Sunday, September 2, 2012

Spicy Cheesy Pumpkin Focaccia

When Kalyani announced this month's Magic mingle's magic ingredients pumpkin and chillies, initially i want to go for a simple dal based curry or a stir fry. But finally i decided to make a fantastic flavourful,spicy and super cheesy focaccia with frozen pumpkin chunks. Usually when its peak season of pumpkin here, i'll get them and back home, i'll clean them immediately and chop them as small cubes, i'll freeze them in individual ziplock bags for further use. This method is quite handy, very useful whenever you feel like making dishes like  soups,curries or simple stir fries with them.

I quickly pressure cooked those frozen pumpkin chunks without water upto 3whistles and used them in this focaccia by mashing with my fingers instead of grinding as fine puree. I spiced this super colourful focaccia with chopped red chillies, few crushed garlic cloves, chopped coriander leaves and topped with grated cheese. Needless to say this cheesy flavourful focaccia vanished very much easily and we enjoyed having them simply with grilled meats and salad for our dinner.



2cups All purpose flour
1cup Wheat flour
1/2cup Oats (grounded as fine powder)
1tbsp Active dry yeast
1tsp Salt
1/2tsp Sugar
1no Red chilly (chopped) or 1tsp red chilly flakes
3nos Garlic cloves
1/2cup Cooked & mashed pumpkin chunks
1/4cup Luke warm water
5tbsp Olive Oil (shaping,greasing)
3tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)
1/2cup Cheese (grated)

Mix the sugar, salt and yeast in luke warm wate, let them sit for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile take the flours,grounded oats in a mixing bowl, add the mashed pumpkin chunks, chopped red chilly or red chilly flakes,crushed garlic cloves,gradually add the foaming yeast and olive oil, mix everything well.

It will be stickly at this point, transfer them to lightly floured surface n knead for few minutes, until they turn soft dough..

Coat a deep bowl with olive oil, place the soft dough and brush with more oil, cover it and let it sit for 1 hour in a warm place.

After an hour,punch down and grease few drops of oil to the baking square pan, press the dough to flatten them, springle the chopped coriander leaves over the dough and let them sit again for 1 hour.

The dough will again rise,double in sizen now springle the grated cheese over the dough..

Preheat the oven to 350F, place the baking pan in middle rack,bake for 20-25 minutes or until the crust turns brown..

Serve them with grilled meats, salads.

33 comments:

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

this is a lovely idea and I can imagine the lethal combo of pumpkin and cheese

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious. love the way i can get pumpkin in my kids.

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Divya Pramil said... Reply To This Comment

Wow looks so cheesy and yum!! :)

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Rev said... Reply To This Comment

hey this is awesome. I have a new found love for pumpkin so would try this soon :)

Biny Anoop said... Reply To This Comment

wow priya i am sre if i give u plain water...u will makea recipe with it...gr8 nutritious recipe

Shabbu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious..yummy..
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Nammi said... Reply To This Comment

great way to feed pumpkin to kids. Very creative

Kadhyaa said... Reply To This Comment

never tried bakin with this combo...would love to try this one thanks for sharing :)

Princy Vinoth said... Reply To This Comment

wow lovely bread!! i love it!

Kalyan said... Reply To This Comment

looks so healthy & delicious...mouthwatering!

Deeksha said... Reply To This Comment

looks very tempting. Yummy.

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

wooow love the cheesy focaccia....

Kavi Foodomania said... Reply To This Comment

what a fantastic way to use pumpkins Priya!!! :)

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

This is all new recipe.. Cheese and pumpkin both are my kids favourite.. I love to try
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PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

lovely priya, looks super tempting!!!!

1-2Punch said... Reply To This Comment

this one caught my eye, very creative.

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Love love this idea :)) bookmarked it !

Srimathi said... Reply To This Comment

A very clever idea of use of Ingredients. Pumpkin and chillies would be a great combination. Sweet and chillies perfect combination.

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Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

this looks so amazing...definitely on my must try list!!!

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

Omg... Very innovative n fantastic recipe...

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Shweta in the Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing Priya, cant finish this on my own :)
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divya said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yumm.. Amazing and delicious...

Spandana said... Reply To This Comment

Love focaccia any time - breakfast or snack.
This looks delicious.

Payal Singhal said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely lipsmacking!

faseela said... Reply To This Comment

superb focaccia

Vanamala Hebbar said... Reply To This Comment

wow super...

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

amazing bread, have been meaning to visit and check on this since u posted..but....
.ah..what a wonderful bread..looks delicious!

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

I am planning to shamelessly steal this recipe for tonight;s dinner

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

mouthwatering pumpkin focaccia...!

Seetha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great Priya!

Srishti@ProlificCooking said... Reply To This Comment

Truely creative and looks yummy! I will try this soon, may be using some whole wheat flour!

vaish said... Reply To This Comment

Looks amazing! WIll try this out sometime soon. Was great to meet you at Bloggers Buzz. Loved your enthusiasm.