The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of everyone’s lives. A regular day may now involve virtual classrooms & conferences, social distancing rules, and consumption of food that is almost always cooked at home. With restaurants shut during the lockdown, your cravings for gourmet food and world cuisines might have taken a backseat. However, this does not mean you keep ignoring your food cravings. Sometimes, you’ve just got to do some things yourself, even if those things involve making delicious, lip-smacking international dishes at home. And what better way to do it than by experimenting with flavours and ingredients on a pizza.
A pizza is the ultimate playground to experiment with flavours. During this lockdown, you can test your creativity by preparing some uniquely-flavoured pizzas right at home. Everyone knows how to make a basic Margherita or a Veggie or Chicken Pizza. To help you in your efforts, here are some expert suggestions to level up your toppings. From classic International flavours to recommendations stemming from the Indian palate, these toppings will have you making some deliciously unique pizzas for you and your family.
Nothing says rich and delicious like dollops of Butter Paneer gravy on a pizza. This dish is perfect for vegetarians to hog on. The milky paneer offers a subtle taste which slices right through the rich and spicy Butter Masala.
Chef’s suggestion: Drizzle some honey-chilly dressing over your Pizza slice before serving it.
Perfect for sharing: With your mom when you want to give her a break from cooking.
Brussels Sprouts with caramelized onions and Balsamic Reduction
Gourmet up your pizza with Brussel Sprouts, caramelized onions, and Balsamic Reduction. This combination has Chef’s Special written all over it. Try it out and expect some salutes to come your way.
Perfect for sharing: With your diet-conscious Dad.
Lamb Keema Matar
Lamb isn’t a very popular component among pizza topping. Well, it certainly should be, because a Lamb Keema Pizza is as delicious as it gets. The softness of the minced mutton and the delicious bite provided by the green peas, combined with gooey cheese makes for an unparalleled pizza experience.
Chef’s suggestion: Add a dollop of yoghurt on the pizza before serving it.
Perfect for sharing: With your little brother in-between your video game sessions.
Eggplant, zucchini, and bell peppers, together, combine to make a traditional topping combination fit for an artisan flatbread. There’s no reason it can’t work on a Pizza unless you’re a big purist when it comes to food. This topping suggestion is also one of the healthiest when compared to some of the ones suggested above.
Perfect for sharing: With your fitness-crazy sister.
Saag Paneer on Pizza; what’s not to love? The creaminess of Palak Paneer blends beautifully with stretchy, salty Mozzarella cheese. The resulting taste and flavours will probably have you cursing yourself for not thinking of this topping in the first place.
Perfect for sharing: With no one! Have this all to yourself.
Beans on a Pizza? It might seem unfathomable. Well, combine green beans with onions and mushrooms, and you’ve got yourself a Pizza packing a powerful punch of health and taste.
Perfect for sharing: With everyone!
The above toppings are ideal for throwing a Pizza party during the lockdown. With a topping for every family member, try these recipes out and expect some well-deserved praises from your loved ones.