Today I will be making pizza on stove top. No oven needed.
This is a quick and easy recipe. Stove top pizza is just perfect for the time when you want to enjoy the homemade pizza in hurry. Or when you don’t have access to a good oven. This recipe will make two personal size pizzas. To make this pizza we will need: For dough we need 1 cup all purpose flour (plain flour 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon of sugar 1 tablespoon of oil 2 tablespoons thick yogurt (curd or dahi) at room temperature. Approximately 1/2 cup of lukewarm water. We also need 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour. This will help us rolling the pizza. For sauce we need 4 tomatoes seeded and chopped in small pieces. This should make cups of chopped tomatoes. 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon of sugar 1/2 teaspoon of Italian herb 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper 1 tablespoon of oil For topping we need 1/2 cup of chopped green bell pepper 1/4 cup of sliced mushrooms And about 3/4 cup of mozzarella cheese shredded.
First I will make dough. To make dough first mix all the dry ingredients together. So here is all purpose flour. Baking soda Baking powder Salt Sugar Mix it well. Add yogurt. And oil. Mix them together. So it will look like crumbly dough. Add water as needed. Dough should be soft and it should be sticking to your finger little bit. And as you will knead this will get smooth. So dough is looking good. I used about 1/4 cup of water.
So now just cover it. And let it sit for at least 3 hours. Now I will make the sauce. Heat is on, medium high. So first I will add the oil. Tomatoes Salt Sugar Italian herbs And red chilli flakes Let’s cook them till tomatoes are soft. And most of the moisture has evaporated. So this should take about 2-3 minutes. Sauce is ready. This is a very basic marinara sauce.
So in the same pan I will saute the toppings. So I will just saute the bell pepper. And mushrooms. So just little bit so it has evaporated some of the water. This should also take not more than 2 minutes. So this has been about minutes. And vegetables are ready. We still want a nice crunch. So I have made this dough about 3 hours back. So I will just knead little bit. This is looking really good.
So just put little bit flour. And then knead. And divide this into 2 equal parts. And make it into the ball. Instead of doing this just stretch it and bring it together. And do the another one. Stretching it from out and bringing it in. And I am going to roll the pizza crust. So again just put little bit flour. And roll it in about 8.5-9 inch. Just remember it’s going to shrink little bit after you put it in the pan. And press it on the sides. So it’s little bit thin from outside. And we need to prick the dough. So it doesn’t puff. I am ready to make the pizza. Heat is on, medium low. Use the heavy bottom pan and it should be a flat pan.
And when you put your hand over it you should be able to feel the warmth. That means pan is ready. So now grease the bottom lightly, not to much oil. Now let’s put the crust. And this should take about 2 minutes you will see that dough has start drying up from the top. Just as you see the dough has started drying up from the top and it has small bubbles. So just lift it little bit to check it how it looks. I think we need little bit more brown. Let’s check it again. And as you see color is really good. So it’s ready. So before flipping it. I am just going to brush the oil little bit again on the top. And just flip.
Has a very nice color. And now we are going to put the sauce. Cheese And some mushrooms and bell peppers. Looking already very beautiful. And now cover the pan. So from the steam it can cook from the top. And this should take about 4-5 minutes. And you will see that cheese has started melting. This has been about 4 minutes. So as you see all the cheese has melted and pizza is looking really good. Let’s check it out from the bottom. And it is very nice And it’s looking beautiful. Very nice and crunchy. And bottom has been really cooked well. Let’s cut the pizza. It has a very nice crunch into it.
I am ready to serve. Stove top pizza is looking great! Nice and crispy. Enjoy this homemade delicious personal pizza.
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