Monday, May 19, 2008

vegetable calzones


this is what's been cooking, i mean baking in my kitchen lately. the top two pics are of the veggie and goat cheese calzones made with my whole wheat dough recipe, and the bottom is the pizza i made the next night with the leftover dough.
i used my basic and extremely versatile recipe which includes: 3 cups whole wheat flour, salt, olive oil, sugar, yeast and yogurt or milk to knead with.
this dough is remarkably forgiving and tasty. when you're low on time as i always am, it's a life saver. make a double batch and then you can keep churning out different dishes all week.
i've stuffed mine with sauteed red & yellow bell peppers, chard, olives, sundried tomatoes, onions and a mixture of goat cheese and mozzarella with fresh basil.
here's my method: take small rounds of dough about tennis ball size and roll into a small circle, add pizza sauce or marinara sauce and your toppings, fold over and pinch to seal. prick with a fork and bake in a preheated oven at 400 deg for 20-30 min.
Notes: if you're vegan, substitute with soy cheese or even a tablespoon or two of tofuetti.

17 comments:

Uma said...

the vegetable calzones look so gorgeous and mouth-watering, Alpa! Thanks for the lovely recipe.

Reg. Garooda on my blog, I actually got the original recipe from Pooja's blog. You can get the recipe here:
http://creativepooja.blogspot.com/2006/10/ghaaroda-my-diwali-treatmy-submission.html

Thanks you liked it. Let me know if you need any more info.

Swati Raman Garg said...

u crazyyy u actually made calzone at ur place :( when will i learn from u guys...:( ok its my staple order from dominos.. and i simply love it and urs looks perfectooo

Mansi Desai said...

they look delicious Alpa, my only problem is I can't finish one by myself:)D

Madhuram said...

It looks good Alpa. If you are out of time, you can also use the refrigerated pizza dough for making the calzones. It comes out good.

Sangeeth said...

Alpa, very creative and mouthwatering recipe ....:)

bhags said...

the calzones look like a real neat idea for supper...sure gonna try them soon

Jaya said...

I am in love with Calzones, looks so delicious.
hugs
jaya

Aparna said...

The calzones seem to be bursting with goodness.
Pizzas can be real lifesavers, Alpa.

Alpa said...

Uma - Thanks!

Swati - Making dough is actually really therapuetic for me, so i guess i am crazy, LOL!

Mansi - Really? trust me, i don't have that problem, LOL!

Madhuram - Hi there! i agree, refrigerated dough works in a pinch.

Sangeeth - Thanks for visiting!

Bhags - Hi there! Let me know how they turn out.

Jaya - Thanks so much for your sweet words!

Aparna - Thanks, these can be really healthy if you use whole wheat and minimize the oils and cheese.

ranji said...

i was just thinking of making calzones the other day but my laziness caught hold of me...this is really delcious and helping me overcome my laziness...too good:)

Madhavi said...

Calzones my all time fav, looks delicious, thanxxx for sharing Alpa!!!

Shubha Ravikoti said...

Hey Alpa the Calzones look amazing.... kudos to u girl...:) Wheat flour seems like such a healthy option.. wasnt sure if the pizza, if made by wheat flour will rise well... and give a nice soft base?What is ur opinion here?...

Will surely try out ur recipe... the third pic really draws me towards it... I can literally smell it hehehehe...:P

Yeah first time on ur blog and its a gorgeous blog...:)will add u in my blog list Do visit my blog too...

Divya Vikram said...

The calzones look amazing..great that u made it at home..have never tried them at home

LisaRene said...

Yum! The curst looks beautiful, I'm certain they were very tasty :) Yogurt is a nice addition to the dough, makes me think of naan.

Gillian said...

Alpa
!!!!
I am in LOVE with your blog! Thank you for visiting me and introducing yourself. I LOVE FOOD. Now, I am bookmarking you, adding you to my links, and when I have time I will come back to read some more. Just know this, I will be trying some of your recipes!!! Yay!!!
xoxo

Alpa said...

Ranji - Welcome to my blog! I know what you mean, some days it takes everything out of me to step into the kitchen!

Madhavi - Hi there! Thanks!

Shubha - Welcome! Actually, I use 2 cups whole wheat & 1 cup white. This way, you still get a nice soft texture. Please do give it a go! Thanks for your sweet words and for adding me to your blogroll... I will definitely come visit :)

Divya - Hi! I promise you they are super easy :)

Lisarene - Thanks! Yes, by adding yogurt, the crust will be a little more softer and pliable. BTW, this is the same recipe I use for naans :)

Gillian - Thanks so much for visiting and your kind words! I loved your blog too, so I've added you on my blogroll as well :) Please come visit again soon!

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