Mini Pizza Cups by Tarla Dalal

Mini Pizza Cups by Tarla Dalal

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Missing pizzas in a party menu? Well, worry not, turn your favourite dish into an handy format, which can be served on any occasion as a starter or as a snack .

Recipe Description for Mini Pizza Cups

Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
Baking Time:  20 to 25 minutes
Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)
Makes 11 mini pizza cups
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For The Dough
1/2 tsp dry yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
1 cup plain flour (maida)
plain flour (maida) for rolling

For The Filling
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
1 cup finely chopped mushrooms (khumbh)
1/2 cup boiled sweet corn kernels (makai ke dane)
salt to taste
1 cup white sauce

Other Ingredients
1/2 cup pizza sauce
3/4 cup grated processed cheese
dry red chilli flakes (paprika) for sprinkling
dried mixed herbs for sprinkling


For the dough

  1. Combine dry yeast, sugar and 2 tbsp of lukewarm water in a small bowl and mix well.
  2. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  3. Combine the plain flour, yeast-sugar mixture in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
  4. Cover the dough with a damp muslin cloth and keep aside for 1 hour.
  5. Press the dough lightly to remove the air and divide the dough into 11 equal portions. Keep aside.

For the filling

  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the mushrooms, sweet corn kernels and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the white sauce, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Divide the filling into 11 equal portion and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Roll each portion of the dough into a 75 mm. (3”) diameter circle using some plain flour for rolling.
  2. Press each rolled portion of the dough into the cavities of a greased muffin tray. Keep aside.
  3. Fill each cavity with 2 tsp of pizza sauce and portion of the prepared filling.
  4. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of cheese, little chilli flakes and little mixed herbs evenly in each pizza cup and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.


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