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No bake Chocolate cheesecake | Easy recipe

I love desserts that are easy to make and get ready quickly. After Easy Mango mousse, here is another super easy dessert which tastes so delicious that you will keep licking till the last drop.

It hardly takes 30 mins to make and involves no hard work. Just mix and refrigerate. You are done! Also it looks very beautiful.

Here’s sharing the step by step recipe. Hope you all make and enjoy it as much as we do. Happy cooking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients: ( Makes around 4 servings)

For the biscuit base:

100 grams Digestive biscuits (you can also use milk bikis)

2 Tbsp melted butter

For the cheesecake layer:

225 grams Cream cheese ( I use Puck or Kiri brand)

1 tin sweetened condensed milk (397 grams)

1/3 Cup Lemon juice

For the chocolate layer:

1 Cup full fat milk

1/4 Cup Sugar

2 Tbsp Cocoa powder

1 tsp Vanilla essence

Step by step recipe:

1. Take the biscuits and powder it either in a mixer or put it in a ziplock like this and crush it using a chapati roller.

2. Take it in a bowl and add melted butter.

3. Mix well and add into individual glasses or bowls as shown.

4. Refrigerate the glasses for 10 mins so that they set.

5. Now take cream cheese at room temperature. Whisk it well for a minute so that it turns creamy.

6. Now add sweetened condensed milk and whisk again till they blend well.

7. Add lemon juice and whisk again till the mixture is combined well.

8. Add into the glasses till three fourth of the rim.

9. For the chocolate layer, combine milk, cocoa powder, sugar and vanilla essence in a non stick pan. Whisk well. Cook on medium flame till it thickens as shown.

Note: In a non stick pan, it thickens very easily compared to steel vessel.

10. Pour into the glasses as shown.

11. Refrigerate for about 4 hours till the layers set well. You can also refrigerate overnight. Done!

Notes:

* If you don’t have cream cheese, you could try substituting with hung curd. Since the texture of both cream cheese and hung curd is same, it will do the work though the cheese flavour might be missing.

* I don’t use the biscuit layer most times as my kids don’t like it. I make only the cheese layer and chocolate layer.

* This cheesecake is very easy to make and hardly takes 30 mins to get things ready.

* The chocolate layer is my frosting for Eggless chocolate banana cake and works very well for this too.

* Garnish with more chocolate shavings if needed. Enjoy!

#Update by my reader Sonali Baindur:

She doubled the measurements that I had given and set the cheesecake in a springform pan for almost 24 hours. It set beautifully and look how perfect it looks.

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Oats and Mixed dal dosa

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I have been mentioning in my posts that my kids are avid dosa lovers. That is the reason I have been posting so many dosa recipes here. All of these have been tried by me and tested on my kids (πŸ˜‚). I am sharing only dishes which they have loved and I keep making often.

After Mixed dal dosas with rice, here is another delicious dosa with no rice and uses Oats instead. And no, you can never say it has oats in it. I love how well it ferments and the dosas turn out porous and soft.

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Hope you all try and like it too, importantly your kids like it too. I thank my friend Trinita Rebello for requesting this recipe.

RECIPE:

Ingredients: (Makes about 8 dosas)

1 Cup Instant Oats

1/4 Cup Urad dal

1/4 Cup Moong dal

1/4 Cup Toor dal

1/4 Cup Chana dal

1/2 tsp Hing/ Asafoetida powder

Salt to taste

Oil or ghee while cooking the dosa

Step by step recipe:

1. Wash well and soak the dals for atleast 4 hours.

2. Grind along with instant oats to a fine paste.

3. Pour in a large steel vessel and add salt and hing.

4. Keep for fermentation overnight or for 8 hours.

The well fermented batter

5. Mix the batter once. Heat a dosa pan and add a ladle full of dosa batter. Spread in a large circle.

Note: If the pan is very hot, you can’t spread it well. So make the flame medium while spreading and then turn it high when the dosa is cooking.

6. Cover and cook for a minute till the top surface looks cooked well. If you love crispy dosas, add oil or ghee and cook a little more till the dosa looks brown.

7. Repeat the same with the rest of the batter.

Notes:

* This dosa does not taste like regular dosas and has the dal flavour. So make a little batter first time and see if your kids like it before making a huge batch.

* Refrigerate the remaining batter if any.

* Skip any dal if you don’t have. I usually don’t have chana dal. So I make dosas with the rest of the dals and oats.

* This dosa is very filling due to the addition of dals and oats. Even two dosas keeps you full for long time.

* Serve it with a spicy chutney like this Amma’s Tomato chutney. Tastes amazing.

* My kids are a huge fan of this dosa with honey. You can try that for your kids too if they are above 1 year old.

* Even though it’s the same with any kind of dosas, but I insist these dosas should specially be had hot for best taste.

* If you don’t have oats, you can make mixed dal dosas with rice too like I have made here.

* I have served it with coriander leaves chutney. For the chutney, I grind coconut with ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves, salt, little tamarind with water to a smooth paste. This chutney does not require seasoning.

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Coconut burfis | Easy recipe

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Although I don’t like making sugary sweets, this one is an exception as it is my kids’ favourite. So instead of store bought sweets where you don’t know what goes into it, I make coconut burfis for them.

These burfis are very easy to make and will hardly take 15 mins if you have desiccated coconut in hand. I always have it in my pantry as we use a lot of coconut in our cuisine. So it’s easy to make when the kids demand.

I thank Asha Mai a lot for her wonderful recipe from her amazing cookbook. Have made this countless times and each time, I thank her whole heartedly!

RECIPE: ( Adapted from The Konkani Saraswat Cookbook by Asha Satish Philar)

Ingredients:

2 1/2 Cups grated Coconut ( fresh/ desiccated)

3/4 Cup Sugar

1/2 Cup Cashews

1/2 Cup Milk

1/2 tsp Cardamom powder (optional)

Ghee to grease the pan

Step by step recipe:

1. Grind cashews with milk to a fine paste. Even if little pieces of cashews are left, it’s ok.

2. In a pan , add coconut, sugar and the cashew milk.

3. Start mixing on a medium to low flame. Be careful to keep the flame low, else it might burn.

4. Keep mixing till sugar melts and the mixture combines well. Takes about 8 to 10 mins. Add cardamom powder.

5. Grease a pan with ghee and add the burfi mixture to the pan. Flatten the surface. Cut and serve.

Notes:

* I have always made these burfis with desiccated coconut and they taste very good with it.

* The mixture is very soft initially but sets well after an hour.

* Refrigerate the remaining pieces.

Eggless Tomato Omelette

As a kid, I used to wait for Amma to make these tomato omelettes for me from leftover dosa batter. I loved a lot of tomatoes in them and Amma used to purposely give the omelettes which had the most tomato pieces to me and take the less ones for herself. Such is a mother’s selfless love and I understand it now being a mother myself.

These can be made even without the leftover batter by just adding the flours and mixing. I realised it during my pregnancy when I was craving for them a lot and did not have leftover batter. Quickly mixed this batter and there came out these beautiful tomato omelettes with Amma’s love in every bite.

Dedicate this post to you Amma. Love you very much 😍😘

RECIPE:

Ingredients:

2 Cups Besan/ chikpea flour

1 Cup Rava/ wheat semolina

1/2 Cup Rice flour

2 large Tomatoes

1 medium sized Onion

3 green chillies

2 Tbsp Coriander leaves

Salt to taste

Step by step recipe:

1. Take the besan, rava and rice flour in a large mixing bowl. Add salt too.

2. Now slowly add little by little water and whisk till it’s free of lumps and you get a smooth batter of slightly thick consistency.

Note: If you have leftover dosa batter. Add that to the dry flours and then add water as needed.

3. Add chopped tomatoes, onions, green chillies and Coriander leaves.

4. Mix well.

5. Heat a dosa pan and pour a ladle of this batter onto it. Cook on medium flame.

6. When the surface cooks, add oil or ghee and flip to cook for a minute.

7. Remove and repeat the same with the rest of the batter. Enjoy them hot with butter or chutney.

Notes:

* If using leftover dosa batter, add at step no 2 along with water to make a smooth batter.

* Do add loads of tomatoes and onions for a wonderful bite to these Omelette.

* You could also prepare this batter and refrigerate the previous night for breakfast the next day.

Easy Mango Mousse

After easy Mango cupcakes, here is another easy mango mousse. I have made it for many parties and everyone have loved it a lot. The easiest dessert ever. Since this is mango season, I thought of sharing this as well. I have adapted this recipe from here.

My kids call it mango ice cream and love it very much.

RECIPE:

Ingredients: {serves 4}

1.25 Cups Mango pulp (fresh or canned)

1 Cup Yogurt/ thick curd

1/2 a tin sweetened condensed milk (around 200 grams)

Saffron strands/ Cardamom powder for flavour (optional)

Step by step recipe:

1. Add mango pulp in a blender jar.

2. Add Yogurt and sweetened condensed milk.

3. Add in saffron strands.

4. Blend for a minute until everything is combined well.

5. Pour into individual OVEN PROOF molds.

Please keep it to set in small bowls. These bowls are very small and largest one is only about the size of my palm.

6. Preheat the oven at 180 C for 10 mins. Then SWITCH IT OFF. We need only the warmth of the oven. No need to bake the mousse. So don’t forget to switch off the oven after preheating it.

7. Place the mousse inside the oven covered overnight or for 8 hours.

Cover with a foil when you keep. I have not shown in this picture.
Please note that the oven is OFF before placing the bowls. OFF all night.

8. After keeping overnight, see how well it sets.

Perfect mousse

9. Now keep it in the fridge for couple of hours for it to cool.

Enjoy chilled mousse topped with little chopped dry fruits if needed!

Notes:

* If you don’t have oven, just keep them covered in the warmest place of your house and it will set overnight. Just that it may not turn set completely but still turns delicious.

* Make sure the mango pulp is thick and not watery. Alphonso mangoes or its canned pulp gives best taste to this mousse.

* The curd/ yogurt should be thick and not watery to be used in this recipe. If it is watery, sieve and use.

* Do NOT add water at all while blending.

* Both fresh mangoes or canned mango pulp can be used in this recipe.

* Do NOT bake this in the oven. Preheat the oven and SWITCH IT OFF. Then place it inside. Make sure the dishes are oven proof. Else may break in the heat.

* You can easily double or triple the measurements for making in bulk.

* I have also made in bulk for a party in disposable aluminium ware. You could use that too. Here is a picture:

Easy to serve individual portions. Note that I have filled less than half of the bowl. If you put large quantity, it won’t set.

* If kept for setting in a large casserole or bowl instead of small bowls, it does not set as much but still tastes the same. But please keep it to set in small size bowls if you can.

Creamy and delicious!

I have tried to note down as much points as possible so that it’s easy for you all to follow but if you still have any doubts, either comment here or message me on my Facebook page Healthy cooking with mitha or on my Instagram handle and I would be happy to help.

Mango Rava Cupcakes | Easy one bowl recipe

I am so happy to be able to share this amazing recipe finally. A soft mango cake with heavenly cardamom flavour and the aroma of ghee. A delicious package altogether. And it’s so easy to make. Just mix few ingredients in a bowl and bake. The easiest cake ever!

I also love this recipe for the fact that it uses very less and easily available ingredients. Also, it gets ready in about 30 mins in total. What else do we need? Easy, quick, no fuss recipe. Do try and you are sure to love it. Happy Baking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients:

1 Cup Wheat Rava/ Sooji/ Semolina (use the finest variety available)

1 Cup Mango pulp( fresh/ canned)

1/2 Cup Sugar

1/4 Cup Ghee

1 tsp Baking powder

1/4 tsp Cardamom powder

1/8 tsp Salt

Step by step recipe:

1. Preheat the oven at 180 C for 10 mins.

2. Take 1 Cup semolina/ rava in a large mixing bowl.

3. Add 1 Cup mango pulp, 1/4 Cup ghee, 1/2 Cup sugar, 1/8 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp cardamom powder. Mix well with a spatula.

4. Grease the muffin pan with ghee or line them with cupcake liners. Add a spoon of the batter into each mould. It won’t rise much. So you can add 3/4th of the muffin mould.

5. Bake at 180 C by keeping the pan at the center rack of the oven for 20 to 30 mins or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clear. In my OTG, it took exactly 30 mins.

6. Allow it to cool slightly. Remove and enjoy!

Notes:

* I have also used Mother’s recipe sweetened Alphonso mango pulp for this recipe when it was not mango season and it was perfect too.

* Please make sure the mango pulp is thick and not watery. If watery, then rest the batter for about 15 mins till the rava absorbs the mango pulp.

* Ghee gives a wonderful flavour to this cake so don’t substitute it with oil. I have tried this cupcake with both oil and ghee and ghee ones are really heavenly.

* I have used regular upma rava for this cake.

* Don’t skip cardamom powder if you can. It is the soul of this cake.

* This cake does not brown much at top. So don’t wait for it. Check at 5 min intervals after 20 mins into baking time. DO NOT open oven door before 20 mins.

Instant Sabudana dosa

I am always on the look out for instant breakfast recipes and even though there are many seasoned breakfast ideas in our Konkani cuisine like rullav, phovu and uslis, I have to make variety dosas or idlis for my kids as they love it. And what better than this instant Sabudana dosa.

Sabudana is used a lot in Konkani and Marathi households especially during fasting or vrat days. Even though we don’t get good Sabudana here, I bring some from India just to make this dosa. I love these dosas just with butter and they make such a filling breakfast.

Thank you Jayashri Baleri for this recipe and Durga Arvind Hegde for requesting this recipe to be put up in this new blog.

Happy cooking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients:

1 Cup Sabudana/ Sago

1 Cup Wheat Rava/ Semolina/ Sooji

1/2 Cup grated Coconut

3 green chillies, finely chopped

3 Tbsp finely chopped Coriander leaves

2 tsp Cumin seeds

1 tsp Sugar

Salt to taste

Oil or ghee to cook the dosa

Step by step recipe:

1. Wash the Sabudana well and soak for two hours in enough water to soak it.

Note: I have used mini or small Sabudana. If you have big sized ones, it will need overnight soaking.

Wash well in water and drain. This is after soaking for 1 hour.
Fluff it with a fork like this.
Soak in enough water for another 1 hour.
It will swell like this and become soft.

2. Now add rava to this.

3. Add cumin seeds, coriander leaves, green chillies, grated coconut, sugar and salt to this.

4. Now mix well adding little water to make a thick batter.

5. Heat a dosa pan and pour a ladle full of the batter to the pan. Spread it into a circle as shown.

6. Cover and cook on medium flame till top portion looks cooked. Add oil or ghee while cooking.

7. Flip and cook for a minute.

8. Serve hot with butter or chutney of your choice.

Notes:

* If you don’t have Sabudana, just make plain thick rava dosa adding the rest of the ingredients. We call it rava bhakri in Konkani.

* This dosa is crisp on the outside and soft inside.

Mixed dal Idli/ Dosa

In our house, we live on dosas and Idlis for breakfast. So anyday it’s either of these to kick-start our mornings. My kids love them instead of upma and poha. So I make these seasoned breakfast items only when I have a dosa batter in hand for them.

Mixed dal Idlis are very good for kids who don’t like dals in their “dal” form (like my kids). And it makes things easier when they love Idlis or dosas. High in protein and filled with nutrition, they are so soft and delicious that you will fall in love with them.

And this batter is very versatile. Apart from soft Idlis, you can make soft dosas or crispy dosas, the way your family likes them. That’s why these are my favourite. I grind the batter enough for two days. Make Idlis the first day and dosas the following day.

Hope you all try it too. Happy cooking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients:

1 Cup white Rice

1/2 Cup Urad dal

1/2 Cup Moong dal

1/2 Cup Toor dal

1/2 Cup Chana dal

Salt to taste

Oil to grease the idli stand

Note: Skip any dal if you don’t have. I usually don’t have chana dal. So I add 1 Cup Moong dal and 1/2 Cup Toor dal.

So basically 1 Cup rice. 1/2 Cup Urad dal and 1 1/2 Cups mixed dals.

Step by step recipe:

1. Wash well and soak the rice and dals together for 4 hours.

2. Drain the water and grind along with little water and salt to a fine paste.

3. Ferment this batter by keeping in a warm place for 8 hours or overnight. In cold places, it will take atleast 12 hours to ferment well to make soft Idlis.

The well fermented batter

4. Grease the idli plates very well with oil. Else the Idlis will stick to the pan since it’s a mixed dal Idli. Pour the batter into the plates.

5. Steam for 20 mins or till done.

6. Allow it to cool slightly before you remove the Idlis as else it will stick to the idli plates. Enjoy Idlis with chutney of your choice.

7. If making soft dosas, spread them thick and you will get dosas like these.

8. For making crispy dosas, spread them like regular dosas and cook till the underside turns brown and add ghee or oil to cook till it turns crisp.

See how crispy they turn out. My daughter loves these crispy dosas.

Notes:

* As I mentioned earlier, if you don’t have any particular dal then just skip it and add 1 Cup of the other dal. Like

1 Cup Rice, 1/2 Cup Urad dal, 1 1/2 Cups of mixed dals.

This should be the ratio.

* For dosas, you need not ferment the batter so much. Even 6 hours will suffice but for Idlis, they should ferment really well for soft Idlis.

* I make Idlis the first day. Refrigerate the batter and make dosas the second day. So breakfast for two days sorted.

* Also, grease the idli plates well with oil before steaming and allow to cool a bit before removing the Idlis. Else they will stick to the plates.

Whole wheat Pav

After Whole wheat Vegetable Pizza, if there is one bake I am confident that I can bake well not only for my family, but for others too, it’s these whole wheat Pav. There have been many of our friends who have enjoyed these Pav and they could not believe it’s homemade and made of wheat flour. I have baked a batch of 32 Pavs once for a dinner get together and even though it was a magnitude of hard work, their words of praises and just seeing them eat made me so happy.

These are very filling unlike maida ones which are softer in texture but contain no nutritional value. Especially after two kids, I have to think twice before I cook whether they will like it or not and it should be healthy as well. These Pavs are loved by both kiddos and that’s why, I regularly bake them.

I thank my readers for always requesting recipes which forces me to write them down. Else I would never add them here. My motive is, if it helps atleast one, then my blogging is worth it. Hope you all bake these Pav for your family. Do let me know if any doubts. Happy baking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients: { Makes 10 Pavs}

2 Cups whole wheat flour/ Atta ( I use Pillsbury brand as it works best)

1 Cup Milk (may require a little more depending on the brand of wheat flour)( can also use milk powder+water)

20 grams Butter

1 1/2 Tbsp Milk powder

1 Tbsp Sugar

2 tsp Instant yeast OR 2 1/2 tsp dry active yeast

1 tsp Salt

Little milk and butter for brushing over the pav

Oil to brush the pan and dough

Step by step recipe:

1. Warm milk in a pan or microwave. It should NOT be very hot or cold. Just lukewarm. Add in sugar and yeast. Mix once and allow to proof (ie keep aside for about 10 mins).

Yeast after proofing. It should rise like this with bubbles and have a yeasty aroma.

Note: If it does not proof, discard the batch. It means the yeast has expired or the milk was too hot or cold. Don’t use it to make Pav as the pav will turn hard.

2. In a big bowl or plate, take wheat flour. Add in salt and milk powder.

3. Now make a well in the center and add the proofed yeast milk.

4. Now mix together like you would do for chapati dough and form a dough. It should be very sticky and not dry. If dry, add more milk to make it sticky.

Not sticky as the wheat flour brand is good.
Add more milk (around 3 Tbsp) to make the dough sticky
Perfect texture. Very sticky dough.

5. Add in butter and mix together.

6. Now knead together for atleast 10 mins. This is very important and very necessary for soft pavs. I keep a timer so that I don’t knead less. Here I have shown the kneading process in steps.

Step 1: Spread the dough
Step 2. Punch it with your fingers
Step 3: Bring it all together

Note: Keep doing this for 10 to 12 mins.

7. After kneading for 10 mins, the dough becomes very smooth and easily handle able. Coat it with any oil and Keep it to rise for 1 hour in a warm place.

8. After 1 hour, the dough rises and becomes double the size.

9. Now punch it down and divide into equal portions.

10. Make a ball and keep in a greased cake pan close to each other.

Note: It is very important to keep the dough balls close to each other, else it will rise sideways and you will get flat pavs.

11. Keep this to rise for 1 hour in a warm place. Once risen, brush the surface with milk.

See how well they have risen

12. Preheat the oven at 200 C for 10 mins. Make sure to preheat well before placing the pan in the oven. Bake for 15 to 20 mins at 200 C in the center rack of the oven till the surface of the pav turns brown like this.

13. Brush butter on the surface of the pav as soon as it is out of the oven.

Enjoy homemade wheat pavs as pav bhaji, Vada pav or the way you wish to!

Notes:

* First and foremost, if you don’t have milk or don’t want to waste it for making pavs, use milk powder mixed in water. It works the same way. I have done it many times and makes no change in the flavour of the pavs.

* The most important step is that the yeast should be right and not expired one. So proof properly with warm milk to check. If it does not form bubbles or does not give a yeasty aroma, discard it. Else it will be a waste of ingredients.

* To make perfect wheat pavs, the dough should be very sticky first and then after continually kneading for 10 mins, it should turn into a smooth dough. Though it may seem like a bit of hardwork, the result will be soft wheat pavs.

* The dough balls should be kept very close during second rise. This is also very important as other wise you will get flat pavs and not fluffy pavs. Do remember while keeping for second rise.

* The milk brush before baking gives a nice golden colour to the pavs. So don’t forget it.

* Also the butter brush after the pavs are out gives a soft texture. Don’t forget this too.

*Update: I am getting many queries asking if milk powder is necessary. It’s okay if you don’t add it since it’s not available now. It’s just for flavour and you can skip it. Just make a sticky dough with milk and knead really well. And make sure the yeast is proofed well and active.

I have tried to note down as much points as possible so that it’s easy for you all to follow but if you still have any doubts, either comment here or message me on my Facebook page Healthy cooking with mitha or on my Instagram handle and I would be happy to help. Happy baking!

Whole wheat Vegetable Pizza

Baking pizzas at home have become more of a necessity than hobby in the present scenario when we are all home bound. I am so glad that I started baking wheat pizzas long back that now it’s as easy as making chapatis for me. My kids relish them as much as they enjoy store bought ones and it gives me immense happiness to see them eat healthy.

I had been getting many requests for this recipe. So here it is for all of you. Do let me know if you have even the tiniest doubt and I would be happy to help you. I know baking is as easy as it can be but equally difficult for some and I love helping as much as I can.

Happy baking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients:

For the pizza dough: (makes two medium size pizzas)

3 Cups whole wheat flour/ Atta ( I use Pillsbury most times)

1 to 1 1/2 Cups Water (depending on the flour brand)

2 tsp Instant yeast ( or 2 1/2 tsp dry active yeast)

1/2 tsp Sugar

1/2 tsp Salt

1 Tbsp Olive oil/ or any oil to coat the dough

For the toppings: (for 1 pizza)

Around 5 Tbsp Pizza sauce or Tomato ketchup

Approx 1 Cup grated mozzarella cheese or as required

1 Cup of mixed vegetables (like Capsicum, Onion, sweetcorn, mushroom,babycorn)

A handful of chopped olives

Salt to taste

A dash of pepper powder

Olive oil or any oil to coat the dough surface.

Step by step recipe:

1. Take 1 Cup lukewarm water and add 1/2 tsp sugar into it. Mix well and add 2 tsp instant yeast. Mix once and allow it to proof.{The water should NOT be very hot nor cold for the yeast to proof}

2. Meanwhile, take 3 cups of wheat flour in a large mixing bowl and add salt to it. Mix well.

3. Now the yeast has proofed as shown. (If the yeast does not proof ie does not rise, discard it and do not follow the next steps as maybe the yeast has expired.)

See for the bubbles, yeasty aroma and a slight rise to check if the yeast is good or not.

4. Now add this to the flour- salt mixture and knead just like you knead normal dough for chapatis adding the extra 1/2 Cup water if necessary.

5. Now add olive oil towards the end of the kneading process and knead once again to form a smooth dough. ( If you don’t have olive oil, any oil like sunflower or coconut oil will do)

6. Keep the dough covered in a warm place for about 1.5 hours to 2 hours for the dough to rise and double the size. If the weather is cold, it might take even 3 hours.

7. Meanwhile chop and prepare veggies for topping.

See the quantity of veggies I have taken. This much is enough for one medium pizza. Don’t add too many veggies which will spoil the taste.
Add salt and pepper powder to the veggies

8. Now after 1.5 hours, check if the dough has risen and doubled. If so, remove and divide into two halves.

9. Spread one half of the dough over a well greased (with oil and dust little wheat flour) oven proof pizza plate with fingers as shown.

10. Spread evenly in a round shape if possible and then coat the dough with oil.

It should NOT be spread very thick as it won’t bake well. Spread as evenly as possible.

11. Add a layer of pizza sauce or ketchup and grated mozzarella cheese.

12. Add veggies and spread evenly.

13. Add another layer of mozzarella cheese.

14. Now top with olive slices.

15. Preheat the oven at 200 C for 10 mins. ( Do this before you start topping your pizza. So by the time you finish topping, the oven is very hot. The oven needs to be very hot when you place the pizza in the oven.)

16. Now place the pizza in the center rack of the hot oven and bake for 15 mins at 200 C. Do NOT open the oven door in this time. After 15 mins, check if the cheese has melted and turned golden. If so, take it out.

17. Slice and enjoy your hot homemade wheat pizza!

Notes:

* Very important to note that the 3 Cups of wheat flour we used yields two pizzas. So use only half the dough for one pizza. If you use the whole dough for one pizza, it will turn thick and won’t cook properly.

* Here is the other half of the dough. I refrigerate it in an airtight container and it lasts atleast 3 to 4 days in the fridge and I can make pizza again.

* Grease the pizza plate well with oil and dust wheat flour over it so that the pizza does not stick to the plate. Look at the under side of the pizza. Love the colour.

* Also always proof your yeast to check if it’s good or not. Else it’s a waste of ingredients. I have explained proofing in the first few steps.

* Every oven is different. So do keep an eye after 10 mins into the baking time. But don’t open the oven door many times as it disturbs the baking process.

* Do remember to preheat the oven atleast for 10 mins at 200 C so that the oven is very hot when pizza is placed which is very essential for proper baking.

I have tried to note down as much points as possible so that it’s easy for you all to follow but if you still have any doubts, either comment here or message me on my Facebook page Healthy cooking with mitha or on my Instagram handle and I would be happy to help. Happy baking!