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Whole wheat Vegetarian Calzones is a simple or delicious meal or a party idea for your kids, which is loaded with veggies and cheese.

Whole wheat Vegetarian Calzones

Whole wheat Vegetarian Calzones is a simple or delicious meal or a party idea for your kids, which is loaded with veggies and cheese.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Kid Food, PartyFood, Pizza, Whole Wheat flour
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

Stuffing

  • 1 medium-size onion cut into julienne or chopped
  • 1 small garlic crushed and chopped
  • ½ cup bell peppers cut into julienne or chopped
  • ½ cup Tomato puree
  • Salt to taste
  • 5-6 Fresh Basil leaves or 1 teaspoon of Dried basil - one can use mixed herbs too
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Red chili paste - optional
  • Cheese as requires - I used a mix of mozzarella and cheddar

Dough

  • 1 ½ Cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ Cup Lukewarm water
  • 1 Cup Lukewarm water/Milk for kneading dough
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Olive oil

Instructions

Dough making

  • In a small bowl, add lukewarm water, yeast, and sugar.
  • Give it a quick mix and keep it aside.
  • The yeast mixture will take around 10 minutes to bloom.
    Bloomed Yeast
  • In a bowl of your stand mixer with hook attachment or a wide bowl add in the Flours, Bloomed yeast mixture and give it a quick mix.
    Making of dough
  • Now slowly add the milk/water and knead the dough.
  • Do not add all the milk/water at one go, as different flours have different absorption capacities. Add it slowly.
  • Once you get the dough all combined, knead the dough for 2-3 minutes in a stand mixer or 5-6 minutes by hand.
  • Try to form a rough ball shape. Add oil slowly to the dough.
  • Once you are able to make an elastic dough, let the dough rest until it doubles in size. (Around 1-1.5 hours)
    Calzone Dough

Make the stuffing

  • In a large pan add the oil.
  • Once hot add in the garlic and saute and saute for a few seconds until translucent.
    Making of Filling, Adding onion and garlic in oil
  • Now add the peppers and sauté for few seconds
    Making of Filling, sautéing the onions and adding peppers
  • Add the tomato puree and herbs.
    Making of Filling, adding the tomato puree and herbs
  • If using red chili paste add it now.
  • Cook for 2-3 mins until the peppers are slightly done but not soft.
  • Add freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste and switch off.
  • Let the stuffing cool.

Assembling

  • Once the dough is double in size, knead it for a min.
  • Divide the dough into 1 inch round balls. You can make big calzones too, But I prefer small ones.
  • Roll each into a 4-5 inch disk.
  • Now add the stuffing towards the middle.
  • Add cheese and fold it.
  • Press the edges with your finger to seal it.
  • I then used a fork to give it a design.
  • Pierce using a toothpick or a fork on the top so that the stuffing does not burst.
  • I slightly brushed the top with milk.
  • Bake it in a preheated oven for 15-20 mins until done.
  • Serve it hot.

Notes

  • 1 Cup = 240 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml
  • Baking time and baking temperature vary from oven to oven.
  • Vegans can use vegan milk
 
 
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