Gluten Free Pizza Recipe
We all love Pizza, don’t we? But we avoid Pizza because of the calorie content in the Pizza. I have had my experiments in making a whole wheat healthy Pizza but the experimental soul did not rest. It kept thinking of what other variations I can do with the Pizza and finally I am with you with my latest Gluten-free Pizza recipe.
Gluten-free Pizza with Lentils, does it sound different? Yes, of course, it is. I am sure you would have seen quite a few healthy pizzas with wheat or gluten-free pizza recipes. But what if I say, that I haven’t used any flour for this pizza base! Ok, don’t drop your jaw, there is more I have for you.
I haven’t used yeast to prepare this gluten-free pizza! Does it raise your eyebrows?
And the icing on the cake is that I haven’t used oil or butter to bake it!
Ahaan! Three bouncers in a row, but this all is true.
Healthy Vegan Gluten Free Pizza
I am on a spree on converting regular baked recipes into healthy recipes. I was highly encouraged by my fellow readers from the US on my Vegan Banana Bread. The response was overwhelming and motivated me more to go for vegan and gluten-free recipes. My recipe is gluten-free and if anyone wants to make it Vegan then all they need to do is to replace the regular cheese with vegan cheese. That is it. Your gluten-free vegan pizza will be ready. Isn’t that simple? You can say thanks to me for this by leaving your wonderful comments and suggestions.
The pizza crust is the most important part of any Pizza. You can get a variety of Pizza recipes by making few variations here and there in the Pizza Crust. Friday evening and the weekend starts. We decided to have a Pizza party at my place. I prepared everything as per the demand of the family but did a few preparations for my experiment as well. I soaked mix lentils and then made a puree out of it. Using a non-stick pan, I prepared a few pizza bases from that batter.
In the evening when I was baking regular Pizzas for all, I used one base made of lentils to make experimental Pizza and served that too. I was surprised to see that all in the family had it happily and were like Wow! What is this? I realized that my experiment is successful. So now other than wheat, I have a protein-rich healthy option to feed my family.
The goodness of lentils
I have used split green gram, split black gram and split red lentil to make the base. Lentils are a high source of nutrients including manganese, potassium, magnesium, folate, copper, zinc, iron and various B vitamins. These are also very filling food, high in protein, resistant starch, and dietary fiber. The health benefits of lentils include high protein content, better digestion, diabetes control, weight loss. If you are a vegetarian then these are considered as a cheap source for protein.
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|Split Green Gram||1/4 cup|
|Split Black Gram||1/4 cup|
|Split Red Lentil||1/4 cup|
|Chopped onions||1/2 cup|
|Chopped Capsicum||1/2 cup|
|Pitted Black Olives||6 pcs|
|Pizza Sauce||2 tbs|
|Grated Mozzarella cheese||1/2 cup|
|Mixed Herbs||1 tbs|
Wash all the lentils and soak them in lukewarm water for 2 hours.
After 2 hours, drain the water and grind the soaked lentils to make puree. Don’t add water to it. Puree should be of thick consistency. Add salt to it and mix well.
Heat a non-stick pan. Pour 2 ladles of batter on it and spread it into a circular disc with 1/4 inch in thickness.
Cook it from both the sides until golden brown. Our Pizza base is ready.
Similarly, you can have 4 pizza base from this batter.
Place the cooked Pizza base on a baking tray.
Spread Pizza sauce, arrange vegetables and sprinkle grated cheese over it.
Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 200 degree Celsius for 10 minutes.
Broil this Pizza in a preheated oven at 200 degree Celsius for 10 minutes.
The healthy gluten-free Pizza with lentils is ready. Sprinkle mixed herbs and enjoy it.