Monday, April 8, 2013

Besan Pizza / Fusion Farinata Pizza

Pizza anyone? Home-made? Gluten-free? Low carb? Eggless? If you answer "yes" to the above questions, this is for you. When I was searching for a flourless pizza I arrived at this recipe. This is an easy to put together pizza and the step which would take time is just the chopping of the vegetables. The original recipe was a farinata crust which is similar to the crispy thin crust pizza. I wanted to make a more foldable crust and reduced the water and the set time for the pizza base. Totally loved the outcome! A gluten-free low-carb pizza which we enjoyed guilt-free..
Ingredients:
Adapted from here
Serves - 2
Besan / Chickpea flour - 1 cup
Water - 3/4 cup
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Italian seasoning - 1/2 tsp
Part skim mozzarella cheese - sliced thin - as needed
Parmesan cheese - 2 tbsp
Vegetables toppings:
Red bell pepper - 1/4 cup or more
Eggplant - chopped into 1/2" piece - 1/4 cup
pablano pepper - 1
Pitted Black Olives - 5 - sliced thin
Baby Spinach - handful
Sun-dried tomatoes - 1 tbsp - drained - chopped
Red onion - julienned - 1/4 cup or more
You favorite Pasta sauce - 1/4 cup or more
Red pepper flakes / Pepper - to taste
Method:
Whisk the chickpea flour with water without any lumps. Set aside for about 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 450 F. Meanwhile chop the vegetables and prep the cheeses. Mix the pasta sauce with a pinch of salt, chopped sun-dried tomatoes and red pepper flakes. When the oven is preheated, put a 9 x 9 inch square (or round) pan into the oven 10 minutes for preheating. Skim the froth (if any) on the flour mixture. Mix in salt and italian seasoning. Pull the pan from the oven and spray some olive/canola oil. Pour the flour mixture and put the pan back in the oven for 12 - 15 minutes until the top of the base looks cooked and passes a fork test. When done, spread the prepared pasta sauce and top with sliced mozzarella cheese. Layer the vegetables all over the pizza and top with grated parmesan cheese. Put the pan back in the oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese melts. Serve hot.
Linking this up to the following events Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids - Italian event by Nithu; Flavours of Cuisines - Italian event by Julie; Vardhini's Bake Fest #18.
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15 comments:

  1. wowww what a innovative idea...love the besan base,will try it def,thxs kirthi!!

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  2. like the idea of using gram flour.

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  3. Nice way to make pizza dough. Looks delicious.

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  4. love the idea of besan base.. yummy and healthier too

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  5. Please give me that plate.. Feeling hungry now

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  6. looks very yumm and cheesy:)

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  7. Pizza looks perfect and tempting cheese.

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  8. Wat an interesting idea !!! Rocking Pizza...

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  9. Omg,wish i get a huge slice rite now..

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  10. can i have a bite???? so tempting and so delicious... thanks for linking to both my events..
    Sowmya
    Event - Celebrate - Summer
    Event - Bake Fest

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  11. Ooh, those look delicious and what a fun list of ingredients! Perfect!
    Modular Kitchen Collection

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  12. cannot take my eyes off the delicious pizza!!! very tempting and very delicious... so yummy!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
    Sowmya
    Event - WTML w giveaway

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