Eggless | Vegan | Jain option available
Servings - 4-5 6" pizzas
Prep Time - 15 minutes, Resting Time - 1 hour
Cooking Time - 20 minutes
Measurements: 1 cup = 250 ml
1 cup - Oat Flour* (notes)
1 cup - Whole Wheat Flour*
¼ cup - Chickpea Flour (besan)*
2 tablespoons - Oat Fibre
1 teaspoon - Chia Seed Powder
1 ¾ teaspoons - Active Dry Yeast*
2 teaspoons - Sugar
2 tablespoons - Oil
¾ cup - Warm Water
1 tablespoon - Flax Seed Powder
3 tablespoons - Water (to dissolve flaxseed)
Ingredients for Pizza Sauce
8 - Medium Size Firm Red Tomatoes
1 - Large Onion (diced)
4 to 5 - Cloves of Garlic
2 - Whole Red Chillies
An inch of ginger
1 - Medium Size Red Capsicum
1 - Bay Leaf (tej patta)
1 to 2 - Pieces of Clove
3 tablespoons - Olive Oil
1 teaspoon - Sugar
½ teaspoon - Asafoetida (hing)
1 teaspoon - Cumin Seeds (jeera)
Salt to taste
Dissolve the yeast in warm water (the water should always be warm, never hot or cold). Add sugar in it and stir it till dissolved.
Keep it aside for 10 minutes. The mixture will turn frothy and is then ready to use.
Take a big bowl and mix in all the ingredients one by one along with the above frothy mixture.
The flour will absorb all the liquid.
Take the whole mixture out and knead it on a flat surface for 5-7 minutes.
The dough will still be slightly sticky but should be manageable with your hands.
Drizzle a separate, large, clean bowl with olive oil. Brush the oil on the sides of the bowl too.
Transfer the dough to the oil brushed bowl. Cover the bowl tightly with cling film (plastic wrap) and place it in a warm place.
Allow dough to rise for 40 minutes or until doubled in size.
Punch the dough down and roll it to the desired thickness. Cut it into small circles with a cookie cutter or roll them into bigger rounds (size as per your choice).
Prick them with a fork. Keep them aside for 20 minutes. Keep them in a warm place covered with a cloth.
Preheat the oven at 180° C for 10 minutes.
Brush the pizza bases with oil or butter and bake them at 180° C for 8-10 minutes.
Your pizza bases should be ready now. You can use them immediately. Apply sauce (see below), your desired toppings, and bake them in a preheated oven at 180° C for 10 minutes or till the cheese melts (if used).
If you want to use the pizza bases at a later date cover them with cling film and store them in a ziplock (airtight) bag in the fridge. They will stay good for a week.
Whenever you want to use the pizza bases stored in the fridge, get them to room temperature first and then use them.
Heat a pan. Pour 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil. When the oil is hot add asafoetida (hing), cumin seeds, bay leaf and cloves.
Once they start spluttering add red chillies, cut onions, tomatoes, red capsicum, ginger and garlic.
Roast them in the pan on a low flame for around 10 minutes. Shut the gas after that.
When the mixture comes down to room temperature, take the bay leaf and cloves out and grind the rest into a paste.
Heat the pan again. Pour the rest 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil. When it turns hot add in the above mentioned paste and simmer it till the oil separates. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar and salt according to taste. Shut the gas after that.
The sauce is ready to use. It can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 10 days.
Oat Flour can be easily made at home. Add rolled oats int a blender and blitz for about a minute until you have a fine flour. Rolled Oats Sources: True Elements, Raw Essentials. Rolled oats are better than quick oats as they are less processed.
For a Jain version of the sauce add 1 more medium size red capsicum and 3 tablespoons of pure, vegan ketchup.
Oat fiber is a magical substance that has zero calories, zero carbohydrates & zero sugar. It adds loads of fiber to your diet with the side benefit of helping to expel other carbs from your digestive tract.
Flaxseeds are a loaded with nutrients and are high in Omega-3 fats. They contain high quality protein and are rich in dietary fiber.
Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet. These tiny seeds pack a powerful nutritional punch. To top things off, chia seeds are a whole-grain food, usually grown organically. Plus, they’re non-GMO and naturally free of gluten.
Pizza Base Only
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