Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Junk Food Made Healthy

All at our house love pizza and I usually buy a pizza base from market and make it at home. Some time back when I started having a regular supply of good yeast I started making the regular base at home too but I still wasn’t too happy with the fact that its all maida… So some days back when I was casually browsing TV I saw a multigrain pizza recipe on Active Cooking on Tata Sky

I loved the recipe and I thought its probably a must try…


The pizza is packed with the goodness of whole wheat flour, roasted channa dal, oats and soya… its an absolute delight… I agree it probably doesn’t have the lightness of a all maida pizza base but we at home didn’t mind it…. infact pretty much loved it

What I used


  • 1 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1.5 tbsp of roasted channa powder
  • 1.5 tbsp of soya
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 tsp of fresh yeast or 1 tsp of dry yeast
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • salt to taste ( I used about 1.5 tsp)
  • 2 tsp of olive oil
  • pizza sauce and veggies of choice for topping

How I made it

  • Mix yeast with lukewarm water and sugar. Keep aside for about 20 minutes for fermenting (I used fresh yeast and it took only about 10 minutes to look as it is looking in the above picture)
  • In a bowl mix all flours, salt and oats. Add the yeast mixture to the above and start the very healing kneading process…When I knead a bread I am actually transported to a different world… I forget all about my tensions and knead knead and knead for about 15 till till u have a nice smooth dough


  • Finish the dough with adding the olive oil to it and kneading till it is just about mixed
  • Cover and keep aside the dough for about an hour (pls note it will not double in size but still rise a little). Below is my dough after about an hour


  • Divide the mixture into 5 equal parts and roll it into a round of about 1/2 inch of thickness or more if u can the pan like crust


  • Add the pizza sauce, put some veggies or non veg of choice on top


  • Whats a pizza without cheese so add as much cheese as u like on ur pizza…


  • And bake in a preheated oven at about 180C for about 15 minutes or till done


U can also choose to blind bake the base before u put veggies for about 7 minutes or so I think next time I make this pizza I will do that so that the cheese doesn’t get overdone

And I am sending this to Champa’s Bake off (my second entry for the week) and YeastSpotting

Check out my Blogging Marathon buddies too  Priya Suresh,Jay, Valli, PJPriya VaasuAzeemaReva, AyeeshaVeena &Soumya.

33 comments on “Junk Food Made Healthy

  1. Life Begins
    January 12, 2011

    Wow..healthy Pizza…who would have thought so.
    We as family are in love with pizzas ever since out Italy trip…no wonder we went again on New Years.

    Absolutely fantastic to see such healthy version.
    But one stopper “for me” here… i hate kneading… 😦
    And secondly – i have never used yeast till now.
    Let me see when i get to do these two.

    • monikamanchanda
      January 18, 2011

      u know what bharthi I tell people pizza is a good thing to start with to get over ur yeast monster as it doesn need as much rising as a normal bread

  2. Krithi Karthi
    January 12, 2011

    Hurray.. healthy pizza… My DH is a big fan of pizza (meaning cheese), but I am not a big fan of cheese.. But I dont mind to make this healthy version for him…
    Thanks for the wonderful recipe… bookmarked…

  3. Deeps
    January 12, 2011

    This is just what I was looking for Mon. Thanks heaps for this recipe. This looks fairly easy to make. I will make it one of these days for sure 🙂

  4. Writerzblock
    January 12, 2011

    OMG, Mon, I just started working on the treadmill and now I see your post :-() Looks absolutely delicious!!!

  5. veena
    January 12, 2011

    hey i am bookmarking this:-)

  6. subhie
    January 12, 2011

    wow..healthy ..n yummy pizza..v inviting….thx for d wonderful dish!

  7. Srivalli
    January 12, 2011

    Wow wow know now how much I love pizzas..:)..once upon a time I too was making my own base..planning to start back..and this surely will be on my list..:)

  8. Sunita(Poppy)
    January 13, 2011

    Every single recipe of yours in to be bookmarked…!

  9. UmaS
    January 13, 2011

    Healthy yummyyyyy……u make me desire for junk food…. 😛

  10. Swaram
    January 13, 2011

    I luved this recipe on Active Cooking too 🙂
    Looks gr8 Mons 🙂

  11. Soumya
    January 14, 2011

    healthy and delicious….

  12. Soumya
    January 14, 2011

    healthy and delicious pizza…very creative…feel like having a slice now…yum yum yum!

  13. Soumya
    January 14, 2011

    yummy pizza,looks super delicious and healthy….

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  16. Megha Malik
    January 16, 2011


    Visiting your blog for the first time.. and let me tell you I am just impressed with this recipe!.. (I hopped in here from Bake off) and m glad I did. Amazing, thanks for sharing this recipe! 🙂 .. I hope to try this one.. not sure.. when, as i am too scared of working with yeast ;p .. he hee.. But i will since i love eating and baking Pizzas 🙂 ..

    Megha 🙂

    • monikamanchanda
      January 18, 2011

      thank u so much megha try this one as I said above pizza is one of the good dishes to overcome the yeast monster

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