Make best vegetable pizza recipe




About the recipe  

This is a tried and tested vegetarian pizza recipe and if everything is followed correctly, you will be able to make great pizzas with a choice of your toppings for your family and friends.

The vegetarian pizza beat all the pizzas i had in Indian metros like the domino's pizza, smokin joes and even pizza hut.

There was a time when i used to make pizzas at home with ready made pizza breads. but after making breads at home and finding out they are far far better than the outside ones, i make even the pizza base at home now.

This recipe of homemade vegetable pizza is a pizza recipe made from scratch. except the cheese, no ready made sauces or pizza bread bases are used. this is a basic veg pizza. I have used onion and capsicum as the only veggies. you can use your own assorted veggies for the pizza.

For the flavorings of the sauce i have used dried oregano and basil. however you can use fresh oregano and basil too. I have made many pizza sauces right from my teen years, but this was the best sauce i have made. It has become a personal favorite.


Difficulty      : Average
Recipe Type      : Veg.
Calories Per Serving :266



What Ingredients it Requires ?  


For the pizza bread base:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 cup warm water or add as required
  • 2 teaspoons dry active yeast
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt or add as required
  • some olive oil for brushing
  • all purpose flour (maida) or cornmeal (makki ka atta) or semolina for sprinkling
  • for the tomato sauce:
  • 4 to 5 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine, optional
  • 2 teaspoon dried basil or 2 tablespoons fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • freshly crushed or ground black pepper, as required
  • salt as required

Toppings for 2 medium sized pizzas:

  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 capsicum (bell pepper), sliced
  • 1 tomato, chopped or sliced, optional
  • 8-9 pitted green olives, sliced, optional
  • 8-9 pitted black olives, sliced, optional
  • grated mozarella cheese or pizza cheese, as required
  • fresh or dried herbs, as required


How to prepare the recipe:

Making the pizza bread:

  • sprinkle sugar in warm water.
  • add yeast. stir and let the mixture sit at room temperature for 10-15 mins till it becomes frothy,
  • in a bowl add one cup flour, salt, olive oil and the frothy yeast mixture.
  • stir. add another cup of flour.
  • stir again. the mixture become sticky.
  • add the last cup of flour and continue to stir.
  • knead the dough into a smooth, springy ball.
  • apply some olive oil all over the dough.
  • cover loosely and keep in a large bowl at room temperature for 1.5 to 2 hours.
  • the dough will double up and nicely leaven.
  • making the tomato basil pizza sauce:
  • blanch the tomatoes and the chop them.
  • heat oil. fry the chopped garlic,
  • add the tomatoes and wine.
  • let them cook uncovered for 4-5 minutes.
  • add the herbs, salt and pepper.
  • mix well. cook further for 3-4 minutes.

Assembling the veg pizza:

  • flatten the dough to a disk.
  • on a floured surface roll the dough.
  • place the dough onto a greased and dusted pan.
  • brush some olive oil on the pizza base.
  • spread the tomato sauce on the pizza.
  • top with the veggies.
  • spread the grated cheese.
  • bake the veg pizza in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes at 200 degrees C.
  • serve veg pizza hot.

Improve the Recipe with tips:

Few tips for veg pizza recipe:

  • The pizza dough can also be made in a food processor or electric mixer.
  • If the dough becomes sticky add some flour and vice versa. if the dough is not soft and a bit dry, then add some warm water.
  • I even made a thin crust pizza with this dough and it was excellent.
  • you can saute the veggies lightly in olive oil if you want.
  • the leftover pizza sauce can be refrigerated.
  • leftover pizza dough can be refrigerated or freezed. if freezed, it stays well for a month.



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