• Rice flour - 1 1/2 cups
  • Besan - 1/4 cup
  • Moong Flour - 1/4 cup
  • Urad Flour - 1 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Asafoetida - 1 tsp
  • Ajwain seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Water - for kneading
  • Oil - for frying
  • Plastic sheet or wax paper

How to make it:

Dry roast moong dal until it turns light brown and grind into a fine powder. Dry roast rice flour and besan until warm ( do not over heat). Let it cool. Heat oil in a deep bottom pan. In a bowl, mix all the flour, chilli powder, salt, ajwain and asafoetida. Add water and knead into a soft dough. Add few tbsp of hot oil while kneading. This gives a crispier snack. Take a ball of dough and fill the mould with a single star plate. Lay a wax paper or a greased plastic sheet. Press the handle of the mould and slowly make the desired shape. Drop into the hot oil and fry until golden brown. Take onto a paper towel to drain excess oil. You can even directly press the dough into the oil ( no proper shape in this case, but the taste is same :) ) Enjoy!

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24 hours a day is just not enough since, the summer holidays started! Having a kid at home and besides my regular routines, i have added few more activities like going to the park almost daily, planning play dates, making some art and craft activities etc., This is real fun not just for the kid but also for me.. :) So, I really don't find much time to blog now-a-days. I really miss a lot of wonderful posts from my friends and my bloglines has about 300 unread feeds. Will catch up with all that soon. :)

Coming to the post, Here is a delicious home made pizza. This is one of the easiest way to make a kid eat spinach :)

  • All-Purpose Flour - 2 1/2 cups
  • Rapid rise yeast - 1/2 pkt
  • Luke warm water - for kneading
  • Salt - as required
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 5-6 tbsp
  • Marinara sauce - 1 cup
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese - 2 cups
  • Toppings - Sliced Onion, Bell pepper and chopped Spinach
  • Crushed red pepper - (if preferred)
How to make it:

To a cup of luke warm water, add the yeast, 1/2 tsp sugar and a pinch of salt. Let it stand for about 5-10 minutes until the yeast forms a froth on top. In a bowl, Mix sifted flour and salt. Add the yeast water and enough luke warm water and mix well until it forms a soft dough. Start kneading by adding oil little by little for about 10 minutes. Cover and let sit in a warm place for 2-3 hours. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Take the dough on to a flat surface, and dusting with little flour, roll it flat. Grease a baking sheet and lay the rolled dough. Brush with oil. Spread the marinara sauce. Add the toppings and cheese and bake for about 15 minutes or until the cheese melts and crust turns golden brown. Sprinkle some crushed red pepper and garlic powder if preferred.

The crust came out wonderful with a soft bread inside and little crispy outside.

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