|pav pizza exotica|
A great recipe for your cocktail party menu or can also be served as a party starter to your guests.
This is a very easy recipe, even beginners can give it a try. Most of the ingredients of this recipe are generally available at home.
I made pav-bhaji one day and was left with many pav breads, so the idea sprung to my mind, why not prepare them like mini pizzas that can be relished at tea-time or with a soup. These pav pizzas can also be served as a side dish to pastas or noodles.
You can even use hot dog buns or the burger buns in place of pav breads.
Serves - 2
Makes - 6 pav pizza exotica
Pav Bread - 2
Tomato (finely chopped) - 1 tbsp
Onion (finely chopped) - 1 tbsp
Capsicum (finely chopped) - 1 tbsp
Oil to brush the slices
Cheese grated - 4 tbsp
Ingredients for the seasoned butter -
Butter (softened) - 3 tsp
Salt - to taste
Pepper - 1/4 tsp
Mix dried herbs (oregano, thyme, parsley etc) - 1/2 tsp
- Cut pav into three thick slices horizontally.
- Mix all the seasonings into the butter.
- Brush a little oil on the bottom and sides of all the pav slices and the seasoned butter on the top.
- Bake these slices in a preheated oven at 200˚(400˚F) C for 5-7 minutes.
- Take the slices out of the oven and put a little amount of tomato, onion and capsicum on the toasted pav slices.
- Spread grated cheese over the topping and bake in a preheated oven at 200˚C (400˚F) for 10 minutes, till cheese melts and corners of the pav slice turn red and crispy.
- Serve immediately with chili flakes, Italian seasonings and tomato ketch-up.
Best Accompaniments : Chilled cold-drink or lemonade, pastas, noodles