October 25, 2008
Eggplant Curry Pizza on a Pita
Why is it that as adults we forget to be like children at times? The carefree attitude, no responsibilities, being happy with little things that cross our way... and the most importantly - to laugh.
Ah, it was so good to be a child. Free from pressures, stress and all the lifestyle changes that come with it.
I am not asking everyone to leave their jobs or responsibilities and sit at home and fool around. But wouldn't it be nice to make some teeny weeny time to be children again.? That would be the greatest relaxation one could ask for.
Smile at small things that you wouldn't stop by to appreciate, and appreciate things (and people) that we would otherwise take for granted, and laugh with your loved ones like we were children again.
As we grow up, we need bigger and grander things to make us laugh. The little things that amused us as children don't interest us anymore. The small actions that we used to enjoy have lost its charm. Yes, the problems, the loss, the relationships, the rat-race all come as reasons in this rapidly changing world. The only question is "What is it that matters to me at the end of all this?" Tough, but me included needs to figure that out.
But for the meantime, there needs to be no reason, or a grand joke. Smile, it costs absolutely nothing. :)
I wouldn't bog you down with a heavy dose of cooking today after all that talk...
Let us keep it light and quick.
Pizzas and I go a long way back. Getting the pizza base from the store back home, and adding on cheese and toppings, and compensating the lack of a oven with a griddle, and by covering it up with a big pot to make the cheese melt.
You ask why the trouble? Well, the "pizza huts" hadn't started mushrooming yet.
And what else was a girl supposed to do, than make her own pizzas?
Now, it is a breeze, like this one. I used the Eggplant in coco-peanut curry as the main ingredient in this one. Worked like a charm. So, if you are having leftovers of curries, and masalas, now you know what to do!
Eggplant Curry Pizza
For the masala recipe: Click here
For the pizza base: Use a ready made whole wheat pizza crust, or a pita bread. I used a whole grain pita.
Pizza sauce - Just enough to smear on the base
Potato slices - Baked or microwaved with a little salt (optional)
Part skim mozzarella cheese - To sprinkle on top, you could do heavy or light as you prefer.
Red pepper flakes - To season
Preheat oven to 425F.
Smear the pizza base with the sauce lightly.
Top with the eggplant masala and place a few potato slices on top.
Sprinkle with cheese and red pepper flakes.
Bake it off at 425F till the cheese is bubbly and lightly brown.
Take it off the sheet and dig in. As simple as that.
Thanks Ramya for passing on the "Hard Working Food Blogger Award" and for thinking of me.