Microwave Pizza from scratch under 30 min

Placing an order for a quick home delivery and waiting anxiously for the pizzas to arrive can prove futile for few reasons.
- Pizzas may not be the very fresh out of oven steaming hot.
- The amount of money you need to shell out for something that ends as soon as it arrives
- It makes you feel guilty for the fat proportions which otherwise could be very well controlled , had you been cooking

Fret no more, I have been making these easy peasy pizzas , with no compromise on flavors many times off late. The only reason I make the laborious baked pizzas otherwise is when I have time on hand and would like to fill the house with aromas of baked goodies.


Ingredients (for 4 personal pan pizzas)
for base
2 cups wheat flour (2 brownie points extra)
1 tspn baking powder
a pinch of baking soda
salt to taste
1 cup water
2 tbsp Olive oil
for topping1 onion
3 tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato ketchup (hot spicy preferred)
1 tspn salt
1 tspn Olive Oil
1 tspn red chilli powder
2 tbsp mixed Italian herbs
½ cup corn nibbles (or any other quick to cook vegetable, broccoli, baby corn, paneer)
½ bunch spinach (optional)
1 capsicum
1 block of cheddar cheese (use as needed only)
1 block of mozzarella (use as needed only)
1 block of gouda (use as needed only)
Method
Clock timer Set at 30 min – 
30:00

1) Assemble all the ingredients, pizza pan, rolling pin, vegetables strainers, knife etc on your kitchen platform. 28:00 
2) Wash all the veggies under tap water. 27:00

3) In a large bowl, take the flour, baking powder, bakind soda, salt and water and knead a firm dough. Grease your hands and knead again for 30 seconds rigorously. 26:00
4) Chop the onions in thin slices, tomatoes roughly. 25:00

5)In a microwave safe bowl, pour 1 tspn oil, add the onions, tomatoes, red chilli powder, salt and a tbsp of water. Stir and microwave on high for 3 min. 21:00

6) While the sauce is cooking, roughly chop up all the vegetables as per your choice. 21:00
7) Remove the bowl from mw; add all the vegetables, some more salt, ketchup, herbs stir and mw again for 1 min.   19:00
8) In parallel, start rolling out small pan size pizzas of the dough. Keep the thickness as preferred.
9) Brush some oil on both sides of the rolled pizzas and let it stand until the vegetables are being cooked. 
 17:00
9) Remove the bowl and set it aside. Place the pizza base on non stick pizza pan, microwave on high for 30 sec each side for 1 pizza 16:00
10) Remove the base, pop the other base in mean time. Spread the sauce on one side (well cooked or crisp side top), add the vegetable toppings, spread the cheese  15:00
11) Remove the 2nd base , place the topped pizza for 3 min on high. Top the second base similarly in parallel 
12:00
12) Remove the first pizza, cook the 2 remaining bases for 1 min each (while family devours the first one). 10:00
13) Microwave the 2nd topped pizza for 3 min, while you top the remaining two pizzas.7:00
14) Give half of the second pizza to family, while you eat the other half 6:00
15) Mw the remaining two pizzas for 3 min each. 0:00
Enjoy the last 2 along with the family. Wash down with a cola like I did.
*Disclaimer
If the distance between your refrigerator, sink, microwave, kitchen shelf is more than what I am used to, you may take a little longer. I will not forfeit any charges if the pizza takes more than 30 min. Appreciate it is still a better alternative



For more variety of sauces , check the recipes here - Pizza Sauces 





28 comments:

Smitha said...

love the way you wrote everything up with time!....good one!

Usha said...

Love your homemade pizza from scratch.. yummy! One thing I like about homemade pizzas is, we can top it with whatever we want.. :)

Srivalli said...

Very nice ..great to see this done in microwave!

Sudha said...

Well done,Pradnya!This sure sounds quick - loved the hilarity in your post and enjoyed reading it very much:)

A Kamalika Krishmy said...

Pizza on a microwave .. i cant even imagine... bookmarked

Preeti Garg said...

osume n delicious...

sushma said...

Pizza in microwave....wowww

Rajani said...

New way of prep and new way of showing time, love it!

Priya said...

Great looking and super tempting pizza..

vaishali sabnani said...

Super healthy Pizza...Pradnya..lovely post dear...interesting too:))

foodiliciousnan said...

lovely pradnya! And very well-written!

Hemavathi Murari said...

nice timings time table. super presentation.

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Chef Mireille said...

LOVE the timer icons

Sravs said...

Nice way of writing preparation with time !! Pizza looks delicious !!

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Harini said...

I love to make pizza a t home for the same reasons you have mentioned! the timer is very useful :)

Aarthi said...

Delicious...Totally Yummy..Like ur way of writing

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Nalini's Kitchen said...

Delicious home made pizza and like the way of your way of writing with the preparation time.Thanks for sharing......

Archana said...

love this.

veena krishnakumar said...

Loved the write up. Pizza looks great

vidhas said...

Pizza looks great. Loved the way you write .

Suma Gandlur said...

Love the way you presented the recipe. :)

Pavani said...

Yummy looking microwave pizza. Great job on the instructions.

Kalyani said...

I liked the reasons for making a pizza at home :) and also loved the stop clock way of step by step detailing - very innovative :)


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PJ said...

Homemade goodies are the best and loved the way you have put up the timings...

Gayathri Kumar said...

Looks like a healthy alternative to the store brought ones...

PriyaVaasu said...

ha ha, love that disclaimer @ the end!!!! Pizza looks yummy!!! Home-made is always healthy n yummy!!!!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Love home-made pizzas! Brownie points if it can be made quickly!

Ariane said...

I followed your recipe and the pizzas turned out amazing! It was the only microwave pizza from scratch recipe I could find on the Internet. Everyone was very impressed. Thank you so much!

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