Thursday, February 10, 2011

Healthy Pizza - Second Day of Blogging Marathon

So......we are back on the Second Day of Blogging Marathon created by Srivalli.........

As blogged earlier, I have taken my theme as Special Choice (One dish from any of the below daily) -

Rice Dishes
Kid friendly Recipes
Street Food
Specialty Regional Cuisine
From other blogs

Yesterday, I had chosen "Gajar Ka Halwa" under Sweets category.

Today, I have chosen Kid friendly Recipes - Healthy Pizza

When we think of Pizza, instinctively we think about cheese and everything that is fattening and arteries blogging... junk food....
But like so many Pizza lovers around the world I wondered if maybe the Pizza could be made healthier ... more nutritive..... so that the mothers out there will love making it for their kids??

Then suddenly one day Wheat Pizza bases caught my eye.....and I found my answer for a healthier version of the good old Pizza....
Replacing all purpose flour (maida) pizza base for wheat pizza base is an excellent substitution as intake of all purpose flour(maida) leads to digestion problems, water retention and nutrirional deficiency.
Generally people suffering from diabetes are told to cut down on maida intake as maida causes the blood sugar levels to increase fast.
Also people intending to reduce their weights are told to avoid maida.

This Pizza is healthy and easy to made... So the kids can say "Healthy bhi aur Tasty bhi"

Ingredients :

Wheat pizza base - 3
Tomatoes - 3
Onions - 3
Green Capsicum / Bell Pepper - 3
(Red and yellow bell pepper may also be added as they would make the dish colorful)
Pizza Topping Sauce - 2 tablespoons (more or less as per individual tastes and preferances)
Salt - as per taste
Olive oil
Black pepper powder - 1 teaspoon
Oregano - 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilli powder- 1/2 teaspoon (alternatively red chilli flakes also be used)
Mozarella Cheese

Method :

Cut and chop onions, tomatoes and green bell peppers in fine slices.
Take a heavy bottom pan/kadhai and add some olive oil.
Add the chopped vegetables and saute them for some time.
Do not cover the pan with lid.
Cook on low or middle flame.
Add salt to taste and red chilli powder.
Do not cook for a long time as the vegetables should remain crunchy.
Remove from heat .
Apply some olive oil to pizza base and heat the base on frying pan.
Take a frying pan with a lid and add olive oil.
Apply the pizza topping sauce generally on the pizza base.
Spread the sauteed vegetables on that.
Place this pizza on the frying pan.
Cover with a heavy lid and let it cook for 10 mins.
Grate normal cheese and Mozarella Cheese together and spread it on the pizza.
I use a combination of normal cheese and Mozarella Cheese
Cover with a lid again and let it cook till the crust is crispy and the cheese has melted and serve hot.
Top it with oregano and add red chilli flakes if not used red chilli powder.

I prefer to saute the vegetables slightly before so that slight crunchy taste remains.

The above pizza has been cooked on a frying pan with a lid on a stove top.

Alternatively, pizza can be cooked in microwave and oven.

Carrots, green peas, paneer, corn and mushrooms can be added to the pizza.

It is easy to made and does not require any preparation before hand.

This wheat based pizza cooked on stove top tastes as yummy as any other maida based pizza.

Do try the healthier version of the pizza........

Please take a look at what my fellow marathon bloggers are upto :

Azeema, Bhagi, Champa, Gayathri Anand, Gayathri Kumar, Harini, Jay, Meena, Minu, Padma,
Pavani, PJ, Priya Mahadevan, Priya Suresh, Priya Vasu, Santosh, Saraswathi, Savitha, Shanavi,
Smitha, Sowmya, Srivalli, Suma, Usha, Veena

Come back tomorrow for Day Three of the Blogging Marathon.........

Also sending this recipe to Priya Mahadevan of Now Serving.... for her blog event Fast Food Not Fat Food


sowmya's creative saga said...

yes indeed healthy bhi aur tasty bhi..looks yumm..;))

Srivalli said...

What do you mean kid friendly?..I can easily have the entire pizza myself!..looks so good..

BangaloreBaker said...

Nice one.

Jayashree said...

This is one pizza that'll satisfy both the kids and adults.

veena krishnakumar said...

yumm yumm. This healthy version is bookmarked!!!!!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Very healthy and yummy pizza, kids will love it.

savitha ramesh said...

s my sons favourite...he loves a lot...welcome to blogging marathon

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very nutritious way to enjoy pizza..

rekhas kitchen said...

delicious looking pizza looks yumm

Santosh Bangar said...

easy ad tasty piza

Shanavi said...

superb idea Rujuta..Kids answer will be yes certainly..

Smitha said...

thats one yummy pizza...can have it anytime!

Now Serving said...

Ruhujutha, that looks yummy - you should share this entry on my Fast food Not Fat food event - On left panel of my blog are the details

Gayathri Anand said...

helathy Pizza base ...Happy to follow u ..

Mina Joshi said...

I love the healthy option chosen for this pizza.

Saras said...

fun meals for kids, looks lovely..

Suma Gandlur said...

Wow! Did you cook this on stove top?

Minu said...


harini-jaya said...

yummy pizza there!

Anonymous said...

Wow...So tempting!!

Rujuta said...

@ Sowmya : indeed is tasty bhi aur healthly bhi...
@ Srivalli : Thanks....My thoughts exactly :))
@ Champa : Thanks for the encouragement
@ Jayashree : Thanks for encouragement
@ Veena : Thanks.. it truly is yummy.. do try it out
@ Umm Mymoonah : Thanks for visiting and encouragement
@ Savitha : My fav too.. Thanks for warm welcome
@ Gayathri Kumar : Yes.. it truly is nutritious
@ Rekha : It is try it
@ Santosh : Thanks for encouragement
@ Shanavi : Thanks.. try it..... the kids will love it
@ Smitha : Thanks.. do try it...
@ Priya of NowShowing: Thanks for the encouragement... I have mailed it as entry for your event
@ Gayathri Anand: Thanks for following me......
@ Mina : Thanks.. yes..def healthier version...
@ Saras : Yes...gr8 meals for kids
@ Suma : Yes.. I cooked in non stick frying pan with lid on stove top... I have updated the same in blogpost....
@ Minu : Thanks for visiting and encouraging.....
@ Harini-Jaya : Too yummy
@ Azeema : Thanks...Truly tempting and delicious... try it out

PJ said...

I agree with Srivalli.I could finish this off immediately.Looks so tempting:)