Calzone originated from Italy. It is shaped like a semicircle, with the dough folded over and stuffed with ingredients common to pizza.
Remember the Mughlai Malai Chicken recipe that i posted yesterday? I used the same chicken in the filling for this !
This recipe yields 2 Calzones.
So for my version of the Calzone, you'll need,
(For the dough)
2 1/2 cups of All purpose Flour
1/2 tsp of Salt
3 tbsp of Oil
2 tbsp of Yeast
1 tbsp of Sugar
(For the Sauce)
2-3 large Tomatoes
1 Onion finely diced.
1 tsp of freshly crushed Garlic
3-4 tbsp of Tomato ketchup
Salt to taste
1 1/2 tsp of Red chili flakes (adjust according to taste)
1/2 tsp of Oregano
1/2 tsp of Thyme
(For the Filling)
1 cup of Any type of prepared chicken (I used Mughlai Malai Chicken)
2 large Capsicum diced
1 large tomato diced
1 large Onion diced
1 cup of Mozzarella Cheese shredded
1/2 cup of Cheddar cheese
(For the Dough)
Mix Yeast and Sugar with 4-5 tbsp of warm water. Place it in a water bath (Boil water, turn off heat and place this glass in the water) Leave to froth for 5-6 minutes.
Mix flour, salt, oil and the yeast sugar mixture to make a soft dough.
Add warm water if needed.
Leave to rise for 1 hour.
(For the Sauce)
Blend tomatoes with a little bit of water. Keep aside.
Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a sauce pan. Add onion, cook till transparent.
Add freshly crushed garlic, cook till fragrant.
Add purred tomatoes...
...salt, red chili flakes, oregano, sugar and a little water.
When a little thick, add thyme.
Cook till saucy and thick.
Leave to cool.
Knead the dough a little, divide the dough in half. Roll out 1 half and place it on the baking tray in a circle.
Do the same with the other half, placing it on the other sheet. Leave for 20-30 minutes to rise.
Add the sauce , chicken, vegetables and cheeses on one side only.
Fold it over. I used butter paper underneath it, to lift it, as i baked both of these in the same tray.
Pinch in the sides so that the filling does not leak out. Make 2-3 indentations on the top.
I baked both of these together on a cookie sheet :D
Bake for 15-20 minutes in a preheated oven at 200 degree centigrade.
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