Friday 17 January 2014

For Tarts:
1.5 cup all purpose flour (maida)
a pinch of salt
3/4 cup butter
2 tbsp rajmanh
For filling:
Salsa sauce

For toppings:

1 onion, chopped
1 capsicum chopped
1 tomato chopped
2 mushrooms chopped
2 black olives sliced
grated mozzarella cheese as per taste
fresh or dried herbs(oregano and chili flakes)

To Make Tarts:
  1. Sieve the flour and salt together on a plate.Rub the butter into the flour with your fingers and mix well.
  2. Gradually add ice-cold water (approx. 3 tbsp) and knead well to make a stiff dough and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Knead the dough again, divide it into 10 equal portions.
  4. Roll out a portion of the dough into 4” diameter circle. Place the circle into a tart mould or tart case and press the circle gently around the sides of the mould.
  5. Prick all over the tarts with the help of a fork
  6. Place 4-5 rajmanh or any other pulse like chick peas in each tart.
  7. Repeat the process to make 9 more tarts.
  8. Arrange the tarts on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºc (400ºf) for approx. 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. Cool the tart cases and use as required.
 Assembling :
  1. Place the tarts on a baking tray.
  2. Spread 1 tsp ready made pizza pasta sauce(optional)
  3. Put the home made salsa sauce about a tea spoon in the tarts.
  4. Place the toppings on the tarts.
  5. Add grated mozzarella cheese.
  6. Bake the  tarts in a preheated oven for 5-10 minutes at 200 degrees C or till the cheese melts and become slightly brown in color.
  7. Sprinkle the dried herbs.

  1. You can use a ready made tarts instead of making a them.
  2. You can use any other toppings as per taste.
  3. Greasing of tart moulds is not necessary, unless the moulds are new.

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