How can one not fall for the crispy crusts coupled with an exciting play of ingredients and gooey cheese atop! Pizzas are one of the most popular food items in the entire world. They are native to Italy and it is believed that pizzas were a subtle improvisation of flatbreads prepared by ancient Greeks and Italians. The technique of pizza making was embraced by different cultures, fusing it with local ingredients and condiments.

10 Homemade Pizza Recipes That Your Family Will Love

Why order delivery when you can make the best pizza ever in your own kitchen? Try these delicious recipes whether it is vegetable pizza or cheese burst or chicken. The point is, your whole family will love this collection of homemade pizza recipes. 

1. Vegetable Pizza

Garden fresh veggies come together to create a delicious symphony for your taste buds. Lots of variety and a harmony of flavours teamed with unmatchable cheesiness, heavenly indeed! This special vegetarian pizza recipe will be loved by kids and adults alike.

Prep Time: 50 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour for the base (atta
  • 2 medium tomatoes cut into thick strips 
  • 2 tbsp of soy flour 
  • 1 1/2 tsp of active dry yeast 
  • 1 tsp of sugar 
  • 1 tsp of salt 
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil 
  • 2 tbsp of wheat bran 

For Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp of olive oil 
  • 1 small chopped onion 
  • 4-5 chopped cloves of garlic 
  • 4 medium finely chopped tomatoes 
  • A few fresh basil leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp of whole dry red chillies crushed (lal mirch)

For Topping:

  • 1 medium sliced onion 
  • 10-12 button mushrooms 
  • 1 medium green capsicum cut into thick strips 
  • 1/2 cup of grated mozzarella cheese 
  • 1 tsp of olive oil 
  • 1/4 tsp of dry oregano 

Method:

  1. Mix yeast with sugar and one teaspoon warm water and set aside until frothy. Add frothy yeast to a mixture of whole wheat flour and soy flour. Add salt, olive oil and wheat bran.
  2. Add water and knead into a soft dough. Leave the dough covered with a damp cloth in a warm place for about 45 minutes or until the dough is about double in volume.
  3. Divide pizza dough into four, roll out each portion into medium-thick eight-inch discs. Prick with a fork all over. Preheat the oven to 220°C.
  4. For the sauce, heat olive oil in a pan, add chopped onion and garlic, stir-fry briefly and add chopped tomatoes.
  5. Add one cup of water and bring it to a boil. Stir in basil leaves, salt and crushed dried red chillies. Simmer for about five minutes on medium heat or till it reaches a thick dropping consistency.
  6. Spread the prepared pizza sauce on the rolled pizza base, top it with sliced onion, sliced mushrooms, tomato and green capsicum strips.
  7. Finally, sprinkle grated low-fat mozzarella cheese to evenly cover the pizza top. Brush with olive oil.
  8. Place it on a greased ovenproof tray and bake in the preheated oven at 220°C for about twenty minutes or until the pizza base is crisp and the cheese melts and starts bubbling.
  9. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with dried oregano, cut into six or eight pieces and serve hot.

2. Pepperoni Pizza

This one is cheesy, spicy and loaded with pepperoni! Perfect pizza to cook and relax with family and friends.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

For Pizza Base:

  • 500 gram of flour (atta)
  • 250 grams of water
  • 1/2 cup of yeast mixed in water
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

For The Sauce:

  • 4-5 tomatoes
  • A pinch of pepper
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of oregano
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • A few fresh basil leaves

For Topping:

  • Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Slices of pepperoni
  • Sun-dried tomatoes

Method:

  1. Place the flour on a clean surface. Make a hole in the centre and pour in the water. Add the yeast to it and knead the mixture.
  2. Add some olive oil and mix well.
  3. Knead the dough in a circular motion. You can add some more water if the dough gets dry.
  4. Once done, let it rest for half an hour.
  5. Puree the tomatoes in a food processor. Add pepper, olive oil, oregano, basil leaves and mix well.
  6. Once the dough has rested, place it on a flat surface, sprinkle some dry flour and open it up.
  7. Roll out the dough into a flat round disc.
  8. Spread the sauce over it. Then add the cheese to it.
  9. Lastly, top it with pepperoni and sun-dried tomatoes.
  10. Bake it for around 15 minutes.
  11. Serve hot.

3. Multigrain Pizza

Good food is a combination of mouth-watering flavours and healthy ingredients. Your favourite pizza gets a healthy makeover with a multi-grain base. Make the base from scratch with whole wheat flour, oats, maize flour and nutrient-dense seeds. Top it up with some mushrooms or whatever you like. Make this multigrain pizza at home and indulge guilt-free!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Ingredients:

For Pizza Dough:

  • 1 cup of lukewarm water
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of yeast
  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour (atta)
  • 1 cup of oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp maize flour (makke ka atta)
  • 2 tbsp of flax seeds (alsi)
  • 1 tbsp of sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

For Pesto Topping:

  • 1 1/2 tsp of crushed garlic
  • Pine nuts
  • 2 cups of fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of salt
  • 1 tbsp of black pepper
  • 1 cup of Reggiano parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese

For Mushroom Topping:

  • 100 ml of water
  • 50 grams of mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • Onions
  • 1 tbsp of salt
  • 1/2 tbsp of black pepper
  • Red chilli (lal mirch)
  • Garlic
  • Fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese

Method:

Prepare the Pizza Dough:

  1. Take a lukewarm glass of water and mix 2 teaspoons of sugar.
  2. Take a tablespoon of active yeast and sprinkle it on top of the water, cover the glass and put away in a draught free zone. You will see bubbles arise on the surface in 20 minutes or so.
  3. Take another bowl, add two cups of whole wheat flour, one cup of ready to eat oats, maize flour, flax seed powder and some sunflower seeds. Now add the fermented yeast water. Mix the dough and add a tablespoon of olive oil.
  4. Knead the dough a bit till it looks shiny. It will feel hard to the touch.
  5. Take a glass bowl and grease it with olive oil, now put the kneaded dough in it, and cover it with a muslin cloth.

Prepare Pesto Sauce:

  1. Take one and half spoon of garlic, some pine nuts and churn them in a mixer.
  2. Now add two cups of basil leaves and add 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil to it and churn it some more.
  3. Add salt and pepper to the mixture. Add a cup of grated Parmesan cheese to this.
  4. Mix the above and take it out in a bowl. Now add some olive oil to it. The Pesto Sauce is done.

Prepare Mushroom Topping:

  1. In a pan, roast whole garlic with red chillies and olive oil.
  2. Take some porcini mushrooms and soak them in warm water. Take a pan, add some extra virgin olive oil and then add onions and fry.
  3. To the caramelized onions add the porcini mushrooms and regular mushrooms.
  4. Add some salt and fresh pepper and then add the roasted garlic pods and then add some fresh oregano leaves.
  5. Put the pizza together.
  6. Take chillies infused in olive oil and apply them on the edges of the base.
  7. Now apply the pesto sauce and apply on the base and add the toppings and grated cheese.
  8. Put the pizza in the oven at 180 degrees till the cheese melts.
  9. Tip: If you like a crisp crust, you can bake it in the oven for 5 minutes and then put toppings.

4. Chicken Pizza

An Italian favourite, this chicken pizza recipe is a delicious mix of flatbread or base topped with cheese, chillies, onion, garlic sauce and chunks of chicken. Tossed to perfection, this quick and easy pizza recipe is the solution to all those chicken and cheese cravings. Perfect for those movie nights or parties at home.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp of sunflower oil
  • 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1 tsp of root ginger (grated), peeled
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4-5 tbsp of pasta sauce or 2 tomatoes (chopped and blended)
  • 1 tbsp of chilli and garlic sauce
  • 1 tsp of soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp of chilli powder
  • 1 readymade pizza base or a garlic pizza flatbread, 10-12 inches in diameter
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 30 grams of grated cheddar cheese 
  • A small handful of chopped fresh coriander leaves (dhaniya)

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. Heat the oil on medium heat in a frying pan or wok. Add the chicken and fry for 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Tip in the ginger and garlic and mix for a couple of minutes. Stir in the pasta sauce or tomatoes and soy sauce. Mix in the chilli powder.
  4. Spoon the mixture onto the pizza base. Sprinkle it with onion and cheese.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes until the cheese has melted. Serve hot.

5. Cheese Burst Pizza (Without Yeast)

Who wouldn’t love to dig into a cheesy, yummy pizza packed with crunchy vegetables, Italian herbs and tangy sauces? If you are someone who just can’t do without the cheesy layers in your pizza, this one is just what you need! Oodles of cheese, crispy veggies, fresh herbs and a base made without yeast!

Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

For Dough:

  • 100 gms of maida
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 tsp of curd
  • 1 tsp of mixed Italian herbs
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp of oil
  • 1/2 cup of milk

For Toppings:

  • Onion
  • Capsicum
  • Corn
  • Tomato
  • Pizza pasta sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Cheese spread

Method:

  1. To make the dough, mix maida, salt, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, oil, mixed herbs and curd together. And knead a soft dough adding milk. Keep the dough aside and let it rest for 2 hours.
  2. When the dough is rested enough, take it out of the bowl and knead it again for 2 minutes.
  3. Now roll out the dough as per the size of your pizza pan and place it inside the pan.
  4. Spread the cheese on the rolled out dough evenly. Now take another dough ball and roll it very thin and cook it on a tawa. Then place it above the cheese spread and seal the edges using the base. Prick the base with a fork.
  5. Now spread pizza sauce, add all the toppings and mozzarella cheese. Also add some salt, mixed herbs and chilli flakes as per your taste.
  6. Preheat your oven for 10 minutes at 180°C.
  7. Now cook the pizza at 180°C for 15-20 minutes.

6. Margherita Pizza

Margherita Pizza is to many the true Italian flag. Named after the Queen of Naples, Margherita was created resembling the colours of the Italian flag, red (tomato), white (mozzarella) and green (basil) by chef Raffaele Esposito of Pizzeria Brandi and his wife. Since then the classic Margherita pizza with mozzarella cheese and basil leaves has never disappointed anyone.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

For Pizza Dough:

  • 500 grams of flour (atta)
  • Salt to taste
  • 300 ml tepid water
  • 7 grams of dried yeast
  • 1/2 tsp of sugar
  • 30 ml olive oil
  • Extra virgin olive oil

For The Topping:

  • Pasta sauce
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, grated
  • A handful of basil leaves
  • Pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Method:

Prepare The Pizza Dough:

  1. Sieve flour with salt and add yeast to tepid water and stir in sugar. Leave aside for 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, create a well in the middle of the flour mixture and add 100 ml of yeast mixture and 15 ml of olive oil.
  3. Add in the rest of the yeast mixture and remaining olive oil.
  4. Flour the kneading surface so that the dough does not stick.
  5. Mix with your fingers till you have a dough. Knead for 10 minutes till you have an elastic, even product.

Proving The Dough:

  1. Place the dough in a bowl and drizzle generously with extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Cover bowl with cling film and place in a warm area to prove for 50 minutes.
  3. After the dough is proved, bash the air out and cut into small pieces for individual pizzas.
  4. Dust the work surface and rolling pin with some flour before rolling out the dough.

Prepare The Topping:

  1. Preheat the oven at its highest mark and flour your baking tray.
  2. Now, using a rolling pin, roll out the freshly made pizza dough and place it on the tray.
  3. Spread a thin layer of passata sauce and cover with mozzarella cheese and sprinkle basil leaves.
  4. Put the tray into the oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. After the pizza is baked remove it from the oven and drizzle extra virgin olive oil and some pepper.
  6. Garnish with fresh basil and cut into slices.

7. Mexican Pizza

Italian techniques combined with Mexican flavours – an unforgettable gastronomic experience! Topped with Mexican gems like kidney beans and tossed with a fiery hot sauce, this pizza recipe is going to be a stellar one!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hr

Ingredients:

For Pizza Base:

  • 1 cup of flour (atta)
  • 1 1/2 cups of maize flour (makke ka atta)
  • 3 tsp of oil
  • 3/4 tsp of salt
  • Water
  • Oil

For Pizza Topping:

  • 3 cups of rajma
  • 3 onions, finely chopped
  • 8-9 tbsp of tomato ketchup
  • 3 tbsp of ghee
  • 3 tbsp of butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of tomato puree

For Hot Sauce:

  • 1 kg tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 6 red chillies (dry) (lal mirch)
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • 3 tsp of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of ajwain
  • Salt to taste

For Garnishing:

  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1 cup of grated cheese
  • 1/2 cup of chopped spring onions
  • Sliced jalapenos

Method:

Prepare Pizza Base:

  1. Mix the flours, add 3 tsp of oil and salt and make a soft dough with water.
  2. Roll out thin rounds and deep fry in oil till crisp.
  3. Keep aside.

Prepare Pizza Topping:

  1. Soak the beans overnight, boil and drain.
  2. Keep the liquid aside and mash the beans.
  3. Heat ghee and butter together. Saute the onions till transparent. Add the beans and mix well. Stir in the puree, ketchup and salt. Cook till the colour darkens, keep mashing the mixture as it cooks.
  4. Keep aside.

Prepare Hot Sauce:

  1. Soak the chillies in half a cup of water.
  2. Saute the onions in the oil and add the tomatoes and chillies with the water. Cook till the tomatoes are done, cool and blend it in a mixer.
  3. Then heat the sauce again. Add the ajwain, sugar and salt. Cook for another 10 minutes and keep aside.

Prepare The Garnishing:

  1. Take the fried pizza and spread some rajma, jalapenos and sauce.
  2. Sprinkle some onions and spread a spoonful of sour cream.
  3. Finally, sprinkle the cheese and grill for five minutes.
  4. Serve immediately.

8. Kebab and Paneer Pizza

Think out-of-the-box cooking, think fusion food. This is what you get when Italian cooking marries Indian flavours. A mouth-watering pizza recipe that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. This fusion of Mughlai seekh kebab and Italian pizza recipe is easy and quick.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

For Tomato sauce:

  • 2 tsp of oil
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 3 tsp of tomato puree
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • A pinch of oregano
  • Salt & pepper to taste 

For the Toppings:

  • 60 grams of cheese
  • 1 seekh kebab
  • 50 grams of paneer
  • 3 pickled green chillies
  • 30 grams of onions
  • Oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 pizza base

Method:

Prepare Tomato sauce:

  1. Heat oil, add herbs, salt and pepper, tomato, tomato puree and cook until the oil separates. Keep aside. 
  2. Put tomato sauce mixture on the pizza base and grate the cheese.

For topping up:

  1. Cut the cooked seekh kebab, sprinkle it on the pizza.
  2. Cut paneer into cubes, spread over pizza.
  3. Arrange onion rings, pickled green chillies and sprinkle with salt.
  4. Bake in the oven until the cheese melts and the base edges get brown.
  5. Serve hot.

9. Scone Pizza

Making a scone based pizza is a great way to save time. It is quick and does not require yeast. The crust is thin and soft, somewhat similar to a bread base.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 225 grams of flour (atta)
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of mustard powder
  • 50 grams of butter
  • 50 grams of cheese, grated
  • 50 ml of milk
  • 50 ml of curd
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp of chopped onions
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

For the topping:

  • Assorted vegetables
  • 2 tsp of oil
  • 100 grams of mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp of oregano

Method:

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, soda and mustard.
  2. Rub in the butter to form crumbs.
  3. Stir in the cheese, onions, curd, egg and milk.
  4. Mix well to make a smooth dough.
  5. Pat out the dough into an 8-9″ roundel. Brush with oil.
  6. Arrange the assorted vegetables and cheese on top of the roundel.
  7. Drizzle a little oil and sprinkle chopped herbs.
  8. Bake at 220 degrees C for 15 minutes until the base is golden in colour and the cheese has melted.
  9. Cut into wedges and serve hot.

10. Mini Mushroom Pizza

Get ready to gorge on these little pockets of cheesy delights. A delicious snack for parties, these Mini pizzas topped with mushrooms, corn and cheese are sure to get everyone’s attention. Ready in a jiffy, these are an absolute crowd pleaser!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 pizza bases
  • 1 cup of cheese
  • 1 cup of mushrooms
  • 1 cup of sweet corn kernels

For Pizza Sauce:

  • 3 cups of tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp of onions
  • 1 tsp of garlic
  • 1 tsp of rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Take the pizza base on a countertop. Use a cookie cutter to cut small circles and make dimples in it using a fork. Pop it in the preheated oven and leave for 5 minutes.
  2. In a pan, saute the garlic and onion. Add tomato puree, rosemary, and salt. Cook till the sauce is nice and thick. A pinch of sugar can be added to sweeten the sauce a bit.
  3. Take toasted pizza bases, pour some sauce. Top it with mushrooms, sweet corn kernels and grated cheese.
  4. Bake in the oven for 2 minutes till the cheese melts.

Say cheese! Learn to make pizzas like a pro at home! Turn your home into a restaurant for your family and enjoy these delicious recipes together. Be it weeknight or weekends or any kids’ sleepover, homemade pizzas are always amazing. Your family will absolutely love these cheesy, spicy and loaded pizzas. You can also buy a variety of desi food and condiments from the Red Dot Shop here and enjoy it with your whole family.

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