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  1. Chitvish

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    Let us learn to make pizza at home.

    Pizza - I

    Dough :

    2 cups maida 2 tsp fresh yeast

    ¼ milk oil, salt to taste


    Ferment the yeast in a slightly warm mixture of water and milk ( ½ cup) with 1 tsp sugar. Make a fairly elastic dough with the maida, fermented yeast mixture , 2 tsp oil /butter and salt to taste. Let it rise to double its volume in a cool dark place. Mix the dough again and leave to rise.

    Topping :
    Traditional :

    In oil, fry 2-3 garlic finely minced,2 onions finely chopped ,1 capsicum finely chopped, 4-5 tomatoes finely chopped till it becomes a mass. Add salt, chilli pdr,and 1 tsp sugar(if desired).

    Tandoori:

    To the above add corn, and paneer pieces and add little methi pdr and garam masala.


    Take a pizza pan. Smear with oil or butter. Spread the dough and spread the topping over it. Sprinkle cooking cheese over the topping.Heat the oven to 240 deg ,place the the pizza pan in it and bake for 15-20 mts.Remove when light brown – otherwise it will become hard.

    Home made pizza has a lovely aroma & is quite simple to make.
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    Pizza - II

    Home made is so good.
    Maida - 2 cups
    Fresh yeast - 2 tsp
    Milk - 1/4 cup
    oil, salt to taste
    Home made pizza – making from scratch is quite easy & simple. Like home made bread, this has a very good taste & flavour.

    Ferment the yeast in a slightly warm mixture of water and milk ( ½ cup) with 1 tsp sugar. Make a fairly elastic dough with the maida, fermented yeast mixture , 2 tsp oil /butter and salt to taste. Add little more tepid water if necessary. Let it rise to double its volume in a cool dark place. Mix the dough again and leave to rise.

    If you are using dry yeast, usually half the amount given for fresh yeast is sufficient – follow the instructions given in the yeast carton.

    Topping :

    Traditional :

    In oil, fry 2-3 garlic finely minced,2 onions finely chopped ,1 capsicum finely chopped, 4-5 tomatoes finely chopped till it becomes a mass. Add salt, chilli pdr,and 1 tsp sugar(if desired).

    Tandoori:

    To the above add corn, and paneer pieces and add little methi pdr and garam masala.

    Take a pizza pan. Smear with oil or butter. Spread the dough and spread the topping over it. Sprinkle cooking cheese over the topping.Heat the oven to 240 degrees C, place the the pizza pan in it and bake for 15-20 mts.Remove when light brown – otherwise it will become hard.
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    Dear chithraji:

    Can you post the recipe for home made bread? Thanks

    Seetha
     
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    Fruited Shortbread - Serve this with tea.

    Maida - 200 gms

    Powdered sugar - 140 gms

    Butter - 120gms

    Baking powder - ½ tsp

    Cardamom powder - ½ tsp

    Cashew nuts - 25 gms (powder )

    Sultanas - 50 gms

    Desiccated coconut - 25 gms

    Vanilla essence - ½ tsp

    Sieve flour & baking powder together.

    Cream butter & sugar till light & fluffy.

    Add essence & cardamom powder.

    Add cashew powder & cream again.

    Mix all other ingredients at one time & make a soft, smooth dough.

    Form small balls, flatten them & press lightly on top with a fork.

    Bake at 350 degrees F till golden colour.

    Makes 30 numbers.
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    Tips for measurements

    Dear Chithraji:

    I am so eager to try out the shortbread recipe but I am stuck with the measurements. How do I measure 25 or 50 gms? I know very well that baking is all about measures and approx may not work. Do pass on your tips as to how to go about it?

    Thanks

    Seetha
     
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    Question

    What is a sultana that you mentioned in the recipe.

    Thanks
    Suma
     
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    Sultana is "drakshai"

    Hi Sumok,
    For sultanas you can use raisins.
    Regards,
    Chithra.
     
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    Thanks a ton Chithraji!! very useful site and found my all my answers!! Please let me know how to measure the raisins?

    Seetha
     
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    Measure by volume.

    Dear Seetha,
    When you buy a 100 gm packet, measure the volume & suitably adjust it. Without a weighing scale, I can't suggest anyother method.
    Regards,
    chithra.
     
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