Cabbage Pizza

Manjulas Kitchen features a healthy cabbage pizza that is easy to make at home. Here's a recipe you can always try:

Ingredients:
Dough
2 3/4 cups All Purpose flour (Plain flour or Maida)
1 cup lukewarm water
1 tablespoon dry active yeast
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar

White Sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 1/2 tablespoons All Purpose flour (Plain flour or Maida)
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

 Cabbage Topping
3 cups sliced cabbage
1/2 thinly sliced red bell pepper
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (Green coriander)
2 chopped green chilies

Directions:
Dough:
  1. Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water and let it sit for about 20 minutes or until the yeast becomes frothy.
  2. Add sugar, salt and oil to the flour and mix well.
  3. Add the yeast water and make into a dough. The dough should be soft and a little sticky. Add more water if needed.
  4. Cover the dough and let it sit for about four hours. The dough should be double in volume.
  5. Knead the dough well using a little dry flour.

White Sauce:
  1. Heat the oil in a small heavy saucepan over low-medium heat.
  2. Add the flour and cook until the flour changes into a light brown color.
  3. Slowly add the milk, stirring constantly. Continue cooking slowly until it is smooth and thick. Add the salt and black pepper.

Cabbage Topping:
  1. Mix the cabbage, bell pepper, cilantro, and green chilies with the white sauce.

Pizza:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 500 degrees, placing a pizza stone inside for about 30 minutes so the pizza stone will be hot.
  2. Divide the dough in to two equal parts and roll into two 8 inch diameter pizzas.
  3. Place over greased cookie sheets. Put about a half teaspoon of olive oil over the pizza. Evenly spread the cabbage mixture onto the pizza.
  4. Slide the cookie sheet on the pizza stone and let it cook for about five minutes.
  5. To make a crispy pizza crust, remove the pizza from the cookie sheet and place over the pizza stone.
  6. Let it cook for about 7 minutes, or until the edges are golden-brown.

Posted by Diane Araga, on December 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM