Pizza recipe on tawa

How to make a pizza at home without oven

Pizza is said to be one of the most desirable kind of fast food which has received a huge popularity among the people irrespective of age. We all, especially kids love to eat cheesy pizza whenever we visit any pizza outlet. But every time going outside to eat pizza is not possible and so here you will come to know a magic recipe of making pizza at home. Yes, you can make pizza at home with the same taste and flavor your kids enjoy outside. 

Pizza is baked in the oven but there are many people who don’t have ovens in their house. This Pizza recipe is for those people who would like to taste yummy homemade pizza. So, let’s check out the recipe for how to make pizza at home without an oven. In this post, you will get step by step guidance following which you will definitely receive 100% result. 

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Pizza on tawa – a desi-way of cooking

In this blog post, you will come to know how to make a vegetable pizza without oven. For this, the pizza dough is made without using yeast. In place of that, baking soda and baking powder are used to bring in that same softness and taste. For pizza toppings, you can choose vegetables of your choice. 

Pizza recipe is a common as well as a popular snack across the globe. In India, it does not have that huge audience base like that of western countries but here people mostly consider it as a snack or light-kind of meal. Most of the Indian kitchens lack ovens and this recipe is only for them the bridge the gap. 

Check out the instructions for pizza recipe on tawa


Since this Tawa pizza recipe is simple as well as straightforward, still you need to follow a few instructions if you are a novice baker.  So, without wasting much time, let’s check out the instructions below –

  • Firstly, the baking instructions which you will get here can also be used for baking pizza in a conventional oven. This pan baking recipe is for those who don’t have an oven in their house. 
  • Secondly, the toppings for pizza can be selected based on your preference. However, it is recommended that you should stick to those veggies which can be cooked easily and avoid those veggies that require high boiling temperature. 
  • Thirdly, make sure you cook the pizza on low flame and do not rush with medium or high flame. 

Ingredients required for making this dish 

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For making pizza dough without yeast, you need –

  • ¼ cup of yogurt or cup curd
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoon of oil
  • 2 cup maida
  • ½ cup water

For pizza toppings, what you need –

  • Pizza sauce
  • Onion cubes into small species 
  • Sliced capsicum (small size)
  • Sliced olives (small size)
  • Sliced tomato (small size)
  • Chopped jalapeno
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • ½ teaspoon of chilly flakes
  • ½ teaspoon of mixed herbs
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese

How to make a tawa pizza 

How to make pizza at home without oven

Follow the cooking instructions properly 

  • Firstly, bring a large mixing bowl and put 1 teaspoon of sugar, ½ tea spoon baking powder and ½ teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon of salt and 2 tablespoon of oil. 
  • Secondly, mix it well until it turns a bit frothy
  • Thirdly, add 2 cup of maida or all-purpose flour into it and mix well
  • Fourthly, add water as required and knead the dough until it turns smooth and soft. Once it is done, grease with oil and keep it aside for at least 30 minutes
  • After 30 minutes, knead the dough again to make sure it is soft. Now make a ball of dough and dust with maida. 
  • Now it’s time to make a round size chapati which fits into the tawa
  • Use fork and prick. This helps to prevent it from puffing
  • Now place the pizza on the tawa and create a dent which helps the crust to fluff slightly
  • Spread two teaspoon full of pizza sauce on it uniformly
  • Add toppings using capsicum, onion, tomato, olives, jalapenos and so on. 
  • Spread 1 cup full of mozzarella cheese and other toppings such as chilli flakes, sliced onions, sliced olives, ½ teaspoon of mixed herbs and 1 teaspoon of oil from sides. 
  • Now cover the pan or tawa with a lid and keep it on simmer for 8 minutes till the cheese melts. 
  • The hot, freshly baked tawa pizza is ready to serve

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Frequently asked questions 

1. What is the secret to make a good pizza?

Answer: The secret to make a good pizza is flour. Yes, you can use all-purpose flour or maida for making pizza at home but if you are looking for a better whole structure or chewier crumb, then consider to buy high-protein based flour. 

2. How to make pizza crust crispy?

Answer: before putting anything on the crust such as pizza sauce, toppings or cheese, cook the crust into oven or a tawa for at least 3 to 4 minutes. It will make it crispier. 

3. Which is the best place to cook pizza?

Answer: Stone baking tools or clay oven is the best place to cook homemade pizza. 

4. Is it cheaper to make a pizza at home? 

Answer: Yes, baking pizza at home is a cheaper option than having it on outside. Moreover, you can add toppings of your choice and can add more cheese to it.   

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