Sunday, January 4, 2009

Fusion Pizza

This is my first post for 2009. I think that pizza would be great dish to start because it is famous all over the world. I always love to experiment with different type of toppings on pizza. CPK's chipotle pizza is my favourite. I wanted to try something similar at home from very long time. I call it fusion pizza because it is pizza with Mexican-Indian mix toppings. So here you go...

2 whole wheat or any kind or pizza crust
For pizza sauce
3 tomatoes
3-4 garlic cloves
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp oregano
2 tsp oil
salt as per taste
For toppings
1 onion finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup roughly crushed black beans
2 tbsp chunky salsa
1/2 orange or yellow belle pepper finely chopped
3-4 tsp oil
mexican cheese
For green sauce
1/2 cup cilantro
1 tbsp parsley
4-5 green chillies
3 tsp lite sour cream

For pizza sauce
Blanch the tomatoes and then puree them along with garlic. Put one medium saucepan on gas stove. Heat 2 tsp oil in it. When oil is heated add tomato puree. Add salt,oregano,red chilli powder. Let it cook for 10 minutes. I like to make this simple and fresh pizza sauce at home. You can use any kind of ready made pizza sauce without altering taste much.

For pizza toppings
Take one pan with 3-4 tsp oil and put it on high flame on gas stove. When oil is heated, add onion,tomato,belle pepper and corn. Saute them on high flame for 2-3 minutes. Add crushed black beans and salt. Then add salsa and mix well. Take off from the stove.

Preheat the oven to 375 degree F. First apply pizza sauce on the crust. Then generously spread corn topping on the pizza. At last sprinkle mexican cheese or any kind of cheese on pizza. Bake the pizza in oven for 15 minutes. Then broil for 2-3 minutes.

For green sauce
Grind cilantro,parsley and green chillies without water or with very little water. Then add sour cream in the paste and mix well.

Spread green sauce on the pizza as per your taste before serving.

You can eat this pizza without green sauce, it is optional.


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Purva Desai said...

Simply love the creative fusion tried in this Pizza....

Alka said...

I am so glad to learn abt green sauce....sumthng really new to me.
Thnks for sharing the recipe :-)

Usha said...

This is such a creative and yum looking pizza....first time here you have a wonderful space !

Madhavi said...

Love this pizza, tasty entry!!!!