Monday, July 26, 2004

Thai Pizza

A cheese free pizza with peanut butter and tomato sauce topped with sesame seeds and garlic flavoured mushrooms, spring onions, paneer, celery and capsicum.

Preperation Time : 15 Minutes
Cooking Time : 40 Minutes
Makes 2 Pizzas

1 recipe basic pizza base (see basic pizza base recipe)
Butter or oil for greasing

For the tomato peanut sauce

1 recipe tomato sauce (see tomato sauce recipe)
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 teaspoon soya sauce

For the mushroom topping

2 cups sliced mushrooms
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
2 teaspoons garlic, grated
2 cups chopped spring onions
1/4 cup celery, sliced
1/2 cup red, yellow and green capsicum, diced
1/4 cup paneer or tofu, diced
2 teaspoons soya sauce
1 tablespoon oil
salt and pepper to taste

For the tomato peanut sauce
* Combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil.
* Simmer till the sauce becomes smooth, adding water if required. Keep aside.

For the mushroom topping
* Heat the oil and saute the sesame seeds and garlic
* Add the mushrooms and saute for 2 to 3 minutes
* Add the spring onions, celery, capsicum, paneer, soya sauce, salt and pepper and stir well.
* Remove from heat and keep aside.

How to proceed
* Place one pizza base on a greased baking tray
* Spread half the tomato peanut sauce on top.
* Top with half the mushroom topping and bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius (400 F) for 15 minutes or till the base is evenly browned.
* Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make one more pizza.

Serve Hot.

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