Friday, May 23, 2014

Pashteeza /healthy peshawari pizza

Pashteeza My friend wardah ask me to make Peshawar pizza which called pashteeza .when I see the picture on facebook I remember ,that many people in Peshawar specially those who have the clay oven in their home they make this in the end when they cooked there naan bread they add chopped tomatoes and onion and make this for the kids . In my village I spend my vacation to learn to cook on tandoo the clay oven .at the beggaring it was a fun for them to see a modern college girl ,who wear gloves to wash the dishes, use sunscreen lotion .it was a joke ,the people of my village were strong they have no fair of anything. Making on the clay on was not easy; you can burn your hand easily. you have to chopped the wood add to the clay oven fire it up when it’s really hot get a clean wet towel and quickly run around oven to clean the walls so when you stick you naan it won’t be black and stick easily. Then you will make a big dough that cannot be fit in your hand no wooden boards or rolling pin , wet your hand and make a big naan with beautiful
ul motions .then wet the dough and stick it on the hot wall press it hard. Do the rest and in few minutes the naan will be ready.
 I remember when I tell the lady that I want to cook she say oh no you can’t its really hot but I did try she make me a smaller dough I follow her direction ,I did burn my elbow and the naan did stick to the wall she fix the sides though ,but that was my first naan I did make it every day all my vacations .and every time I make them I feel that I did something ,just like I win the prize ,even after coming back to home I did have those burn lines on my hand . So this recipe is for all those hard working ladies of my village .and for my friend wardah I hope you will like it.
 Pashteeza /healthy peshawari pizza
Ingredients: 1-cup warm milk or water 2-tsp yeast 2-cups all-purpose flour pulse extra for dusting and rolling 1/4-cup bread flour 5-TBS basin Salt to taste 3tbsp olive oil 1tsp honey 5 green onion/scallions thinly chopped 1/2-cup chopped cilantro 2-cloves of garlic minced garlic 1tsp freshly ground black pepper 1tsp cumin seeds 1 tomato thinly sliced 1 green chili thinly sliced .

1. In a food processor, or electric mixing bowl, or bread maker, combine the milk, yeast, both of the flour, basin, salt, oil, and honey and run the machine until the dough form a ball, keep kneading for 15 minutes. After 15 minute stop the machine and add the chopped green onion, cilantro, garlic, pepper, and cumin seeds and let it mix for 10 minutes. 2. Spray a large bowl with nonstick cooking spray, remove the dough from the food processor shapes it a round ball and place the dough in the bowl. Cover it with a plastic wrap and let the dough rise in warm, draft-free place until double in volume, about 1 to 2 hours. 3. Punch down the dough and make 6, equal size ball and keep aside on a lightly floured plate for 15 minutes. 4. Place a large baking sheet or pizza stone, on the center oven rack, preheat the oven to broiler Lightly sprinkle a working surface with little flour ,flatten each ball into round circle ,topped each bread with thinly slice of tomato and green chili and transfer the circle to the baking sheet or pizza stone and bake 1 to 2 minutes or until the top lightly brown serve hot with salad and cold drink
. Note. If you are in hurry cook bottom of the bread on iron skillet then carefully transfer to broiler and the top will cooked in oven very fast.