Thursday, February 24, 2011

Alyssa's Masala Pizza

Alyssa asked us if one night a week we could have an international meal. Why not? So last night was India.
Alyssa made us a delicious dinner.
I'm calling it Alyssa's Masala Pizza.
It's a variation of an recipe with a few of her changes. I don't like curry and I know that Masala Sauce is kind of curry based. I was pleasantly surprised to find that there wasn't a curry flavor at all! This meal was thrown together in less than 5 minutes!! In less than 10 minutes the baking is complete. Start to finish in less than 15 minutes! That's my kind of meal!


pizza dough (we bought it from a Pizza place) *
1/3 - 1/2 of a 15 oz. jar of Trader Joe's Masala Simmer Sauce
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Opt: sprinkle some Pepitas (pumpkin seeds) on top for crunch
1.Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Roll out dough into a circle and place on a baking stone. Or roll out to what ever shape the pan that you are using happens to be). Put a little EVOO on the pan to just glaze it. Spread the Masala Sauce on top, then add cheese and cilantro. Sprinkle Pepitas on top. Bake for 8-9 minutes until cheese is melted or crust is cooked. Let cool about 3 minutes before cutting into 8 pizza slices.
* You can also use Boboli etc as the pizza crust.