This pizza is made with a minimal amount of cheese,lot of herbs,white sauce .The base made
with pure olive oil,the concasse,white sauce too was made by me.All homemade except the
prawns and the veggies,and a mixture of cuisines.Well the produce was awesome.This dough
can be made ahead and refridgerated,and used within a week.
Let’s get into the recipe now.
For the dough
5-6 cups flour
4 tblsp olive oil
2 tsp active dried yeast.
2 cups milk+water (warm)
1/4 cup lukewarm water (for the yeast)
Mix yeast in warm water,allow to rise and sprinkle sugar on top.Set aside.
If you are making in a mixer ,use the dough hook ,and mix in the the liquids with the egg ,and
beat for 2 seconds.Add the yeast and mix well.Gradually add in the flour and make a soft
dough. Mix on low speed for 15-20 minutes.(by hand mix for half an hour).If you beat well,or
mix well at this stage,there is no need to knead again.(less muscle power).Set aside for 1 hour
and use .(it will be double in size)
For the concasse
6-8 large tomatoes
10-15 small onions
10 garlic cloves
1 tblsp.olive oil
salt to taste
2 tblsp red chilli paste
few rosemary leaves
few basil leaves
1 tblsp.sugar or jaggery.
Mix all these in a pan except the herbs and cook on medium flame till its thick and saucy.
(minimum half an hour).Chop the herbs fine and sprinkle on the mixture cover and set aside.
To prepare the mushroom
2 packets mushroom
1 capsicum julienned
200 gm prawns
1 onion chopped
1/2 tsp.pepper powder
2 tsp.chilli paste
4-5 garlic cloves
2 lime leaves
small piece of fresh turmeric root/1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste.
Grind the bold listed and keep aside.Heat the butter ,add the sliced mushrooms and let it cook
for 5 minutes.Remove and keep aside.In the same pan add the ground paste and the prawns
(cut the prawns the way you like),and cook till prawns are half cooked. Add the onions and
capsicum Add the mushrooms and mix well till almost dry and thick.Remove from fire and set
For the white sauce
4 cups milk
1 tblsp coarsely ground pepper
salt to taste
grated cheese can be added to this if you are not going to top the pizza with any cheese.
1 -2 tblsp butter
Heat butter in a saucepan,add immediately add the flour .Do not brown.Remove from fire,add
milk mix well,and again keep it on the fire.Keep stirring to avoid lumps .When it is thick like
custard ,in this heat add the grated cheese ,pepper and salt.Remove and set aside.
Divide the dough into portions you like .(This amount makes 4 large sized pizzas)Make a slight
rise at the edges.Pour a ladleful of concasse first and spread it on the base.Next add the prawn
mixture on top of this.Pour white sauce ,and some cheese grated if you like,and bake in a very
hot preheated oven( 230 degrees)for 15 minutes .
Serve with dry herbs if you like.
To make chilli paste
Soak 20-30 dry chillies in hot water for half an hour .Remove from water and grind with 1/2
cup vinegar and rock salt.
Variations:You can add herbs /cheese to the dough while mixing.
Chicken,paneer,or any type of meat can be used instead of prawn and mushrooms.
Vegans can use spinach and cheese,pineapple and paneer,baby corn,mushrooms and potatoes