It was pizza time for dinner the other day. Although a great time to make your breads and pizza bases with the summer making a early entry, however, I wonder if it is the right time to use the oven indoors. Anyway for a good pizza its all worth it.
With a quick dinner on my mind, I did a cheat recipe by getting store bought pizza base and also used a readymade pizza sauce(will add a pizza base recipe and sauce from scratch in the coming days). So with some left over tandoori chicken, chopped in a few veggies and the pizza was ready to go into the oven in no time. Coming down to the pizza recipe.
Ingredients for the pizza
Store bought pizza base - 2
Pizza sauce - 2 to 3 tbsp
Tandoori chicken pieces (shredded) - 1 cup
Onions - 1/2 cup (chopped)
Tomato - 1 small(chopped into rounds slices)
Capsicum - 1 small (chopped into juliennes)
Mushrooms - 1/2 cup (chopped lengthwise)
Mixed herbs - 1 tbsp
Ajwain or caraway seeds - 1/2 tsp(I like the taste of ajwain in my pizza, its the Indian oregano equivalent , you may however decide to add dried oregano instead)
Mozaraella cheese - 1 cup(grated)
* You may add other vegetables of your choice like broccoli or even a few pieces of pineapple.
Method for making the pizza
1- Take the two bases and smear the pizza sauce on each about a tbsp or more on each. All ingredients mentioned are to be split into two for the two bases.
2- Add in the chopped chicken pieces spreading evenly to cover the entire base. Add the chopped onion, tomato, capsicum and mushrooms.
3- Sprinkle the mixed herbs and oregano or ajwain. Add i the grated mozaraella cheese.
4- Preheat oven to 220 deg C for 5 minutes. Put the pizza in on the middle rack and bake at the temperature for approximately 10 minutes or till your base is crisp and your cheese has melted completely.Take out. Cut into slices. Serve hot.