Pizza in a Pan

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Feb. 10, 2016

Surprise, surprise! Now, you can make mouth-watering pizzas at home, even if you do not have a convection or microwave oven. All you need is a broad non-stick pan and a bit of tact. This delicious Pizza-in-a-Pan is colourful and attractive, with a range of lip-smacking toppings and seasonings ranging from colourful capsicums, crunchy baby corn and juicy zucchini, to a tangy pizza sauce, and of course loads of cheese. The secret to making the perfect pizza in a pan, is to cook on a very slow flame as these pizzas tend to cook faster than in an oven and will get crisp soon. If you cook it on a high flame, it will get burnt even before all the toppings are cooked. So, if you patiently cook it on a slow flame, the outcome will be absolutely delightful!

Ingredients

For the pizza sauce
Tomatoes 6 Large
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Finely chopped garlic 1 Teaspoon (lehsun)
Finely chopped onions 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Dried oregano 1/2 Teaspoon
Dry red chilli flakes 1 Teaspoon
Tomato ketchup 2 Tablespoon
Chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Sugar 1/2 Teaspoon
Other ingredients
Thin crust pizza base 4
Sliced capsicums 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (red, green, yellow)
Blanched babycorn 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (diagonally cut)
Diagonally cut zucchini 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Dried mixed herbs To Taste (for sprinkling)
Dry red chilli flakes To Taste (for sprinkling)
Grated processed cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Olive oil/Ghee 8 Teaspoon

Directions

Making

For the pizza sauce 

1. Make criss cross on the base of the tomatoes and place them in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes or till the skin begins to peel.

2. Drain the tomatoes, cool completely, peel, deseed and roughly chop them and blend in a mixer to a smooth pulp. Keep aside. 

3. Heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

4. Add the onions, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.

5. Add the prepared tomato pulp, oregano, chilli flakes, tomato ketchup, chilli powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

6. Add the sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside. 

Finalizing

7. Place a pizza base on a clean, dry surface, put ¼th of the pizza sauce and spread it evenly. 

8. Place a few capsicum, babycorn and zucchini evenly over it. 

9. Finally sprinkle, mixed herbs, chilli flakes and ¼ cup of cheese evenly over it. 

10. Heat a broad non-stick pan and add 2 tsp of ghee.

11. Place the pizza in it and cover it with a lid and cook on a slow flame for approx. 4 to 5 minutes or till the base is crispy and the cheese has melted. 

12. Repeat steps 1 to 5 to make 3 more pizzas.

Serving 

13. Cut each pizza into 4 pieces and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 31 Minutes
Ready In: 31 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 4028Calories from Fat 1308

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 152 g233.8%

Saturated Fat 26 g130%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 6586 mg274.42%

Total Carbohydrates 555 g185%

Dietary Fiber 44 g176%

Sugars 43 g

Protein 105 g210%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet