Go Back
+ servings
Dabeli Pita Bread Pizza garnished with sev and peanuts on top
Print

Dabeli Pita Bread Pizza

Dabeli Pita Bread Pizza is an Indian fusion recipe. It's made with dabeli masala, spiced peanuts, pomegranate, sev, cheese & mini pita bread! It's delicious to taste and very easy to make. Add this snack to your holiday menu this year!
Course Snack
Cuisine fusion, Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 mini pizza
Calories 319.79kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

To make the masala peanuts

To make the potato stuffing

To make the pizza

Instructions

  • Cook the potatoes first. Then peel and grate or simply mash them using a potato masher.

To make the masala peanuts

  • Heat oil in a pan, add chilly powder, salt, and chaat masala (if using).
  • Fry for 10 seconds and then add the peanuts. Fry for 30 seconds till they turn crispy. Transfer them to a bowl.

To make the potato stuffing

  • Heat oil in the same pan and saute onion, ginger paste, garlic paste, minced green chillies. Saute till the onions turn translucent.
  • Then add all the spice mixes like Dabeli masala, amchur powder, chilly powder, asafoetida, and cumin powder. Mix and fry for another 30 seconds.
  • Now add the grated potatoes, sweet/meetha chutney, part of cilantro, pomegranate arils, and masala peanuts, along salt.
  • Lastly add the grated or mashed potatoes and mix it all together. Cook it for 1-2 minutes and take it off the flame.

To make the pizza

  • Toast or grill the mini pita bread.
  • Smear green chutney all over it.
  • Layer it with a generous helping of Dabeli mixture.
  • Arrange onion slices and pomegranate arils over them.
  • Top it with grated cheese and chopped cilantro.
  • Garnish it with sev, masala peanuts and pomegranate arils.

Notes

Instead of pomegranate arils, you can also use red grapes. Chop them and add. Add a mix of beets and sweet potatoes along with potatoes to make it more nourishing.
Feel free to add more cooked and mashed veggies and greens to the mix. Tone down the spice level if making for children. Add store-bought masala peanuts to save time making them.
Substitute for dabeli masala
If you are unable to find dabeli masala, you can quickly make it at home. It can be used in any other recipe as well. This recipe is just a quick fix.
Dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, fennel seeds, cloves, black peppercorns, cinnamon, star anise, dry red chilies, dry coconut, bay leaves, and sugar.
Then grind this to a dry powder and store it in an airtight container. You can leave it in the pantry. Use this in any recipe that calls for dabeli masala.
You may use garam masala if you really have to. However, the flavors will differ.
Different ways to cook pita bread
Since I have used mini pita bread to make this pizza, I toasted them in the oven. You can also microwave it for 30 seconds and use it.
Alternatively, you can grill them to get an earthy flavor. Another way is to cook it in a skillet with little oil.
How to store
Make the dabeli mixture ahead of time and store it in the fridge. It stays well for 4-5 days. It can also be frozen.
If you have some leftover pizza, cover and store them in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat and enjoy!
You can also freeze these pizzas for a couple of months. Thaw them overnight in the fridge. Add fresh toppings and then bake them in the oven for 10 minutes.
Alternate pizza bases
In place of mini pita bread, you can also use regular-sized pita bread. You can also use any store-bought or homemade pizza base.
Another fusion way is to use naan bread like I used to make Paneer Pizza or any other Indian flatbread like roti, paratha, or kulcha. Even a regular bread slice will work.
For a gluten-free and low-carb version, you can also use a cauliflower pizza base. Alternatively, you can also enjoy it as a stuffed sandwich or stuffed pav.

Nutrition

Calories: 319.79kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.86g | Protein: 11.15g | Fat: 11.43g | Saturated Fat: 2.47g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.42g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.87g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 3.69mg | Sodium: 1179.52mg | Potassium: 478.52mg | Fiber: 11.78g | Sugar: 6.89g | Vitamin A: 3629.02IU | Vitamin C: 8.49mg | Calcium: 117.71mg | Iron: 4.87mg