Talking about Pizzas, when baking was not common in India and microwave was yet to ambush every kitchen queen, pizzas were still made at my home. Being in Mumbai, it was very easy to find the ready to eat pizza base. Now, that I have a microwave and an oven I do not need to use the tawa but I like the taste it offers.
I have used multi grain base as I had ventured on a different plan to begin with. The result was fantastic.
Ingredients (for 2 medium size pizzas)
for the base
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup Millet (Sorghum)/ Jowar flour
1 tspn baking powder
1 pinch baking soda
salt to taste
2 tspn Oil
1/2 cup curd
for the topping
Pizza sauce/ Tomato sauce
1 onion finely sliced
1 capsicum finely sliced
150 gm Cottage Cheese/ Paneer
1 tspn garam masala
1 tspn chat masala
1 tspn red chilli powder
1 tspn roasted cumin powder
2 tbsp hung curd
2 tbsp coriander chopped
a pinch of Dried Fenugreek/ Methi leaves
salt to taste
1)For the base, mix the ingredients. Use some water if required, make a soft pliable dough. Set aside
2)In a bowl, add chopped paneer, all dry masalas, salt and curd and mix well.
3)In a sauce pan, add some oil, add the paneer cubes and saute it well.Add the onion slices and capsicum, saute till they are soft but not over cooked.
4)Add the dried fenugreek and stir again. Set aside
5)Heat a griddle, brush it with oil.
6)Roll out the dough ,slightly thicker than chapati.
7)Place it on the hot griddle.Cover the pan.
8)After 3-4 min, lift the griddle cover, there will be bubbles formed. Use a fork to pierce it and help the vapor escape.
9)Brush oil, and flip it over.Cook for another 2-3 min
10)Remove the base. Brush it with more oil on one side.
11)Spread the pizza sauce.
12)Add the pizza topping.
13)Sprinkle chopped coriander.
14)Return the based on the griddle.
15)Cover the pan and let it cook for 5 min.
Remove and enjoy.
Personally I am against cheat feeding. But in case you have serious challenge in getting your kids to eat certain food you can serve them in a different form. However, make a point to tell them what they liked was something they avoid eating.
It helps build a trust (Gyan!)
You can make the same tandoor pizza in an oven just as easily. The jowar flour kept the dough soft which is good else your base may turn into a khakra.