Pizza Margherita

A very simple and quick pizza recipe loved by kids and adults both. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion

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Classic pizza dough:

  • Warm water ¾ cup
  • Cheeni (Sugar) 1 tbs
  • Instant Yeast 2 tsp
  • Maida (All-purpose flour) sifted 2 & ½ cup
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp
  • Olive oil 2-3 tbs
  • Warm water if required
  • Olive oil 1 tbs
  • Sooji (Semolina) 1 tbs or as required


  • Pizza sauce
  • Dried oregano
  • Mozzarella cheese grated
  • Basil leaves fresh


Prepare Classic Pizza Dough:

In a small jug add warm water, sugar & mix well.

Add instant yeast & mix well again, cover & let it rest for 15 minutes.

In a bowl add all-purpose flour, salt & mix well.

Add yeast mixture, olive oil, mix well & knead the dough.

Add warm water if required and knead the dough.

Grease with olive oil, cover & let it proof for 1 hour at warm place.

Grease 12-inch pizza pan with olive oil, sprinkle semolina over it & set aside.

Place dough on a clean surface, dust flour & knead dough to make it soft.

Cut the dough in 2 portions, take one portion & spread it with the help of hands.

Place dough on pizza pan, spread & set the dough by pressing with fingers, keeping the sides thick (makes 2 large pizza).

Add & spread pizza sauce, dried oregano, mozzarella cheese & bake in preheated oven at 180 C for 15-18 minutes or until cheese melts.

Add basil leaves on top, cut into slices & serve.

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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