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Recipe for Naan pizza dough from scratch. Easy beginners recipe with step by step pictures.

This is a quick recipe for making pizza at home. We make the dough from scratch. This is a same day pizza dough recipe and very easy to make and is so perfect for beginners. The dough rises once and is ready to go into the oven within a couple of hours. The addition of yogurt and baking powder makes it fool proof. No fancy ingredients, no over nite rest, just a very desi style pizza dough from scratch. Weather its friday nights or weekend dinners, this recipe is a saviour. Do try it at home.

For success of this recipe, please follow exact measurements.
Here is how to do easy pizza from scratch
Take a bowl and add in the active dry yeast and luke warm water. Make sure that the water is NOT very hot. Hot water will kill the yeast.
I prefer to buy yeast online and store it in the freezer. Many people advise against this but given the humid climate in India, storing the yeast in the freezer is the only way the yeast stays fresh for a longer period of time without going bad. It has worked well for me and I prefer this brand of yeast – weissmill given below.

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Add in the sugar and the salt.
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Add in the plain curd / yogurt. Whisk well to combine.
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Add in the flour (maida) and the baking powder. I like to weigh the maida and add as that is more accurate. I have used 200 grams of maida today which is a little more than 1.5 cups of flour.
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Mix well. This is a very very sticky dough. Do not add any extra flour. Keep mixing for 2-3 minutes by hand. If the dough is unmanageable, then add 20 grams maida and knead. Add the extra maida only if it is very very necessary.
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It is a very very sticky – tacky dough. I keep repeating this so you do not get tempted to add extra flour. Sticky is good 🙂 Soft dough is required for this recipe.
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Cover the dough with a plastic wrap or a shower cap. I find shower caps to be so useful for this. Let it sit in a warm place for an hour. The dough would have more than doubled.
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Sprinkle little flour on the dough. Gently deflate the dough.
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Dust a plate or a working surface with flour. Remove the dough.
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Sprinkle flour generously on top of the dough so it does not stick. Knead for a few seconds.
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Cut the dough into four equal pieces.
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Take each piece of dough and make a small round. Place the dough on a parchment paper lined sheet and sprinkle some oil on top. Gently press the dough to spread to a shape of a naan. Roughly about 6 inches.
Note: As it is a very sticky dough, oil hands while spreading the dough and using a parchment paper is a must. Else the dough will stick to the pan.
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Apply any sauce of your choice. Do not apply a lot of sauce as the pizza will become saucy. Remember less is more. I have shared my easy pizza sauce recipe (step by step) here. (scroll to the bottom of the link to get the recipe)
Here is an overview of the sauce recipe for reference. This is a very easy uncooked tomato pizza sauce recipe.
4 tomatoes, de-seeded, 3 cloves garlic, minced, ½ teaspoon dried oregano, ½ teaspoon black pepper powder, ½ teaspoon red chilli flakes, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, ½ teaspoon plain vinegar, 2 tablespoon fresh basil – optional.
Cut the tomato into half and de-seed the tomatoes. Grind the tomatoes to a puree. Transfer the puree to a bowl and add in the minced garlic, oregano, salt, black pepper, red chilli flakes, soy sauce, chopped basil and plain vinegar. Mix well. Tomato sauce is ready. Make the sauce atleast two hours before making the pizza so the flavours in the sauce mature.

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Add in the toppings and cheese. I use regular Indian Amul pizza cheese. I am not into fancy cheeses 🙂 except for the occasional parmesan. After applying the toppings, rest the dough for 10-15 minutes.
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Bake the pizza in a preheated oven (preheat for 20 minutes) 220 degree celcius, for about 15-20 minutes until the top of the cheese is golden brown.
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Simple naan pizza is ready. Look at that bottom. So well cooked and crisp.
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Fantastic home made pizza is ready.
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Naan Pizza – Pizza Dough from scratch
 

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Prep time
2 hours

Cook time
20 mins

Total time
2 hours 20 mins

 

Recipe for Naan pizza dough from scratch. Easy beginners recipe with step by step pictures.
Author: Kannamma – Suguna Vinodh
Recipe type: Pizza
Cuisine: Continental
Serves: 4 six inch pizza

Ingredients
Main Ingredients
  • 200 grams Maida – All purpose flour plus a little more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt / curd
  • ¾ teaspoon yeast
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
Other Ingredients
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Toppings and cheese – your choice

Instructions
  1. Take a bowl and add in the active dry yeast and luke warm water. Add in the sugar and the salt. Add in the plain curd / yogurt. Whisk well to combine. Add in the flour (maida) and the baking powder. Mix well.
  2. This is a very very sticky dough. Do not add any extra flour. Keep mixing for 2-3 minutes by hand. If the dough is unmanageable, then add 20 grams maida and knead. Add the extra maida only if it is very very necessary.
  3. Cover the dough with a plastic wrap or a shower cap. I find shower caps to be so useful for this. Let it sit in a warm place for an hour. The dough would have more than doubled.
  4. Sprinkle little flour on the dough. Gently deflate the dough. Dust a plate or a working surface with flour. Remove the dough. Sprinkle flour generously on top of the dough so it does not stick. Knead for a few seconds.
  5. Cut the dough into four equal pieces.
  6. Take each piece of dough and make a small round. Place the dough on a parchment paper lined sheet and sprinkle some oil on top. Gently press the dough to spread to a shape of a naan. Roughly about 6 inches.
  7. Apply any sauce of your choice. Do not apply a lot of sauce as the pizza will become saucy.
  8. Add in the toppings and cheese.
  9. Bake the pizza in a preheated oven (preheat for 20 minutes) 220 degree celcius, for about 15-20 minutes until the top of the cheese is golden brown.
  10. Simple naan pizza is ready.

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