whole wheat veg pizza

pizza recipe made with whole wheat flour – sharing the recipe of a healthy and delicious whole wheat pizza with step by step pics.

after i started making pizza dough at home some 4 years back, i gradually switched to making pizzas from whole wheat flour. after that i never made pizzas with all purpose flour or maida. just to make it clear for non indian readers, atta is the hindi word for whole wheat flour and maida means all purpose flour.

apart from this whole wheat pizza, i have shared few more recipes which are made more healthier with the use of whole wheat flour like:

  1. whole wheat momos
  2. whole wheat pizza dough
  3. whole wheat chocolate cake
  4. whole wheat cake (atta cake)
  5. whole wheat sandwich bread
  6. whole wheat baked doughnuts
  7. whole wheat nankhatai

for any whole wheat pizza base, the trick is to knead the dough very well. if you can get this right, then you will have a nice soft textured pizza base and it won’t be chewy or dense. also use good quality yeast and the water should be tepid or warm & not hot. the temperature of the warm water should be around 40 to 43 degrees celsius/104 to 109.4 fahrenheit.

assembling pizza is easy and all you need are veggie toppings of your choice and pizza sauce. a large part of the flavor of pizza is determined by the sauce added to it. so again use a good quality sauce or make at home.

whole wheat atta pizza

i never buy pizza sauce from outside and make at home. it only take about 15 to 20 minutes to make the sauce at home. so why not have a freshly made tomato pizza sauce without any additives or preservatives. if you want to make the sauce at home, you can check this recipe – homemade pizza sauce.

i have baked the pizza in an OTG. for baking in convection mode of microwave oven, i have mentioned the details in the step by step. in a convection oven, the baking is quick as compared to an OTG.

the step by step recipe illustrates the preparation of the pizza dough and the assembling. you can prepare the dough and even refrigerate it for a couple of days. even mini pizzas can be made from the same recipe.

this veg pizza recipe makes for 2 medium pizza and 3 small pizza. so serves 4 people at one go. the recipe can also be doubled and you can have more servings.

if you are interested in more pizza varieties, then do read these recipes – vegetable pizza, paneer tikka pizza, pocked pizza or calzonemargherita pizza and thin crust pizza recipe.

whole wheat pizza recipe below:

whole wheat veg pizza recipe
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pizza recipe with whole wheat flour - healthy and delicious pizza made with whole wheat flour and topped with assorted veggies.

course main course
cuisine world
prep time 1 hour 30 minutes
cook time 15 minutes
total time 1 hour 45 minutes
servings 6
calories per serving 380 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for whole wheat pizza dough:

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour (atta) OR 360 grams whole wheat flour
  • 1 to 1.25 cups water or add as required
  • 1.5 teaspoon instant yeast OR 2 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • some whole wheat flour for dusting

for tomato pizza sauce:

  • 3 medium to large tomatoes, pureed - yields approx 1.5 to 2 cups of tomato puree, the tomatoes also can be blanched and chopped or crushed.
  • 4 to 5 medium sized garlic cloves (lahsun) - finely chopped
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves OR 1 to 1.5 teaspoon dry basil
  • 1 to 1.5 teaspoon dry oregano OR 1 to 1.5 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon red wine (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper or add as required
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and black pepper as required

for pizza toppings:

  • 6 to 8 tablespoons pizza sauce
  • 1 small to medium onion - chopped in ½ inch squares
  • 1 small to medium bell pepper - chopped in ½ inch squares (capsicum or shimla mirch)
  • 1 small to medium tomato - chopped ½ inch squares
  • 6 to 7 chopped button mushrooms - sauteed in 1 teaspoon oil (optional)
  • 7 to 8 olives - chopped (optional)
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup steamed corn kernels (sweet corn or makai) or tinned corn (optional)
  • ½ to ⅔ cup shredded mozzarella cheese or as required
  • some olive oil for brushing
  • whole wheat flour or semolina or cornmeal for dusting

how to make recipe?

making whole wheat pizza dough:

  1. take 1 cup water in a mixing bowl and lightly warm it. just warm and not hot. the temperature should be around 40 to 43 degrees celsius.
  2. then add 1/4 tsp sugar and stir so that the sugar dissolves.
  3. add 1.5 tsp instant yeast.
  4. stir so that the yeast dissolves. if using dry active yeast, then add 2 tsp of it. stir and keep covered for 10 to 15 minutes till the mixture has frothed and bubbled up. here since we have used instant yeast, we don't need to proof the solution and proceed to the next step immediately after stirring the yeast.
  5. add 1 cup whole wheat flour, 2 tbsp olive oil and 1/4 tsp salt. for dry active yeast, add the flour, olive oil and salt after the yeast solution has bubbled. mix everything with a spoon or spatula.
  6. then add 1 cup of flour. again mix.
  7. lastly add remaining 1 cup flour and continue to mix and then begin to knead.
  8. for ease of kneading, i divided the dough into two parts and kneaded both of them separately.
  9. then later joined them together and kneaded again.
  10. the dough has to be kneaded really well till its soft and pliable. add more water if required while kneading. i kneaded the dough for about 8 minutes.
  11. now rub some olive oil all over the dough and keep it in the same pan.
  12. cover with a kitchen towel and allow the pizza dough to leaven for an hour or two. if you have added dry active yeast, then increase the time to 1:30 minutes to 2:30 hours, depending on the temperature conditions.
  13. so when the dough is leavening, prep up the other ingredients like chopping veggies, grating cheese and preparing pizza sauce.

preparing pizza sauce:

  1. rinse and then chop the tomatoes.
  2. puree the tomatoes in a blender or with a hand blender. keep a few bits and pieces of tomatoes in the puree. you can also blanch the tomatoes and then chop or crush them.
  3. heat olive oil in a small pan.
  4. then add the chopped garlic and saute for 10-12 seconds on a low flame.
  5. add the tomato puree and saute for 4-5 mins on a low to medium flame. if using red wine, then you can add it once the tomatoes are cooked.
  6. when the tomatoes are cooked, add the chopped basil, dry oregano, salt and pepper.
  7. stir & simmer for 1-2 minutes on a low to medium flame.
  8. check the seasonings add more salt or pepper if required.
  9. once cooled, use the pizza sauce as a topping on pizzas or store in a bowl or in a small jar.

assembling whole wheat pizza dough:

  1. after the dough has leavened, divide the dough into two or three parts. lightly knead each portion and keep covered for 15 to 20 minutes more. two parts will yield 2 pizzas of 8 to 10 inches. whereas 3 parts, will yield 3 pizzas of 4 to 5 inches in diameter. one 8 to 10 inch pizza is enough for people. this pizza is more heavy to eat due to whole wheat flour.
  2. before assembling pizza, grease a 9 to 10 inch diameter round pan with olive oil. dust the pan with some whole wheat flour or cornmeal of semolina. also preheat your oven to 250 degrees celsius.
  3. the oven should be hot and preheated for atleast 20 minutes. the preheating time in microwave oven in convection mode is 15 minutes. the preheat temperature is 200 degrees celsius or 220 degrees celsius, whatever is the highest temperature in your microwave oven.
  4. take one portion of the whole wheat pizza dough and lightly dust the dough with whole wheat flour.
  5. with a rolling pin, roll the dough to a round of 8 to 9 inches diameter evenly.
  6. lift the pizza gently and place it in the prepared pan.
  7. brush some olive on the pizza dough.
  8. now take 3 to 4 tbsp of the pizza sauce and spread it evenly all around.
  9. add 3 tbsp of the shredded mozzarella cheese.
  10. now top up with the veggies. you can add your choice of veggie toppings.
  11. now sprinkle some red chili flakes and dry oregano all over. this is an optional step.
  12. again top up with 5 to 6 tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese. you can add less amount of cheese if you want to.

baking whole wheat pizza:

  1. keep the baking tray in the center rack of the preheated oven with both the top and bottom heating rods on. 

  2. bake whole wheat pizza for 12 to 15 minutes till the cheese had melted or has golden specks. for a crisp crust, you can also bake for a longer time. since oven temperature vary, do keep a check while baking the pizza. 

  3. for baking pizza in convection mode, use the same temperature that you preheated your oven at - 200 or 220 degrees celsius.

  4. once baked and golden, slice the whole wheat pizza and serve hot.


how to make whole wheat pizza recipe:

1. take 1 cup water in a mixing bowl and lightly warm it. just warm and not hot. then add ¼ tsp sugar and stir so that the sugar dissolves.

water for whole wheat pizza recipe

2. add 1.5 tsp instant yeast.

yeast for whole wheat pizza recipe

3. stir so that the yeast dissolves. if using dry active yeast, then add 2 tsp of it. stir and keep covered for 10 to 15 minutes till the mixture has frothed and bubbled up. here since we have used instant yeast, we don’t need to proof the solution and proceed to the next step immediately after stirring the yeast.

yeast for whole wheat veg pizza recipe

4. add 1 cup whole wheat flour, 2 tbsp olive oil and ½ tsp salt. for dry active yeast, add the flour, olive oil and salt after the yeast solution has bubbled.

making whole wheat veg pizza dough

5. mix everything with a spoon or spatula.

making whole wheat veg pizza dough

6. then add 1 cup of flour.

preparing dough for atta pizza recipe

7. again mix.

preparing dough for whole wheat pizza recipe

8. lastly add remaining 1 cup flour and continue to mix.

preparing dough for whole wheat pizza recipe

9. gather the dough and begin to knead.

making dough for whole wheat veg pizza recipe

10. for ease of kneading, i divided the dough into two parts and kneaded both of them separately.

dough for making whole wheat veg pizza recipe

11. then later joined them together and kneaded again.

dough for making whole wheat veg pizza recipe

12. the dough has to be kneaded really well till its soft and pliable. add more water if required while kneading. i kneaded the dough for about 8 minutes. if the dough appears dry, then add 2 to 3 tsp water and if sticky, then add 1 or 2 tbsp of the flour.

dough for making whole wheat veg pizza recipe

13. now rub some olive oil all over the dough and keep it in the same pan.

dough for making whole wheat veg pizza recipe

14. cover with a kitchen towel and allow the pizza dough to leaven for 1 hour to 2 hours. if you have added dry active yeast, then increase the time to 1:30 minutes to 2:30 hours, depending on the temperature conditions.

cover dough - atta pizza recipe

15. so when the dough is leavening, prep up the other ingredients like chopping veggies, grating cheese and preparing pizza sauce. i used homemade pizza sauce. you can check the recipe here. though in the recipe details below, i have mentioned the recipe method.

preparing whole wheat veg pizza recipe

16. here’s the leavened pizza dough after 1 hour 11 minutes.

dough to make whole wheat veg pizza recipe

assembling whole wheat pizza dough:

17. once the dough has leavened, divide the dough into two or three parts. two parts will yield 2 pizzas of 8 to 10 inches. whereas 3 parts, will yield 3 pizzas of 4 to 6 inches in diameter. one 8 to 10 inch pizza is enough for 2 people. this pizza is more heavy to eat due to whole wheat flour. lightly knead each portion and keep covered for 15 to 20 minutes more.

whole wheat veg pizza dough

18. before assembling pizza, grease a 9 to 12 inch diameter round pan with olive oil. dust the pan with some whole wheat flour or cornmeal or semolina. also preheat your oven to 250 degrees celsius/482 degrees fahrenheit. my oven has the maximum temperature of 250 degrees celsius. if your oven has a higher temperature, then preheat it at its highest temperature. the oven should be hot and preheated for at least 20 minutes. the preheating time in microwave oven in the convection mode is 15 minutes. the preheat temperature is 200 degrees celsius/392 degrees fahrenheit or 220 degrees celsius/428 degrees fahrenheit, whatever is the highest temperature in your microwave oven.

greased tray for atta pizza recipe

19. take one portion of the whole wheat pizza dough and lightly dust the dough with whole wheat flour.

veg whole wheat pizza dough

20. with a rolling pin, roll the dough to a round of 8 to 10 inches diameter evenly. a 10 inch pizza will be slightly thin. lift the pizza gently and place it in the prepared pan.

veg whole wheat pizza dough

21. brush some olive on the pizza dough. brushing with olive oil does not allow the pizza bread to become soggy.

veg whole wheat pizza dough

22. now take 3 to 4 tbsp of the pizza sauce and spread it evenly all around.

sauce for whole wheat pizza recipe

23. add 3 tbsp of the shredded mozzarella cheese.

cheese for veg atta pizza recipe

24. top up with the veggies. you can add your choice of veggie toppings. i chose the toppings which are generally added to pizzas. diced onions, tomatoes, bell pepper, steamed corn and sauteed mushrooms. tomatoes are optional and if you like your pizza to be tangy, then add them. you can also add paneer cubes.

veggies for veg atta pizza recipe

25. now sprinkle some red chili flakes and dry oregano all over. this step is optional.

chillies for veg atta pizza recipe

26. again top up with 5 to 6 tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese. you can add less amount of cheese if you want to. here i used go mozzarella cheese. use any good quality brand of mozzarella cheese.

cheese for veggie atta pizza recipe

27. keep the baking tray in the center rack of the preheated oven with both the top and bottom heating rods on. bake whole wheat pizza for 12 to 15 minutes till the cheese had melted or has golden specks. for a crisp crust, you can also bake for a longer time. since oven temperature vary, do keep a check while baking the pizza.

for baking in convection mode, use the same temperature that you preheated at 200 or 220 degrees celsius/392 degrees or 428 degrees fahrenheit.

baking whole wheat veg pizza recipe

28. here’s the whole wheat pizza after getting baked for 15 minutes. to know if the pizza is done, the cheese should get melted and golden along with a brown crust.

baked whole wheat veg pizza recipe

29. slice the whole wheat pizza and serve hot with tomato sauce, red chili flakes, italian seasoning or dry oregano.

atta pizza recipe, whole wheat veg pizza recipe




183 thoughts on “wheat pizza recipe, how to make whole wheat pizza | wheat flour pizza”

  1. Hi Dassana
    I m a big big fan of your blog. I made so many recipes posted by u and all turned out very well. Recently I made whole wheat pizza. The dough was doubled up nicely. However after assembling the pizza I placed it for 15 mins in my oven in micro mode but the mozzarella cheese got burnt and the base remained un cooked and soft. Please guide me as where I could be wrong. Thanks in advance.

    1. thanks swati. the pizza has to be baked in the convection mode and not microwave mode. in the microwave mode the pizza will not get burnt if kept for 15 minutes. convection mode in a microwave oven does exactly the same function like a regular oven. so the cake or pizza gets baked in the same way it will bake in a regular oven or OTG. so if your oven has the convection mode option, then only use that. do not use microwave or combi options. hope this helps.

  2. Thanks for your feedback..but I did use the crust plate to bake my pizza. May be I shd have left it little longer (more than 20mins)…will try it next time.
    Also, pls share some recipes which can be made out of leftover pizza dough sometime.
    Thanks again 🙂

    1. welcome amrita. some more time baking and the crust would have got browned a bit. with leftover pizza dough, you can make calzones which is a like a pizza sandwich. the stuffing can be of any veggies and with a choice of spices and cheese. i have shared calzone recipe on the link given below. i will try to add a few more recipe that can be made with leftover pizza dough.

      calzone recipe – https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/calzone-recipe-veg-calzone-recipe/

  3. First of all thanks so much for providing such detailed recipe. I loved this idea of AATA base and tried it today. The pizza came out well and soft but it’s lacking the crispiness. Is it because its AATA and not maida or did I goofed up somewhere. I cooked it in convection mode in microwave at 220°c for 20 min…Have got some dough left so planning to try again..Please help.

    1. amrita, the base become crisp if you bake in an OTG and in a metal pan. in microwave convection ovens always use a metal pan for to keep the pizza base. if you keep the base directly on the glass top, the pizza won’t become crisp and golden. reason is in a microwave convection oven the heat comes from either the top or the sides. there is no heat source at the bottom of the oven. again glass is a not a good conductor of heat. thus as a result the base gets cooked but does not become browned or crispy. for the base to become browned, keep the pizza in a metal pan or you can use a pizza stone. the metal retains heat and then helps in browning the pizza from the bottom.

    1. yes keep both the heating rods on. also if you want the base to be crispy than keep the pan near the bottom rod for a few minutes and bake till the pizza bread is nicely crisp and golden. when doing this only use the bottom heating element (bake mode). if you want cheese to be golden, then keep the pan near the top heating element and keep for some seconds or a minute. now here only use the top heating element (grill mode).

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  4. I tried it today and it came out delicious and my lo loved it too😘How to store rest of the dough and how long we can kee it?

    1. thanks soni for the feedback and glad to know that your lo loved the pizza. you can easily store the dough in the refrigerator for a couple of a days and in the freezer for a week to 10 days. you can store in an air tight box or dabba. spread some olive oil all over on the dough, so that it does not dry out.

  5. Hello…I’m another member of your Fan club 😀😀..Your recipes are so good and more so the presentation. I have graduated from amateur to a good cook…😊..thanks a lot!!
    I have just tried this recipe…& Whoa..hubby loved it totally!! Just a small query..I had some dough left and I tried to bake it thinking it will come out as a bread..but it was quite hard. What is the reason for it??

    1. thanks a lot nishika. it won’t come out as bread. you can make mini pizza bases with the leftover dough. do not make them too thin. keep some thickness and they will have some soft texture similar to a bread. it has become hard due to too much of baking and could be that the base was thin.

  6. Thanks Desana for your wonderful recipes. You are taking lot of effort and it’s making our life easier. I have tried many off your recipes and they turned out wonderful.
    Thanks again.

  7. Your recipe for a whole wheat pizza base was a hit at my home. Thank you for helping me serve out healthy pizzas absolutely guilt free!!!

  8. Hi there! I just wanted to know if we have to bake the pizza base first and then top it with filling. Thank you for sharing wonderful recipes through this website. Being a non veggie, you have shown me how to relish on delicious vegetarian food.

  9. Better than even store bought pizza.i owe you for all your yummy recipes. Thank you so much. Hubby loved it. Don’t think he will want to go to Domino’s anymore 😉

  10. Hey Amit, it’s been more than a year I m trying your recipes and if we follow correctly, everything comes out well. Your explations are awesome and the best part is the pictured details, it really helps. I tried out both all purpose flour and wheat flour pizza, thy both turned out well. The only thing is that maida really risen well but aata didn’t turned up to my expactation. Although pizza tasted gr8 as I made thin crust pizza. Also, for how many days can we store the doughs ( both) in the freeze. Thanks Deepika

    1. thanks a lot deepika. atta pizza dough has to be kneaded very well. you can easily store the dough for a couple of weeks in the freezer. they remain good.

  11. Hey dassana,
    You are truly genius. I loved this recipe. The pizza became more tasty and more crispy than restaurants. I try to learn new dish everyday following your app. Thank you so much for proving such an amazing recipes.

  12. Hi Dassana,

    Thanks for the awesome recipe! I tried this out couple of weeks back. It tasted good. However the base was very dense. Could you please share your thoughts on this?

    Thanks
    Uma

    1. thanks a lot uma. base is usually light and soft. if the base has become dense, then the pizza dough has not leavened well. this could be due to the yeast not getting activated or the yeast not having a good quality. if using dry active yeast, the the water temp should be right. if the water is even slightly hot, it will kill the yeast and if the water is on the cooler side, it will not activate the yeast. also the dough has to be kneaded well. it should be soft, smooth and elastic. meaning if the dough is stretched, it should not break. hope this tips and suggestions help.

  13. Hi Dassana,
    Do you use a different oven for baking? Please let me know the one that you do.
    I have a regular, Samsung convection oven but baking doesn’t come well in it.
    Also it has temperature settings of 180, 300, 450 .. and so on. So, what should be done in such case?

    1. arpita, i use a bajaj OTG for baking. usually an OTG is better for baking as it helps in even baking. the convection oven which i have as the maximum temp setting of 200 degrees celsius. and the OTG has maximum 250 degrees celsius. i am not sure about the query regarding the temperature. its best to consult or ask the company manufacturer and they can help.

  14. Jayanthi Muthuvel

    Hi dear…. i often try your whole wheat veg pizza with ur pizza sauce receipe and it was really yummy…today i made oats pizza following ur receipe with half portion wheat flour and half portion oats flour and it was great….happy to share my experience 🙂

  15. hey…Thank u so much for the recipe. Its such an easy and healthy way to enjoy pizza, and didn’t have to worry much about the intake of maida as wheat base was the best part. My family enjoyed the pizzas sooo much and thus my first attempt in baking pizza was a success!! thank you again. Looking forward for many more lip-smacking recipes from you!!
    Aparna Giridharan

  16. Hi! Thanks for the recipe…my first try at baking ae pizza and it was a great hit with everyone! I used tulsi instead of fresh basil and the taste was really good. For dry active yeast: urban platter is a good brand. The duogh rises beautifully. With several other brands my breads came out hard or lumpy..thanks again for the recipe!

    1. welcome gayatri. nice to know. thanks for sharing about the yeast brand. it will help the readers. the quality of yeast is very important and it can make or break a bread.

  17. Dassana your way of explaining the recipes with step by step instructions and photos are very helpful. Even though it was my first attempt on making pizza it turned out lip smacking. Everybody loved it. Thanks alot for the recipes 😀

  18. Hi… after going through the wheat momos recipe, I was thinking if spring roll wrappers can also be made from whole wheat flour
    Plz suggest. If possible share the recipe

    1. vani, i did try preparing spring roll wrappers with whole wheat flour, but they were breaking when wrapping. i used the batter method to make the rolls. but with dough method, whole wheat flour can be used. will try to add this recipe if i prepare it. i have one in drafts but that is with some maida added to it.

  19. Hello …
    I tried this pizza recipe this weekend and it just turned delicious…my husband was really delighted… thanks a lot for your recipe… i really love the way you explain things…

  20. Thank u so much for this recipe. I hv tried this n turn out very well. but me n my family loves bit crunchy crust n it was soft it was baked perfectly since cheese was melted properly n become lightly browned. can u plz tell me how to get a crunchy crust?

  21. Hello dassanna amit,

    I have tried few of your recipes from your blog, and they have come out really good. The presentation and descriptions have been done commendably articulated manner. Keep the creative bee flying! 🙂
    I am new at baking and am learning through your tips and tracks 🙂
    I have a query regarding baking. Since I have a convection microwave, I have only been provided with a grill tray which is almost half the height of the internal space in the microwave.
    Can I use it for convection mode as well. Won’t that harden the upper portion of the pizza or bread or cake and not bake enough the lower portion comparatively?

    1. thanks a lot vanya. it will harden the upper portion. you need a pan or a tray that fits in your oven and can be kept on the glass turn table. this way the space between the cake/pizza/bread will be less than the grill tray.

  22. Thank u so much for this recipe. I hv tried this n turn out very well. but me n my family loves bit crunchy crust n it was soft it was baked perfectly since cheese was melted properly n become lightly browned. can u plz tell me how to get a crunchy crust?

    1. thanks avanti. for having a crisp and crunchy crust, you have to roll the dough slightly thin (0.3 mm to 0.5 mm thickness). a thick base will be soft. so try rolling the pizza dough thin and you will get a crisp texture.

    1. charu, there is no substitute for yeast. however pizza recipe can be made with the addition of baking soda and baking powder. but the recipe will be different and i will soon share this pizza recipe.

  23. hi dasanna..every time i use dry active yeast it never works..dough never rises..nor the yeast bubbles up when dissolved..i m really fed up of trying..i also bought fresh yeast thinking it didnt work as its stale bt no results..pls help..

    1. hi farah, could be the water is too hot or more on the cooler side. if the water is too hot, the yeast cells die and if the water is too cool, they do not get activated. so the temperature of the water has to precise. you can either use a thermometer to check the temp. it should be around 30 to 38 degrees celsius. if you do not have a thermometer, then you can dip your finger in the water and it should feel warm to touch. if the water feels hot, then the let it become warm.

  24. hello dassana, i jst love cooking and ur blog help me a lot in that. i hv tried many of ur recipes and they ol they out really nice. thanks a lot to u. i wanna try this pizza bt i dnt hv oven so cn u plz post tawa version of this recipe. i hv gone through many pizza recipes without oven n yeast bt wanna try your version. so plz do post a without oven pizza recipe. i vl b reallt grateful.

  25. Hi, tried and tested and super happy with my success.So a BIG thankyou.
    Request you to post a refined flour pizza base receipe.

  26. Hi!
    I wanted to know whether the base will be crunchy or soft from the bottom if made in convection microwave because when I bake bread in it it is nice and crusty above but soft from below.

    1. in a microwave oven while baking in the convection mode, you will need to use a baking tray or pan. if you keep the pizza on the glass rotator, the pizza won’t have a crisp base. as there is no heat coming from the bottom in a microwave oven. the heat comes from top or sides. if a metal baking tray or pan is used, the metal acts as a conductor of heat, which makes the base crisp and browned.

  27. which brand of olive do you use? also, plz tell if i have to place the tray on high or low rack in the convection mode of the microwave. BTW, the recipe seems quite easy. thanks.

    1. welcome ananya. i have used 2-3 brands. right now what i have is musa brand of olive oil. i don’t use the rack. i keep the pan on glass turn base. you can also refer to the manual given by the microwave company. usually they mention such information.

  28. Thanks for sharing such a good recipe. I have tried this twice and everytime it came out very well.

    1. yes you can make this veg pizza on tawa. use a heavy and thick bottomed large tawa or pan. keep the flame on sim or low. spread some oil or butter on the pan all over. place the rolled pizza dough without the toppings first. lightly cook the base. just a light brown. turn over the base. then quickly spread the pizza sauce, add all the toppings, including cheese on the partly cooked part. cover the pan with a lid and cook till the base becomes golden and crisp. the cheese will also melt. do use a heavy thick bottomed pan and keep the flame on low. otherwise the base gets burnt. keep everything ready, so that you can add the toppings quickly when the other side is cooking.

    1. this pizza is baked in the convection mode. as per what you say regarding the make of your oven, there is only microwave option. so only in the microwave mode or option, the pizza cannot be baked. it will become dense and hard.

  29. I prepared the pizza today. The taste was just yumm. The pizza sauce very tasty. However, there was just one problem. The base was slightly uncooked near the centre. I tried keeping it for a longer duration. But the crust became hard. I even tried pricking the base with a fork. That too was of no use. Kindle advise me on what went wrong.

    1. aparna, the base has got overdone or overcooked too much and thats why the crust has become hard. since the base was slightly undercooked from the center, the pizza needs to be baked for just about 4 to 5 minutes further and not more. next time i would suggest to make a thin or medium thick pizza base. if you want you can even cook the base first till the top is light golden. then spread the pizza toppings and bake till the cheese melts.

      1. Hi Amit. Thank you so much for the prompt response. I had made a not too thin crust pizza. Yet it remained uncooked. Was it because i had put more toppings, that it didnt cook properly?

        1. too much toppings will make the pizza dough more moist and also lead to uneven cooking. once i topped the pizza with too much of veggies and the pizza became moist and took a long time to cook.

  30. Hi
    I tried this and it turned out really well . Thanks for your recipe. I am looking for egg less donuts recipe please help me with that.
    Once again for pizza recipe
    Thanks

  31. I tried it yesterday
    It came out well
    I hav a doubt
    Should I mix the 2 cups flour only after pouring the yeast?
    And the taste of the base is a bit whilst
    What should I do to make the base more tasty like that in all purpose flour???

    1. the taste of the base will have a wheaty or atta flavor. thats the taste and flavor of whole wheat flour. nothing can be done. for a change in the taste, you can add 1/2 cup of all purpose flour and 2.5 cups of whole wheat flour. this way there will be some change in the taste. after proofing the yeast, you can add 2 cups flour.

    1. you can use ordinary cheese. the taste is good. the pizza will taste like the pizza which we used to get in restaurants before the pizza takeaways and cafes came in the indian market. the with regular processed cheese, the pizza won’t have the moist, springy texture which is there in mozzarella cheese.

  32. Hi, this is an amazing blog with an instant access to all our culinary queries 🙂
    Had a query on this pizza … Do we need to place the dough on the pan and bake it? Can we place it directly on the baking tray, bake it slightly and re bake with the sauce and toppings?

    Thanks 🙂

    1. if you plan to make at one go, then bake in a pan. if you want to bake the pizza bread first, then again you bake in a pan or on a tray. but tray works well for an OTG if the bottom heating element is on. but in the convection mode of a microwave oven, pan will be better as there is no heat coming from the bottom. so the pizza does not get browned well from the bottom if you place in a tray.

  33. Hey Dassana,
    I have been trying your recipes for quite a while and they turn out awesome everytime.
    Thanks for the all the wonderful recipes.
    Tried out the whole wheat pizza and it turned out great..everyone in the family loved it! Thank you so much :))

  34. dassana,i have been watching ur site for the last 4 months.actually i have no words to describe my feelings besides u made me a top class chef.from the last 4 months i have been making dishes day by day.my kids don’t ask me to take them mcdonalds or any restaurant.each day they ask”mamma,what will we have today?”i had been searching so many sites(have regards for all of them)but no one is best.u fulfill
    every niche of the query.all i want to say that God bless u & thank u.

    1. welcome surabhi. glad to know that kids are eating homemade delicious and healthy food cooked by you. thanks for sharing this positive feedback and for your prayers.

  35. Hi Dassana, I made this recipe and it came out very well. I made two pizzas, one was thin and the other was little thick. Thin crust did not get that crisp and I know because I had put on the top rack and other on the lower rack. Next time I will put side by side or bake separately. I also want to try a little variation using Oats flour. Can you tell me how much proportion and how much of dry active yeast to use.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe.
    Aparna

  36. Hi Mam i want to say u dat…. i hve only microwave….bt i want to make pizza bcz ua recipe is awsome…… n plz help me to put some easy ingredient…… waiting fr ua rply…….

  37. i made pizza it came out well, the only problem i faced was the pizza base became soggy. I baked it in OTG at convection mode, i kept the base on the steel plate. I think i did something wrong. Can u please guide me. Otherwise the taste was too good…

    Regards,
    Seema

    1. sogginess could be due to too much moisture or liquids in the sauce or too much of sauce being spread on the pizza dough. the pizza has to be kept on an oven safe metal plate/pan or tray. otherwise it won’t get browned from the base. i would suggest that spread less sauce and not too much veggies too. but i am glad to know the taste was good.

  38. Hello Dasanna, I want to add my comments on Khandvi but I couldn’t get the response area on it, hence wrote to your vegrecipiesofindia@gmail.com and the mail rejected by the server. Don’t know where the problem lies. Anyway, at last I tried making Khandvi and it was fabulous and want to send a picture to you as well. Thanks very much for the absolute step by step pictures given and believe me I served it to a Gujarathi friend and she wouldn’t believe that it was made by me at home !!!!!!!!!sorry to be posting it under this recipe, main idea is to convey thanks to you. God bless you. DK

    1. durga ji, we have closed comments on most older recipes as we are very much short of time. so just kept them open on new recipes. ohh. the spelling is wrong… its vegrecipesofindia@gmail.com. wow. thats good to know. you can send me the pictures at this email id. it has the correct spelling 🙂

      no issues. you can add comment as the older recipes comments are closed. and thanks as always 🙂

  39. ITs sooo……. nice and tasty. And after keeping the base for 2:30 hours there is like a little dark and hard layer formed in the base and it splitted when kneaded for the second time but anyways it didn’t spoil the pizza’s taste.

    1. And also i didn’t have oregano so i used dominoes oregano seasoning and chilli flakes.

  40. I will b using a readymade pizza base.. D convection mode of my microwave ia nt working

    bt grill mode n microwave mode r working fine.. Is there a way to make it

    I really wanna try

  41. hi dasanna, perfect recipe. My son liked a thin crust and I made the base first without topping and then before eating applied topping and the taste was excellent. Thanks once again. Please suggest as to how I can make a few bases and store them. Sauce tasted yummy. I used pineapple pieces and that made it nicer too with cheese. I am not on Facebook or any other alternate contact method other than personal email. Would love to talk to you sometime . Living in Madurai, am not able to get a lot of ingredients, but since your recipes always have alternate suggestions I find them very useful. Don’t hesitate if you are not interested in a personal contact as you must be a very person otherwise. God bless you both. My full heart appreciation for the work rendered. DK

    1. thanks durga ji. for making pizza bases, just follow the same pizza dough recipe. make mini or small pizza base shapes (like the ones we get in bakeries). with a fork or knife prick the dough so that it does not puff up while baking. place the pizza on the baking tray and bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 200 degrees celsius till the pizza bread base gets baked. no need to brown. just that the pizza bread should get baked. it should feel lighter when you touch it. i will add this post also.

      i have a busy life as you said. i prefer replying in comments as thats the fastest i do. if you want to write any personal queries, then you can email me. but i reply after 3 to 4 days and sometimes it takes even 1 week. as i get many emails and i try to respond personally to each email. our email address is vegrecipesofindia@gmail.com

      1. thanks for your reply dasanna. Understand your schedule by your very prompt replies, how busy you are. Surely will not disturb without any specific reason. I did make a few pizzas as per your suggestion and stored them. Pizza sauce too I made and preserved. Shall change the toppings if and when and serve pizzas !!!!!! God bless you. DK

        1. thanks durga ji for understanding 🙂 yes you can change the toppings. it entirely depends on what veggies you want to add. you can add paneer also. forgot to tell you that pineapple is used in hawaiian pizza. i have had this pizza before. for the pizza sauce, just cover it with a layer of olive oil so that it stays for a longer period of time.

  42. hi Mam,i tried this recipe , its so yummy , my entire family enjoyed it and declared its better then any of the pizzas we have ever had out!! Thank you so much for sharing such an awesome recipe!!!

  43. Soniya S Dhillon

    Hi Dassana Mam,I have a convection Microwave oven. So can I remove the turntable while baking tha pizza in convection mode so that it stops moving and it gets cooked like electric oven? Thnx in advance. N one more question is my bread always become sticky what to do.

    1. welcome soniya. don’t remove the turn table. otherwise where will you keep the pizza tray. since the turn table rotates it helps in even baking in the convection mode. you keep your pizza pan on the turn table. are you asking about pizza bread base or regular bread?

  44. Hi, dassana
    I tried this recipe and it was awesome. I want to send picture of it but there is no option for it. thanks a lot for sharing
    🙂

  45. hi,dassana

    I m new in beking…so..please tell me agar convetion mode me ye pizza banana hai to..trey pe hi rakhna hai ki griil stend pe….please reply me….

  46. Hi,
    I haven’t tried this recipe yet but looking forward to as its whole wheat. I have a question.
    Have you made pizza in microwave using convection mode? I am asking this because whenever I make, I need to keep the pizza base first for 20-30 mins & then only I add sauce, vegetables & cheese, because the dough takes long time to cook. I bake at 200C.
    Also the crust under doesn’t get ccooked or crispy properly, so sometimes I keep it on gas for sometime to give it colour.
    If you have used convection mode, kindly guide approximately how many minutes I should keep & at what temperature. Will it be ok if i add veggies & cheese together even if its taking 30-40 or more minutes?

    1. hi prerna, i have made pizza in the convection mode of microwave oven many times. i have never had this issue. i have even made whole wheat pizza recipe in the convection mode. preheat the oven for a good 15 to 20 minutes before you keep the pizza for baking. i keep from 15 to 20 minutes to bake a medium sized pizza. you can have a look at this pizza which i have baked in the convection mode – https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/veg-pizza-recipe-vegetable-pizza/

  47. Dear dassana and amit Thnx for the lovely recipe .The first thing I like about you is your philosophy of life and specially about food. When dassana mentioned that respect for food is a part of her lifestyle and one should br thankful for every single morsel of food I completely related with her this I think is the best thing about this blog so all the best nd keep up the good work. Bye

  48. Hi Dassana

    Just made the pizza… it looks and smells great. but my crust is not soft. how to make it soft. thank you for the wonderful receipe

    sujatha

  49. Hi Dassana,

    I just visited your site today and would like to try whole wheat pizza. But can you tell me how can we do this without an oven.

    Mamatha

  50. I tried your pizza recipe specially for my 3 yr old daughter. As I don’t want to feed her the restaurant bought pizza. and it was really very tasty. thanks a lot for the recipe. she told so many time its so yummy. thanks again.

  51. Hi Ma’am, this recipe of pizza looks very easy and above all very healthy because of Atta.
    I have one doubt mam. I went and bought pizza pan after seeing your recipe. Today I noticed that the pan should not exceed 190 degrees. Now cannot return also as the packing has been opened. Pls let me know how can I make pizza in oven when my pan cannot exceed 190 degrees.
    Thank u in advance 🙂

      1. Sorry mam. What I meant to say was the pan which I bought for pizza says it cannot withstand the heat above 190 degrees. And this recipe calls for 250 degrees. Thank u in advance

      2. Sorry ma’am what I meant was the pan that I bought can withstand upto only 190 degrees heat. Thank You in advance

        1. hmmm. no issues asha. pizza is best baked at a high temperature. but since you have bought the pan and cannot return it, then bake at a temperature of 170 or 175 degrees celsius. i would not suggest 180 degrees as i am not sure if the pan will be able to take so much heat. the best for you, if possible would be do return the pan and ask for an exchange. you can use any good aluminium baking pan instead, which is meant for oven use to make pizzas.

  52. Hi,
    Recipe looks simple and the pizza looking awesome.
    I’m gonna try this. I’m new to baking. Please don’t mind. i have doubt here.
    “keep the baking tray in the center rack of the preheated oven with both the top and bottom heating rods on. bake for 12 to 15 minutes”

    I’m always preheating the oven with only bottom rods heating on. Also baking with bottom rods heating on.
    So, Do i need to bake with both the rod heating on?

    1. thanks chandra. no issues. you can ask your doubt. we all learn 🙂 i always bake with both the top and bottom heating rods on. this way there is even baking. otherwise the top gets baked and the bottom does not or vice versa. it is also possible since i have a small oven. yes, bake this pizza with both the top and bottom heating rods on. try and see the difference.

  53. Hi,

    The recipe is so easy n simple…I m going to make it today n my daughter will surely enjoy …

    I have one request can u please make doughnuts …..

    thank u..

      1. hi,
        I made this recipe and it turned out really well…both my daughter n Hubby loved it….I made it in a microwave convection at 180degree for 20-23 min…

        thank u so much for giving us this recipe…eagerly awaiting for the doughnut recipe….

        1. welcome hina. thanks for sharing your positive review and experience. i will try to add the doughnut recipe in some weeks. there is a big pending requested recipe list. but i will keep this recipe in mind.

  54. Hi…!!
    I simply love your recipes and this one is great too.. Me and my husband recently moved overseas. Here, a non veg pizza cost $5 but a veg pizza costs around $19 and can go upto $25 if we want a wholewheat base..!!!! I made it today.. It was absolutely delightful.. so easy and economic.. thank you for this recipe..

    1. welcome timsy. i didn’t knew about the rates. thanks for letting me know about the pizza rates. here in india also, i find the prices expensive as compared to the ingredient which goes in making it. plus here we don’t get whole wheat pizza base and many outlets don’t even serve sauce with it. so much cost cutting. glad to read your positive feedback.

  55. Hi !
    I couldn’t find either yeast powder or dry yeast. But I’ve got fresh yeast . How shall I incorporate fresh yeast in the recipe, please let me know.
    Thank You.

  56. Hi, I love your recipes and have tried them too. This looks yummy, my son would love it. Will try this weekend.

  57. hai_dassana,_your_pizza_is_looking_awesome._surely_i_give_a_try_._i_have_a_problem_with_pizza_sauce._can_i_make_pizza_sauce_without_oregano?

  58. Thank you so much for this recipe! I have been following your blog since the last couple of months and have already become your fan. While there are so many food blogs, yours is unique in that your recipes are always written with healthy options and nutritional value in mind- and that is truly invaluable. Keep up the great work Dassana!
    Shoba (from CA)

  59. Wow Dassana, your pizza looks heavenly….. I’m surely going to try this recipe this weekend… love and thanks for this recipe!!

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