Pide and its various varieties are wide spread through Turkey,also known as Turkish pizza but shaped in the form of a boat. The base is a flat-bread of a similar style to pita, chapati, or western pizza crust. Toppings vary widely and include but are not limited to: cheese, onions, peppers, tomatoes, eggs, mushrooms, minced meat , and parsley.
Yield / Serves
2/3 cups warm water
2 cups wwf + more for kneading
1 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 cup yogurt
1/4 tsp salt
200gms crushed paneer/minced meat
2 chillies chopped
2 chillies chopped
1 large tomato chopped
3 garlic chopped
7 chopped baby corn
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp pepper
Fresh Basil leaves 2 tsp
1 whole egg per pide smaller eggs if possible so whites don't pour over
egg + water for egg wash
Grated cheese, basil for garnish
First, make the dough. In a large boxing bowl, add the water salt, yeast and sugar. Mix lightly with a fork to get all the yeast in the water and allow to rest for about 10-12 minutes until the mixture begins to get foamy.
Then add the egg and yogurt and mix to incorporate well. Then using a dough attachment, slowly mix in flour until a ball of dough forms.
Transfer dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for a few minutes until the dough is smooth and not sticky. Place in a bowl and allow to rest while you make the fillings.
To make the meat filling, add a tablespoon of butter drizzle a bit of olive oil in a large skillet and add minced meat/ paneer. Use a spatula to break it up and saute until just about cooked all the way. Then add green peppers and cook for 2-3 min
Add chopped tomato, grated onion, smoked paprika, Turkish red pepper (or regular red pepper) and tomato paste. Add chopped corn. Stir everything together and cook on medium-high heat until the liquid evaporates and vegetables are soft
Season with basil, salt and pepper and taste for seasoning. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Once dough has rested and risen to about double its size, cut the dough into 4 equal portions, rolling each into a ball. Preheat oven at 180 deg C
Use a lightly floured rolling pin to roll out one of the dough balls to about a 9 inch long oval and about an Ã¢â¦âº inch thick (not too thin). Spoon in the meat filling, leaving a border around the pide to fold in.
Use your hands to shape it to a long oval shape, crimping the ends. Then gently place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle cheese and chopped basil.
Brush egg wash over the border and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired. Use a small spoon to drizzle a bit of egg mixture over the meat mixture. Bake at 180 deg C for about 15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
For having soft egg pide, Bake pide for 6-7 minutes first, then remove from oven and use the back of a spoon to make a small well in the center. Add your egg and place back in the oven and continue baking 9-11 minutes or until crust is golden brown
When done, allow to cool slightly before cutting. Garnish with extra chopped parsley.
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