I’m not a pizza person. I’ve never liked the thick crust dough-ey piece of bread, usually washed down with copious amounts of fizz drinks. But I do enjoy the flavors that pizza toppings usually offer. So here I am, creating my very own version of the pizza but with a twist.
I have used whole wheat pita breads, pomodoro sauce, thinly sliced fresh veggies like baby corn, colored peppers and lots of mozzarella cheese. Now this gooey pie entices me more than the store version. I refuse to call it pizza, because contrary to the regular notion of the unhealthiness of the junk, this variant is true to health and taste!
Instead of whole wheat pita breads, you could even use store made Naans or thick leftover chappathis(Indian flat bread). Leftover Chappathi will make a very healthy and yummy version of a classic pizza. But Pita pockets it is now.
- 5-6 pita breads or if you’re using naans, then 2 is enough.
- 1/2 cup pomodoro sauce
- 2 cups chopped mixed veggies like baby corn, onions and colored bell peppers
- 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 4-5 small spoons of italian seasoning
- 2 spoons of olive oil
- 1-2 pods of garlic, roughly chopped
- To Serve: oregano, chili flakes, tabasco/hot sauce and tomato ketchup( we Indians like Ketchup with Pizza.. yea….weird, but we like it!)
Start with heating the oil in a small pan, saute garlic pods in it. Once pinkish/brown. Switch the flame off, remove the garlic pods and now use this olive oil infused with garlic essence. Nice na?
Brush your pita breads/naans with this garlic imbued olive oil. To each flat bread, appropriately apply pomodoro sauce, covering the entire area. Now spread your chopped veggies, sprinkle a bit of italian seasoning over the veggies then top with grated mozzarella. Bake in a pre heated oven at 170 degree centigrade till the cheese melts and the bread looks crisp and crunchy.
Once done, drizzle or sprinkle a few drops of the garlic olive oil, serve with extra oregano, chili flakes and hot sauces. One bite.. and you are going to be hooked to this delicious super crisp gooey cheesy pie. Healthier, crunchier, tastier.. now who would hunt for Dominos again.
Try the same with varied vegetables as toppings. Try and do let me know of the combinations which work and the ones which don’t.