Sunday, 26 February 2012

Calzone



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 

Method :

(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.

(To Assemble)

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.



Enjoy !! 

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15 comments:

  1. Hi Sidra and greetings from California. I stopped by to catch up and say hello. Mmm! Your calzones look so good. I love Italian food. The pasta, the sauce, pizza. And of course, calzones. You provide great details, steps and photos. Bravo, Sidra!

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    1. Hi Mario !
      Thank u for stopping by !! :)
      I love Italian food as well :)

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  2. WOW...that qwas awesome recipe dear....

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  3. I love calzones..yours looking yummy.

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  4. wonderful recipe !! looks delicious !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

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  5. Love your detailed pic and recipe description. Very nice Sidra. Thanx for linking it up

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  6. hey....
    Your recipe is awesum, but kindly guide me how can i replace thyme and oregano?
    Tuba

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    1. Hi !!
      Thank u !
      You can skip these al together
      but i'd really recommend that you get oregano, it give a wonderful flavor and fragrance. Or you can buy italian seasoning as well :)

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  7. Sidra u r awessome !
    Love reading ur recipes n later tryng
    luv u

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  8. Hi sidra !! I love ur blog a lot !! N m really excited fr ur comeback! Cn u guide me which yeast did u use in this recipe? As i really want to make it!

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    1. Hi Maryam !
      I'm glad you're following me and making the recipes :)
      You can use any storebought yeast :)
      Hope this helps !
      Take care !

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    2. What i mean was, Is this instant or active dry yeast ? Cz both have diff procedures and quantities

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