With this “Rajma Chawal Pizza”, I can say that fusion food is clearly my calling! I am stepping into the realms of food crossovers and it is resulting in some amazing recipes like this gluten-free, rice crust, curry Pizza with kidney bean toppings, in short, Rajma chawal Pizza.
Beans and legumes have a way of … er.. what do you call it? Over-produce themselves? What I mean is that, when you soak dried beans to cook them, the end quantity always takes you by surprise. Does it happen to you? Each time, I think “this should be just right for the two of us” and boom! 6 hours later, the beans have not only swollen but I think they might have done some naughty business there 😉 Because, I surely soaked enough for two but how on earth is the quantity, now enough to feed four or even six! Add them in a curry and, you can apparently feed a battalion! 😀
Recently, I made this delicious Punjabi Rajma and was left with more curry then we cared for. Don’t get me wrong. We never waste food. We don’t mind having the same thing for lunch the next day. As a matter of fact, we did. Rajma chawal (chawal is rice in Hindi) was shared and enjoyed for 2 consecutive meals. Thereafter, the foodie in us sought variety. Thus, the idea of rajma chawal pizza was born.
Take a peek on Pinterest, and you will soon realize that cheese and Pizza has taken over the world! I have seen quite a few variety of crusts on the internet and having dabbled with the (drumrolls please!) Quinoa Crust Pizza myself, I felt quite positive I could turn the rajma chawal into a rice crust, rajma chawal pizza.
I was pretty determined to not add too many extra ingredients to the makeover (apart from the cheese of course!) and the results? Well, it had an amazing flavor. The curry from the Rajma made an excellent replacement for marinara sauce and the kidney bean-red onion topping over a sizzling golden rice crust, all of which was enveloped in a lava of hot oozy cheese, it rocked my world! Except, for the fact that I had to use a fork instead of picking it up like a slice.
Now, I did not add egg for binding the crust and I used a questionable non-stick pan. You see, my good, food-will-slide-off-the-pan, pans were under a mountain of dishes. And, who does dishes when hungry?!! That would be super crazzzy! 😛
Nevertheless, every bite had a crispy crust, a flavorful sauce, luscious toppings and warm cheese, all the components that make an excellent Pizza…. A rajma chawal Pizza 🙂
So, read on folks, here is the recipe for:
Rajma Chawal Pizza