Idli Pizza , Idli Pizza Made In Tawa

Idli Pizza
Idlizza – Idli Pizza – Recipe for a delicious pizza made using idli as a base and a classic tomato chutney as pizza sauce. Finished with toppings, cheese and roasted on a tawa.

This is a fun dish to make and a totally doable recipe even for a beginner using ingredients you will normally find in a Tamil / south Indian kitchen. I have used the regular processed cheese for making this recipe. You do not need any fancy cheese. Regular Amul cheese that you can get in almost all departmental stores will work perfectly well in this recipe.

I have made the recipe completely on the gas stove and made it as a tawa pizza. You do not require oven for making this recipe.

The sauce is a very south Indianish chutney that suits well for the idli as the base. Any tomato based thick chutney that we usually serve with idli and dosai will work well for this recipe.
I have used a bamboo steamer for steaming the idlis – the pizza base. The same can be steamed in an idiyappam plate too. Or even a plain plate will work. Just improvise on what you can find in your kitchen.

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Red Chilli Flakes https://amzn.to/3fI5Y60

Here is the video of how to make Idli Pizza

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Idli Pizza , Idli Pizza Made In Tawa

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Idlizza – Idli Pizza – Recipe for a delicious pizza made using idli as a base and a classic tomato chutney as pizza sauce. Finished with toppings, cheese and roasted on a tawa.

  • Total Time: 30m
  • Yield: 2 medium sized pizza 1x

Ingredients

Scale

The Base

1 cup Idli Batter

For the Chutney

3 teaspoon peanut oil (divided)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon sugar
4 ripe tomatoes, de-seeded

Toppings

Sliced Onion
Sliced Capsicum
Chilli Flakes
Coriander Leaves
Cheese

Instructions

First lets make the sauce aka tomato chutney for the pizza. Heat two teaspoon of oil in a pan and add in the minced garlic, onions and the salt. Cook till the onions are soft. Add in the turmeric powder, sugar and the red chilli powder. Saute for a few seconds. Deseed the tomatoes and make it into a fine puree. Add in the pureed tomatoes. Cook for 4-5 minutes till the chutney starts looking jammy. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Pizza Base – Ladle around half a cup of thick idli batter on a steamer lined with banana leaf. Steam the idlis for 6-7 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Spread the chutney and the topping on the idli base.

Heat the remaining oil in a pan and slide in the pizza onto the pan. Cover the pan with a lid and cook on a low flame for about 3-4 minutes till the bottom is well roasted and the cheese has melted.

Remove from heat and serve hot.

  • Author: Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 20m

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