Dieters pizza

Posted on July 22, 2009. Filed under: Diabetes/diabetic recipe, pizza | Tags: , , , |

Low fat paneer, tomato sauce and nourishing vegetables have turned a calorie-laden pizza to a humble dieter’s pizza with equally tempting flavours.

Baking Temperature : 200°C (400°F)
Preparation Time : 30 mins.
Baking Time : 20 mins.
Cooking Time : 45 mins.

Makes 2 pizzas.

For the pizza base
2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
2 teaspoons (10 grams) fresh yeast, crumbled
a pinch sugar
1 teaspoon salt
For the tomato sauce
4 large tomatoes
½ cup onions, chopped
3 to 4 peppercorns
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup capsicum
1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
½ teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon oil
salt to taste
For the cheesy topping
½ recipe cream cheese

2 tbspns Low fat milk


½ teaspoon french style mustard
Other ingredients
½ cup zucchini, sliced (optional)
½ cup onions, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
10 to 12 basil leaves
1 teaspoon oil for greasing
For pizza base
1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Knead into a soft dough using enough water until it is smooth and elastic.
2. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and allow it to prove till it doubles in volume (approx. 15 to 20 minutes).
3. Press the dough lightly to remove the air.
4. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts.
5. Roll out each portion into a circle of 250 mm. (10″) diameter and 6 mm. (¼”) thickness.
For the tomato sauce
1. Blanch the tomatoes in boiling water.
2. Peel, cut into quarters and deseed the tomatoes. Chop finely and keep the tomatoes aside.
3. Heat the oil and add the peppercorns and bay leaf and saute for a 10 to 15 mintues until the sauce reduces a little.
4. Add the onions, capsicum and garlic and sauté for a few seconds.
5. Add the chopped tomato pulp and allow it to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the sauce reduces a little.
6. Add salt and simmer for some more time.
7. Finally, add the oregano and mix well. Remove and discard the bay leaf and peppercorns. Keep aside.
For the cheesy topping
1. Blend the cream cheese, milk and french style mustard to a thick purée in a liquidiser and keep aside.
How to proceed
1. Place one pizza base on lightly greased baking tray.
2. Spread half the tomato sauce over the pizza base and top with half the cheesy topping mixture.
3. Arrange half the zucchini, onions and tomato slices on the pizza and top with some basil leaves.
4. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 10 to 15 minutes or till the base is evenly browned. Top with some more basil leaves.
5. Make another pizza using the other pizza base and the remaining ingredients.
6. Serve hot.
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