Samosa and Onion Bhajji/Pakora Pizza with Wheat Chickpea Semolina Crust. vegan recipe

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Vegan Pizza Mofo Post 17!
Yay only 3 more posts to go.. phew phew.. It is one of those days, with the clouds and the rain and  editing up the pictures and the post(blogger editor isnt much help) takes loonger than usual. But hey, the wait is all worth it, for this funtastic Samosa Onion Bhajji/Fritter Pizza! Its almost the Indian snack platter on a pizza crust ;) You have the Samosa(potato) filling, and the Onion Fritters, I also threw in some Jalapeno Fritters since we all know my love for things spicy. 

The Crust has wheat, chickpea flour, semolina, carom seeds,(what you would find in a regular Samosa crust), is slightly overbaked to get a crunchy texture to resemble a crunchy fried samosa pastry. The Pizza once baked is topped with fresh Cilantro chutney(what you get on the side with the Samosas and Pakoras). Can this get any better!



And yes, I did sneak in some greens. totally optional. Chopped Spinach from our dying urban garden, under the potato mixture. All in all, this Pizza was very very well received by hubbs. It is easier than a Samosa or a Pakora too. No deep frying involved, and no rolling out small portions of the dough and making individual samosas!
The potato filling can be added to sandwiches, or served as a side. The Onion fritters get cooked up nicely at the high bake temperature, so no prebaking or frying needed. Fresh Cilantro chutney drizzle completes this deliciousness.

I mean seriously, if you like Samosas, you have to make this Pizza! You can use any of the other Wheat crusts or  Swap out the crust with a glutenfree ones like this Oat one or the Teff crust or Millet chickpea one to make the Pizza gf. 



If you dont now what I am blabbing about since then, check out the real Samosa here. Samosas are deep fried pastry with savory filling, usually potato, served with chutneys(cilantro/mint, date tamarind etc)
Bhajji or Pakoras are veggies dipped in spicy batter(usually chickpea), fried and served with chutneys.

Steps:

Roll out the crust dough after first rise, using some bread flour. 
Place on parchment lined sheet. Spray water on top.



Layer some chopped spinach, then spread the potato mixture on top.



Take Onion slices, dip them in the chickpea batter and place on top on the potato mixture.



Add more veggie fritters or jalapeno fritters as well in one layer.



Bake the Pizza in preheated 410 degrees F for 15-16 minutes.
Broil on Hi for half a minute.
Let the pizza sit for another half a minute in the oven, then remove.
Drizzle cilantro chutney on top.
Slice and Serve.



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Vegan Richa: Samosa Pizza

Samosa, Onion Bhajji/Pakora Pizza with Wheat Semolina Chickpea crust
Dairy, egg, corn, soy, nut free
Makes 1 12-13 inch Pizza

Ingredients:
Crust:
1/2 cup warm water
1.5 teaspoons active yeast
2 teaspoons raw sugar
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup semolina (cream of wheat)
1/4 cup bread flour
2 Tablespoons chickpea flour (or wheat flour)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon carom seeds (or cumin seeds)
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil (evoo)

Toppings:
1 Recipe Samosa filling (Samosa potato mixture is Glutenfree) -2 large potatoes or 3 medium potatoes will make enough for a 12 inch pizza. or make a larger batch for a fatter topping.
White or Red Onion sliced into rings
Jalapeno slices
Chickpea batter for fritters(recipe below)
Cilantro chutney(recipe below)

Chickpea Batter for Pakora fritters:
Blend into a thick paste the following-
1/4 cup chickpea flour
1 Tablespoon semolina (Omit to make glutenfree)
3 Tablespoons water
2 teaspoons organic canola oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
pinch of garlic powder
generous pinch of cumin powder
generous pinch of chili powder or to taste

Easy cilantro Chutney:
Gluten, sugar free
Blend the following and keep ready
1/2 cup packed cilantro
1/4 cup chopped apple
1-2 Tablespoons water
salt, chili powder, cumin powder to taste( a pinch each)

Method:
Crust:
In a bowl, add warm water, sugar and yeast and mix well. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Add the flours, semolina, salt and oil and knead for 2 minutes into a well mixed dough.
Spray top with water, cover bowl with a towel and let sit for 1.5 -2 hours.
Oil hands, use 1-2 Tablespoons of bread flour and gather the dough.
Knead for 2 minutes and form a ball.
Roll the ball out using some flour into a thin-ish 12-14 inch crust. 
Place on parchment lined sheet. Spray water on top.

Layer some chopped spinach, then spread the potato mixture on top.
Take Onion slices, dip them in the chickpea batter to just about coat, and place on top on the potato mixture.
Dip jalapeno slices in the batter and place on the Pizza. 
Add more veggie fritters if you like, in one layer.
Bake the Pizza in preheated 410 degrees F for 15-16 minutes.
Broil on Hi for half a minute.
Let the pizza sit for another half a minute in the oven, then remove.
Drizzle cilantro chutney on top.
Top with vegan cheese shreds before baking or immediately after(optional).
Slice and Serve.



This Pizza is being shared at Rickis wellness weekend, healthy Vegan Fridays. slightly Indulgent tuesdays


39 comments:

  1. Are you sick of eating pizza yet? Do have pizzas cascading out of the fridge when you open it for OJ? Tell us the truth!

    xo
    kittee

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    1. :D.. pizzas fallingout of the refrigerator.. i wish:). not bored yet.. we take a break on weekends.. and the pizza is usually dinner. so one meal can be something else:)) i am running out of ideas for crusts though:) the with gluten crusts are usually just wheat.:)

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  2. i love that you called this an indian platter on a pizza! it looks magnificent, lady!

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    1. it is :) the appetizer menu is pretty much samosasa, cutlets and different fritters... half of which are on this Pizza:)

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  3. Every time I think you can't possibly get any more creative with your pizzas, you prove me wrong :) I adore samosas, so I know I'd love this!

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    1. i am running out of ideas and steam..:) a few days break might lead to something.. lets see :)

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  4. Oh wow, this is definitely my favourite pizza you have posted now! Samosa filling and onion bhaji on pizza with cilantro chutney, that sounds to die for. I need to make this soon!

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  5. Even though I'm exhausted with MOFO, I must admit I'm going to miss your pizzas at the end of the month. Each one has been so incredible and creative. I particularly love this one. Samosa's are delicious!

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    1. I am ex.. haus..tedddd !! i will make pizzas sometimes.. got a bunch of different flours to use up:)

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  6. Wow, this pizza has to be my favorite amongst all since it has samosa onion bhajji all my fav

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  7. wow I love this version of pizza.. Amazed at the variety of pizzas you hv :-) Hats off to u!
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  8. Holy cow! This is your best pizza yet! I'm just drooling and drooling over it. As soon as I finish my hiatus from the kitchen, I'll be giving this baby a try! YUM!!!

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  9. Amazing creativity Richa :), you making me feel being Vegan is really healthy and with so many various food options:)!

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  10. Brilliant! Love those flavors, your pizza looks absolutely fantastic!

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  11. Look at you, you are just turning all my favourite foods into pizzas. Amazing :)

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  12. This looks amazing! pizza is the best!

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  13. Hi Richa, loved your recipes out here :)
    and this pizza is making me drool!! its such a unique pizza... yummy!

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  14. Very unique n fantastic recipe Richa! I have tried aloo gobi n paneer makhani pizza but this idea ofusing the ingredients for Samosa in pizza is truely wonderful :)

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    1. Thanks Sia:) definitely much healthier than fried snacks :)

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  15. my goodness does that look delicious! and so whimsical too!

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  16. Hot damn! That pizza looks amazing; can't wait to try it out!

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  17. Absolutely love this idea Richa! What a creative idea!! Can't wait to make this!

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    1. you have to make it really. its easier than samosas:)

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  18. This crust sounds fabulous!! I cannot wait to try! Same with the topping flavor combo, yumm :)

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    1. Thanks Kristina.. let me know when you do!

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  19. looks delicious and a easy recipe....Thanks for sharing....

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  20. I love samosas! And the fritters on top are so perfect! And my man chickpea in the crust- girl, this is my kind of pizza!

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    1. yeah, i had to borrow your man to keep this authentic ;)
      you already have samosa potatoes and a pizza crust.. so make some!

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  21. i have a weakness for samosa and samosa onion bhaji pizza is really a novel dish which i have not seen even in the most indianised pizzas found in popular pizza chains here.. i think you should patent this one... lol... bookmarked to be tried soon...

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    1. I know right! you have to make it.. it is super fun!:)

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  22. I could eat that filling alone, but atop of that crust- oh my I would be in heaven!

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