How to make Margherita Pizza - SK Khazana -

The simplest pizza to make but it does not lack in flavour

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Pizza dough, Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Margherita Pizza - SK Khazana

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Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Margherita Pizza - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Pizza dough

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 1/2 cups

  • Fresh yeast 5 grams

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 2 tablespoons

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Polenta for dusting

  • Oil to grease

  • Pizza sauce

  • Olive oil 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic finely chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh tomato puree 1 1/2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 1 tablespoon

  • Basil leaves chopped 3-4

  • Tomato ketchup 2 tablespoons

  • Mozzarella cheese grated as required

  • Basil leaves a few

  • Salt to taste

  • Dried mixed herbs as required

Method

Step 1

Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 2

Take fresh yeast and sugar in a bowl, add ¼ cup water, mix well and set aside to activate.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 6

Pre-heat the oven to 180˚C

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 11

Bring the tray out of the oven, cut the pizza into wedges, arrange them on a serving plate and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.