Millets Pan Pizza

After a chaotic hard working day when we reach home, time and again the question that arises in our mind is “what to cook tonight?” Our head rushes through all the frequent recipes and reject them one by one, thinking that we just had it last week or the day before yesterday. As a family or even an individual, we want something new each night for dinner. What is easy to cook, great in nutritional value and relished by the family? The answer is to somehow give every day unexciting and staple food a little twist, don’t you agree?

So here is a new creation ‘Millets Base Pizza’ (tried and tested) that occurred to me a few days ago.  The best thing about this Millets pan pizza is that you don’t really need to use yeast to make the base! This recipe, in my personal opinion, is good to go for kitty parties or just as a starter in a weekend meal. The millets (Bajri) flour is good for weight watchers and should be included in your routine diet.

Did I tell you?

My grandma also loves pizza over boring roti sabzi at times. We find her to be the youngest and the most beautiful among all of us, in our big fat family. 😀

Anyway you never know… this may turn out to be one of your favourite dishes or for your kids and family as well. It’s difficult to add salads in our daily routine but in this recipe you can add as many toppings of your choice as you want. It’s delicious and healthy to eat plus you can make it additionally tempting to appear!  After all, we consume food from our eyes first, followed by our stomach, don’t you agree?

So when food is served in some creative style, it is certain to grab the attention of your loved ones. Even to enjoy and relish a simple dish. Try this exotic Millet-Base Pan Pizza for your dinner tonight!

Millets Pizza copyRecipe for 4 people

Dough/ Base:

  • 1 ½ cup of millets (Bajri) fine flour
  • ½ cup of whole wheat flour
  • A dash of salt
  • Water (for binding)
  • 3 table spoon of clarified butter

Toppings and the sauce:

  • 3 tomatoes boiled in a simmer water for 3-5 min
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 Kashmiri chilly
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • A dash of salt
  • 1 diced capsicum, onion, tomato
  • Few olives
  • 300 gm mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup of sweet corns

Steps to follow:

  1. Mix in the millet and whole wheat flour with salt. Add water slowly to make a stiff dough. Let it rest for 10 min.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan and start making small sized flat breads with the help of your wet hands (dip your hands in water before rolling the dough). As its gluten is less the corners may have cracks. But that is ok! Just dab your fingers after placing it on the hot pan to give it a proper shape. Just like we have mini pizza, your flatbread should be the same size. Gently spread the clarified butter (ghee) on the each side of the base.
  3. Make the tomato sauce as it will give the pizza some moistness and tangy flavour. Grind the boiled-skinless tomatoes with garlic, chillies and salt. Simmer this puree for 3 min on a low flame, add sugar and stir it.
  4. Now….. Only assembling is left to bake your pizza. Apply a generous amount of tomato sauce over the base, add toppings and top it with shredded cheese.
  5. Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 180 degree Celsius for 20 minutes, until you see the cheese melting over the toppings. You can do the baking process even on a pan; it may take more or less the same time. Just cover the pan with a lid and keep checking from time to time.

Here we go… taaan ta tan…a healthy twist to our favourite pizza and they are ready in just 30 min!! 😀

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