Monday, 3 June 2013

Desi Pizza - No Cheese Vegan Pizza - Pizza with Indian flavours - Low Fat Healthy Pizza - Soya Chunk Pizza

Being Lactose Intolerant, I cannot eat Cheese. That kind of threw Pizza out of the door. That was until I realized that if made well, a Pizza without Cheese is still awesome. When I say this people always ask me How? This Pizza is my effort to showcase that point. This need not be just for someone who cannot eat Cheese. It could be for anyone who is looking to eat a Low Fat Healthy Pizza.

When Groovy Gourmets decided to make Pizza with a difference I decided to post this. Please do remember that it will not be same cheesy stuff that you expect out of a Pizza. You have to be open minded. It could be thought off as a Masaledar Bread.

I also made a cheesy version of the same by adding some Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese. That is for all you cheese lovers out there.


Bread Flour (or All Purpose Flour) 3 cups
Warm Milk 11/2 cups (as required)
Salt 1 tsp
Sugar 1 tbsp
Fast Acting Instant Yeast 2 packets (7 gm each 21/4 tsp each)
(Note : though I used 2 pkts, now I use only 1 and I find it has a better taste. So use just one)
Soya 1 cup
Onion 1
Cumin 1 tsp
Kashmiri Chilli Powder 2 tsp
Garam Masala 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp

Oil and salt to taste

Onion 1
Tomato 2
Basil  a little
Green chilli 1
Garlic 2 pods
Sunflower seeds 1 tbsp

Method of Preparation

For Topping

1. Boil water. Add the soy chunks. Cook for 5 minutes. Drain water. Then squeeze out any water present. This is very important. Otherwise the soya will have a watery taste.

2. Heat a little oil in a pan. Add Cumin. When it sizzles, add Onions and saute till it browns a little.

3. Add Soy chunks, kashmiri chilli powder, turmeric, garam masala and salt. Mix everything. Cook for a couple more minutes. Keep aside.

For Sauce

1. Heat a little oil in a pan. Add Onions and garlic. Saute till it is browned a little.

2. Add tomatoes and green chillies (slit). Saute till it is cooked well.

3. Switch off. Add basil leaves and sunflower seeds.

4. Cool and grind into a smooth paste.

To make Pizza

1. Make Pizza base like in this post. As I have already described everything here, I did not want to write all over again.

2. When it comes out of the oven after 5 minutes, spread the sauce. Add the toppings.

3. If using, add cheese. Mine was a cheeseless version.

4. Bake for about 15 minutes @220 C. 


  1. like this healthy desi pizza :) i dont add much cheese while preparing pizza at home..

  2. very yummy n healthy dear... i love without cheese...

  3. loved your version bursting with indian flavors.. Todays post :

  4. this is a real desi pizza... so delicious

  5. who cares if it doesnt have cheese. Looks doubly scrumptious

  6. Be aware most parmesan cheese is non-veg. Disgusting the way it is made. Just google and find out how its made

  7. parmesan cheese is mostly non-veg. Google and find out how it is made.