Proof Yeast : Mix 2 tsp yeast with ¼cup of warm water and 2 tsp sugar in a bowl. Cover the bowl and set aside for 10-15 minutes until it dissolves and blooms. Mixture becomes foamy or bubbly and frothy.
Make Pizza Dough : Whisk together the flours and the salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mix and add the yeast mixture and warm water (1 cup + 1 tbsp). Knead by adding the oil to the dough, half a tbsp at a time, to get smooth dough. Usually, the kneading process takes about 4-7 minutes in a mixer, 12-15 minutes by hand and 15 minutes in a food processor.
Proof Dough : Grease a large bowl with 2 tsp of olive oil, turn the dough in the oil so that it is evenly coated with the oil, and cover the bowl. Keep for 1 hour to 1.5 hour to double. Depending on the temperature conditions in your place, it can take less or more time for the dough to rise. Deflate and knead the dough for another minute until it makes a smooth dough ball.
PIZZA TOPPING PREPARATION
Paneer Marinating : Cut paneer into small cubes. Mix together all marinating ingredients with paneer and keep aside for 15 minutes. (Note: 200gm paneer used in this recipe was cut into 48 small cubes.)
Veggie Choice Toppings :If using, slice onion, capsicum, tomato and olives. You can slice as round cuts as rings or square pieces or as medium long pieces.
MAKE EASY N QUICK PIZZA SAUCE
In a bowl take tomato ketchup, add oregano, basil,chilli flakes, chilli powder and minced garlic (or garlic powder).
Mix until well combined. Keep aside. You can also prepare this in advance and store in a jar and refrigerate.
BAKING PANEER PIZZA PIZZA AT HOME
Prepare Pans & Preheat : Choose pans, lightly grease the pizza pan with olive oil and sprinkle with fine semolina. . Preheat oven to 220°C for 10-15 minutes.
Divide the Dough : Once the dough is doubled, deflate and knead the dough for another minute until it makes a smooth dough ball. On a well floured (dusted with fine semolina) surface, press the dough, divide and scale dough into 2 or 3 or 4 equal pieces (according to chosen pizza size).
Make Pizza Base : Shape each piece in to a ball. Flatten the dough ball to a disk, roll the dough out to form a circle, that fits the chosen pan, with¼” thickness (to make medium thick crust pizza). Gently, transfer the dough to a prepared pizza pan and shape it again to fit the pan, if needed. Using fingers start making dents around, leaving ½” rim. Make edges a bit thicker than center while forming the crust. Poke holes all over the inside portion of the pizza base,with a fork, to prevent pizza base from developing air bubbles and fluffing up during the baking process.
Adding Toppings : Brush the prepared pizza base with olive oil, add pizza sauce leaving ½” rim and spread it on the greased pizza base, spread some grated cheese, next top with paneer and veggies,then spread grated cheese. Drizzle some (1 or 2 tsp) pizza sauce on top and finally, sprinkle chilli flakes and oregano for more taste and flavour. (Note :Divide the topping ingredients to 2 or 3 or 4 equal portions to use in all pizzas)
Baking Pizza : Bake at 220 degree C for 10-15 minutes, till the base is cooked and cheese completely melts and turns slightly golden brown.
• MEASURING TOOLS USED : 240 ml cup, 15 ml tablespoon and 5 ml teaspoon.