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Monday, April 23, 2012

Whole Wheat Pizza with Tofu & Mushroom Topping | Whole Wheat Pizza from Scratch

Pizza,as you all know another versatile food loved by all can be made with a wide range of  toppings.My first attempt in making pizza was the Apple Pizza,a great dessert or snacker esp for kidoos.This time I planned a savory pizza and so mushroom was my first choice.Then,thought to add these little cubes of tofu too.Tofu was not very familiar to me and so googled up to find these bits which might be helpful to some of my bloggers as well before buying.Tofu looks similar to paneer/Indian cottage cheese and is made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks.Widely used in East Asian and South East cuisines.I was using tofu for the first time and it has a subtle flavor.It can be used for sweet and savory dishes.Tofu has low calorie count and very high protein and low fat unlike paneer/cottage cheese.Depending on the coagulant used,tofu can be rich in calcium or magnesium too.That's how I ended up buying tofu and preparing the pizza out of it.Pizza turned out very good and as always home made one with wheat flour is very filling & healthy as well.I used the store brought Pizza sauce,you can use your desired one..Check this out !!






Ingredients
Whole wheat flour 3 1/2 cup
Yeast 4 tsp
Warm water 1 1/2 cup
Sugar 1 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
Olive oil 1 tbsp
for topping
tofu 20 -25cubed pieces
button mushrooms  8 oz pkt(220 g)
garlic cloves 5 sliced(optional)
bell pepper 1 thinly sliced
pizza sauce 6 tbsp
pizza seasoning 1 tsp
mozarella cheese 4 tbsp grated
parmesan cheese 2tbsp
olive oil 2 tbsp
pepper powder 1/2 tsp
salt to taste



Method
-Add the yeast in warm water along with sugar and stir.Keep aside for 10 minutes until it starts frothing.
-Sift the flour in a bowl ,add salt .Sift again.Add the olive oil and yeast mixture  and knead with hands to form a dough.
-Knead the dough smothly,place it in a covered bowl and leave to rise for 1 hour.
-Punch out the air  and knead again,leave aside for 45 minutes.
-In the mean time,prepare the topping.Heat oil in a non stick pan preferably and shallow fry the tofu cubes till its slightly browned on all sides.Add half of the pepper powder and salt.Remove on a plate with paper towel.Divide the fried tofu into 2.
-Add the sliced mushrooms & garlic in the same oil and saute till the water starts leaving from mushrooms and it changes color when cooked.Add the remaining pepper powder and salt.Put off flame.Cool it down and divide into 2 equal portions.
-Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.Prepare a pizza pan by smearing oil at the base and adding little bread crumbs on it so that the dough doesn't stick and easily moves.
-Roll out the dough on a clean flat surface after dusting little flour to a diameter of 10" and 1/4" thickness.Transfer it into the pizza pan.
-Prick with a fork in between the rolled base.Top it up with the pizza sauce evenly and add the first part of cooked mushrooms and first part of tofu on top.Add the thinly sliced bell pepper & pizza seasoning.Finally finish off with grated mozarella cheese,parmesan cheese to garnish.
-Brush the left over sides of pizza base with olive oil ,gives a nice color.
-Place it in the oven and bake for 16-20 minutes and remove from oven.
-Repeat the same with the other part of the dough and use the reserved toppings.
-Remove from oven and cool a bit ,cut into pieces and serve with tea or as brunch /dinner!!




Servings ~2 pizzas of size 10" & medium crust

NOTES
*The topping mentioned is for 2 pizzas,please adjust the ratio if you're making only one.
* If you are fond of thinner crust,roll out the crust really thin.
* If you want a pizza thick ,then use the whole dough and roll out to make one.
* You can add tomato slices instead of  bell pepper slices.
* You can also try your desired topping keeping the base recipe same.
* The shallow fried tofu and mushroom can be seasoned with italian herbs.
* Half of the dough can be refrigerated if covered with a cling wrap and can be used later within a week.


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58 comments:

Biny Anoop said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Uma,i am sittg here after a heavy dinner and i am yearning for this.....love the stuffg...gr8 one

Vineetha said... Best Blogger Tips

Pizza with tofu sounds great..I tried tofu one time and since it was bland didnt like it much,but adding in Pizza is a good way to eat it :)

Krithi said... Best Blogger Tips

Honestly super healthy..
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Pranjali said... Best Blogger Tips

Very delicious pizza...

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Prabha Mani said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely Fabulous "PIZZA" :) :)
I love pizza a lot ..never made a perfect ones like this... :( Really u made me to try it out soon!!Thanks for the recipe dear ..

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Srimathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks good! I love pizza and whole wheat pizza is the best out there.

Gayathri NG said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks cheesy n yummy dear, love to grab one piece...

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So glad you stopped by my space..I am very happy to follow yours!

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

Superb one looks like the store ones!

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Resh said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...yummy pizza....feel like hvg a slice nw ;)

Pragyan said... Best Blogger Tips

Pizza looks professional store-bought kinds..nice!

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This looks so delicious.
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Sravs said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting pizza !! looks wonderful rightly made !!

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Vicki Bensinger said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks like a very tasty pizza. You're so good to like the tofu. I think most people can't get use to it but you liked it right off the bat. I'm impressed, I love pizza and could eat it daily. I've never tried one with tofu but maybe now I should.

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and healthy pizza. Awesome!

DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly baked pizza.. whole wheat and with tofu, Excellent!!
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Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow wheat pizza is new to me... Looks yummy...

Poonam Borkar said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy and delicious looking pizza..tempting pictures!!
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Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

WOw.Pizza looks so iviting and yummy.

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Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

so gorgeously prepared.. yummy

easyfoodsmith said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your healthy take on the pizza with addition of tofu. This happens to be my daughter's favourite pizza - Mushroom Pizza.She can have it every day without complaining!

jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

nice one and tempting, loved the whole wheat flour base

Ola said... Best Blogger Tips

I have never tried pizza with tofu-interesting composition!

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Anisha Ranjit said... Best Blogger Tips

Great healthy Pizza...

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy yummy and delicious pizza...Looks so proffessional

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

Too good. Iam yet to try pizzas at home. Looks very nice...

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy n healthy version of pizza.....

hemalata said... Best Blogger Tips

wow mouthwatering pizza, looks so tempting n nice presentation too.....

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cheesy and stunning pizza,mindblowing.

Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

mouthwatering pizza..looks like tofu has been disguised for the people like me who kind of stay away from it!

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

looks really appetising. and healthy..

Soni said... Best Blogger Tips

Excellent recipe using tofu!!Will have to try it for sure :)

khushi said... Best Blogger Tips

a delicious pizza...looks so yummy

Indulge said... Best Blogger Tips

Pinch you back for posting a tofu recipe. the PIZZA looks amazing and mushroom taste even better on a pizza.
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Achu's Amma's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

super mouthwatering pizza.Adding toffu is interesting

Treatntrick treatntrick said... Best Blogger Tips

Great combo and looks appetizing!

Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy way with wheat flour...how was the texture of the base compared to the ones made with APF

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx all:-)
@Ramya The texture is similar to the ones with APF and tastes more of chapathi kinda ..:D

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect...

Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

it looks fantastic and healthy. love it

Maayeka said... Best Blogger Tips

very tempting pizza ,loved the topping and addition of tofu to it..never tried adding tofu in my pizza

San said... Best Blogger Tips

Decadent pizza with tofu n mushrooms. You are now making me crave for a pizza. You know what i made my mysore bondas after you made me long for it(vadas) by posting urad dal vadas :)I got tempted n i made bondas instead :)

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and delicious pizza....

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maha said... Best Blogger Tips

pizza looks delicious
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Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy looking healthy pizza

Vrinda said... Best Blogger Tips

Gr8 looking pizza,healthy too

sangeetha said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...Juile, Pizza looks so perfect n tempting...loved your healthy topping...well made dear!!

Amina Khaleel said... Best Blogger Tips

fantastic recipe... very innovative....
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Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Very yummy looking pizzas, love the click Julie.

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely...perfectly done pizza..i do a similar whole wheat base..but using tofu,never ever crossed my mind....its really good julie!

Now Serving said... Best Blogger Tips

Toful topping sounds interesting Julie and the pie looks awesome!

Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

Heyy Julie, very nice recipe- good way to use tofu, I like how you're frying it and then adding it in. And I absolutely love the whole wheat crust- a definite must- try for me :)

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

very yummy pizza with healthy toppings, looks great !!

sojo said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...that looks so professional.... yummo and healthy...

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

The crust looks superb and with the mushroom topping, shud have tasted great..

Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

ahh..looks absolutely delicious!!! Loved the wheat flour base too!! I'm gonna make this soon :)

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In a public tasting of the Eat Balance pizzas, 100 children and adults gave their opinions of the flavour. Over 80% liked these healthy pizzas at least as much as the pizza they were accustomed to eating.