Happy Republic Day, India!
Every Year, on the occasion of Republic Day or Independence Day, I see a flood of tricolour food all over the Internet. The foodie in me gets tempted with the idea to bring up my own version. I always wanted to contribute a recipe from my kitchen or to my kitchen but time and lack of Masterchef cooking skills daunt over.
A few days back when Tupperware sent me a silicon mould that is essentially used to bake a cake or pie, it got me thinking. I threw a glance on the vegetable cart and was enticed by the colourful winter vegetables. Notwithstanding my temptation to pick colourful vegetables and curate a tricolour recipe, I decided to bake a pizza giving my new silicon tray a try.
If you like pizza and looking for an easy-peasy recipe to try at home, read more.
If you do not like Pizza or know a better recipe, you can still read this post to check how you can use new "Silicon Queen Mould" by Tupperware
Tricolour Veg Pizza
It is a simple recipe that anyone can try at home, including bachelors or those who do not know how to cook. The ingredients that I chose are widely available and the method is easy to follow.
Let's segment this recipe into 3 sections-
I picked up ready made pizza base from the market. They come in a pack of two and cost as meagre as Rs 20 per pack.
Blanched Tomatoes: 4-5 nos
Garlic: 5-6 nos
Basil leaf [optional]: 1-2
Onions- 2 nos
Green Chillies: 2 nos
Olive Oil or Butter: 2 Tablespoon
Crushed pepper: 1/2 teaspoon
Tomato sauce: 2-3 Tablespoons
Salt as per taste
you can choose any vegetables that you want to add. For tricolour pizza, I picked up my favourite- multi-colored capsicums and chopped them into small pieces
Chopped Onions: I bowl
Black Olives: 5 nos
Shredded Cheese: 1 bowl
Chilli flakes, Italian herbs
To make the Sauce:
1) Blanch your tomatoes, remove the outer layer, dice and make a paste in mixer
2)Take a wok or non-stick pan and heat it in stove
3) Pour Olive Oil or butter
4) Add crushed basil leaves, chopped onions, chillies and diced garlic in the warm oil/butter and stir
5) Add the Tomato paste in it, mix well and cook for 3-5 minutes
6) Add tomato sauce, crushed pepper, salt, mix and cook for another minute and then remove from heat.
Pizza Base and Topping
1) Take the pizza base and place it on the clean mould
2) If you love butter, you can add a thin layer of butter before pouring your sauce on upper layer
3) Take a spatula and spread the pizza sauce evenly over the base.
4) Add the chopped capsicum and onions above the sauce
5) Add sliced olives
6) Sprinkle the shredded cheese all over
7) Preheat the microwave for 5 minutes and then place the pizza mould inside and bake it for 5-8 minutes
Your Quick Tricolour Pizza is ready to eat. Garnish it with Italian herbs, chilli flakes or Oregano and serve.
About Tupperware Queen Silicon Mould
The queen form is a shallow round pie dish, good for baking and freezing different dishes.
- It can withstand temperature from -25 degrees C to 220 degrees C
- It has an attractive fluted design to give an extra finish to dishes. [In the above case, I used a ready made pizza base which was smaller than the mould size hence, you cannot distinguish the design]
- Apart from Pizza, you can bake traditional pies and flans, lasagna, cakes etc
- It can be used in microwave and conventional oven as well.
What I liked about it:
2) It has a nonstick finish that makes baking cakes breezy especially removing them from baking dish. Just twist the mould and take the cake out.
3) It has a flexible shape, you can fold it and store it in any of your cabinets.
What could have been better
1) A smaller size for a smaller family
2) At MRP Rs 1990, Price is slightly higher unless you are a regular baker.
Haute Kutir Verdict: I love adding a variety to my regular kitchen recipe and cooking tools. Pizza is one of my favourite food and making one at home is quite a wholesome fun. Yes, you can make your regular pizza healthier by using a multigrain or wheat base at home, adding fresh vegetables and slow cooking your sauce.
While you can make this pizza on a Tava as well, the beauty of a silicon mould is that you do not have to monitor the base in the oven. You can set the oven and finish your other work while the mould happily adds a non-sticky and easy to remove base for your dish.
So, what are you waiting for? Try out this recipe and the silicon mould today and share your experiences. I would love to hear from you and feature your stuff on my blog. You can write to me at email@example.com and follow me on my social media channels as given:
Happy Baking, Happy Living
PS: It is not a sponsored but a personal post. The mould is however a PR sample.