For the second day Lunch recipes for Kids under BM#67, I have a fusion with Indian Roti and Pizza. I came up with Indian Calzone using wheat flour and regular method of cooking this on the stovetop. Since my kids love pizzas, I thought this would be a good choice.
When you are short of ideas to pack, these Indianised Calzones work out so well. With kids, even a slight hint of cheese makes them want to complete their lunch. I made this again for Konda's lunch as I wasn't sure my twins will like it. However, Konda enjoyed it much.
Calzone is a version of Pizza with the same ingredients. The outer dough is shaped as a Karanji / Gujiya and the stuffing is packed in and baked.
In this healthier low Cal version, wheat flour is used and the calzone pan cooked.
The other Calzone that I have shared is the Tricolour Bell Pepper Calzone a regular way. Calzone with Chickpea
Indian Calzone with Capsicum, Corn and Cottage Cheese
Makes 4 Calzones
For the Chapatis:
Wheat flour - 2 cups
Salt to taste
Water to knead
In a wide bowl, take the wheat flour, salt and slowly add water to knead into soft pliable dough. Keep it aside for 10 mins, while you prepare the stuffing
For the stuffing:
Paneer, crumbled - 1 cup (made from 1-liter milk)
Onion julienned - 1 medium
Capsicum, finely chopped - 1/ 4 cup
Corn kernels - 1 / 4 cup
Salt to taste
Red Chili powder - 1 / 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 / 2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/ 4 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Kasuri Methi / Coriander leaves handful
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cheese Cubes - 2 nos
How to make the Stuffing
Heat a nonstick pan, add onions, sauté well. Then add the capsicum, corn and mix well.
Add all the spice powders, sprinkle few drops of water and quickly stir well.
Now crumble the paneer into this mix and combine everything.
Divide the dough into equal balls. Dust well and roll out into 6 diameter discs.
Place a tbsp of stuffing in the centre, grate the cheese over it. Bring one side of the disc towards the other to make a half moon/ crescent. Press the sides with a fork to seal well.
Heat a Tawa with oil, place the calzone and sprinkle oil over it and cook well, by pressing on all sides.
Slice in half the and serve with sauce or any dip.
Normally pizza sauce is spread on the base; this tastes good without the sauce as well.
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