Margherita Pizza - SK Khazana

The simplest pizza to make but it does not lack in flavour This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Margherita Pizza - SK Khazana

Main Ingredients Pizza dough, Refined flour (maida)
Cuisine Italian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 1-1.30 hour
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Margherita Pizza - SK Khazana

  • Pizza dough
  • 1 1/2 cups Refined flour (maida)
  • 5 grams Fresh yeast
  • 2 tablespoons Castor sugar (caster sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • for dusting Polenta
  • to grease Oil
  • Pizza sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Fresh tomato puree
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Castor sugar (caster sugar)
  • 3-4 Basil leaves chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato ketchup
  • as required Mozzarella cheese grated
  • a few Basil leaves
  • to taste Salt
  • as required Dried mixed herbs


  1. Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan.
  2. Take fresh yeast and sugar in a bowl, add ¼ cup water, mix well and set aside to activate.
  3. Add garlic to the pan and sauté till fragrant, add tomato puree and mix well. Add salt, mix well and cook till the raw smell of tomatoes disappears and oil separates.
  4. To make the pizza dough, add refined flour and olive oil to the yeast mixture and knead to a soft dough, adding water as required. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and set aside in a warm place till it doubles in size.
  5. Add castor sugar to the pan. Chop the basil leaves and add to the pan. Add tomato ketchup, mix well and cook for 1 minute. Switch off the heat and set aside to cool.
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 180˚C
  7. Divide the dough into two equal portions and shape them into balls. Dust the worktop with some polenta and some refined flour. Keep one ball on it and roll out into a thick disc.
  8. Grease a baking tray with some oil and transfer the rolled out pizza base on it. Dork the pizza dough with a fork. Keep the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 5-7 minutes.
  9. Bring the tray out of the oven and brush the base with a little olive oil. Spread the pizza sauce evenly all over the base.
  10. Spread a generous layer of mozzarella cheese. Tear a few basil leaves and sprinkle all over the top. Sprinkle some salt and mixed herbs. Keep the tray back in the hot oven and bake at 180˚C for 15 minutes.
  11. Bring the tray out of the oven, cut the pizza into wedges, arrange them on a serving plate and serve hot.