Thin pizza on Skillet/Tawa

Tawa Pizza final2


These skillet pizzas are so easy to make and so good!  Plus, they are perfect for a family with lots of different tastes. For this particular pizza, I made a batch of easy pizza dough. For sauce, I used bell pepper, onion and then topped it with mozzarella baby corn and some cherry tomatoes.

Serves- 2-3
Preparation time-15 minutes
Cooking time-20-25 minutes (10-12minutes per pizza)
Waiting time-1 hour


For the dough:

  • Whole wheat flour- 1 1/4cup
  • Instant yeast-1tsp
  • Honey-1tsp
  • Salt- 1/2tsp
  • Olive oil-2tsp+for brushing
  • Warm water-3/4-1cup

For topping: (Quantity of each ingredient can be customised as per choice)

  • Pizza sauce
  • Low fat grated mozzarella cheese
  • Chopped onion
  • Chopped bell peppers
  • Sliced baby corn
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Salt- to taste
  • Chilli powder-1/2 tsp
  • Dried Italian herbs-1/2 tsp
  • Chopped fresh coriander- for garnishing
  • Olive oil- 2tsp


  • Place the flour, yeast, salt, honey in a mixing bowl.
  • Now combine oil and ½ cup warm water in a small measuring cup- add to the flour mixture and mix until a ball of dough forms.
  • Dough should be slightly tacky but not overly sticky (If necessary add a little flour if its sticky) and knead for 4-5minutes.
  • Grease a medium-size mixing bowl and transfer to bowl, turning dough to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and place in a warm until the dough doubles in size (~for 50- 60 minutes)

Meanwhile prepare the topping:

  • Heat oil in the skillet add in onion, bell peppers, baby corn, cherry tomatoes and sauté for 4-5 minutes/until veggies tender
  • Add in salt, chilli powder, Italian herbs, toss together saute for a minute- turn of the flame and set aside.

Tawa Pizza final1

For the pizza:

  • Once the dough has doubled in size, punch down the dough. place the dough on a floured surface and using a rolling pin, roll dough into a 9-inch round and using a fork prick all over the dough( pricking helps to prevents from puffing up)
  • Pre-heat the cast iron skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • Brush some oil on the skillet and place the rolled dough on the pre-heated skillet and cook on a medium low flame for 4-5 minutes or until bottom is golden brown (make sure the flame is medium low not too high or low) .
  • Once the is golden brown flip and brush some pizza sauce sprinkle the topping mixture, cheese and reduce the heat to low cover and cook for another 3 minutes or until the cheese melts. Remove the lid and continue to cook until the bottom is golden brown.
  • Transfer pizza to cutting board slice and serve hot


  • Alternatively baking powder, yogurt can be used instead of yeast.
  • Toppings can be personalised as per the taste.
  • Make sure to cook pizza on a medium-low flame and not to increase the heat; High heat cooks the pizza on outer surface and inner surface remains uncooked

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on February 7, 2015, in Indian, International, Main Course, Main dish and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 42 Comments.

  1. Loved it Chitra….You are a master in pizza 🙂

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  2. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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  3. I love pizza. These look really good. I have been making my pizza in a cast iron skillet.

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  4. Those pizza are beautiful!! Love the idea of a skillet pizza it looks so good with all those delicious vegetables. Love pizza.

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  5. Thanks

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  6. Chitra,
    That looks so good! I love the whole wheat dough and am going to try making this on tawa. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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  7. This looks so tempting. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I m gonna try this soon.

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  8. Chitra…I’m so happy we found each others blogs! I love your recipe ideas so much that I’ve nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! You can see all of the details here:


  9. pizza is one of my “naughties” I indulge in now and then. I never thought about making my own (so I can make it healthier) so will try this out thanks!

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  10. I love the idea of being able to make these on my Tawa. Thanks! It only usually gets used for Chapati and Naan Bread making. 🙂

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  11. Nice and healthy one Chitra


  12. Nice recipe dear…easy to follow..I make pizza but making on tawa is new to me..will try it out:)


  13. I love pizza and I love your creativity in making the norm so much more! Blessings to you my friend.

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  14. see–you did it again with those carbs. Looks so good!


  15. These are lovely ones Chitra. Bookmarking your recipe..


  16. What a great idea. Now my tawa will get used more.


  17. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    I never ever met a pizza I did not like! These sound delicious and I love baby corn.


  18. I love PIZZA ! 🙂
    Thank you for visiting ! 🙂


  19. I love pizza. This looks delicious!


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