Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Quick Pizzas

Quick Spinach Pizzas

Small pizza bases are topped with spinach and paneer and fresh cream, a nice layer of mozzarella cheese. This is baked until the cheese is all hot and gooey. A great tea time snack idea, you can also pack them for your little one’s lunch box. He will enjoy a mini pizza at school!

Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
Baking Time: 15 mins.
Baking Temperature: 200°C (400°F).
Makes 2 pizzas. 


2 ready-made 8" pizza base
oil for brushing

For the spinach filling

2 1/2 cups chopped spinach (palak)
2 tbsp chopped onions
1/2 tsp chopped green chillies
1 tbsp fresh cream
1/4 cup paneer (cottagte cheese) cubes
1 tbsp oil or butter
salt and black pepper (kalimirch) powder to taste

For the topping

red, green, yellow capsicum slices
grated cooking cheese (preferably mozzrella)


    For the spinach filling
    1. Cook the spinach in very little water until soft. Drain.
    2. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions and green chillies for 1 minute.
    3. Add the spinach, salt and pepper and cook for 1 minute.
    4. Add the cream and paneer. Mix well.

    How to proceed
    1. Brush a tray with oil and arrange the pizza crusts on it.
    2. Spread some spinach filling on each crust and place the capsicum slices on top.
    3. Sprinkle some cheese and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 10 minutes or until the cheese melts.
    4. Serve hot.

    Recipe Source: Quick Spinach Pizzas

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