Monday, July 9, 2012

No Cheese Whole Wheat Tandoori Chicken Pizza & announcing a chota-sa break

Its been a long time since I have been around in the food blogging world.. guess its one week... yes that seems long to me. My system crashed and the mother-board doomed. I am not sure when everything will be back to normal and hence have decided to take a break till I am back to Chennai... Will miss all your posts and will not be able to hop in as usual... So take care till I am back... I will be trying loads of new recipes in the meantime and hence will have a cartload to blog about when I am back. :)
As promised I am publishing my pizza post now.

Healthy whole wheat pan pizza crust topped with tandoored chicken pieces and an olive-oil mayo sauce. Guilt free indulgence

I have a thing with yeast... I am terrified to use it. The first time, I tried activating yeast, it didn't even rise and that was the last time. But I have always been drawn to all the yeast-ed recipes out here. My mom uses yeast in making aappams and since she is around me now, I mustered my confidence and started working with yeast... to be frank it was amma who did it and me just popping my head in at times to check if the yeast had risen. So finally I activated it... it doubled and tripled in volume by and by...

OMGosh. I was too excited. Only after I activated the yeast did I think about "What to make with it"... I have been longing for pizzas for quite sometime since I have been put on a no-outside-food diet these days. What best than making it at home. Went for a healthier version with the wheat crust and no cheese but I will be trying the cheesy versions very soon. The result was a healthy yet deliciously creamy pizza which everyone loved. Now off to the recipe. Again see ya guys... Will be back in a month with lots more to offer...

~*What U Need*~
For the Whole wheat crust

Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Active dry yeast - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Luke warm water - 1/2 cup
Olive oil - 1 tsp
Salt- 1/4 tsp

For Pizza topping
Tomato chunks - 1/4 cup
Onion rings - 1/4 cup
Shredded Tandoori chicken pieces - 1/2 cup
Garlic mayo - 2 tbsp
Pizza Sauce - 3 tbsp

For garlic mayonnaise cream sauce
Mayonnaise - 1/4 cup
Garlic cloves - 2
Heavy Cream - 2 tbsp
Olive oil - 1 tsp

How I Made:
The pizza crust

Dissolve sugar in warm water and add yeast to it. Set aside until frothy. Meanwhile combine whole wheat flour and salt. Make a well in the middle and pour the yeast mixture and olive oil. Knead the mixture well until it is no more sticky. You can add few spoons of atta if needed. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl and leave it aside until it doubles in volume. Transfer this dough into a greased baking tray and evenly press this dough to form a thin or thick crust.

Garlic mayonnaise cream sauce
Mix together all the ingredients and whisk well till fully incorporated. I mixed 2tbsps of mayo with 1 crushed garlic clove and spread it on the base before topping with pizza sauce. The remaining mayo I mixed with the other ingredients and used it to top the pizza instead of cheese.

Spread the garlic mayo followed by pizza sauce, arrange veggies and tandoori chicken over the prepared crust leaving 1/2 " on all the sides. Bake the pizza for 25-30 mins at 220 deg C or until crust turns golden brown in color.

Slice and serve with garlic mayo cream sauce... indulge guilt-free...

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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93 comments:

  1. Woww!! No cheese pizza!! Attracted by the name itself!! Pizza looks just awesome!!

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  2. Thanks for the recipe Vimitha. will try it. Enjoy your break !

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  3. Very healthy and delicious pizza. Wonderfully prepared dear.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  4. Hi Vimitha ,

    Pizza looks Great!!!

    Spicy:)))

    Keep on Dear...

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  5. hmmm looks delicious that too pizza without cheese....tempting one...

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  6. Wow..My fav pizza..Luks so prefect 2 indulge :)

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  7. no cheese... sounds healthy.. neat presentation..

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  8. Low calorie nice recipe pics are tempting. Enjoy your break.

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  9. thats such a healthy pizzzzzza.....

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  10. Yummy yumm pizza.....looks tempting and perfect

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  11. tc vimitha- hope to see u soon; enjoy ALL the time with the lil one :)

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  12. Feels great when yeast behaves like it should right:)) the outcome is really nice.
    See you soon after your break!
    Cheers

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  13. I love the idea of sauce instead of cheese

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  14. OMG, what a brilliant idea! I am certainly craving for this pizza now. The topping is too mouthwatering! :)

    Have a good break dear!

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  15. Wow..pizza is always a favorite food...perfect look and tempting me..

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  16. looks delicious, nice idea using the mayo, enjoy your break

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  17. Super tempting pizza, makes me hungry..well done dear.

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  18. Delicious pizza hope you can blog sooner.

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  19. Healthy pizza with lovely topping...well made...Nice decision,Take complete rest n care...hope to see u soon :)Love & Hugs to Aryan!
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  20. Wow no cheese pizza, no guilt too while eating :).Delish!!

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  21. I love the tandoori style ....delicious!

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  22. Thanks for visiting my space Vimitha..you have a nice collection of recipes here.

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  23. Thanks for finding time to visit my blog, Vimitha, in these hard conditions :)
    Lovely blog and wonderful recipes!

    Hugs

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  24. I hope your computer is fixed soon! Your pizza looks fantastic!

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  25. Looks delicious! I bet it was really good.

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  26. Yummy mouthwatering pizza!!! U tc & come back soon Vimitha...!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  27. Great recipe and very tasty. Have a wonderful break ya!

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  28. Yummy pizza thanks for visiting my blog vimitha .pls join my blog and add ur comments in free time

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  30. very delicious pizza, looks yummy...Hope to see u back in action soon..how's the lil one ? :)

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  31. yummy pizza...do visit and join my space in your free time..
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  32. Tandoori chicken pizza...this sounds marvelous!

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  33. No cheese and wholewheat makes this a totally lovable pizza, yummy!

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  34. Yummy and healthy take on pizza...Love this...Take care and see you soon..

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  35. Enjoy ur break and Pizza looks wonderful!

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  36. Delicious pizza and I like no cheese pizza.. I do not like too much cheese and this looks like my kind of pizza. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  37. bravissima hai fatto una pizza buonissima!!!!!

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  38. Awesome pizza, enjoy ur break..

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  39. Pizza looks great and hope ur system gets well soon. Enjoi till then

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  40. Love the idea of adding the sauce instead of cheese.

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  41. healthy recipe of pizza
    enjoy ur holidays

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  42. hi vimitha, no cheese pizza? oh well looks delicious, but sorry dear- i will add some cheese onto mine.. cos i am a sucker for cheese.. ha ha cant help it. have a nice day

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  43. Lovely blog....thank you for visiting....pls do follow me and happy to follow you.....yummy pizza.....enjoy your break

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  44. Great healthy pizza..looks fab! Enjoy your time off..look forward to seeing your new recipes!

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  45. GARLIC MAYONNAISE CREAM SAUCE? that is utterly mind blowing.

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  46. looks very very delicious

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  48. I am always scared of yeast too but now looking at this pizza, i might as well be courageous and do it soon.

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  49. too good..Feel like grabbing and having this yummy pizza.
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  50. OMG, this looks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD :D
    xoxo

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  51. Wow..that ooks so tempting and so perfectly done.yumm love it.

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  52. delicious.. I am always up for some homemade pizza.

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  53. Wonderful , healthy pizza ::)

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  54. 1st time here... You've got an interesting collection of recipes! :)

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  55. Hi Vimitha ,

    Looks delicious !!!

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  56. enjoy your break and no cheese pizza looks delicious ..hugs

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  57. Thats a heavenly pizaaaa,,,,,,, thanks for dropping by my space, happy to follow u too:)

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  58. So yummiest pizza!! Thanks for commenting it on my blog dear.Happy to follow you back.Plz follow me in my blog dear.

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  59. Super tempting pizza, looks so delicious n mouthwatering.

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  60. Oh..oh..hope you set right your system soon and are back to bloggimg. Enjoy your break.

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  61. Wooow.. Love this guilt free version..Thanks for sharing:)

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  62. you have a lovely collection of recipes... will surely try them.. thanks for visiting my space, would love to have u again :-), do follow me

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  63. yummy pizzas... looks delicious... thanks for sharing...

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  64. I can't believe that this pizza has no cheese. It still look very delicious :D

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  65. the pizza looks oh so good even without the cheese. adding mayo is a great idea. have fun in your break.

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  66. Looks really delicious...nice click..

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  67. No cheese pizza and stove top method? Lovely. Love to have a bite.

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  68. Happy to follow you - you have a lovely space here!

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  69. Me encantan las tartas con trigo integral luce muy saludable e irresistible,saludos y abrazos,hugs,hugs.

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  71. That looks super tempting pizza,love the way u prepared it!!

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  72. Looks very inviting !!

    I am new to your space, happy to you :-)

    Do check my blog when you find time..

    Cheers,
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  74. Pizza looks sooooo tempting.

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  75. even though this is chicken, clicked on the recipe coz I wanted to find out what u used instead of cheese... thats a great variation to use mayo... I have been wanting try out a vegan mayo recipe which I can use to make a veg pizza like this... thanks! :)

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