Pizza Party: Thin Crust Margherita Pizza

Yummy pizza in your own home!

Pizza Party: Thin Crust Margherita Pizza

Everybody loves pizza, it’s a known fact! But, it can be quite unhealthy and lead to health problems if you keep ordering from outside. Make it in the comfort of your own home with a handful of ingredients and a thinner base!

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  • 4 thin crust pizza bases
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 to 12 basil leaves, torn into pieces

For pizza sauce

  • 6 large tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sugar

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For the pizza sauce

  1. Make criss-cross on the base of the tomatoes and place them in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes or till the skin begins to peel.
  2. Drain the tomatoes, cool slightly, peel, deseed and roughly chop them. Blend in a mixer to a smooth pulp and keep aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add the prepared tomato pulp, oregano, chilli flakes, tomato ketchup, chilli powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Divide the pizza sauce into 4 equal portions and keep aside.

Cooking the pizza

  1. Place 2 pizza base on a clean, dry surface and spread a portion of the pizza sauce evenly over each pizza base.
  2. Sprinkle ½ cup of cheese evenly over each pizza and finally pour ½ tbsp of olive oil evenly over it.
  3. Place both the pizzas on a greased baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C for 10 to 12 minutes or till the base is evenly browned and the cheese melts.
  4. Arrange the basil evenly on top of each pizza base, cut into equal wedges and serve immediately.

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