Sunday, June 28, 2015

How to make pizza in the pressure cooker ( a Restaurant flavor)

If you do not have an Oven in your house, don't worry you can also easily make freshly baked pizza dough and a pizza in a pressure cooker. I made pizza in pressure cooker recently again. The question arises how, isn't pressure cooker good for steaming, then how can it bake? Well, you place a thick layer of sand on the bottom of the pressure cooker, that layer heats up and bakes equivalent to the way an oven does, that is, by circulation of hot air. Anyway, check out the recipe below.

Baked pizza in the pressure cooker 

Making 5 pieces pizza,

Ingredients for the Pizza dough,

  • 2 cups all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 tbsp yeast (dry or active yeast)
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp sugar 
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil or other vegetable oil
  • 1/2 bowl warm water 
Pizza toping ingredients,

  • 1 chopped onion 
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 chopped capsicum 
  • 5-8 grated garlic cloves 
  • 2 cups grated cheese 
  • Tomato sauce or pizza sauce 
  • For serve with mix pizza masala and chilli flakes 
For making pizza dough,

In a bowl, add warm water, sugar and yeast mix them and keep it for aside for 10 minutes. Now in a large bowl, add all purpose flour, oil, salt and dissolve yeast and mix by hand 2-3 minutes.Then on a smooth dough and cover the dough with a wet cotton cloth and let it rest for 1-2 hour.  Now take pizza dough and mix for 5-7 minutes and divide the dough into 5 parts. Now take a portion of the pizza dough and lightly dust the dough with flour. Now with a rolling pin, roll the dough to a round of 8-10 inches diameter evenly and prick with a fork and keep aside covered with cotton cloth for 20-30 minutes. Now take a rolled pizza base and put into grease baking tin. Now take 1-2 tbsp of the pizza sauce and spread it evenly all round. And top up with some chopped onion, capsicum, tomato, garlic and top covered with some grated cheese (You can used mushroom, sweet corn, paneer, Olive, your choice).
Now, bake using a pressure cooker. In a presser cooker, add 2-3 cups sand (You can also use salt) and put of a round stand on the sand or salt and preheat for 10 minutes on the high flame. Remove the whistle and gasket of the lead before covering. Now carefully open the pressure cooker and place the baking tin and covered the cooker and bake for about 20-25 minutes. After about 20 minutes, check if the pizza is done; lightly golden brown color and smell is of perfect baked pizza and remove it. Now serve with chilli flakes and mix pizza masala. Now Enjoy you restaurant like pizza at home.

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Baked pizza