Bean and Capsicum Pizza

Bean and Capsicum Pizza

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A scrumptious pizza with crunchy capsicum and juicy jalapenos, a spicy bean topping and loads of cheese. The pungent and aromatic mixture of kidney beans, tomatoes, onions, chillies and desi spice powders like cumin and coriander makes all the difference to the bean and capsicum pizza.

Bean and Capsicum Pizza recipe - How to make Bean and Capsicum Pizza

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  25 to 30 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)   Total Time:     4Makes 4 pizzas
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For The Bean Topping
1 cup soaked and cooked rajma (kidney beans)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 1/2 cups finely chopped tomatoes
1 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp tomato puree
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
4 thin crust pizza base [175 mm. (7")
8 tbsp sliced jalapenos
1 cup sliced capsicum
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

For the bean topping

    For the bean topping
  1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, coriander powder, cumin seeds powder, chilli powder and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while mashing it occasionally with help of a potato masher.
  4. Add the tomato purée, rajma and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while mashing it occasionally with help of a potato masher.
  5. Cool slightly and divide the topping into 4 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Place a pizza base on a clean, dry surface, spread a portion of the bean topping and spread it evenly.
  2. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of jalapenos, ¼ cup of capsicum and finally ¼ cup of cheese evenly over it.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make 3 more pizzas.
  4. Place 2 pizzas on a greased baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 10 to 12 minutes or till the base is evenly browned and the cheese melts.
  5. Repeat step 4 to bake 2 more pizzas.
  6. Cut into equal wedges and serve immediately.
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Bean and Capsicum Pizza
 on 27 Jun 17 06:06 PM

I have tried to make this amazing super delicious pizza ..? u have been made cooking so easy to me thank u
Tarla Dalal
28 Jun 17 09:05 AM
   Hi Anjela, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Bean and Capsicum Pizza
 on 04 Aug 14 08:52 AM

I was bored making pizzas with the same pizza sauce, so I tried this recipe which has beans and topped with capsicum, jalapenos and cheese and baked to perfection.....