Layered Pizza Dip by Tarla Dalal

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Jan. 16, 2014

The taste buds tingle the moment you imagine layers of pizza sauce and sautéed capsicum topped with cheese and baked in the oven. Indulge in this extravaganza, with a bowlful of tortilla chips.


Blanched and finely chopped tomatoes 1 1/4 Cup (20 tbs)
Olive oil 2 Teaspoon
Finely chopped garlic 1 Teaspoon
Finely chopped onions 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Spring onion greens 2 Tablespoon , finely chopped
Sugar 1 Teaspoon
Tomato ketchup 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Dried oregano 2 Teaspoon
Chilli flakes 2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
For the layer/cover
Capsicum rings 6 , cut into halves (thick)
Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
Other ingredients
Grated processed cheese 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)




1. In a broad non-stick pan, add olive oil and when hot add garlic. Saute for half a minute and add onions. Sauté the onions for a minute or two until translucent and then add spring onion greens, followed by blanched tomatoes.

2. Cook for a couple of minutes and add sugar and tomato ketchup, followed by oregano, chilli flakes and salt. Cook for a minute while stirring intermittently. Turn off heat.


3. In a broad non stick pan, add olive oil, and when hot add capsicum halves and sauté for a minute, before adding oregano. Cook for a minute and turn off heat.

4. Preheat the oven.


5. In an oven safe glass bowl, create a layer by evenly spreading already prepared pizza sauce. Now place the prepared capsicum halves over the sauce, and finally top it with cheese.

6. Bake in pre-heated oven at 180 degrees C (360 degrees F) for 8 - 10 minutes until the cheese melts.


7. Serve the dip hot with tortilla chips.


Six large sized tomatoes yield approximately 1¼ cups of blanched, peeled, deseeded, and chopped tomatoes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 316Calories from Fat 98

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.9%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 677 mg28.21%

Total Carbohydrates 49 g16.3%

Dietary Fiber 14 g56%

Sugars 25 g

Protein 11 g22%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet