23 May 2016

Mexican Style Pizza

                 Pizzas, like the Indian paratha, are versatile and full of possibilities. Be it the flour, crust, stuffing/toppings, we can keep on experimenting with them. Here's a pizza experiment with a Mexican-style topping. 
It's interesting to read how the Mexican style of  cooking uses spices from different regions, for eg, Cilantro brought in by the Spanish and the cumin seed, that is Eastern Mediterranean....I have personally seen Mexican food find many lovers in the lovers of Indian cuisine, and of course, needless to say that we adapt it to suit our palate further!!
This recipe is also part of our #FoodieMonday theme of #PizzaMania...

Ingredients :

Pizza base - readymade or homemade using this method

Mexican-Style Topping :
Cooked kidney beans (Rajma) - 2 cups
Tomato purée - 1 cup
Colored Bell Peppers - 1 cup, finely chopped
Paneer - 1 cup, cubed
Cajun spice - 2 tsps
Salt to taste
Chili flakes - 1 tsp (optional)
Shredded cheese as required
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsps

Method :
1. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and let crackle.
2. Add chopped bell peppers and sauté. for about 5 minutes. Add the tomato purée, salt to taste and let simmer.
3. After about 7-8 minutes, tip in the cooked Rajma and paneer cubes and mix well. Add the cajun spice (homemade or readymade Mexican seasoning available in the market) and optionally, chili flakes if you like it extra hot. 
4. Mix again, check for salt and let simmer for about 5 minutes more or till almost all the gravy is absorbed. Remove and keep aside.
5. If making your own pizza base, half-cook the base in the oven on high for 2 minutes. Remove, brush a little oil on the surface. Spread the Mexican stuffing on top, onion slices and sprinkle shredded cheese. Also optional to top up with sliced bell peppers.
6. Bake in a microwave oven at 170 deg C for 5 minutes, followed by 3 more minutes at 200 Deg C or till the cheese melts and becomes golden brown.
Serve hot as desired.


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  2. Pizza looks super tempting Krithika. Awesome share.

  3. wow rajma n paneer on pizza that's beautifully fused pizza

  4. awesomely wow pizza... love the crusty pizza

  5. Krithika, a lovely yummy pizza and that too with paneer.

  6. such a great combination, Krithika... strongly superb share!!!:)