plan to use the dough for a day, place it in the fridge straight away; take it out 3-4 hrs before using and then continue the rest of the procedure.
  15. After an hour, the dough will rise and resemble this.
  16. Press the dough lightly to remove the air.
  17. Pour a little olive oil on the dough and also, grease your palms with it.
  18. Knead the dough again to form a smooth pizza dough.
  19. Divide the dough into 3 equal portions.
  20. To make pizza base at home, roll a portion into a 175 mm. (7”) diameter circle with the help of plain flour. While rolling the portion of the dough, keep the other 2 portions covered with the wet muslin cloth so that they do not dry up. If you want to get air pockets and a crisp dough, then don’t use a rolling pin and stretch the dough using your hands. This will prevent the popping of air bubbles.
  21. Prick the circle evenly using a fork so that it doesn’t puff up.
  22. Similarly, roll and prick out the remaining 2 circles and place all the 3 pizza base on a baking tray.
  23. Bake them in a preheated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 5 minutes. The time required will vary from oven to oven so, do keep an eye to prevent the pizza base from burning.
  24. Remove them and use as required.

How to make vegetable pizza

  1. To prepare veggie pizza, assemble all the ingredients required to make the homemade veg pizza. Next, place the pizza base on a clean, dry surface.
  2. Put ¼ cup pizza sauce on a pizza base.
  3. Spread it evenly with the help of a spoon.
  4. Evenly spread 1/4 cup of grated pizza cheese.
  5. Arrange ¼ cup sliced onions.
  6. Next, arrange ¼ cup sliced capsicum evenly over it.
  7. Sprinkle ¼ cup of grated cheese. We are using mozzarella cheese for this vegetable pizza recipe but, you may use a mix of processed and mozzarella cheese or any other sharp cheese like cheddar, parmesan etc.
  8. Sprinkle a little oregano and chilli flakes evenly over it. This is optional as you can even top the vegetable pizza with herbs after baking.
  9. Finally drizzle a little olive oil.
  10. Repeat steps 1 to 8 to make 1 more veggie pizza. 
  11. Take a broad non stick pan, heat 1/2 tsp of butter. 
  12. Place the prepared pizza on the pan and cover and cook it for 5-7 mins or until the cheese melts. Make sure you dont leave it unattended or else it will burn. 
  13. This is how the vegetable pizza looks once cooked. 
  14. Transfer the homemade vegetable pizza on a chopping board. 
  15. Cut the homemade vegetable pizza into equal wedges.
  16. Serve the vegetable pizza immediately.

To make pizza in an oven

  1. Place it on a baking tray and bake the veg pizza in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 12 minutes or till the pizza turns crisp and the cheese melts.
  2. Take out once vegetable pizza is cooked, cut into wedges and serve.

Nutrient values per pizza
Energy379 cal
Protein12.6 g
Carbohydrates43.5 g
Fiber4.5 g
Fat13.4 g
Cholesterol11.5 mg
Vitamin A595.3 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31.6 mg
Vitamin C52.3 mg
Folic Acid37.9 mcg
Calcium206.1 mg
Iron2.1 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium414.5 mg
Potassium270.1 mg
Zinc0.3 mg

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Reviews

Veg Pizza, Vegetable Pizza, Basic Vegetable Pizza
5
 on 07 Nov 16 09:33 AM


Basic pizza recipe, yet it tasted so amazing. Everyone at my place loves Pizza, but i use to make it using readymade ketchup or pizza sauce. This time i made the pizza sauce using your recipe and the taste of the pizza changed completely. I loved it. Now, i am sure i am going to make this recipe everytime i want ot make a pizza.