Homemade Deep Dish Pizza – Instapizza Style

Learn how to make Deep Dish Pizza with step-by-step instructions! Try this amazing recipe and make insanely good deep dish pizzas at home! 

Homemade Deep Dish Pizza

Last week I got a chance to go visit Instapizza and try out everything on their menu, yes lucky me! This small (but soon to be really big) pizza chain is a hidden gem with pizzas to die for. I’m proud to report that Delhi finally has a decent enough place that delivers pizzas that don’t taste like cardboard. Yes, this place is a pizza lovers dream come true with it’s vast (and I mean it) variety of toppings. You name it and they have it! Pile your pizzas all you want and you will still walk out paying an amount that won’t burn a hole into your pocket. Lucky are those people who live in G town and kalkaji because that’s where they’re currently situated. Pray to god that these people expand soon and open one outlet near your home (and mine) so that we can finally say goodbye to Dominos!

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Homemade Deep Dish Pizza
I don’t normally review places but Instapizza deserves a special mention because of the quality of their pizzas. I tried the chicken pepperoni, garlic and jalapeño pizza and DIED. I was expecting a regular tasting pizza (because that’s what you expect from a chain) but this one blew my mind, in a pleasant way. Everything was perfect, the crust, the sauce, the toppings..It was so good I ended up eating a piping hot slice and burnt the roof of my mouth..ouch!! 😀 I also tried a deep dish pizza which was more like a pizza pie. That pizza was about 2 inches thick and enough to feed a tribe (no, really!). Ashwin (the owner) was kind enough to give me the recipe (the home version ofcourse) and here I am..ready to share it with you!!
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 Now this pizza is not like a regular pizza..so you will need a few “equipments”. At Instapizza it’s made in a lose bottom or a springform tin because otherwise it would be impossible to take it out but for all of you home bakers you can just bake it in any cake tin or pie dish and serve it like that. You need to cover your tin with pizza dough, like you’re making a pie and then load it up with cheese and your preferred toppings. I’m going with Salami, jalapeños and red onions today. Then you cover the pizza with another layer of dough and sauce (which btw is also an instapizza recipe) and bake it in a REALLY HOT oven for about 35 minutes. Before you turn around and be like “who’s going to do all that hardwork” let me just tell you..making this pizza is going to be one of the best decisions of your life. You will thank me for sharing this recipe! So bake it and let me know what you think!
Homemade Deep Dish Pizza

RECIPE: Homemade Deep Dish Pizza – Instapizza Style

Makes: One 8″ Deep Dish Pizza        Prep Time: 1 1/2 hours + overnight proofing     Baking Time: 35-40 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

For the dough
  • Active Dry Yeast, 2 1/2 teaspoons
  • All Purpose Flour (or maida), 3 1/2 cups or 450 grams approx.
  • Sugar, 1/2 teaspoon + 2 tablespoons (preferably caster)
  • Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons
  • Water, 1 1/3 cup or 320 ml

For the pizza

  • Fresh Mozzarella, 1 cup (grated)
  • Preferred Toppings (I used onions, peppers, salami and Jalapeno)
  • Pizza Sauce, 1 cup (Recipe here)
  • Jalapenos or Basil, for the top

METHOD:

Start by preparing your dough.

(Read this post before you start if you’re a beginner and a first timer with yeast. It’s important!)

In a cup of lukewarm water, add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and mix it in. Add in the active dry yeast and stir. Cover the cup/glass with cling film for about 10-15 minutes of until the top is foamy. (Refer to pictures here.)

In the meanwhile, mix flour, olive oil, 2 tablespoons of sugar in a bowl and set aside.

Once your yeast has proofed (i.e. it’s foamy), add it to the flour mix and knead until just combined (about 3 minutes). Once you no longer see dry flour, stop, cover the bowl with cling film or a damp cloth and let the dough rest for 15 minutes.

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Uncover the dough and tip it on a floured surface, knead it for about 4-5 minutes or until the surface of the dough bounces back when you poke it.

Cut the dough into two pieces and transfer to a floured tray or individual bowls. Cover with cling film and put it in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours (or overnight. I kept mine for about 13 hours, this is called retarding the dough and helps in developing flavour. If you’re in a hurry, try this dough recipe instead.)

 Take out the dough from the refrigerator after 8 hours and let it come down to room temperature. In the meantime preheat your oven at 250 degrees Celsius or as hot as you can. Keep a tray or pizza stone on it, something that will serve as a base for your pizza tin.
Once your dough is down to room temp, it’s time to roll it out. But first flour your tin with corn meal, this will keep your base crisp.
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Now using your hands or a rolling pin stretch one ball of dough until it’s about 1/2 inch thick (keep the other covered while you’re working or it will form a skin on top). Lay it at the base of a springform tin or a loose bottom tin. This is essential unless you’re planning on serving in the dish. In that case you can use a pie dish too. Line the dough on the sides too, much like lining a tart.
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Brush the base with some butter and spread your grated mozzarella on it followed by a single layer of toppings. Do not put salt in the toppings or it will release water making your base watery and gooey.
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Roll out the other ball of dough and lay it on top of everything and seal the edges. Poke holes in the top layer so that the steam can escape.
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Layer on the pizza sauce as much as you like, I like a lot of it! And season it if you haven’t already. Top with a few jalapenos for that extra kick.
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Bake your pizza in a really really hot oven for about 35-40 minutes or until the sides are nice and golden. I baked mine for 30 minutes but I would suggest you to bake it for those additional 5-10 minutes so that it’s thoroughly cooked.
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Serve your pizza right away and enjoy!
Homemade Deep Dish Pizza

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5 Recipes For World Nutella Day

Today is World Nutella Day and I’ve listed my favourite Nutella recipes for you to try out! So get your Nutella jar ready and get baking!

5 Recipes for World Nutella Day

1. 2 Ingredient Nutella Brownies – My most recent and most popular recipe, this 2 ingredient Nutella Brownie recipe is a just unbelievably easy! Whisk some eggs, add in a jar of Nutella and bake..you’ll have the richest, fudgiest and the most decadent brownies in the world in no time! Recipe here.

2 ingredient Nutella Brownies

2. Nutella Swirl Banana Bread – My most favourite recipe out of the lot, this Nutella Swirl Banana Bread tastes even better than it looks! Don’t be intimidated by the perfect swirls..they’re really easy to make and I have pictures to guide you through the process. If you want something that shouts comfort..this is what you need try! Recipe here.

Nutella Swirl Banana Bread

3. Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Muffins – If you want to impress people with your baking skills and do what others think is impossible..these Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Muffins are what you need to make. They are dangerously easy cinnamon muffins and that stuffed Nutella just makes them the best muffins ever! Recipe here.

Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Muffins

4. Nutella and Banana Crepes: Are you not into baking? Or just plain lazy to even try? Don’t worry I’ve got something for you too..these Nutella Banana Crepes are smooth as silk and oh-so delicious..in a perfect world I would eat these everyday for breakfast..and again for desserts..give these a shot and you will be wowed by how easily you can make something French 😉 Recipe here.

Nutella and Banana Crepes

5. Braided Nutella Bread : Is fancy your middle name? Then show off your baking and cooking skills with this braided nutella bread. This simple bread stuffed with Nutella is perfect for breakfast and is probably the fanciest bread you will ever eat! 🙂 Recipe here.

Braided Nutella Bread

Now..what are you waiting for? Choose a recipe and get started! Happy World Nutella Day to y’all!

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Savory Cheese Pretzels

These super soft Savory Cheese Pretzels are perfect for an evening snack. They might look complicated and intimidating but trust me..they’re actually really simple to make! Read on to find out how to make that adorable pretzel shape.

 

 

Savory Cheese Pretzels

Being a dessert blogger I have an undying love for desserts and all things sweet. However, there are times when I just want a break and need something to counter all that sugar in my system. Because how many times a week can you have sugar anyway? I decided to make soemthing savory..Enter my Savory Cheese Pretzels..perfect snack for for those untimely hunger pangs! They’re not just easy but are also super fun to make…the adorable pretzel shape is surely the winner and I have a small tutorial with pictures to help you get that shape right. It cannot get easier than this!

Savory Cheese Pretzels

 

If there’s anything I truly enjoyed eating after my heavenly Corn and Cheese Baked Potatoes..it’s these pretzels. The cheese isn’t overwhelming, you only taste hints of it so it’s great if you’re not a huge cheese fan. They’re perfect as an evening snack and taste best when warm.

So before any further ado, here’s the recipe without any bullshit. Make these and let me know !! 😀

 

 

 

RECIPE: Savory Cheese Pretzels

Makes: 6 pretzels     Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes     Baking Time: 25-30 minutes 

INGREDIENTS

  • Water, 1 1/2 cups
  • Active Dry Yeast, 1 tablespoon
  • Sugar, 2 tablespoons
  • Flour, 3 1/2 cups (450 grams)
  • Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons
  • Salt, 1 tablespoon
  • Cheddar Cheese, grated, 1 1/2 cups
  • Dried Chives/ Dried herbs of your choice, 3-4 tablespoons
  • Salt, Pepper and Chili Flakes, to taste
  • Parmesan cheese, to sprinkle on top
  • Egg, 1 (for egg wash)

*Egg is optional. Brush the pretzels with milk instead if you cannot use eggs.

METHOD

Make the dough

In a glass jar, warm the water for 25 seconds in a microwave and mix in 1 teaspoon of sugar in it. Once the sugar is dissolved, add in the yeast and mix until the yeast is dissolved. Cover the jar with cling film/plastic wrap and let it rest for 10 minutes.

In the meantime, mix together flour, remaining sugar, olive oil in a bowl and keep aside to be used later.

After the 10 minutes are up, the surface of the water will be all foamy (if it’s not start again because it is likely that your yeast has died). Add the yeast water to your flour mix and get it all together to form a dough.

Toss the dough ball on a well floured surface and knead it for good 5-7 minutes or until the ball is not sticky. Poke the dough ball and if it bounces back, your dough is ready.

Grease a clean bowl with olive oil and keep your dough ball in it. Cover immediately with cling film and keep in a warm place until it has doubled in size. This could take anywhere from an hour to 2 hours.

(If you don’t find a warm place, preheat your oven for a few minutes, switch it off and keep the bowl in it; please make sure the oven is warm and not hot. Too hot temperature could kill the yeast)

For visuals of the dough making process please visit this recipe. I’ve got all details with lots of pictures to help you understand better.

Assemble

Once your dough ball has doubled in size, take it out and punch the air out of it. Knead lightly for a minutes and start rolling it out using a rolling pin. If at any point you feel that the dough is sticking sprinkle flour on it.

Roll out the dough until it’s about an inch thick and sprinkle grated cheddar cheese, salt, herbs, chilli flakes, salt and parmesan cheese on it.

Roll in the dough and make a log (like a swiss roll). Now start kneading the dough to make sure everything is incorporated properly in the dough. The cheese will fall out but simply tuck it in and knead again.

Please knead with light hands. Once all the ingredients are safely tucked in the dough, form a ball and cut it into 6 equal pieces and start forming pretzel shapes.

HOW TO MAKE PRETZEL SHAPES

Homemade Soft Pretzels

 

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.

Once you’ve made the pretzel shapes, line them on a baking tray and brush them with egg or milk. Sprinkle salt, pepper, chili flakes on top and bake for 25 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.

To get a slight brown color on top. grill/broil the pretzels by turning on only the top grill for 5 minutes or until you have reached your desired color.

Enjoy hot!

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Here are some similar recipes that you might like to try…

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Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

 

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Classic Margherita Pizza

 

 

Classic Margherita Pizza

This thin crust Margherita Pizza with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese is the ideal dinner. Don’t worry if you’ve never made pizzas before because I’ve got plenty of visuals to walk you through every step.

Classic Margherita Pizza

 

Making pizzas at home intimidates a lot of people..and by a lot I mean A WHOLE LOT! People are so scared of making doughs and I fail to understand why. I mean I do understand why, because there was a time when I couldn’t get myself to do it too but once I tried it, I realised I was a fool for not trying it sooner. Pizza doughs and garlic breads doughs are quite similar to making breads so if you get hold of one, you’ll make the others quite easily. My first successful attempt  with yeast was with these Twisty Garlic Breadsticks, It’s a recipe by Sally’s baking Addiction and I’ve since adapted it to make my Cheesy Garlic Breadtsticks, my Pizza Rolls, my Wholewheat Calzones and my Classic Veggie Pizza. I mean it’s seriously easy to make them and if you still can’t get yourself to get up and try..why don’t you check out my detailed post on How to Make Pizza Dough at Home? I’ve got so many visuals that even a first timer will not feel scared of making pizzas after reading that.

Classic Margherita Pizza

My detailed post about making Pizza Dough at Home will clear any doubts that you may have. Don’t read this recipe or any recipe that requires you to use yeast until you’re done reading that because it’ll be easier to connect the dots after. Trust me, this will be easy peasy once you understand How To Work with Yeast and I’m pretty sure you’ll thank me for writing such a detailed post. Once you’re done with the dough, you’re going to want to get started on Making Pizza Sauce at Home which is another recipe that I have written a post about, you can read the recipe of my Pizza Sauce here.

Yes, I made the pizza sauce at home too. This pizza is made entirely from scratch, each and everything that you see there is homemade. Except for the mozzarella and basil leaves of course. I have this thing for homemade food and I’ve recently gone crazy with it (I sometimes think about making my own mozzarella, crazy much?) Yes, homemade everything means more time, more effort but it also means MORE TASTE and who can say no to more taste, huh? I make my own sauce but if you’re not feeling as enthusiastic as me, you can just use the store bought one. Other than that the recipe is quite straight-forward, but if there are parts that you don’t understand please check out my Classic Veggie Pizza recipe. I’ve covered all the steps in that one with visuals. And of course, if you have any more issues that you need answers for you can write to me, anytime! 🙂

Classic Margherita Pizza

 

RECIPE: Classic Margherita Pizza

Makes: One 9” Pizza     Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes   Baking Time: 20 minutes  

INGREDIENTS

  • Pizza dough, 1/4th portion (recipe here)
  • Pizza sauce, 6-8 tablespoons (recipe here)
  • Mozzarella Cheese, 7-8 slices
  • Basil leaves 6-7
  • Olive oil, for brushing
  • Cornmeal, for dusting

METHOD

Please learn how to make pizza dough here. I have step-by-step instructions with pictures to help you understand better.

Once your dough is ready, take 1/4th portion of it and shape it into a ball. You can freeze the rest of dough if you don’t want to use it now. Freezing instructions are at the end of that post.

Sprinkle flour on your kitchen shelf to prevent your dough from sticking to it. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough until its about 1/3rd of an inch thick. Using two fingers, pinch the sides so that they’re lifted (this is what will make thick edges and give it that pizza look). Now using your finger tip, poke the pizza base and make holes on it until its covered with them.

Brush the pizza base with olive oil and let it rest for 10 minutes.

(For step-by-step visual instructions of these steps go to this recipe, I have lots of pictures to help you understand better.)

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.

Spoon the pizza sauce all over the base and arrange the mozzarella slices over it.

Bake this for 25 minutes on the lowest rack at 180 degrees.

Cut your pizzas in slices and garnish with some basil leaves on top!

Enjoy your pizza hot and go mad with the toppings!

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If you’re looking for similar recipe, try these

Mexican Style- Mini Tortilla Pizzas

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Pizza Rolls

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Veggie Pizza at Home

How to Make Pizza Dough at Home?

A  really simple 3-step process explaining how to Pizza Dough from scratch at home!  If you panic at the thought of making pizza dough, read on because I have a LOT of pictures in this post to make you understand better! Use this recipe and make anything from your favorite pizzas to calzones to garlic breads at home in no time.

How to Make Pizza Dough at Home?

If you think bread making is difficult and yeast is something that terrifies you, you’re not alone! There are a million others that think the same way. This post is for all you people that have always wanted to make restaurant quality pizzas at home from scratch using the most basic ingredients. Don’t worry because I’ll cover everything stepbystep with a LOT of pictures and by the end of it I’m pretty confident that your fear of working with dough and yeast will disappear.

WARNING: Too many pictures today! It’s actually really fun!

(PS – Don’t be intimidated by the size of the post, I lost control while writing it! :p It’s actually really simple and easy to understand so read on..)

Before we get onto making the dough let’s just understand what ingredients you need and why.

What We Need to Make Pizza Dough:

  • Active Dry Yeast, 2 ½ teaspoons
  • Lukewarm Water, 360 ml
  • Sugar, 1 tablespoon + ½ teaspoon
  • All Purpose Flour, 440 grams
  • Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons
  • Salt, 1 teaspoon
  • A warm place

That’s it.

You didn’t expect it to be that simple did you? The fact is..IT IS. Making pizza dough is really simple and the only thing you need to understand is how yeast works. If you nail that, you’re going to be making pizzas from scratch all your life. Never going back to those ready-made bases, are we?!

UNDERSTAND YEAST

How to Make Pizza Dough at Home?

This is the only thing you need to understand in this entire recipe so don’t panic. We’ll not get into the science of it but yeast is what makes the dough rise. How? Something about it releasing CO2 I believe. But all you need to know is that if you “activate” the yeast properly, your dough will rise.

Now what’s “activating” the yeast? Yeast comes in two types- Instant Yeast and Active Dry Yeast. The one I use for all my recipes is active dry which is cheaper than instant and more easily available. Active dry yeast needs “activation” for it to work, which simply means adding it to a lukewarm water and sugar mixture.

What do you need to activate the yeast?

  • Active dry yeast
  • Lukewarm water (microwaved for 25 seconds approx.)
  • Sugar
  • A jar
  • Cling Film

How to Make Pizza Dough at Home?

The only thing you need to look out for is the temperature of the water. If the water is too hot it will kill the yeast and if it’s too cold your yeast won’t wake up. I microwave my water for 25 seconds and insert my finger in it. What you’re looking for is the temperature where you can “comfortably” keep your finger in the water for at least 6 seconds. If it feels hot wait for it to cool down before you ad in your yeast or IT WILL DIE. Every microwave is a little different so I can’t pin point the time, but 25 seconds at high power should suffice.

Now that you know how yeast works, let’s get onto the easy part..

How to Make Pizza Dough at Home?

STEP 1: Activate the yeast

If you don’t “activate” Active Dry Yeast, your dough won’t rise which means your pizza base won’t rise and we don’t like flat a gooey mess in the name of a pizza do we? So lets learn how to do this.

Microwave your water for 25 seconds. This time is an indication only, to make sure the water is the correct temperature try finger testing it (explained above). Once your water is lukewarm, mix in ½ teaspoon of sugar to it. Sugar acts as a catalyst in this entire process, it accelerates the yeast activation so make sure it’s completely dissolved. Yeast needs to eat!

How to Make Pizza Dough at Home?

Now add in your yeast to the water and mix until its almost dissolved. Cover the jar with a cling film and let it stay in a dark place for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes you will notice that the surface of the water is foamy which means the yeast is “Active” and ready to be used (if it’s not, the yeast is dead either because of really hot or cold water or it’s expired). If the surface is not foamy throw it away and start again.

How to Make Pizza Dough at Home?

STEP 2: Make the Dough

Mix flour, olive oil, 1 tablespoon sugar and salt in a bowl. Add the activated yeast water from step 1 to this and form a dough ball. Now toss this ball onto a floured surface and knead it for 5 minutes by hand. No less than that! Set a timer on your phone. Works for me!

How to Make Pizza Dough at Home?

Brush oil in a bowl and transfer the dough into it. Cover the bowl with cling film and keep it in a warm place. (If you can’t find a warm place, simply preheat your oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 5 minutes and keep your bowl in it for an hour or until it has doubled in size.

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After an hour or two your dough would’ve doubled in size due to all the air. Punch the dough to knock out all the air and knead it lightly. Your dough is ready to be used! You can use this dough to pizzas, pizza rolls, foccacia breads, calzones, pretzels etc..here are a few recipes you can get started with!

Homemade Sugar and Cinnamon Soft Pretzels

Homemade Soft Pretzels

Classic Veggie Pizza or a pizza with the topping of your choice.

Veggie Pizza at Home

 

Braided Nutella Bread

Braided Nutella Bread

 

Pizza rolls

Pizza Rolls

 

Garlic Breadsticks

Garlic Breadsticks

Wholewheat Calzones (If you’re looking for a healthier option)

Wholewheat Calzones

Caramelized Onion Foccacia Bread

Caramelized Onion Focaccia

STEP 3 (OPTIONAL):Store the Dough

If you’re not in the mood to bake right now, you can keep this dough in the refrigerator for a month. To store, divide the dough into two equal parts. Now take two air tight plastic bags, cover the insides of the bags with oil and keep a ball of dough in each bag. Seal it properly and freeze it for up to a month.

How to Make Pizza Dough at Home?

To defrost, transfer the bag from the freezer to the refrigerator and let it stay there for 8 hours or overnight. When you’re ready to bake, take out the bag and keep it on the kitchen shelf. Once the dough reaches room temperature you can use it as normal!

I hope you have no doubts after this HUGE post but if you do, write to me! I’d love to help you out!

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Cheese and Jalapeno Muffins (Eggless)

The best breakfast on the go..these savory Cheese and Jalapeno muffins have become my new favorite!

Cheese and Jalapeno Muffins

Life of a food blogger is hard..especially when you’re the “Recipe Blogger” type like me. Too much food and too little time. Sometimes I have a second lot ready before the first one is eaten up..so it gets HARD. Thankfully I have friends and family that are always willing to polish off everything that’s left 😉 The sweets are the last ones to go though. Yes..no matter how enticing they look, the truth is people can’t eat too many of those, especially when they’re made at least 2 times a week..To avoid this chaos I try to restrict my sweet recipes to 1 a week..so you can imagine my excitement when I came across a really simple recipe to put together. A savory muffins with two of my favourite ingredients..cheese and jalapenos. When you’ve got these two in a recipe, you know its going to taste AMAZING ! 😀

Cheese and Jalapeno MuffinsCheese and Jalapeno Muffins

These Cheese and Jalapeno muffins were really easy to put together..exactly the opposite of what I had expected. Did I mention they’re eggless? Yes..completely..I mean if you want to put an egg you can but because my Indian readers prefer eggless recipes, so that’s what I’m going to give y’all ! 🙂 These muffins taste phenomenal and you don’t need a lot of ingredients for these. I’m pretty sure you’ll find these in your refrigerator right now (except jalapenos maybe) so why don’t you get started?

RECIPE: Cheese and Jalapeno Muffins (eggless)

Makes: 6 muffins     Prep Time: 15-20 minutes      Baking Time: 20-25 minutes

NOTE: 1 cup = 240 ml ; Please note that 1 cup means 1 measuring cup not 1 tea cup. A tea cup is approximately 100-150 ml which is way smaller than an actual measuring cup. Please refer to the weight measurements given next to the ingredients in case you don’t have measuring cups.

INGREDIENTS

  • All Purpose Flour/Maida, 1 cup or 128 grams
  • Baking Powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar, 2 teaspoon
  • Salt, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Milk, 2/3 cup or 160 ml
  • Yogurt, 2 tablespoons
  • Melted Butter, 3 tablespoons (slightly cooled)
  • Cheddar Cheese, grated, 1 cup or 100 grams approx.
  • Jalapenos, chopped, 3 tablespoons
  • Salt, for the top
  • Pepper, for the top
  • Jalapenos Slices, 6, for the top

METHOD:

Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and set aside to be used later.

In another bowl, mix together milk, melted butter and yogurt. Add the flour mixture to this little by little until you no longer see any lumps. Do not overmix.

Add in the grated cheese, chopped jalapenos and salt (1/2 teaspoon).

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees for 10 minutes. While that’s heating line a muffin tray with muffin liners and spoon in the batter until they’re 2/3rd full. Sprinkle salt and pepper according to taste and put one jalapeno slice on top of each muffin.

Bake for 20-25 minutes at 180 degrees.

These muffins are best eaten warm.

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 This recipe has been adapted from Joy the Baker.

More savory recipes..

Mexican Style Mini Tortilla Pizzas

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Classic Veggie Pizza (from scratch)

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips

Everyone loves hummus and this time I made it with smoked red peppers! This roasted red pepper hummus is an irresistible treat and is best eaten with my homemade pita chips! It could easily win the “Munchies of the Year” award !

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips

Need a party snack that will make everyone go bananas, yet be simple enough to not make you crazy?! You’ve come to right place. My homemade hummus is perfectly flavored with sweet and smokey red bell pepper and is accompanied with my homemade pita chips that have the best crunch you’ve ever witnessed! I swear that’s true. These pita chips are unbelievably crunchy and after you eat these you would never wanna eat or buy market bought ones.

I’ve made hummus before and it turned out amazingly good (If you’re not a big fan of bell peppers check out my classic hummus recipe here) but I had never made pita chips at home before this. I was compelled to make them at home because I don’t like to eat those market bought ones for the simple reason that they’re all broken. I open the packet and I see powder all over with a few whole pita chips and it breaks my heart to eat those. So I decided to bake my own and I’m never going back. They’re so simple to make and take 10 minutes. You could make your hummus while they’re baking so its all coordinated pretty nicely!

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Hummus is a healthy snack (read about its health benefits on google, I will not bore you with details but its really good for you) plus the pita chips are baked not fried so you could eat it all up with no guilt later, how cool is that? 😀  Its super quick too except the pepper roasting part which will take about 20 minutes but you could easily use canned roasted pepper to cut down the time. Other than that it’ll pretty much take 10 minutes including the baking time for your pita chips. The pita chips that you see in the pictures have been baked for 10 minutes but I feel like that’s too much and my chips  turned out browner than I would’ve like them to be so I suggest you to not go beyond 5 minutes without checking them first. At 5 minutes my chips were light brown and they looked great. You could bake an additional 1-2 minutes for extra browning but never 10. Its really simple to put together, I’ll get on with the recipe so you can start making it!Homemade Pita Chips

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

RECIPE: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips

Serves: 3-4     Total Time: 30-35 mins

INGREDIENTS

For the Red Pepper Hummus

For roasting the bell pepper

  • Red Bell Pepper, 1 Large
  • Olive Oil, 3 tablespoons (for roasting bell pepper)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the dip

  • Boiled Chickpeas, 1 Cup (You can use canned)
  • Yogurt, 1-2 tablespoons
  • Garlic Cloves, 3
  • Lemon Juice, 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh Coriander, Chopped, 1/4 cup
  • Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons (for the hummus)
  • Water, 1/8 cup
  • Salt and red chilli powder, to taste

For the Pita Chips

  • Pita Breads, 3
  • Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons
  • Fresh garlic, chopped, 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin Powder, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ground Pepper, salt and Red Chili Powder, to taste

METHOD

Slice the bell pepper in 2 halves, place them on a baking tray (skin side up) and Drizzle about 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil over it, sprinkle salt and pepper and roast (or broil; only top grill on) at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.

Start preparing your pita chips while the bell pepper is roasting. Using a pizza cutter cut the pita bread into 8 equal triangles. Line them on a baking tray. In a bowl, mix together olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper as mentioned under “for the pita chips”  and brush this mixture on top of the sliced pita breads. Keep aside.

Once your peppers are done, take them out and bake the pita chips for 5-7 minutes (keep an eye on them, they brown very quickly). You normally would need to preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for at least 5 minutes but since the oven is already hot from roasting the peppers you can just pop these in.

Peel the skin of the bell pepper carefully and add it along with other remaining ingredients under ” for the dip” and blend them all in a food processor for a few minutes or until it resembles a fine paste. Taste to see if it needs anything.

Serve cold with pita chips on the side!

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Also check out my classic Hummus recipe…

Easy Homemade Hummus

Easy Hummus Recipe without tahini

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