Binge Recipe – Bhakri Pizza

April 13, 2019

Diabetes doesn’t have to end your love affair with pizza. If you’re going to occasionally indulge, we have for you a healthy version of pizza with no maida, more veggies and no cheese. This recipe is approved by our inhouse dietician, Mokshika Gada.


For The Pizza Sauce

2 large tomatoes
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp finely chopped garlic
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes
1/2 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste

For The Bhakri

1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1 tsp oil
salt to taste

To Be Mixed Into A Vegetable Topping

1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum (red, yellow and green)
1/2 cup blanched small broccoli florets
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes
salt to taste
50gm paneer (to grate)


For the pizza sauce

  1. Make criss-cross on the base of the tomatoes and place them in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes or till the skin begins to peel.
  2. Drain the tomatoes, cool slightly, peel, deseed and roughly chop them and blend in a mixer to a smooth pulp. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan; add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add the prepared tomato pulp, oregano, chilli flakes, tomato ketchup, chilli powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

For the bhakri

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into stiff dough using enough water.
  2. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.
  3. Roll a portion of the dough into a circle.
  4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook the bhakri on a slow flame till pink spots appear on both the sides.
  5. Continue cooking the bhakri on a slow flame, while pressing with a folded muslin cloth or a khakhra press, till it turns crisp and brown from both the sides. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Divide the vegetable topping into equal portions. Keep aside.
  2. Just before serving, place a bhakri on a clean, dry surface, spread approx. 2 tbsp of pizza sauce evenly over it and spread a portion of the topping evenly over it.
  3. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºc (400ºf) for 15 minutes or keep it on hot tava and cover it with a lid. Grate some paneer and serve immediately.

Nutrient values per mini pizza

Energy 90kcal; Protein 4gm; Carbohydrate 18gm; Fat 4gm

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