Who doesn't like Pizza? This recipe uses Chapattis for the pizza dough. And, it's so brilliant. By blending cooked brocolli and tofu, and spreading it over the Chapattis with your favorite sauce, you get a great tasting pizza that is healthy to eat. If you are not into dairy products, you can substitute the organic mozzarella cheese for your favorite vegan cheese.
Makes 3 individual pizzas
by Kumuda Reddy, M.D. and Linda Egenes
- 6 organic, whole-wheat flour tortillas or chapattis
- 2 cups freshly-made pesto sauce, or fresh pizza sauce, or 1 jar of organic pizza sauce or pesto
- ¾ cup broccoli florets
- ½ lb. organic tofu
- 1½ cups fresh organic mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup olives
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Oregano to garnish
- Steam broccoli and tofu until tender and salt to taste. Blend in blender until smooth. Set aside.
- In a separate fry pan, dry roast the whole-wheat tortillas about 40 seconds on each side over a medium heat.
- Make fresh pizza sauce with the spices. Set aside.
- Place three tortillas on a baking pan. Spread a thin layer of cheese over each tortilla and then place another tortilla on top.
- This makes a thicker crust and makes it easier to eat. Brush the top tortilla with olive oil. Then spread a layer of pizza sauce.
- Next comes the tofu mixture. Spread a thin layer of it over the sauce. Spread the cheese over the tofu mixture. Garnish with olives and a pinch of oregano.
- Place in a 350 ˚F preheated oven and bake about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Recipes excerpted with permission from the book Super Healthy Kids: A Parent's Guide to Maharishi Ayurveda by Kumuda Reddy, M.D., and Linda Egenes.
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