In a mixing bowl or pan take 3 cups all purpose flour, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon sugar, ½ teaspoon baking soda and 1 teaspoon baking powder.
Mix very well.
Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
Add water in parts. begin to mix and then knead the dough.
Keep on kneading till you get a soft and smooth dough. Add water in parts. I added ½ cup+ 2 tablespoons water.
You have to really knead very well. Knead at least for 10 to 12 minutes.
The dough should become elastic and stretchable. Take a portion and stretch it. The dough should not break.
Rub some olive oil all over the dough and keep covered in a bowl. Allow the dough to leaven for 2 to 2:30 hours.
Punch one of your fingers in the dough and the depression should give away.
Again knead the dough lightly before using it. If not using immediately, then cover the dough in an aluminium foil or a keep it covered in a closed container in the fridge. You can also freeze the dough and it will stay good for a month.
assembling and making pizza on tawa
Take the pizza dough and divide it into 5 equal parts.
Take one part and roll it well between your palms. Flatten and keep on the rolling board. Sprinkle some flour.
With a rolling pin, gently roll to a slightly thin round pizza. Roll to get a 0.3 to 0.5 cm thickness. Sprinkle some more flour if required while rolling.
Heat a pan and brush or spread some olive oil on it.
Now gently place the pizza on the pan.
Keep the flame to a low or sim and cook the pizza.
When you see bubbles coming on it and the base has become golden, then flip.
Now quickly spread the pizza sauce on this cooked side of the pizza.
Sprinkle grated pizza cheese or mozarella cheese. You can add cheese as required.
Top up with the marinated veggies. While adding place the onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, first and then drizzle a bit of the marinated oil+juices mixture all over.
Cover with a lid and let the veg pizza cook on a low flame or sim.
Cook veg pizza till the base becomes golden and crisp and the cheese has melted.
Remove and serve tawa pizza hot or warm with tomato ketchup. You can also sprinkle red chili flakes on top of the pizza, while serving.
The recipe yields 5 small pizzas.
You can add your choice of veggies.
Tawa pizza recipe can be doubled.
Instead of olive oil, you can use a neutral flavored oil.
Fresh herbs can be used instead of dried herbs and vice versa. You can add your choice of herbs.
If baking the veg pizza, then bake in a preheated oven at 200 or 250 degrees celsius till the base is golden and the cheese has melted and browned.