Sunday, March 15, 2009

Indian Style Calzone-Cheesy N Spicy

A calzone (in Italian "stocking" or "trouser" or "drooping sack" or "hanging fold"), sometimes referred to as an italian sac, is an Italian turnover made from pizza dough and stuffed with cheese (usually mozzarella cheese and Ricotta, but some varieties contain Parmesan, Provolone, or a locally substituted cheese), ham or salami, vegetables, or a variety of other stuffings. It often contains an egg, the yolk of which should be runny. It is typically served with marinara sauce on the side for dipping, or topped with garlic and parsley infused olive oil. The dough is folded over, sealed on one edge, salted, then fried.Sandwich-sized calzone are often sold at Italian lunch counters or by street vendors because they are easy to eat while standing or walking. I prepared calzone with our indian style stuffed with spiced potato n green peas masala with grated cheese n used store bought pizza dough..its really quite easy n delicious lunch with salad also prefect for dinner with simple soup...Kids will love this cheesy indian style Calzone..this cheesy italian sac goes to Cooking For Kids-Potato guest hosted by Deepa Hari of Simple Home Cooking, event started by Sharmi..

Potato N Green PeasMasala
1cup Potato (pieces)
1/2cup Green peas
1no Onion (Chopped)
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
1/4tsp Fennel seedpowder
2tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)

Heat oil, add the chopped onion with fennel seed powder, saute until they turns add the potato pieces, green peas with garam masala powder, red chilly powder with enough salt ,stir everything fo a while n springle some water, cook in simmer with lid closed..once the oil get separated, add the chopped coriander leaves n put off the stove..keep aside n let them cool..

Assembling the Calzone:
1no Pizza dough
1/2cup Grated cheese
few drops of Oil

Preheat the over to 350F..Place the potato-green peas masala to half of the dough, springle the grated cheese over the masala, fold the another half over the masala n give a press to the pizza dough with fingers r with fork..brush the unbaked calzone with few drops of oil..Bake the calzone for 20 minutes..

Serve hot with salad r soup!!!


Shivali said... Reply To This Comment

I love calzone.Never tried it at home.Spicy n indian style will make it more delicious.

Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy, it sounds delicious and love the Indian flavours in it.

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. great idea... enaku yen idhelam thona matengudhu?? lol... u r very creative priya.

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yum Priya..:) got some Indian touch na..Like our Paratha's..:D

sathya said... Reply To This Comment

yummy calzone priya, looks delicious .

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Look like a huge baked samosa :) Good Priya!

Gita Jaishankar said... Reply To This Comment

Wow spicy potato and peas stuffing in a calzone...way to go Priya :) They look so delicious...

VIDYA VENKY said... Reply To This Comment

hey priya,

lovely post..iam so addicted to ur blog i almost log in atleast 2-3 times a day into ur blog....wooowwww lovely blog...keep up the gud work

Preety said... Reply To This Comment

i love cal zones , i was also thinking to make sometime at home..souds easy enough to give a try

Raks said... Reply To This Comment

Calzone is new to me,looks so cheezy indeed:)

Anisheetu said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a nice one... i have never tried it... but looking at the pic my mouth is watering.... :)

Saritha said... Reply To This Comment

loved the stuffing priya.looks yummy

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Picture makes me drool dear...what a fantastic idea..

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

wow priya that a delicious change so creative

LifenSpice said... Reply To This Comment

Calzone looks yummy..i love anything with cheese in it:)

Chutneytales said... Reply To This Comment

Calzone looks yummy..Having some pizza dough ..Will give it a shot!

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

looking yummy dear.......

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

That calzone with all that cheese looks was my new year resolution to stay from pizzas at least for 1year...have stuck to it until now...but such posts really tempt me.

Deepa Hari said... Reply To This Comment

Calzone looks delicious...never made it at home...Like ur recipe...Good one...Thank you Priya.

Jaishree Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Calzone looks delicious.You r very creativePriya.. Love all your recepies dear:)