How to make pizza over stovetop, skillet pizzaby Raks Kitchen   2 years ago



Stovetop pizza recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Snacks
Prep Time: 1 Hr dough resting time | Cook time: 20 mins | Makes: 2 | Author: Raks anand

Stovetop pizza using skillet, or tawa pizza. If do not own a oven, you can still make pizza on stove on a tawa/ pan/ skillet. With full video and step by step pictures.

All purpose flour/ Maida - 1 & 1/2 cup
Instant Yeast * - 1 tsp
Milk - 1/4 cup
Water - 1/4 cup (approx.)
Oil or melt butter - 1/8 cup
Salt - 3/4 tsp
Sugar - 2 tsp
*You can replace with active dry yeast – 1 tbsp, refer notes
For topping

Pizza cheese/ Mozzarella, grated - 3/4 cup
Onion, tomato, capsicum - As needed, chopped
Red ripe chilli (Bird’s eye chilli) - 1
Pizza/ pasta sauce - 4 tbsp
Butter or oil – 1 tsp

In a bowl, mix flour, salt and yeast. Mix milk and water and heat it just luke warm. Dissolve sugar in it. Now add this milk and oil/ butter to the flour and mix.
Make a smooth dough. Knead for 5 minutes. Keep aside covered with a cling wrap. Preferably in a warm place. I keep inside the oven with oven light ON. After an hour or 1 & 1/2 hour, the dough would have doubled and risen.
Punch it down and divide into two. Dust well and roll each ball into thick discs.
Heat a heavy bottomed pan, add butter/ oil and fry the toppings. I skipped sauteeing tomato. Collect the toppings. Carefully place the rolled pizza base in the pan. The heat should be low. Flip after a minute.
Prick in few places, spread pizza/ pasta sauce, leaving the sides. Spread the toppings and sprinkle cheese over it.
Cook covered in medium flame or low flame, until the crust is stiff and cheese is melted.
Cut and serve immediately with chilli flakes.

I have used instant yeast, which is supposed to be added directly to the flour without dissolving. If using active dry yeast, you should first add the yeast to lukewarm milk with sugar and dissolve it. Keep aside for 10 mins. It should be frothy and risen after 10 mins. if it is plain as such, then the yeast is not good. Discard and buy fresh stock.
For this stove top pizza, cast iron skillet or atleast our iron tawa or something that is heavy, layered bottom for best crispy and golden crust.
Also using butter or oil generously for greasing gives perfectly golden crisp crust!