Pizza

Pizza

Ingredients   
For dough:
2 cups of all purpose flour
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp instant yeast
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
¾ cup warm water

For toppings:
Pizza sauce
1 and 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp oregano
Toppings of your choice

 
Instructions  
·  In a large bowl, mix 1 tsp instant yeast, 2 tsp sugar, 1 tsp salt and 2 tbsp olive oil.

·  Add the flour and warm water. Knead well.

·  Let the dough sit in a tight container for 10 minutes.

Mix the dough 
 

 

Preheat oven to 450 degree Fahrenheit.
Prepare your toppings.

We chose tomatoes and pineapple.

Chop the pineapple into small cubes

Cut tomato into thin slices.

 
Roll Dough Cut the pizza dough in half. You can make two pizzas or save half for another day.

Roll dough into a circular shape.

Roll the edges.

 

Add pizza sauce on top and spread with back of a spoon. Pizza Sauce
 Enjoy Pizza Spread the mozzarella cheese on top and the toppings of your choice.

Heat in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Check after 5 minutes to assess how much time it might need. The cheese has to bubble for it to be done.

Enjoy your pizza!

 

Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice

Ingredients
·    2 cups of basmati rice
·    1 cup of coconut milk (canned coconut milk works well)
·    1 cup grated coconut
·    4 tbsp split cashew nuts
For the tadka (seasoning)
·    1/2 tsp ground ginger or paste
·    1 tsp mustard seeds
·    1 tsp split urad dal
·    1 tsp chana dal
·    3 dry chillies
·    1 or 2 green chillies
·    1 pinch asafoetida / hing
·    1 stalk curry leaves
·    1 tbsp oil
 
Instructions
1.    Cook rice in 1.5 cups of water and 1 cup of coconut milk. Set aside.
2.    Roast the cashews till they are crispy brown. Set aside.
3.    Prepare the seasoning:
a.     In a pan, heat 2 tbsp oil.
b.    Add mustard seeds and keep the pan covered till the mustard pops.
c.     Add chana dal and urad dal. Roast till they turn brown.
d.    Add the dry chilies, green chillies and the curry leaves and roast.
4.    Add coconut gratings and ginger paste to the seasoning. Roast until coconut gratings turn a light shade of brown.
5.    Add salt to taste.
6.    Mix cooked rice.
7.    Garnish with cashews.
8.    Serve hot. Enjoy!
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Note: You don’t have to be a Jedi to prepare this dish.