Classic pizza recipe (Dough and Sauce for pizza recipe)

 Pizza Recipe | how to make classic Margherita pizza at home

Margherita pizza serving for pizza Recipe
Margherita pizza

Pizza is a Italian origin savory dish, consisting of a usually round, flattened base of leavened wheat based Dough. Topped with tomatoes, cheese and various other ingredients. It is baked in high temperature traditionally in a wood--fired oven.

Pizza serving in a wooden spoon pizza Recipe

Now a days there are varieties of oven available for cooking a pizza. And this is one dish that is so popular in very part of the world.

I have read plenty of pizza recipe while looking for more information about pizza recipe but nothing very informative is available while searching it .

Pizza recipe is one such recipe that you can make and use for many days ahead. So it required a perfect authentic recipe where I can make pizza bases in advance for use .

And the most important and necessary part for it is the sauce for pizza recipe as well.

The sauce for pizza should  also be an authentic one and that also can be used later .

Well i know many chefs who work in some  branded hospitality industry and once I asked them for a perfect pizza recipe that I can easily make at home and also can store for few days .

And from them I have got these perfect pizza recipe with an authentic touch of classical pizza recipe.

You know the most popular and simple pizza recipe is Margherita pizza recipe. I will share the recipe for Margherita pizza later on this post .

So let's start to make pizza recipe with step by step instructions.

Pizza recipe can be divided into the following step

1. Dough for pizza recipe

2. Sauce for pizza recipe

3. Toppings for pizza recipe

Preparation time:- 2 hours

Cooking time :- 10 minutes

Difficulty :- medium

Yields :- 2 servings

Dough for pizza recipe  :-

This is the important part for a pizza recipe. If you have a perfect dough then you can make a perfect base for your pizza .

And with a perfect base , you can  make your pizza a perfect with  crisp texture after baking it.

So it is very important to make a good authentic dough for pizza recipe. And for that you should have an idea for the ratio  of ingredients use while making a dough.

Depending upon the base , pizza can be a thin crust pizza or a thick crust pizza.
Some are flat bread crust pizza and other are authentic wood fired crust pizza available.

All the ingredients for making a good and perfect pizza recipe is readily available in many stores. You can buy most of them easily.

Ingredients for dough for pizza recipe :-

*  1 kg flour ( all purpose flour or Maida)

* 20 gm Sugar

* 20 gm Salt

*  30 gm Yeast

* 30 gn Gluten ++ bread improver

* 100 ml cooking Oil ( Olive Oil)

* 450 ml Water

All the above ingredients are in ratio with 1 kg flour.

Gluten++bread improver help to make your pizza base shine more plus it help as a binding agent for the base of the pizza. If don't find it then you can go ahead with other ingredients to make the dough.

Method for dough making 

* First you need to activate the Yeast. For that take lukewarm water sugar in a bowl and add the Yeast and mix well. After 10 minutes, mix the flour, salt , oil and other ingredients and knead well to form a dough.

* Knead the dough very well until soft and pliable for 5-7 minutes.

* Apply a thin layer of oil and keep it aside covering in a bowl. Allow the dough to rise and almost double in size.

* Divided the dough into equal size ball , dusting with flour and keep it aside for 10 minutes.

* Now roll the ball size pizza dough with a roller pin , giving it a round flattened shape dusting flour  while rolling.

* You can  use a Cake ring to cut and give a round shaped base as well.

* You can roll it according to a desired size of your pizza , 6 inch, 9 inch or a big 12 inch round flattened shape pizza base.

* For making Mini pizza , you need to roll a small dough into  a  2 inch diameter round shaped . Mini pizza are small in base size only.

* Use  a pizza dough docker on the base to ensure that the pizza base  evenly baked and without big bubbles.

* Preheat the oven up to around 240 degree   celcius and baked the base for 5-6 minutes.

* Remove the pizza base from the oven and let rest to cool down. Repeat with the remaining dough to make more pizza base.  Keep them to cool down.

If you don't have a pizza  dough docker then use a fork to give the required marks on the base to bake evenly.

Pizza base with roller pin for dough for pizza recipe
Pizza base dough docker

 Cake cutter and dough docker for pizza Recipe
Cake cutter and dough docker

Pizza base after baking for dough for pizza Recipe
Pizza base after baking
You can also check how to make Naan bread in easy method :-

Restaurant style Naan bread recipe

 Sauce for pizza recipe :-

The taste of a Pizza depends greatly on the sauce which is applied on it. There for a perfect Sauce make a pizza taste great.

To make a perfect Pizza sauce there are some important factor one should follow.

I am making little more sauce in one time and will refrigerated in a air tight jar for 6-7 days .

Ingredients for sauce for pizza recipe :-

* Fresh Tomatoes approximately 2-3 kg

* 1 Medium size carrot

* 1 large size Onion

* 1/3 cup Celery chopped

* 8-10 Garlic chopped

* 1/2 cup Fresh Basil leaves

* 1 teaspoon of Herbs preferably Oregano

* 1 teaspoon Chilly flakes

* 1 cup pillow the tomato or tomato puree

* Salt as required

* Olive Oil ( you can use any cooking oil also

 Step by step method for Pizza sauce recipe (authentic sauce for pizza recipe)

* First take the tomatoes , clean and de-eyed them using a knife.

* Now  cut the tomatoes using Cross method to it's tips slightly. See the photo below for that.

De eyed tomato for sauce for  pizza Recipe
De-eyed Tomato

Cross method cutting tomato for pizza sauce making Recipe
Cross method

* Blanched the tomatoes in boiling water for 30-40 second and remove .Keep them  to cool down.

* Remove the skin of the tomatoes from the tips where we cut it using Cross method.

Skin removed tomatoes for pizza sauce recipe
Skin removed

Chopped and skin removed tomatoes for sauce for pizza recipe
Chopped Tomato

* Deseed the tomatoes and chopped it roughly. Keep aside.

* Now heat oil in a pan or in a large skillet depending on the amount of sauce you are making.

* Add the chopped Garlic and sauteed it for a while till it get light brown.

* Add the chopped onions and Celery. Chopped the carrot roughly and mix with them as well.

* Sauteed for some time till the onions get tender and brown.

* Add the chopped tomatoes to the above mixture and continue stirring.

* Now add Pillow the Tomato, it is  basically a hollow seedless semi boiled tomatoes comes ready-made from market in a Tin packed.

* If you don't have the pillow the tomato, don't worry about that. You can skip the step.

* Instead of  Pillow the Tomato, you can use Tomato Puree.

* Pillow the Tomato can give you an extra authentic taste to your sauce and most of the sauce maker prefer it instead of tomato puree.

* Continue stirring the mixture for 5-6 minutes after mixing tomato puree.

* Add salt, Red chilly flakes and chopped fresh basil leave to the above mixture.

* Keep the mixture under slow flame for around 90  minutes to cook.
Stirring occasionally to prevent  the sauce  getting stuck at the bottom.

* After the said time, check the seasoning of the sauce and remove cool down. The pizza sauce is ready to use .

Pizza sauce tomato sauce for pizza Recipe
Pizza sauce

  Toppings for pizza recipe :-

Toppings in a pizza is totally a self desired concept.

Whatever you like, you can top it on the pizza and make it according to your taste.

Below are the 10  toppings of pizza loved by every generation all over the world.

1. Pepperoni
2. Sausage
3. Mushroom
4. Bacon
5. Onion
6. Olive (black and green)
7. Tomato
8. Chicken
9. Cottage cheese
10. Bell pepper

Pizza toppings slice onions capsicum tomato, chicken sausage  for pizza Recipe
Pizza toppings

Pizza toppings olive jalapeno tomato for pizza Recipe
Pizza toppings

You just need to cut the toppings in different shapes and topped them on the base of pizza and baked

 I hope the toppings of a pizza is now clear for you.

* You can choose your choice of toppings for making the pizza , you can add more than one toppings for a pizza recipe.

* After choosing your desired toppings , you need to add lots of cheese over it.

* The most widely used cheese is Mozzarella cheese . Otherwise you can add any other cheese for pizza

Mozzarella is a traditionally Italian cheese, mostly used for pizza recipe.

Mozzarella cheese in bowl for pizza Recipe
Mozzarella cheese

How to make classic Margherita pizza recipe (veg pizza recipe) :-

* Margherita pizza is one of the simple yet delicious pizza recipe that you can make at the comfort of your kitchen.

* This pizza recipe required very few ingredients and all are easily available at your kitchen.

Ingredients for Margherita pizza recipe

* 1  Pizza base

* 2 teaspoon authentic pizza sauce

* 3 - 4 teaspoon mozzarella cheese

* 5 - 6 fresh basil leaves

* 7- 8 slices of tomato

* 1/4 teaspoon oregano

* 1/4 teaspoon Chilli flakes

* 1/4 olive oil

Step by step method for Margherita pizza recipe :-

* Prepare and make a pizza base as shown above .  If brought ready made pizza base then bake it in oven till crisp.

* Take a pan and heat olive oil and add the pizza sauce made using above method. Cook the sauce for 30 seconds to become hot.

* Add the chilly flakes , oregano and basil leaves and mix well. Taste the seasoning if required add more salt and pepper.

* Now take the pizza base and apply the pizza sauce over it smoothly .

* Place the tomato slices over the pizza sauce on the base of the pizza .

* Now top the tomato slices with mozzarella cheese and bake for 6 -7 minutes till crisp golden in oven .

* Remove from the oven.

Baked pizza base for Margherita pizza Recipe
Baked base

Pizza Sauce spread on pizza base for Margherita pizza Recipe
sauce spread
Slice tomatoes over sauce spread pizza  base for Margherita pizza Recipe

Mozzarella cheese topping over tomato on sauce spread pizza base for Margherita pizza Recipe
Cheese on top

Baked pizza for classic margherita pizza Recipe
Pizza Margherita

* You can add extra Chilly flakes, Oregano and fresh Basil .

* When all the cheese melted and brown in colour, take out the pizza and cut it using a pizza cutter.

* Serve hot . It's taste amazing and crisp.

* Margherita pizza recipe is a best easy veg pizza recipe you can serve to your guest.

Pizza serving on a wooden spoon for pizza Recipe
Make your own pizza

* Using different types of topping you can make different types of pizza.

* Some famous pizza that are considered as "Make your own pizza" like Chicken Tikka pizza, Tandoori cottage cheese (paneer) pizza, grilled chicken pizza, mushroom pizza, pepperoni pizza.

  You can read the following recipe to make homemade chicken Tikka and paneer Tikka  to use in make your own pizza recipe

Homemade chicken Tikka on tawa

Homemade paneer Tikka on tawa

* You can use more than 3 - 4 topping to make your own pizza also. Like mushroom, olive, jalapeno and bell pepper.

Homemade pizza recipe without oven

* Well you can try a pizza recipe without oven at home and it will be nice and taste as well.

* You can use a ready made store brought pizza base for that or can make a pizza base as I mentioned above.

* Or you can try something new while making a pizza without oven.

* You can make a new dough using whole wheat flour as well or mix all purpose flour and whole wheat flour to make a dough for pizza .

* You can make a pizza at home without yeast .  In place of yeast use baking soda and a teaspoon of curd while making the dough for pizza.

* Without oven you can make a pizza for that you need a non stick pan or tawa. After rolling the dough into your desired size roast it in the pan on low flame.

* Cook it till crisp then flip to another side. Apply little olive oil and cook that side till Crisp.

* If you are using a ready made pizza base then roast it first both side till crisp at low flame on a pan or tawa.

* Now apply the pizza sauce, choice of pizza toppings and then lots of cheese over the base.

* Cover it and let all the cheese melted on low flame.

* Remove and cut into pieces and serve homemade pizza using stove top on tawa or pan.

* You can also make a mini pizza at home with a mini pizza base . Rest of the methods are same as above.

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