15 March 2008

An unusual pizza for lunch


Yesterday was one of those days, when I was famished for lunch and the only thing ready was the cauliflower-potato curry made in the morning. Besides this, there was some thin crust pizza base languishing in the fridge since last Saturday, and there was the hummus that I had made a couple of days ago. I also had some ready pizza sauce( Pizza Mazza - Maggi) which I always happen to keep on hand nowadays, for these last minute affairs. (It is quite good!)

Putting all of the above together and a minute in the microwave, a delicious pizza was ready in under two minutes....and I'm all set to beat Rachael Ray at her own game - Hahahaa

Ingredients
1 thin crust pizza base
1 tbsp pizza tomato sauce
2 tbsp hummus
1 cup cauliflower-potato curry (used 1 potato instead of the peas in the recipe)
1 tbsp shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions
Start with the spreading a thin layer of tomato sauce on the base, followed by a thick layer of hummus. Spread the curry evenly over the hummus. Top with cheese (as much as you like). Nuke this for a minute at high power in microwave or bake for 5 minutes in a regular oven (if you have the patience for the pre-heating ritual). I sometimes use leftover pita bread or even leftover / frozen parathas as a pizza base, in times like these.

Eat as hot as your tongue can take it. I did, that's why I kept those cold cucumber slices by the side, for first-aid.

Burp!

That reminds me, we won two movie tickets thanks to DH reviewing a restaurant on Burrp that got selected as review of the week. We love this site, that is an exclusive restaurant review website, covering many of the Indian cities. Each time we have to decide on a place to eat out over the weekend, this site along with the Times Food Guide is a great resource.

[Disclaimer: I have not been paid to say this. And I have been using the site much before we won any prize there :) Just want to bring it this helpful website to the notice of my Indian readers! ]


And this is what has kept me busy all of today morning...I was planning to make Foccasia to take to a friend, and a search lead me to these hot cross buns...I have already devoured one piece of the 12 with a spot of orange marmalade and it's yummy - will share recipe in next post! I know one of my dearest blog friends has made this too in the near past, and i hope we end up posting this together - like how true soul sisters should :)

12 comments:

sowmya said...

nice idea of using up all the leftovers to make something yummy!!!

Madhu said...

That looks delicious Nanditha, Like the gobi toppings.

masalamagic said...

Pizza looks delish Nandita! That sounds more like my kind of pizza - with all the pizzazz..:-) I dont think we get that Pizza Mazza here - i'm sure it adds plenty of flavor -we love all maggi products!
And those hot cross buns look yumm! Lucky friend...

Raaga said...

Lovely idea... and those buns look delish too!

Cham said...

The topping looks so good :) Great way to use it.

Shankari said...

I love the look of that pizza and I am sure from your burpiing I can guess it sounded too darn good :) wink wink

musical said...

Cool idea! Must have tasted super-yummy!

Suganya said...

Why not? I am getting tired of 'grilled veggies' pizza. This ought to do it.

ANJALI JOSHI said...

this is really unusual.. its good :D

arundati said...

looks awesome and so fulfilling to bite into curried cauliflower on pizza....one request nandita...could you possibly post the recipe for hot cross buns before Thursday?? please?? if it isnt too much to ask?? thanks...

Nandita said...


Arundati,
At your service and already posted :)

Lisa said...

Now that's an inspired idea. Sounds delicious!