Semolina Pizza Dough Recipe

My husband (because he is the one who bake pizza at home:)) wanted to try some variation of his old pizza dough recipe . He found couple of recipes online and came up with this pizza crust...The crust was perfect , crunchy and soft..we all loved it and already waiting for next time when we can get our hands on it again.:)


2 cups bread flour
1 cup semolina/sooji
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoons yeast
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tsp Ajwain

For toppings:-

Capsicum, Onion, carrot, Olives (thinly sliced)
Mix cheese 1-2 cup (or your choice)


1. Warm the water in the microwave. Make sure it is not hot otherwise it will kill the yeast.

2. Mix yeast, brown sugar, salt, oil and warm water together in a bowl. Leave it for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes you should see a froth appearing on this mixture. This indicates that yeast is active and it will do a great job on your dough.

3. In bowl put flour , semolina, ajwain and mixture from step 2, make this into dough. You may have to adjust the water or flour as needed. When adjusting do it 1-2 tablespoons at a time.

4. After making dough cover dough with some oil so that it doesn't dry while we let it to rise or you can cover it with food wrap also.

5. For best rising, select temp as 350F and bake time one minute, turn the oven off after one minute even if it says preheat. The idea is to create a warm environment for the yeast to do its work. Cover the dough with food wrap and let dough rest inside this warm place for 1.5-2 hours. The dough will double in size.

6. Since you have now at least 1.5 hours. This is the best time to prepare toppings. Also make sure you measure cheese 1 or 2 cups and leave it to thaw.

7. Punch down this dough and now form it into sphere. Grease the pizza pan with some oil and then put spherical dough in the center of pizza pan and form it into a disk. I do this by hands and not by rolling pin( you can use the rolling pin if you wish). Make it at least 12" large in diameter so make sure pizza pan is large enough. I use 15"X14" rectangle pan.

8. Let dough stand for 20 more minutes. Spread 1/2 of the cheese and then put other toppings and finally finish with remaining cheese.

9. Bake the pizza for 15 minutes at bottom most rack in oven at 450. Make sure the oven is preheated before you put the pizza in.



Nithu said...

Nice receipe. I have also posted veggie pizza recently.

Anonymous said...

Looks scrumptious!

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