This is a simple Italian Pizza recipe made in Indian style. Hope you will like this recipe. Anyways, my children are crazy about pizza. It’s the most frequented restaurant food at my house. And thanks to the free spices, I have never really bought these separately.
Take ½ cup lukewarm water in a deep bowl (water should neither be cold nor hot) and dissolve sugar into it. Once the sugar gets dissolve sprinkle active dry yeast in warm water and stir until it gets dissolve.
Now keep it to rest the yeast warm water mixture aside for 15 -20 minutes or till it becomes frothy.
After 15 minutes put all purpose flour in another bowl, now pour the yeast warm water mix and knead the dough. Add water as needed to knead the dough. Dough should be little sticky but soft after kneading.
Now pour1 tsp of olive oil and knead the dough again until it becomes smooth and elastic.
Apply some olive oil all over the dough, cover or wrap the bowl with plate or plastic and leave it aside to rise at room temperature for an hour or until it doubles in size. If it’s summer season then you can keep at room temperature but in winter season keep it in a warm place( If in case you don’t have warm place then heat the oven and let make the oven warm and then place the bowl of dough in warmed oven).
Now uncover the dough after an hour and you will see the dough gets double so punch the dough down to get rid of any bubbles and knead it again for few seconds.
Now divide the dough into 2 or 3 equal parts. Take one part of the dough and roll it in your palms like ball.
Dust the rolling surface with dry flour and dust the balls with the dry flour and start rolling the balls with roller into ½ inch thickness as it will puff up little bit when it’s baked.
You can also use your fingertips to stretch the dough and make it flat.
Now transfer the rolled dough onto a dusted baking tray.
Spread pizza sauces on the pizza. I have used homemade pizza sauce but it’s also available in the market.
Sprinkle some pizza seasoning and black pepper.
Now spread grated mozzarella cheese and place all your chopped veggies as per your liking.
Lastly pour some olive oil and sprinkle little salt on top and bake pizza one at a time in pre-heated oven on 220 degreeC for 15 minutes or until the base gets browned and cheese melted.
Once it baked remove your pizzas from the oven and for a real Italian touch, garnish with some pizza seasoning and to make it spicy sprinkle some chilly flakes .