Split Pea Stew, Tomato, Onion, Pepper, Jalapeno Pizza - Sambhar Hummus Pizza. Vegan Recipe

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Mom made a load of Sambhar(Split Pigeon pea dal with veggies(recipe coming soon)) to serve with Rava Dosa(instant gluten-free crepes.. yum) and we had a good lot of the dal leftover in the evening. As we know by now, that hubbs (and me) get antsy eating similar food for more than 3 continuous days. I have 3 more stews pictures to edit. You wont believe the amount of beans and different beans we have been eating lately.:) So I asked Mom, if Dad will eat pizza with some Sambhar on it. Mom said, oooh, good idea. Yeah, he liked the non dairy cheese the other day. It wasnt heavy or greasy, so he will eat the Pizza. I said alright, lets put some Sambhar on the Pizza then. Mom got all excited and whipped up some thinly sliced veggies before I could say go. Then she saw some Jalapenos and sliced some too. And yes, she also sprinkled more chili powder on her slices. Those jalapenos did not cut it for her spice level. 

Sambhar is very similar to this Split Pea stew, with added Sambhar spice blend and some veggies like carrot, eggplant, drumstick, squashes and more. Sambhar masala spice blend is like garam masala but with certain specific spices. It usually has some or all of coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, mustard seeds, curry leaves, chana dal, red chillies, peppercorns. Sambhar is a traditional stew from south India. Here are more details about the different varieties that can be made.

I usually make my sambhar a bit thicker(with less water) and it gets even more thicker as it cools. The stew can then be used like hummus, as a dip, or on a Pizza like this Chana Masala Hummus Pizza, or in sandwiches like these sammies.

All thick Dals can be used similarly. More Dals/stews here. 
More Pizzas here. glutenfree crust options too.


Shape the dough. Ladle 2-3 ladle full dal stew on top and spread evenly. 

Top with tomato slices, and bell pepper slices.

Top with onions and jalapenos.

Sprinkle salt and pepper or chili powder. Top with daiya pepper jack or mozzarella or home made mozzarella or pepper jack. 

Bake in preheated 400 degrees F for 18-20 minutes. 

Sambhar Pizza - Split Pea Stew, Tomato, Onion, Pepper, Jalapeno Pizza 
Allergy Information: Free of Dairy, egg, corn, soy, nut

Makes one large Pizza. 
1 Recipe Wheat Semolina Crust
1 Recipe Split Pea stew or Sambhar or other dals
2 Tomatoes sliced
1/2 medium Red onion sliced
1 Green Bell pepper sliced 
1 Jalapeno thinly slices
Shredded non dairy cheese or choice (I used Daiya pepper jack). Use this home-made Pepper jack or Mozzarella
salt and pepper to taste

Prepare the pizza dough, shape and keep ready. 
Top the base with 2-3 ladles full of stew. 
Spread evenly.
Top with sliced tomatoes, then onions, then bell pepper and jalapeno. 
Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. 
Spread shredded cheese on top.
Bake in pre-heated 400 degrees F for 18-20 minutes.
Broil on Low for half a minute for crisper crust. 
Take out of the oven, slice and serve hot.

This Pizza is being shared at Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Rickis wellness weekends. 


  1. Who would have thought about using sambhar on a pizza??? Good one Richa!!

    1. i put anything and everything on a pizza. makes the usual food interesting:)

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  3. That looks amazing, and what a great way to use leftovers!

  4. i totally appreciate this idea....typical south indian pizza...wonderful to use dal as base...now we can add some dal to kidz food this way too

    1. yup. true. i am sure kids will eat a bit more legumes this way

  5. you always have such interesting ideas.

  6. G'day! What an unusual and interesting pizza, true!
    I would LOVE to try this...can I come through the computer screen and sample a slice or two?
    Cheers! Joanne

  7. This sounds amazing! I love all of your creative spins on pizza! So did your dad like it?

    1. yeah he liked it alright. didnt love it. but then he liked it and ate an extra slice and that is so much more than what he would do a few years back:) mom sprinkled more chili powder and loved it

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  9. this loaded pizza looks like it would fulfill every craving i have in my body. all those veggies, beans, crust, spices, it just looks so so good.

  10. I'm beginning to see where you get your love of cooking. I'd love to come hang out in the kitchen with you and your mom :-)!

  11. I could totally get on board with this kind of pizza! It looks wonderful!

  12. Love the idea of pizza with dahl on top! Looks wonderful!

  13. What a great idea- your pizza combinations are always so creative! I think I need your mom to come and visit me for a month or two, you two are so lucky!

  14. I'll take 2 of these in large, with extra jalapenos, and two huge tubs of your chunky strawberry ice cream to go please. Thank you!

  15. hat is sooo cool. have to admit I've concocted some pretty unique recipes. but never ever thought of using sambhar as a spread on pizza!! you're are amazingly creative & I love all the pix I've seen so far.. what camera do you use?? sadly my iphone camera isn't the best for my food blog :) soulofspice.wordpress.com


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