Add water. mix well so that the instant yeast granules dissolve.
Now add whole wheat flour (atta), all purpose flour (maida) and ½ teaspoon salt or add as required.
Add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Mix everything.
Then add the remaining ½ cup water. mix and begin to knead.
Knead to a smooth dough for 10 to 12 minutes. A slight sticky dough is also fine. The dough has to be kneaded very well. Do add more water if required while kneading.
Flatten the dough. spread some olive oil all over.
Cover the bowl with a cotton towel or lid. Let the dough leaven for 2 hours.
When the dough is leavening you can prep the veggies and keep them aside. I have used onions, capsicum and steamed corn kernels.
You can also make the pizza sauce which gets done in 15 to 20 minutes.
After 2 hours, punch a few holes in the dough and they should bounce back.
Divide the dough in three parts for a 10 to 10.5 inches round baking pan. Roll into balls. Keep them covered. If using a smaller pan, then divide the pizza dough into 4 parts.
making thin crust pizza
Take a round pan or a pizza tray. Grease it with some olive oil.
Sprinkle some flour all over. You can also use cornmeal (makai ka atta).
Take one dough ball and place it on the greased round tray.
With your fingers press and nudge the dough till the dough covers the entire surface of the pan or tray.
Keep the thickness uniform all over. The thickness of the pizza dough can be from 0.3 to 0.5 cm thickness. Since the dough stretches easily, its easy to spread it with your fingers.
Spread some olive oil on the dough.
Next spread 2 to 3 tablespoons of pizza sauce for a 10.5 inch pizza.
Break mozzarella cheese in small bits and place them on the pizza.
Now top the pizza with veggies.
baking thin crust pizza
Bake the pizza in a preheated oven at 250 degrees celsius. Preheat oven 15 to 20 minutes prior baking. Keep on the lower rack as this helps the pizza to get a golden, crispy and crusty base. Heat both top and bottom heating elements.
Bake thin crust pizza for 10 to 15 minutes or more time till the crust is crisp, golden and the cheese melts.
If you want you can even bake more till the cheese turn golden. But for the cheese to get golden, you can keep the pan near the top rack. If you keep the pan near the bottom rack, the base would get too browned by the time the cheese become golden.
Remove the pizza on wooden board and then with a pizza cutter or a knife cut the pizza.
Serve thin crust pizza hot. Sprinkle some oregano, italian herbs, fresh or dried basil, red chili flakes while serving.
For the veggie toppings you can add your choice of veggies.