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Healthy Homemade Rainbow Pizza

By Thebhukkadbawarchi

Always thought that making pizza from scratch at home would be difficult? Well, this recipe is super easy and the dough is made out of maida wheat flour. So, you can now skip rotis and have pizza!

Healthy Homemade Rainbow Pizza

Pizzas have been long declared healthier than the processed cereal we eat everyday. And this pizza base is made without maida/all purpose flour, its all wheat flour. I added rows of colorful veggies as toppings to it to make it look like a rainbow, taste delicious and be healthy all at the same time.

You could use any cheese and add whatever you like as topping. Some topping ideas could be – corn, mushrooms, pineapple, basil, olives, pepperoni etc. I have added the recipe for pizza sauce that I used, however, you can also use store bought. If you like this recipe, you should also checkout Potato Pizza Bites.

Healthy Homemade Rainbow Pizza

Things to remember/Tips:

  • If you are really lazy to make pizza sauce at home, you could use schezwan sauce, tastes bomb
  • Add as many raw veggies/greens as you like
  • You may use the cheese of your choice or as per availability
  • Make the pizza dough first as it needs some rest
  • For a healthier version, skip the garlic butter
  • I made one big pizza, you could make 3 in an 8 inch diameter round pan
Healthy Homemade Rainbow Pizza

Ingredients (makes 3 in an 8 inch diameter round pan)

For dough

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. active dry yeast (I used fleischmann’s)
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt

For pizza sauce

  • ½ tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. ginger garlic green chilli paste
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 big tomatoes, pureed
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. red chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp. salt

For garlic butter

  • 1 tbsp. softened butter
  • 2 tbsp. garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. coriander finely chopped

Rest of the ingredients

  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp. cheddar
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup each of the toppings (I used the below, you could use anything) – Pink onions Tomatoes, Orange Bell Pepper, Yellow Bell Pepper, Paneer, Capsicum, Broccoli, spinach
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. Oregano (optional)
  • 1 tsp. chili flakes (optional)


Pizza Dough – Mix half cup water and sugar. Microwave it for 45 seconds or until warm. Add the active dry yeast to it and stir until it’s dissolved. Once it is frothed or activated, add it to the flour and mix. Now add salt, oil and knead with water to form medium stiff dough. Cover it with a cloth and keep it in a warm place. Let it rest for an hour. (While this is resting make the pizza sauce and chop the toppings)

Alternatively, you could follow the instructions given on the yeast you are using.

Pizza Sauce – Melt butter in a pan over medium heat and sauté the ginger garlic chili paste. Add onions and let them cook for a few minutes. Pour the tomato puree in the pan and add turmeric, chili powder and the salt. Turn the heat to medium high and let all the water evaporate, should take approximately 7 – 8 minutes (if it sticks to the bottom of the pan, lower the heat). Turn the heat to low and cook until the mixture turns thick (should take another 15 to 20 minutes, check and mix in 5 minute intervals). Turn the heat off and let the sauce cool.

Garlic Butter – Mix all the ingredients for garlic butter and its ready.

Pizza – Pre-heat the over to 180 degree Celsius. Line a baking dish with foil and brush it with olive oil. Roll out the dough (half a cm thick) and place it on the baking dish. Spread the garlic butter all over. Now spread the pizza sauce over it and then the cheese. Now, you could mix all the veggies, or if you want rainbow like pizza, just line them on the base and add some olive oil. Season with some salt, oregano and chili flakes. Bake it for 35 – 40 minutes (or until it is cooked) at 180 degree Celsius. Carefully take it out, cut into slices and serve.

Healthy Homemade Rainbow Pizza
Healthy Homemade Rainbow Pizza

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