Sunday, March 17, 2013

Jasuben Pizza / Gujju Pizza

BM # 26   Day 1

Street food is always a delight, whether it's the kids or grown ups....we all love it. For this week of BM I have chosen to make street food and for Day 1 it is Pizza. Jasuben's pizza! Now you must have heard of Domino's pizza or Italian pizza, but Jasuben...No !

Jasuben is the name of a lady who started making home made pizzas here in Ahmadabad, she gained popularity and now people are crazy for this pizza. This is no where near the original one.The base of the pizza is crisp like a biscuit , the purée is as good as tomato ketchup and absolutely no exotic toppings.

After the purée is spread , some onions and capsicums are thrown in and the pizza is baked, cheese comes in later,The cheese is grated lavishly and if a new person gets to see this for it's hard to guess what the dish is. The pizza is totally covered with finely grated cheese and this is the regular cheese , and not the mozzarella cheese. 

The size of a pizza is like a Gujarati roti, and it is sold for RS 50/- I have captured some glimpses of this pizza center. And now let's get on to make this delicious pizza... 

Pizza crust

1/2 cup all purpose flour 
1/2 cup wheat flour
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp carom seeds
1/2 tsp baking powder
Salt to taste
Bind a semi soft dough.
Make balls from it.
Roll into small chapatis. 

500 gms tomatoes
1 large onion
1/2 tsp sugar 

1/2 tsp red chilly pwd
1 tbsp ketchup
Salt to taste
Blanch the tomatoes.
Peel them and crush them.
Heat a tsp of oil.
Add chopped onions and sauté.
Add the tomato pulp.
Cook for about 5-7 minutes.
Add salt ,sugar and red chilly powder.
Cool and blend this to a smooth puree'.


Chopped onions
Chopped capsicum
Grated cheese 

Assembling the pizza
Place the rolled chapati on a baking tray .
Apply purée.
Sprinkle the chopped onions and capsicum.
Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes.
Top with grated cheese.

And now over to the street.....

This pizza is really crisp and crunchy, the non baked cheese lends a unique flavor to it.It has no herbs , no exotic toppings, yet it tastes yum .
This Pizza goes to Kid's Delight , hosted at Simply Tadka.

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  1. Wow! this sounds so like the East-West kind of street food :)

  2. Ahh..I remember eating this and forever being in love with this sort of street food..

  3. I left India before pizza chains started there and now when I visit the homeland, all I crave is Indian food.:) And so really never explored the pizza varieties of India. This is a great fusion recipe.

  4. When I read about this in the BM celebration post, I felt I missed it.Now that you have posted it ,I can try it and home and enjoy it. Thanks a lot Vaishali :)

  5. Oh yum. Very tempting vaishali!!! A definite kid pleaser recipe! !!! Love that cheese mountain on top!!!!!:-)

  6. Jasuben pizza was featured on Fox Traveller a few months back....really liked the way it was made.

  7. Never heard about this super cheesy pizza, excellent and definitely a kid's favourite pizz.

  8. super easy and am sure its a kid's delight... look forward to ur street food treats, VAishali

  9. Vaishali, I am bookmarkig this...any avatar os pizza is a must try for my dauhter:-)

  10. I have had this at Baroda and it is definitely once in a life time to experience dish. Beautiful it is.

  11. I tried a version of this at Baroda. Stunning flavors.

  12. I remember this one!!! Wasn't it absolutely.super??? Goya make this soon!!

  13. I remember this!!! Day 1 at law garden, right??? Awesome it make it soon. Thanks for recipe and step by step..and you've recreated the street food effect.well.with n those coke bottles. You're simply too good!!!

  14. Wonderful name and a wonderful pizza too. So cheesy definitely a kids favourite...

  15. pizza is so universal..every country has their version and with all that cheese...who could say no?

  16. waw! never heared of gujju pizza. It looks so nice with all that indian flavours.

  17. This looks really delicious and tempting.. That overload of cheese is to die for.. :)

  18. Wow... mouthwatering and totally cheesy pizza love it
    Thanks for linking with my kid's delight event

  19. Super tempting pizza......can I have one plssss

  20. Wow super no need to proof its instant intresring .

  21. Woow, you remember my hometown..Looks super delicious..

  22. Wow!!that sounds delicious and easy to make...

  23. Such a yummy pizza recipe! New to me, but never really tried to explore any western kind of food when I go back to India on vacation. It was very thoughtful of you to capture the street food pictures!

  24. I left before Jasuben started this so next time my visit to my home city Apnu Amdavad surely try this. looks more like choice na pizza. do visit me too.

  25. Wow, Such an innovative pizza. Looks absolutely delicious. I love that cheese topping so much...

  26. Say cheeseeeee!!!! :) This looks so tempting. I should make a North India trip soon just for the delicious goodness. :)

  27. Indianized version of Italian pizza -- awesome. My son would devour these.

  28. You took me back to Feb 8th! Loved every bit of the time spent in Ah'bad and loved every bite of this pizza :)

    The coke bottles add a special touch :-)

  29. Vaishali - how many roti's from the dough you made? Just trying to get an idea of how big to roll.. Also, when you say Normal cheese and not Mozerella, what cheese is it?

    1. Rossini, the size of the base is just about the size of a saucer, you would probably get anywhere between 5-6 from a cup of flour. It all depends how thick you roll these.
      When I say normal cheese, I mean the brittania or amul cheese that we use for our sandwiches.