In the olden days, hadn’t even heard about pizza! When I was in high school, a chef came selling pizza from door to door 😊 Can’t help smiling at that memory! We were all enquiring with him about this new yummy looking dish.
He would sell it to us wrapped in cling film at Rs. 10/- per pizza! Plain tomato ketchup was the base and toppings were onion and capsicum rings and some cheese. No seasoning, oregano… nothing !! But we started loving it and later found out that we could make it ourselves on a non stick pan by buying the pizza base at a store.
With the advent of cooking techniques and recipe shows on television, got to know about various pizza sauces. But I still prefer to use plain tomato ketchup!
Well, for a change I thought of making tawa pizza pockets using whole wheat flour for the outer covering… something yummy but still healthy!
If you like to see more such healthy recipes then do give a try to….
1) Beetroot Parathas or
For the outer pockets :
1 cup Whole wheat flour
1/4 cup Oats powder
1 tsp Oil
1/4 tsp Salt
Water to knead the dough
Homemade ghee (clarified butter) for roasting the pockets
For the filling :
1/4 cup Red Bell Pepper
1/4 cup Yellow Bell Pepper
1/4 cup Green Capsicum
1/4 cup Onions
1/2 cup Grated pizza cheese (or as desired)
Pizza seasoning as per taste
1. To begin making the pizza pockets, first the dough has to be prepared. Mix all the mentioned ingredients for the dough and knead into a semisoft soft dough. Keep covered till use.
2. Chop finely all the peppers and onions. Mix all the filling ingredients in a bowl.
3. Using the kneaded dough roll small discs with a rolling pin as desired.
4. Fold lightly at the centre to get the mid line and open the rolled disc again. On one side, spread sufficient filling leaving a border of about 1 cm.
5. Fold the empty side over the filling and seal the edges over each other by applying little water on one edge. Press lightly to seal. With the back of a fork make a pattern on the sealed edge.
6. Prepare all the pockets in the above manner and then heat a griddle.
7. Roast the pizza pockets one by one on the hot griddle on both sides using homemade ghee till crisp on both sides.
8. Serve hot with some tomato ketchup and mayonise by the side.
We can add many more healthy ingredients to the above filling like blanched minced broccoli, steamed moong sprouts or say roasted chicken mince. Also some tomato ketchup and red chilli sauce can be added to the filling. The choice is endless and so is human imagination! Just twisting a recipe as per our family’s choice is best way to make it appealing to all!