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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

calzone-recipeCalzone may be  new to many, but it’s nothing but pizza made in different method. Pretty much same recipe as Pizza, just the technique is different. I made this last month for Kungumam thozhi magazine. I have seen calzone few times in cookery shows, but never tasted. Since this is my first attempt, I am not satisfied with the shape and looks. I can make this often, instead of making pizza. so will update sometime later with a better picture. Holiday season has started and I thought will schedule some from my drafts and try to do some new tried recipes if I find time Happy. I may not respond to your queries promptly, but whenever I get a chance, will sure reply.

Calzone recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Italian  |  Recipe Category: Snack/ Dinner
Prep Time 1 Hr dough resting time    |  Cook time: 15 mins     Serves: 3


All purpose flour / Maida – 1 & 1/2 cup

Instant yeast (refer notes)-  1 tsp

Milk – 1/4 cup

Water – 1/4 cup

Sugar – 1 & 1/2 tsp

Salt – 3/4 tsp

Oil or melted butter – 1/4 cup

Pasta sauce – 1/4 cup

Onion – 1/2

Capsicum – 1/2

Tomato – 1/2

Mozarella cheese, grated – 3/4 cup

Italian seasoning – 1 tsp

Chilli flakes – To serve


  1. In a mixing bowl, place maida, instant yeast, salt, sugar and mix well. Make a dent in the middle. Warm the milk and mix with water. Add the luke warm milk + water, oil/ butter to the dent.
  2. 1-mix
  3. Gather and knead well for 5 minutes to a smooth dough. Keep aside and cover the mouth of the bowl with a cling wrap or damp cloth. Warm place will be better, so that the dough raises well – For an hour.
  4. 2-rise
  5. Once the dough is ready, punch it down and knead again. Divide into 2 or 3.
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  7. Meanwhile you can cube the onion, tomato and capsicum. Fry onion and capsicum for a good flavour. Spread it thick into disks. In this disk, spread pasta sauce to one half. Over this, spread some sautéed onion tomato capsicum and on top of that some cheese.
  8. 3-spread
  9. Cover it with the other side folding the spread dough and seal the edges. You can smear little water along the edges while sealing,  to ensure it doesn’t open up.
  10. 4-stuff
  11. Press the edges well, either with your fingers or using a fork like I did. Repeat the same to make the other two calzones. Using a knife, make three slits to open the calzones from top, so that steam escapes as it gets baked.
  12. 5-seal
  13. Pre heat oven at 190 deg C and bake these calzones for 15 minutes or until golden, placed in a greased and floured baking pan. Calzones should be placed with enough space.
  14. 6-ready


    • Do not spread the dough too thick, as the calzone wont get baked.
    • I have used instant yeast in this recipe. If you are using other type of yeast like dry yeast, first dissolve 3/4 tbsp yeast in luke warm milk + water with sugar and let it sit for 5 minutes. If it froths and raises, your yeast is good and you can proceed with baking. Use the dissolved yeast in milk to make the dough.
    • The stuffing can be of your choice like sweet corn, paneer etc;

If desired, brush with butter to serve it hot. The stuffing inside will be hot, so be careful while eating.

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  1. Great!!! Looks yummy, I'll try to make.

  2. Great!!! Looks yummy, I'll try to make.

  3. Hi , i dont have a oven..how to cook in the stove?

    1. May be in a heavy bottomed dosa pan preferably a iron skillet, you can cook in low flame and see..

  4. Ya same doubt...i have microwave but no baking option...how to do this using microwave

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  6. I dnt no how to pre heat oven... And dnt no how to handle oven

    1. Refer my FAQ page also your user manual

  7. Looks yummy... Thanks for posting...can v use processed cheese instead of mozzarella cheese?

  8. Looks yummy... Thanks for posting...can v use processed cheese instead of mozzarella cheese?

    1. Yes, but mozarella is better than processed.

  9. Can I use a readymade pie pastry sheet instead??

    1. It will taste totally different. But its a good idea

  10. Looks so good.Can we skip the yeast part?

  11. Looks so good.Can we skip the yeast part?

  12. instead of baking them can v deep fry dem?

    1. Since there is yeast, you cant deep fry. Shape will not be maintained, also will not remain sealed.

  13. Calzone is one of my recent favorites.. love the taste! :)

  14. made this and was such a treat.my first hand on baking and was so tasty. thank you so much

  15. Calzone is perfectly made its mouth watering

  16. Hi I wanted to know if there is any other substitute to yeast... Because I generally don't keep yeast at home

    1. I have no other option to suggest you, sorry

  17. Should we use sunflower oil or olive oil?

  18. Can prepare a day before and store it in fridge and then bake it next day...will it taste good?

    1. You can try keeping the dough ready in fridge and make calzone the next day. You can freeze it and bake next day otherwise. You should keep outside, thaw and let it come to room temperature before baking.


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