Pizza Recipe | Veg Pizza

Pizza Recipe | Veg Pizza

Prep Time : 1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time : 15 mins
Total Time : 1 hr 30 mins


For pizza crust

  • 3 to 3.25 cups all-purpose flour or bread flour (unbleached), 375 grams
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup warm water or add as required
  • 1.5 teaspoons instant yeast 4 to 5 grams or 2 teaspoons dry active yeast
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt or add as required
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil for brushing dough
  • semolina or cornmeal (makki ka atta) or all-purpose flour for sprinkling on pan

For pizza sauce

  • 5 to 6 medium tomatoes – 500 grams
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic or 8 to 10 small to medium garlic cloves, 5 grams peeled garlic
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped basil or 3 to 4 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano or 2 tablespoons fresh oregano
  • freshly crushed black pepper or ground black pepper, as required
  • salt as required


  • 1 onion sliced or cut in cubes
  • 1 capsicum (bell pepper), sliced or cubed
  • 1 tomato chopped or sliced – optional
  • 10 to 12 pitted green olives sliced, optional
  • 10 to 12 pitted black olives sliced, optional
  • ½ cup steamed sweet corn kernels or canned corn kernels
  •  cup sliced baby corn
  •  to ½ cup sautéed kale
  •  cup sautéed spinach
  •  to ½ cup cauliflower, fennel, brussel sprouts, cabbage (steamed, roasted or sautéed)
  • ½ to 1 cup sautéed button mushrooms
  •  to ½ cup broccoli or french beans (blanched or sautéed)
  • Italian seasoning – as required
  • mozzarella cheese or pizza cheese, as required
  • parmesan cheese (vegetarian), as required
  • red chili flakes – as required


Making pizza dough

  • In a large mixing bowl take the instant yeast, sugar and lukewarm water.
  • Stir and let the mixture sit at room temperature for 10 to 15 mins till it becomes frothy,
  • Add one cup flour, salt, olive oil to the frothy yeast mixture.
  • Mix well. Add another cup of flour and mix again. The mixture becomes sticky.
  • Add the last cup of flour and continue to stir.
  • Knead the dough into a smooth, springy ball. Apply some olive oil all over the dough.
  • Cover loosely and keep in a large bowl at room temperature for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • The dough will double up and nicely leaven.

Making pizza sauce

  • Crush or make a smooth puree of the tomatoes in a blender.
  • Heat olive oil. Fry the minced garlic for some seconds. Add the tomato puree. Mix and let cook uncovered for 5 minutes.
  • Season with salt and mix. Cover and simmer the tomato sauce on low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes have softened.
  • If the sauce looks too thick you can add ¼ cup water. Then cover and continue to cook.
  • Add the herbs and crushed black pepper. Mix well.

Assembling and baking veg pizza

  • Preheat your oven at 230 degrees Celsius (450 degrees Fahrenheit) for 20 minutes.
  • Cut the dough in 3 or 4 equal parts. Flatten the dough to a disk. On a lightly floured surface roll the dough having ⅛ to ¼ inch thickness.
  • Place the dough onto a greased and dusted pan.
  • Brush some olive oil on the pizza base. Spread the tomato sauce on the pizza.
  • Top shredded mozzarella cheese and veggies.
  • Sprinkle some grated parmesan cheese.
  • Keep the tray near or close to the bottom heating element of your oven.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes at 230 degrees Celsius (450 degrees Fahrenheit) until the base becomes golden brown and the cheese on top melts.
  • Wait for a minute or two and serve veggie pizza while still hot.

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