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Whole Wheat Pizza Base

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whole wheat pizza dough thin crust is a slightly a healthier alternative to the basic pizza base as it packs in the goodness of whole wheat flour. Learn how to make easiest whole wheat pizza base.

At home in Mumbai, we always make our Indian style whole wheat pizza base in bulk. We cling wrap and keep it in the freezer for upto 15 days. We suggest you also try our homemade pizza sauce recipe where you should remove the cooked onions and then freeze it for upto 30 days. So you can make pizzas at any time with Indian style whole wheat pizza base and pizza sauce.

To make whole wheat pizza base, combine 1/4 cup of lukewarm water, instant dry yeast and sugar in a bowl and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 5 minutes. Combine the whole wheat flour, yeast-water mixture, olive oil, sugar and salt in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep for 1 hour. Roll the dough into 7” pizza base and bake them at 180°C (360°F) for 10 minutes. Pizza base is ready to make pizza.

This 100% whole wheat pizza dough is healthier than maida bases pizza base, as maida is refined and this devoid of many nutrients. However, considering the quantity of wheat flour that goes into making a pizza base, it is yet not considered completely low calorie. So watch your portion size.

Pizzas do not necessarily have to be round. Some are large ovals, some are square and others known as pizzettes are baked as smaller individual circles. So you can shape the easiest whole wheat pizza base base the way you like! In fact, the smaller the size, the easier it will be to control your portion intake.

Tips for whole wheat pizza dough thin crust. 1. Whole wheat flour is used for the dough with either fresh or dried yeast, whichever is more convenient. But when using dried yeast, use 1/2 the quantity of fresh yeast dissolved in warm water. 2. Be sure to knead the dough very thoroughly until the dough is springy, smooth and elastic. 3. Remove the air from the dough after keeping dough for 1 hour. 10 minutes is enough of baking time, as the pizza base will be baked again while making pizza.

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Whole Wheat Pizza Base recipe - How to make Whole Wheat Pizza Base

Preparation Time:    Baking time:  15 minutes   Baking Temperature:  180° C (360°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 pizza bases
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Ingredients


For Whole Wheat Pizza Base
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1 tsp instant dry yeast
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling

Method
For whole wheat pizza base

    For whole wheat pizza base
  1. To make whole wheat pizza base, combine 1/4 cup of lukewarm water, instant dry yeast and 1 tsp sugar in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  3. Combine the whole wheat flour, yeast-water mixture, olive oil and salt in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
  4. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 1 hour.
  5. Press the dough lightly to remove the air and divide the dough into 4 equal portions.
  6. Roll each portion into a 175 mm. (7”) diameter circle with the help of whole wheat flour for rolling and prick each circle evenly using a fork.
  7. Place 2 circles on a greased baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 10 minutes.
  8. Repeat step 7 to bake 2 more whole wheat pizza base.
Nutrient values per pizza base
Energy177 cal
Protein4.9 g
Carbohydrates29.3 g
Fiber0.8 g
Fat4.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A45.5 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31.7 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Folic Acid14.5 mcg
Calcium19.4 mg
Iron2 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium8.1 mg
Potassium127.6 mg
Zinc0.9 mg
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What is whole wheat pizza base recipe made off?

    What is whole wheat pizza base recipe made off?
  1. What is whole wheat pizza base recipe made off? Indian style whole wheat pizza base is made from easily available 4 simple ingredients in India like 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta), 1 tsp dry yeast, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp sugar and salt to taste.

Why whole wheat flour is used?

    Why whole wheat flour is used?
  1. This is what whole wheat flour looks like.

Note on instant dry yeast

    Note on instant dry yeast
  1. This is what instant dry yeast looks like. We store it in our fridge for 3 months. Instant yeast is available in small granules and acts similar to dry yeast. Since, it is milled into finer particles, they dissolve faster and activate rapidly. There is no need to proof them and it can be directly added to the dry ingredients(flour).

Preparing yeast water mixture

    Preparing yeast water mixture
  1. In a small glass bowl put 1/4 cup of lukewarm water.
  2. Add 1 tsp instant dry yeast.
  3. Add 1 tsp sugar.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  6. This is what the yeast water mixture looks like after 5 to 7 minutes. Ours took 7 minutes.

Making whole wheat pizza base

    Making whole wheat pizza base
  1. In a glass bowl put 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta).
  2. Add yeast-water mixture.
  3. Add 1 tbsp olive oil.
  4. Add salt to taste.
  5. Add enough water to make a soft dough. We added 1/4 cup twice while making the dough for a total of 1/2 cup water.
  6. Knead into a soft dough with your hands. This can take 6 minutes and up to do so. 
  7. The dough should be pliable.
  8. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 1 hour.
  9. This is what the dough looks like. It has doubled in size.
  10. Press the dough lightly to remove the air. Also you can open it up to see the texture and then knead again to make the dough.
  11. Knead back into a dough.
  12. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions.

Baking whole wheat pizza base.

    Baking whole wheat pizza base.
  1. Dust a rolling board with some whole wheat flour.
  2. Flatten the dough and put some whole wheat flour over it.
  3. Roll each portion into a 175 mm. (7”) diameter circle with the help of whole wheat flour for rolling.
  4. Prick each circle evenly using a fork.
  5. Pre heat and oven at at 180°c (360°f) for 10 minutes. Place 2 circles on a greased baking tray
  6. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 10 minutes. Repeat again to make 2 more whole wheat pizza bases.
  7. Flip one side of the pizza base to see if done. The brown colour shows you base is ready to make pizza.
  8. Your whole wheat pizza base | Indian style whole wheat pizza base | 100% whole wheat pizza dough | healthy pizza base | is done.

Veg paneer pizza with whole wheat pizza base

    Veg paneer pizza with whole wheat pizza base
  1. To make Veg paneer pizza with whole wheat pizza base | healthy veg paneer pizza |  bake pizza base in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 10 minutes. Repeat again to make 2 more whole wheat pizza bases.
  2. Top with 1/4 cup homemade pizza sauce on each pizza base. 
  3. Top with a tablespoon of vegetables of your choice on the pizza. We used coloured capsicum, chopped onions and some sliced mushrooms. You could also cook the vegetables in olive oil with chilli flakes and then use on your pizza.
  4. Top your pizza with grated paneer. We used 2 to 3 tablesppons of paneer.
  5. Bake in a preheated over at 180 C for 10 to 15 minutes. 
  6. I baked for 15 minutes to ensure the whole wheat crust was crisp and the paneer had baked to a light brown colour. Serve Veg paneer pizza with whole wheat pizza base | healthy veg paneer pizza |  hot.

Tips for whole wheat pizza dough thin crust

    Tips for whole wheat pizza dough thin crust
  1. Whole wheat flour is used for the dough with instant dry yeast.
  2. Be sure to knead the dough very thoroughly until the dough is springy, smooth and elastic.
  3. Remove the air from the dough after keeping dough for 1 hour.
  4. 10 minutes is enough of baking time, as the pizza base will be baked again while making pizza.

Reviews

Whole Wheat Pizza Base
 on 06 Jun 21 08:28 PM
5

Please mention the correct quantity of water required to knead the dough??
Tarla Dalal
09 Jun 21 02:51 PM
   The quantity of the water will depend on the quality of the flour.
Whole Wheat Pizza Base
 on 20 Oct 20 01:11 PM
5

Hi Can I use any other oil if I don’t have olive oil. I have only extra vergin olive oil. Can I use it.
Tarla Dalal
21 Oct 20 10:36 AM
   Yes you can use extra virgin olive oil.
Whole Wheat Pizza Base
 on 30 Dec 18 08:30 AM
5

I tried this recipe with multigrain flour..just incresed the yeast by 3 pinches and it came out great !!
Tarla Dalal
31 Dec 18 09:42 AM
   Thank you for your kind words. Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback!
Whole Wheat Pizza Base
 on 28 Oct 18 07:02 PM
5

Nice recipe but preparation time is over 1 hour, not 17 minutes... Also in the description it says 15 minutes baking and the instructions say 5 minutes
Tarla Dalal
29 Oct 18 08:45 AM
   Hi Mimi, Preparation time is time taken to procure and measure ingredients. And the baking time is 15 minutes because 5 minutes are considered for pre-heating the oven, And 5 5 minutes to bake 4 pizza bases in 2 batches.
Whole Wheat Pizza Base
 on 30 Jul 18 11:54 AM
5

Hello, I have made pizza base in my airfryer instead of oven. It comes out very well. Thanks for giving such a nice recipe. I want to ask how long store this base in refrigerator.
Tarla Dalal
30 Jul 18 12:55 PM
   Hi Manisha, It stays fresh in a refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Whole Wheat Pizza Base
 on 26 Jun 18 01:54 AM
5

Hello team,what is the size of measuring cup to measure wholewheat?is it 240ml or 250ml cup size.
Tarla Dalal
26 Jun 18 08:39 AM
   Hi Olla, It is around 200ml.
Whole Wheat Pizza Base
 on 17 Sep 17 06:49 PM
5

Can we use baking powder / soda instead of yeast?
Tarla Dalal
19 Sep 17 04:52 PM
   Hi, We have not tried it...You can try it
Whole Wheat Pizza Base
 on 22 Feb 17 07:24 PM
5

Wonderful recipe. The base came out perfect. Thank you Team Tarla Dalal for helping us
Tarla Dalal
23 Feb 17 08:30 AM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Whole Wheat Pizza Base
 on 23 Aug 16 01:11 PM
5

Hello mam Mam how can we bake this in microwave with convection mode? Please tell the steps for baking cookies, cakes, breads, pavs also in micr with conv mode
Tarla Dalal
23 Aug 16 05:18 PM
   This recipe has to be baked in an oven only. Also the time for convection for cookies, bread, pav etc differ from recipe to recipe.
Whole Wheat Pizza Base
 on 14 Feb 15 10:53 AM
5

Using whole wheat as the pizza base will lower your insulin levels and make you healthier. I use this base for all the different pizzas i make.