It was one of those days. I dropped my daughter off to school excited to have the whole day to myself. Two days out of the week she attends preschool from 9 am to 5 pm. These are meant to be my productive days, where I hole myself up with an unlimited supply of chai and coffee (it’s nothing if you can’t alternate), sit with my laptop and start typing with laser like focus to reveal a masterpiece. If only this were true. What actually happens after I settle down in my “office space” (i.e. the sofa with a giant arm rest that serves as a desk) is..well, Netflix.
Before you know it half the day has gone, the dishes are still piled up in the sink and I realize we don’t have any groceries. By the time I pick my daughter from school and sweet talk my husband into getting the basics from the store on his way back from work, I already know it is going to be too late to make dinner (I am notoriously slow at the prep work). So it is on days like this that I welcome a quick fix. This quick-fix came to me in the form of my Fairy Food-Mother Nigella.
Wasting time on Facebook as it’s benefits because I came across a newsfeed item with the recipe for Naan Pizza.
Like many desi’s even when there is nothing in the fridge, there will always be some form of roti. I was relieved to find we had a couple of extra packets of pita, an opened can of tomato pulp and Kraft pre-shredded cheese. What do you know, those were pretty much the ingredients I needed to make my family some Naan (Pita) Pizza. Since there wasn’t any time to run to the store to get Nigella’s fancier toppings, I used instead the following.
I set the toaster oven to about 425 F. While it was heating up I slathered some tomato pulp on the pita, covered it with shredded cheddar and mozzarella and sprinkled it with garlic powder and Italian seasoning. For my personal pan I added some chilli flakes for that extra kick. 5 minutes in the toaster oven and voila! Some ooey gooey delicious gourmet style pizza.
The best part is you can play around with as many or as little ingredients as you like and the end result is consistently divine. I must admit we were making naan pizza for quite a while because I just couldn’t get over it’s simplicity and zero effort required.
I am sure this tastes even more delectable on real naan instead of our “whole wheat pita” version. But do try it and let me know what you think. If you have tried it before which ingredients did you experiment with?
Disclaimer: Not a food blogger, but always looking for a great quick-fix so share away!