Garlic flavored pizza

Garlic pizza
V and I love pizzas. We like to eat them once in a while at Pizza Hut. But I get a real urge to make my own pizzas sometimes. Recently, I was watching the show Emeril Live and it was a pizza special episode. I thought of giving the pizza base a try. I did a small addition. I added 1 tea spn fried garlic to the base. I wasn’t sure it would make a big difference, but I was so surprised at the result. The whole pizza had such a great taste. Next time I will try with 50% wheat flour, this time I decided to make it with whole purpose flour because I wanted to see how it comes out. It was just superb. For the first time, we finished the whole pizza in one go!!!.

1 cup water
1 envelope (2 and 1/4 tea spn) active dry yeast
1/2 tea spn sugar
3 cups(approx) all purpose flour
1 tea spn salt
Olive oil
1 tea spn chopped garlic

Heat water till it is lukewarm (105 F). I usually microwave it for 10-20 secs.
Now add the yeast, sugar, 1 tea spn olive oil. Leave it for about 10mins till the yeast becomes active. You can see some bubbles on top which shows it’s active.
In a pan, heat a little olive oil and fry the garlic till it becomes brown.
Now add salt, 2 cups of flour, garlic and mix. If necessary add more dough till it can be handled easily (but still a bit sticky. I would say something like chapathi dough). Knead it on a lightly floured surface for few mins. (Do not knead for long, just 2-3mins is enough).
Apply olive oil to a large vessel. Transfer the dough to the vessel. Cover the vessel with a plastic wrap and leave in a dry warm place for about 1 and half hours (or until it is doubled in size).
Take the pizza dough out from the vessel and spread it into a large disc. Drizzle some olive oil on top.
Spread a little corn meal over the pizza stone. Keep the disc on it.
Garlic pizza

How to assemble pizza:
Preheat the oven to 450F for 10mins.
Top with your favorite sauce(I use marinara sauce), vegetables(I use olives, onions, capsicum, sun dried tomatoes, jalapenos) and mozzarella cheese. Spread a little pepper and salt(optional). Drizzle little olive oil.
Garlic pizza
Bake at 450F for about 12-15mins.
Serve hot with your favorite sides.
Garlic pizza

Makes 1 large pizza

57 thoughts on “Garlic flavored pizza”

  1. Shilpa..I got Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce from Trader Joe’s, last evening. I am so tempted to try this pizza posted. Thanks Shilpa. It is going to be my lunch tommorrow.

  2. Lovely pizza, My friend had also suggested adding garlic to the dough,it does make a difference.Well I also add some dried chilli flakes and some herbs ,It render a great taste campare to the plains ones.I loved ur topping .

  3. Shilpa, the garlic flavored pizza looks delicious, the next time I will try adding garlic and some dried herbs to my pizza dough too!

  4. Did this make one pizza or did you refrigerate the rest of the dough? The pics look absolutely yummy.

    Shilpa: It was one large pizza with a thick base.

  5. Hi Shilpa,

    One great recipe after another, amazing! I have made your dates cake many times and its a big hit with everyone. Thanks for posting just great recipes.


  6. Hi sHILPA,

    Yum looking piza , mouthwatering:)

    Have one doubt , what is this pizza stone,where i can get it,is it mandatory to have to make pizza @ home?
    Will appreciate ur help. thANKS!!!

    Shilpa: Alameda, Its not necessary to use pizza stone. But it gives the best results. Please refer this site for more details. I used to bake the pizzas on cookie sheets before but then after watching in many TV programs and reading about the stone in many blogs, I decided to buy it. It definitely makes a big difference to pizzas and some breads. I bought mine from Walmart.

  7. Hey looks so yummy (as all of your posts!)
    I always make pizza at home and we love it better than what we get outside.
    I have never tried the friend garlic, but will definitely give it a try next time.
    Also, i use 100% whole wheat base, they turn out great too!

  8. hi shilpa,
    i tried this pizza .it came out well.this is the first time i made pizza at home thanx for ur recipe.thanx alot shilpa

  9. that’s such a great idea. i love how wonderful your crust has turned out.

    Shilpa: Bee, you are one of my pizza gurus :). Love all the pizzas you make. I have learned a lot from you guys.

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  11. Hey Shilpa

    The pizza looks fantastic!! I am going to try it soon.

    You have inspired me a lot…thanks for all that you do.


  12. Thanks Shilpa!!! for ur quick reply.
    My son is crazy for pizza, will surprise him one day with a home made pizza.

  13. Hi Shilpa

    As I had said earlier, I made your pizza and it came out just perfect!! This was the first time I made pizza at home. I am so proud of myself and very very thankful to you. It was very easy to make and the taste was out of this world.

    Do you/readers have any suggestions on making an Indian style pizza topping. I have not had pizza in India, so any suggestion would be great.

    Shilpa thanks again!!

  14. I cannot finish Pizza, and on saturday we had really bad experience in our nearby Pizza hut joint. The service was so poor. Shilpa, your pizza recipe has come at the right time. Thanks for sharing

  15. I made this pizza twice since posted here. My kids loved this one. After the first successful attempt i purchased a pizza stone. Thanks Shilpa.

  16. Now you’re talkin’! I’ll take two large ones please,; do you deliver? πŸ˜€

    Shilpa: πŸ™‚ Sure..but I am not responsible for stale pizzas πŸ™‚

  17. For Rama
    After many successful attempts of baking pizza as per Shilpa recipe, and also after using 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 all purpose flour, i made pav bhaji pizza and panner tikka pizza as you see in the menu of this link below.

    We used to often go to this place and have two of his specialty pizza’s. You can try using pav bhaji or panner gravy, bake it. Do not top with too much cheese, you can avoid it totally.

  18. ‘Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes or till baked’…now instructions like this in most recipe blogs make me feel so grateful that you, Shilpa, are so comprehensive and detailed with your recipes. You’d have mentioned temperature and an approximate period for baking.
    Some of the great things in life DO come free! Makes me wonder if your blog is ever gonna became a paid site too. I hope it doesn’t but even if it does, I bet u’ll still have loads of registered users.

  19. what is the proportion of fresh yeast to 1 envelope active dry yeast? last time i used dry yeast,it refused to ferment. love you for your dedication to this blog.

    Shilpa: Natasha, on the active dry yeast bottle I have, it is written
    2 and 1/2 tea spn active dry yeast = 1 envelope active dry yeast = 1 cake fresh yeast.
    I have never used fresh yeast, so I donÒ€ℒt know more about it.

  20. hi shilpa,

    just now tried the pizza it came out just as the pic!
    i didnt know the bread will be so fluffy! its so much better than using pizza mix.

    thanks for the recipe. cant wait to try the new recipe u have posted with white sauce!

  21. Hi Shilpa,
    I tried this pizza came out so well.My Hubby and my daughter loved it.
    Thanx a lot for your recipy shilpa.


  22. Shilpa, pizza looks yummy. I have a question though I tried the same recipe just different toppings and I did it with Maida. I made three pizzas and here are my results, first one was great to taste top was cooked great but a thin layer (top layer) of the base I felt was uncooked. I preheated the oven to 425 and then kept the pizza in the middle rack of my oven. Next time I kept it for half the time in the bottom rack and then shifted to the middle rack, well almost same result. My only problem seems to be that the base of pizza on top from inside is bit uncooked. So next time I cooked just the base for five minutes and then added the toppings and did everything else the same, well now the pizza was a crispy one but cooked so not sure what I am doing wrong, could you please tell me. I even made sure that the circle was thick base which is what I like. I do not like thin crust pizza personally.

    Shilpa: If the third method worked for you, continue same. I do that sometimes too. Just bake the base alone for 5-6mins and then add the toppings and bake again.

  23. Shilpa, finally a success for me. I made this pizza today again and this time, I kept the base a little thicker. Preheated the oven on 450 for 10 minutes then kept the pizza base with all toppings on the bottom rack for 6 minutes and middle rack for 6 minutes. And then when I removed it, it was just perfect. Also as I did not have much time for the dough to rise (I only had about an hour), I preheated oven to 350 for 7 minutes & shut it off and then kept the dough inside this oven for an hour, this made the dough rise in that hour very quickly and the result was the best pizza (according to my hubby). So thank you for all the tips and now this one will surely be a regular at our house.

  24. Hey Shilpa……….I started following you blog recently……very interesting veggie recipes…I enjoy cooking like crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!…..mmhh…..i loved the veggie Italian recipes(since I’m a vegan!! ;-)) and the directions to cook…. the pics making it tempting to try……kudos man….thanks for the yummy recipes……I’ve a question….for the Pizza is it mandatory to have a stone???cant we bake it in a Pyrex tray???……….I LOVED your pizzaa….cant wait to bake one..!!thanks……


  25. Shilpa
    The last time I tried to make a homemade pizza even my very greedy husband wasn’t tempted to try it. Yours looks really good. Was this a pan pizza base? Will definitely try this recipe after your excellent roti recipe.

  26. hai
    madam i am a kannadiga living in dubai, and i am happy to see some authentic kannada recipes in ur blog, keep up the good work
    yesterday i tried this particular pizza recipe, i followed every step exactly the texture came out well, only problem was i used the morezella chesse as toppings the cheese did not melt but it browned and became hard like sticks if you could plz tell me what could be wrong i use convection microwave oven

    1. I think the temperature was too high. Keep it on a little lower temperature, also do not keep it too close to the heated coils. Try on the middle rack.

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