Indianised Pizza with Soy Granules

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Pizza, as we know it today, is a bread crust covered with a tomato base and then flavored with other toppings.
Italian folklore claims that the first pizza was Italian, and it is certain that in ancient times the Greeks and Romans had a type of unleavened bread, topped with a flavor before being baked. We know from historical writings that the Greek pizza was merely vegetables, but the origin of the pizza in Italy was more sophisticated. It was topped with pork scraps, olives and the sweet desserts with honey, raisins and pine nuts. Some of those sweet dessert pizza recipes have been enshrined in pizza history and are still used in Italy today.
Italian immigrants  brought pizza to America. Gennaro Lombardi made the first pizza In the US , when he opened the first pizzeria in New York City , in 1905. The restaurant was named Lombardi's Pizzeria Napoletana.
The first pizza restaurant in Chicago was called Pizzeria Uno and was run by Ike Sewell. Pizza history was made when he made the first deep dish pizza.
Pizza has barged into urban India as a major churner~a result of Globalisation in a nation driven by traditions. The Pizza has given the traditional Idli & Dosai a run for its money. Pizza Hut in India offers Kadai Chicken, Chicken Tikka Makhani Pizza as part of their menu to add a touch of spice and Indian floavor to the Pizza. Today`s recipe is the Indianised version of the traditional Pizza. I have made them with Soy Granules and favored with some Indian spice for a nice spicy cheesy Pizza.
This is my  contribution to the event “Global Kadai-Indian Flavored Pizza @ Lovely Lavi of Home Cook Recipes.
Buon appetito!



Ingredients:
  1. 1 Mini crust Pizza base
  2. 1/2 packet soy granules ( approx 100 gms )
  3. 1/4 cup onions
  4. 1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
  5. 1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  6. 4 to 5 green chillies finely chopped
  7. 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  8. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  9. q/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  10. 1/2 teaspoon meat masala
  11. few sliced green peppers
  12. few chopped cilantro
  13. 1/4 cup cheese
Procedure:
  1. Prepare the Soy Granules as per the directions on the pack and set aside.
  2. Preheat the Oven to 450° F
  3. Heat about 2 tablespoon of oil in a Kadai/pan and sauté until translucent. 
  4. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute well until the raw smell leaves.
  5. Now add the chopped green chillies and saute for few seconds.
  6. To this add all the powders  and salt to taste. Mix well.
  7. Add the tomatoes and saute this until the tomatoes become soft.
  8. Mix in the squeezed Soy Granules and combine well.
  9. Apply Maggi Tomato chilli sauce over the Pizza crust and spread the prepared masala .
  10. Top them with sliced Green Bell peppers and finely chopped Cilantro, sprinkle the cheese and bake for 20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
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    Tips: Minced chicken can be used instead of the soy granules, any tomato based sauce of your choice can be used or Pizza can be used. Add any toppings of your choice like olives, pineapple or Banana peppers. I have used the store bought Pizza crust. To make it from scratch click here.

31 comments:

  1. The minute my daughter saw you pictures she screamed pizza and asked me to make them for her. The photos look beautiful.

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  2. wonderful picture. looks tempting

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  3. Oh wow thats beautiful.. awesome pizza with soy granules.. Looks gorgeous and I starring at ur picture and drooling.

    Pavithra
    www.dishesfrommykitchen.com

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  4. thats a new Combo....Loved the wonderful clicks !!

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  5. Looks wonderful and also a healthier version too! Nice pictures as always !

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  6. Wowo that pizza just looks so so yumm.

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  7. Lovely shot and your pizza looks nice and tempting.

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  8. Wat a fabulous pizza, love the addition of soyachunks..

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  9. Lovely....very healthy pizza..wanna have a slice

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  10. It looks so yummy and interesting.

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  11. Hey hey! I am back! Never had much luck with soy granules... this is pretty neat! How are you doing???

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  12. WOW!! That is one awesome looking pizza! We love soy, but never thought of incorporating them in pizzas.

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  13. excellent picture.. you had me drooling :)

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  14. Very nice presentation. Check out my new event if you are interested - http://versatilekitchen.blogspot.com/2010/04/baking-from-book-breakfast.html

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  15. Indianised pizza looks fabulous

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  16. Hey,
    Awesome looking pizza! I have made one for your event. Great theme for the event too.

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  17. Indianized version sounds wonderful plus very healthy. Looks very nice, very prof'...

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  18. yummy pizza with wonderful click

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  19. very creative idea and thanks for some trivia. Love the way the cheese has melted and browned mildly.

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  20. I should like this pizza cos' I love Indian food :)

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