July 5, 2011

Pizza – Home made pizza crust ( dough)

All Purpose Flour – 1 cup (125 g)
Chapati Flour – 1/4 cup (45 g)
Fine Sooji/Semolina Powder – 1/4 cup (45 g)
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper – 1/8 tsp or to taste
Garlic Powder – 1/2 tsp
Sugar – 1/2 tspYeast – 1 tsp
Warm Water – 3/4 cup
Olive Oil – 1/2 tsp
All Purpose Flour – 4-5 tbsp (for kneading) 
1. Add Sugar and Yeast to Warm Water and mix until yeast is dissolved. Cover and let the mixture rest until it becomes frothy (5-10 minutes).
2. Add All-purpose flour, Chapati Flour, Fine Sooji, Garlic Powder, Black Pepper and Salt to a mixing bowl and mix through. 
3. Add Yeast mixture slowly to the dry ingredients and form a dough (it will be sticky).
4. Once the dough comes together, sprinkle 1-2 Tbsp of All-purpose flour and knead the dough until a soft ball forms.
5. Coat the dough ball with Olive Oil, cover and keep in a warm place for 1 hour to rise (An oven heated to 180 F/ 82 C and turned off is perfect). 
6. Lightly Oil fingers and punch down the dough. Form it into a ball again, cover and replace in the oven for 1 more hour to rise. 
7. Sprinkle all-purpose flour and start to knead the dough for 4-5 minutes. Keep sprinkling dry flour as and when the dough becomes sticky. 
8. Divide the dough into 2 portions (for 2 medium size pizzas) and roll it out with a rolling pin or by hand. Keep sprinkling dry flour to help the rolling process. 
9. Preheat oven to highest possible temperature (550 F/ 288 C). If using a pizza stone, heat the stone with the oven. 
10. Sprinkle Corn Meal on the stone or pan and place rolled out dough over the corn meal.
11. Bake for 4-5 minutes (until crust is light golden). 
12. Remove from oven and spread with pizza sauce, cheese and your choice of toppings.
13. Bake until cheese is melted and light golden.
Tip: If dough is too soft to work with, coat with oil, wrap it in plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to harden.


  1. thx for the recipe.....love home made pizza

  2. I love the topping you have made, looks very tempting.

  3. Perfect ~ Homemade is always the best n loved the topping you use :)
    US Masala is hosting a giveaway. Do check it out here

    US Masala

  4. Yum ...the topping looks fab..

  5. Homemade is always best .. I do it at home when time permits.

    Event: Fast food not Fat food

  6. Very useful for me, thanx for the version. Your's topping looks fabulous.

  7. ട്രൈ ചെയ്തു നോക്കട്ടെ. Thanks Sharanyaa :)