Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Stove top Pizza with seasoned kidney beans mash, veggies and cheese | HBC#1

Baking is therapeutic. Nothing can beat the self satisfaction that you feel when you see that bread or cake puffing up and getting that golden brown color. Not to forget the aroma of that fresh baked goodie wafting throughout your house. I have never been a part of any foodie groups and so when I first saw Priya akka's open invite for a baking challenge, I so wanted to join... Its all about baking, simple honest baking and that made me join the Home Baker's challenge, a group of friends who love baking, who have joined hands to learn and excel in baking, helping each other.. I am not sure how far I can journey with them but till now I am trying my level best to keep up with em.

For the first month's challenge, we were asked to make pizza. We were given recipes, we asked questions, there were friends to help us out and now everyone has come up with a gorgeous pizza creation. Just when I was all set to bake my pizza, my oven decided to give up on me and rather than me giving up on the pizza making part, I started browsing for stove top versions. After seeing this, I was confident enough to go on and so I made a stove-top pizza.

As for the toppings, I used some kidney beans, seasoned them with some italian herbs and pepper, mashed them really well and spread the mash on top of the pizza. I picked the idea from a tv cooking show, originally it was used as a filling for enchiladas. The topping was good, and paired well with all that cheese... On the whole the pizza was a hit, appa gave a thumbs up and so did amma. We had it for dinner, a medium sized pizza each with some cold mango juice.

~*What U Need*~
Recipe adapted from here
For Pizza dough
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Active dried yeast - 1 tsp
Warm water - 1/4 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Canola / olive oil - 1 1/2 tbsp

Seasoned kidney beans mash:
Kidney beans - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Green chilli - 1, finely chopped
Chopped garlic - 1 tbsp
Pizza sauce - 1/4 cup
Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
Pepper, salt - to season

Other toppings
Onion, tomato rings
Corn kernels - 1/4 cup
Pizza Cheese - 1/2 - 1 cup

How I Made it:
The Pizza dough:

Mix the warm water and yeast in a small bowl to blend. Let stand until the yeast froth and gets activated, about 5 minutes. Mix the flour and salt, add oil and mix well. Add the yeast and mix till you form a dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 1 minute. Transfer the dough to a large oiled bowl and turn the dough to coat with the oil.

Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and set aside in a warm area until the dough doubles in volume, about 1 hour. Punch the down dough and divide into 2 equal balls.

Seasoned kidney beans mash:
Soak the kidney beans overnight. Cook till soft, about 3 whistles in the pressure cooker. Heat oil in a kadai, add the chopped garlic. When the raw smell leaves add onion and saute till brown. Add the cooked kidney beans.

And followed by the pizza sauce and then the italian seasoning. Now start mashing it, if needed add a splash of water. Season with salt and pepper.

Heat a tawa till it is hot, then reduce the flame to low. Roll pizza dough and then transfer the hot tawa, cook covered for 5-7 mins till brown and crisp. Flip and spread the pizza sauce, kidney beans mash, veggies, cheese and cook covered for another 5 mins till the cheese is all melty and bubbly. Remove, slice and serve.

Serve warm with some aerated drink.

** Notes:
** The dough can be used immediately or stored airtight in the refrigerator for 1 day.
** You could keep the pizza simple by just topping it with onions, tomatoes and other veggies.
** Skip the veggie part, add two types of cheese of choice for a kids friendly margherita pizza.
** Sky is the limit for the list of toppings that can go on a pizza, so innovate.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Very yummy Vimitha... n great effort for the stove top pizza... Must be delicious...

  2. Thanks for sharing this stove top version Vimita. looks great

  3. Pizza looks super-yummy and I love the fact that it is done on stove-top! Tempting clicks! :)http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

  4. I do this stove top version much often, I use wheat flour instead of APF but the use of kidney beans never crossed my mind,thank u for the thought

  5. looks delicious,love the addition of mashed beans!!

  6. This is a great idea.

    Do participate in a giveaway on my blog:

  7. Stove top pizzas are in my to-do list for long time. Remembered that just after seeing it. Looks very good vimitha.

  8. Great presentation of the stove top version of pizza. Lovely.

    today's post:

  9. Stove top pizza, really lovely. You really proved we dont need an oven for pizzas...

  10. Stove top looks yum and perfect too

  11. WHat an interesting idea to use Kidney beans. Very mexican. Good one.

  12. Looks delicious, I make Bread pizza in the same way :)
    Pic are so tempting !!!

  13. nice version of stove top pizza.... yummy :P

  14. Hi Vimitha, your pizza look really good and beautiful picture. I love kidney beans too.

    Have a great week ahead.

  15. wow.. stove top pizza.. thats wonderful..:)

  16. The stove top pizza gets a thumbs up! It sounds really delicious...wonderful option for vegetarians.

  17. Stove To Pizza has always given me goose bumps , and am too scared to try it.. But this looks really good and your step by step pictures are making it all a normal and pleasant cooking experience, not scary at all

    thumbs up for that

  18. Stove top Pizza looks amazingly good..loved the addition of kidney beans, sounds filling n delicious too..ery good Vimitha!

  19. Innovative idea for pizza, Vimitha! The kidney bean topping and the stove top part- seems so much better and easier than a whole roll out and bake dough!

  20. Stove top pizza, have to try this out definitely..

  21. wow stov top one,hats off ! It looks soo yummy as well,no one would have believed it was made on stove top if u didnt say so :)

  22. Se ve muy tentador muy sabroso una versiĆ³n muy buena,abrazos y abrazos.

  23. I like your new blog layout Vimitha, and your pizza looks yummy. Hats off :)

  24. Good way so everyone can make tyhe pizza at home, u hv oven or No. Good explanation and easy way of making it. Delicious toppings.

  25. yummy pizza.....great idea on stove top

  26. Delicious looking pizza...nice thought of making on stove top...

  27. i am sure Vimitha kids going to love this..awesome...

  28. wonderful recipe... mouth watering...


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