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Paneer Calzone

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Gluttony is a Sin, isnt it?  And all those blogs out there are pushing me towards Sinning.  The more I see, the more I want to cook and blog about it. Within a few months of blogging, I have marked a lot of recipes to try from other blogs. A new gravy with egg, some side dishes for idli, cakes, fried foods, some biryanis, soups,chaat, chutneys etc etc.,

Apart from marking the recipes, I have some how linked ingredients to some blogs. If I see a vegetable in the market, I immediately associate it with blogs that give importance to organic foods, when I make some traditional recipes I remember the twists added to it by a fellow blogger and so on. But when I use Paneer(almost once a week I cook Paneer), I can only think of Sushma.

Few days ago,when I wanted to clear out the stacked contents of my refrigerator, this block of paneer and a pizza roll were sitting in front and were giving me the invitation. Instead of making a gravy out of paneer or a rice dish, I remembered a wrap Sushma had made and thought of making a Calzone. This is how my desi calzone(or pizza pockets) was created.

Ingredients: Makes 2 medium calzones

Pizza roll- 1 (refrigerated dough)
Jalapeno Peppers-2
Green Pepper-1
Red Onion- 1 small
Roma Tomato-1
Garlic- 1 clove
Tandoori Masala- 2 tsp
Crushed red pepper flakes- 1/2 tsp
Fresh Paneer Cubes- 24 cubes
Salt- to taste
Plain Tomato Sauce – 1/2 cup (without Italian seasonings)
Olive oil- 1 tsp
(You can add mushrooms, pineapple slices or other veggies as well)


Preheat the oven to 375 F.

Break open the pizza roll from the packed box. Dust the rolling pin with flour and slightly thin out the pizza crust(to elongate) and cut it into two equal pieces.

To make plain tomato sauce, you can place tomatoes in boiling water for few minutes till the skin peels off. Cool and grind to a smooth paste. Add salt and use as a sauce.

Finely chop the garlic and onions. Slice the tomatoes and Jalapeno into thin round slices. Chop green peppers into cubes.

In a baking tray lined with foil, apply some oil on top and slightly dust the pan(or use a non stick cooking spray), and spread one portion of the pizza dough.

Spread half of the tomato sauce on top, arrange the tomato slices, Jalapeno slices, green peppers, garlic,onions and panner cubes. Sprinkle some salt, red pepper flakes and tandoori masala powder on top.

Either make the pizza dough into a crescent shape(half moon shape) or bring both edges together and pinch them to make like a pocket. Repeat the same procedure for the other calzone as well.

Apply some olive oil on top and bake at 375 F for 20 minutes (depending on your oven settings). When the top of the calzone is golden brown in color, remove the pizza from oven.

Let it cool down for a minute. Transfer to a plate and slice and serve with any dipping sauce or as hot pocket as such!

This desi Pizza Pocket is my entry to RV’s Healthy fast food event, co-hosted by Sudeshna.

This desi Pizza is also going to Rahin’s Semi-Home Made Event.