How To Make Pizza Pudas.

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I'm guessing most of you are thinking "I know what a pizza is, but what the hell is a puda?"
Well, pudas are traditional Gujarati pancakes made from gram flour (a.k.a. chickpea flour), yogurt and spices.

My family were pondering what to have for lunch one day and couldn't decide whether to have pudas or pizza. So my sister (Situp85) and I came up with this recipe for pizza pudas.


Gram flour (chickpea flour),
garlic, green chillies, ginger (crushed, finely chopped or paste),
salt, pepper, sodium bicarbonate,
oil (any low flavour oil such as sunflower or rapeseed will do),
any "pizza toppings" you like. Be adventurous with your experimentation. (Have a look at the photo to see what we used, we also added red chilli flakes).

The recipe is very adaptable and traditionally, ingredients are hardly ever measured in Indian cooking. Therefore there would be no point in providing quantities in the recipe. But as a very rough guide, ten heaped tablespoons of gram flour and a 425g / 15oz pot of yogurt make the base for around 25 to 30 pudas (15cm / 6" diameter).
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Step 1: Make the base.

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-If you are using any frozen ingredients, take them out of the freezer now..
-Carefully mix the gram flour and yogurt in a large mixing bowl, making sure not to leave any lumps.
-Mix in the garlic, ginger, chilli, salt and pepper, but NOT the sodium bicarbonate.
-The mixture may look too thick to make pancakes, but don't add any water yet, you'll see why later.
-Leave to stand while you move on to the next step.
Those look amazing. Wow! I would like 10 of those right now. :)
The Scientartist (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
kiura4 years ago
I love your easy to understand recipes. Keep uploading and we keep eating lovely delicacies. Kudos.
The Scientartist (author)  kiura4 years ago
Just tried making these today. Because I can't eat dairy, I tried using egg and some rice milk instead of yogurt. Do you have any suggestions of a better yogurt substitute?

Also I found these brown very quickly, much quicker than other flours I've used, so I have to cook them on the lowest heat.
The Scientartist (author)  DaveySprocket5 years ago
I'm not sure if it will work, but you could try soya yogurt like Alpro or silken tofu perhaps. In fact, ordinary water should be fine.
Whichever substitute you use, just remember to let the mixture rest before cooking (step 3).

I usually need to cook each side for 1-2 minute on a medium flame (gas hob).
There are a few factors that can affect cooking time, try using a pan with a heavy base.

I hope this helps and thanks for trying them out :).
I'm making these as I'm typing, they smell so good and best of all they are gluten free so my dad can have them. Thanks for putting this up here :)
The Scientartist (author)  LadyLambshank5 years ago
Thank you. Let me know how they turn out, hope your dad likes them.