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Thursday, 8 December 2011

Double Decker Pizza

Here’s a dish I came up with sitting on the upper deck of a double-decker bus in Mumbai. Hence the name: Double-Decker Pizza. It’s funny how the mind comes up with ideas when you least expect it to. But that’s how it is, heh? :) Once again, with Pizza, you never have to follow the recipe to the *T*. Play with the spices & include the veggies you love!
RECIPE
Ingredients
Thin Crust Pizza Base – 2 (I used a store-bought wheat base)
Butter – 2 tablespoons (optional)
Tomato Ketchup – 8-10 tablespoons
Garlic Cloves – 3, minced
Green Chili – 2, finely chopped
Mixed vegetables – tomato, onion, bell pepper/capsicum, carrot, corn etc.
Tofu/Cottage Cheese – a small block (optional)
Mint + Basil Leaves – 3-4 tablespoons (optional)
Mozzarella Cheese – as required (use any cheese that melts)
Spices: Oregano, Red Chili Flakes, Pepper Powder, Salt – as required
Method
1) MAKE THE PIZZA SAUCE (either make it like this or follow the simple, instant Pizza topping given below)
In a microwave safe bowl, add the tomato ketchup
Add green chili & minced garlic
Butter & spices
Microwave on high for 30-40 seconds
Mix well & keep aside
2) PREPARING THE PIZZA
Take a thin crust pizza base & aplly butter (optional) & half of the prepared sauce
Grate Tofu/Cottage cheese (optional)
Arrange the vegetables you are using on the base. (use lesser veggies for the lower base as it is supposed to stick with the upper base)
Add some mint & basil leaves (optional)
Grate as much cheese as you want
Take the other crust & apply 1 teaspoon of sauce to the bottom side.
Place the base on the already prepared base.
Repeat the same process of applying sauce, veggies, mint leaves & grating cheese on the next deck.
3) INTO THE MICROWAVE
Place it on a microwave safe grill
Simply heat it on high for around 2-3minutes
Keep the MW on grill option & grill for another 2 minutes.
 
Your delicious double-decker Pizza is ready!

NOTES:
> I find it easier to prepare the pizza base directly on the Microwave safe grill. (so that I don’t have to transfer it carefully)
> Use lesser veggies on the lower deck as the upper deck has to completely stick with the lower base
> Cut the veggies & up the cheese – you have your very own Cheese-Burst Pizza. :-)
> You can use any Pizza Base. But I find the thin crust best suited for the purpose. If you use a normal or a thick crust base, it tastes like eating a lot of bread after the initial pizza-vegetables.
> Tofu/Paneer/Mint Leaves are all just optional. I add them because they give me a sense of even-though-pizza-is-fattening-I-am-eating-nutrient-dense-food-too feeling. :-D If you have to indulge, please do so.    
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26 comments:

  1. Awesome Kavi. And do try the pizza sauce recipe on my blog its such a breeze to make

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  2. Super yummy looking - I love pizza anyway but double decker? Right up my alley! :)

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  3. wow... pizza looks stunning... fabulous recipe..

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  4. Luv your blog Kavi!
    Pizza looks mast!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!!
    http://gharkhana.blogspot.com/

    Following you :-)

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  5. Nice name and love the layers. Thx for linking it to the event.

    Vardhini
    Event: Sinful Delights
    Event: Stuffed Paratha

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  6. Mouthwatering pizza! Thank you for the detailed instructions and photos.

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  7. I love pizza anyway, yours might be twice as good with twice the layers.

    Thank You.

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  8. Pizza is pretty much my favorite food. I would totally eat a piece for breakfast right now. New follower :)

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  9. wow! looks yummy and delish... im so glad that you are my first follower.

    you have a nice food blog.!

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  10. lovely treat for pizza lovers kavi....
    and yes the cake recipe that u were asking, is eligible for the event :) do send it

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  11. This looks so delicious!!& glad to see a few minutes microwave recipe,I was looking for easy microwave recipes & even asked from few bloggers:)reason is I like to cook something @office when I dont have lunch...
    Midweek Fiesta
    Decorating Challenge-Buttercream Icing

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  12. i love homemade pizza.. that sure looks so good.

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  13. what a great idea..2 layers..absolutely yummm i suppose this would be

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  14. Hi Kavi, Thank you for visiting my blog. Your blog looks great too! I like your method of making pizza in microwave, this is very suitable for busy mums :)

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  15. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare & delicious!

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  16. Luvly double decker pizza and the stepwise pics too...I am really hungry for a pizza now..Glad to follow ur space..

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  17. love your perfection kavi...sounds yummmmmmmmy..
    Tasty Appetite

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  18. Double taste with double decker Pizza...

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  19. very good and detailed recipe.
    u r in invited to participate in my blog's first ongoing event.do read the terms and participate for sure.
    http://dashamiscollection.blogspot.com/2011/12/announcing-1st-event-on-my-blog.html

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  20. Mmm I love homemade pizza! Great choice on the whole wheat crust!

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  21. You just made my day! :) delicious pictures!

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  22. this is double decker delight !!!!!

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  23. Thanks for visiting my blog. I like your precise way of showing every single details of your pizza. Being "double-decker" with extra layer, they look very delicious with lots of great ingredients in them.

    Thanks for inviting me and I will tag my next Christmas-related post to your Jingle all the Way event.

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  24. you have a nice food blog! you inspired me.... fooling you now...

    keep posting so ill be inspired my friend...

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  25. I like the idea of using green chilies and garlic with tomato ketchup to make instant pizza sauce.Thank you.

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