Homemade Roasted veggie PIzza

Homemade Roasted veggie PIzza

 Hi Sweetpeas!!!!Home made pizza was and is a very easy dinner idea that everybody at home loves. After finding a new kind of yeast, the prep time is reduced to zero and I can make pizza in short amount of time.

I am not compensated to promote this brand of yeast, but I want all those moms out there who are looking for fast and easy ways to put meals on the table to know, that this Yeast actually works.

Nothing beats the aroma and taste of homemade pizza. The herbs in the crust  make it a delish on its own. Plus you can make it as per your liking, garlic, rosemary and  chili flakes take the crust to another level.

For the dough,
Prep Time; 10 mins to mix the dough
10-12 mins for first bake 
Makes 4 Thin crust Pan pizzas 
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup All Purpose flour
1 Tbspn Sugar and 1/2 cup warm water to bloom the yeast
1 Tsp Dried Rosemary
1/2 tsp Dried Basil
1 Tsp Garlic powder
1 Tsp Oregano
1 Tsp red Chili Flakes
2-3 Tbspn Olive Oil and 
Salt for taste
water as needed to make the dough 
Store brght Pasta Sauce
Grated cheese to spread on the pizza
1/2 Green bell pepper
1/2 red pepper
1 big onion
3/4 cup Broccoli-Steamed
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbspn oil
In a bowl, take the dry active yeast, sugar and warm water and mix well. Keep it aside to bloom for 10 minutes. The mixture will be frothy, if the yeast is active. If the yeast is old discard the mixture and get fresh yeast. I always prefer to check the yeast then move on to the dough.

In a mixing bowl, take the flour, add the salt and seasonings, garlic powder, rosemary, basil, oregano and little oil to start the mixing, as you move along making the dough, add the oil and knead into a soft dough. Cover and keep it in a warm place till you roast the veggies and get the toppings ready.
When the dough rises, it is ready to be baked into some yummy pizzas. Punch out the air from the dough and take small balls and roll it into small discs. I usually bake these pizza bases for 10-15 mins in a pre-heated oven at 350degrees F.

Roasting veggies
In a wok, on high heat, take 1 tbspn oil, and add the veggies, let them caramelize for 5-7 mins without stirring often, add salt and pepper and  remove from heat, let them hang out in the hot wok.

Assembling pizza;
Take the base, spread the pasta sauce, arrange the roasted veggies and sprinkle lots  or little cheese and bake @ 400 degree F till the cheese melts.

Enjoii the hot and delicious pizza that's filled with homemade goodness of healthy ingredients.



Paneer Masala/ Cottage cheese in Indian spice sauce

Paneer masala/Cottage cheese in indian spice garvy

Hello sweeties!!!! Did you guys miss me, I am very sorry and kindly accept my apologies for being MIA for such along time.

I will skip the excuses and say that even though I was cooking regular food, there was nothing that was worth mention here. Not any more, I am back with a very easy and simple Paneer dish, that won thumbs up from Munchkin. He even asked for the gravy  sans the paneer and that's a lot coming from a 5 yr old foodie.

Another piece of news worth sharing is that Indulge-ashscorner has been nominated for the Indiblogger awards.
I will need your blessings and kind comments to find mention in the list. Please pretty please  check the link, recommend and comment to show your support for my work.

Coming back to the recipe, its fairly simple and easy to put together if you have paneer ready. I get mine from the Indian grocery store, but you can make it at home.

You will need;
1 large Onions
3 Tomatoes--Pureed or use 1/2 of the 8oz can
1 inch piece Ginger

3 tbspns chopped cilantro
1/4 tspnTurmeric powder
1 tspn Red chili powder
1 tspn Coriander powder
1 tspn Garam masala powder
1 pod green Cardamom-broken with but with the skin in tact
1 tbspn Cashew Paste
** Soak Cashews in milk with 1 tspn kasuri methi for 1 hour and grind it into paste.
Salt to taste

Paneer around 200 gms.
** soak the paneer in water and milk and microwave it for 25 secs to soften it.

Peel, wash and chop onions and ginger finely. 

In a blender take the onions and tomatoes, ginger and cilantro and grind into fine paste.
Heat two tablespoons oil in a pan and add the above paste. Sauté till lightly browned. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, salt and let it cook for 2 minutes till the raw onion smell goes away Add the cashew paste, garam masala powder and the green cardamom and let that fry till it leaves the sides of the pot.

Then add little water( Water + Milk from the paneer works well) to make it gravy consistency and add diced pieces of the paneer. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes, taking care that the paneer does not get mushy and the gravy does not stick to the pan.
The paneer masala is ready to be served.

Please also note that August will be vacation time for Ms. Ash and we will be back from interesting tit bits from home and  maybe an awesome giveaway around September. Stay hooked and watch this space to win some sweet notes.



Celebrating 100,000 hits with sneak peek in my garden

Hello Sweetpeas!!! July 4th Holiday was extra special for me this year, not only did I celebrate it with my beloved friends and family but Indulge reached the milestone 100,000 hits. 

This is very overwhelming for  a modest blog like mine. Its all because of your continued support and  love that Indulge is what it is today!!!

So will keep it simple today and let you enjoy a sneak peek into my garden as a Thank You!!!! As and how summer progresses, I will keep updating pics from my Jasmine, Hibiscus, Peppers, Cabbage, Cucumbers and Tomato plants.

Love you all so very much and appreciate the time and efforts you all have spend on Indulge-Ashscorner, from the bottom of my heart.