Cheesy garlic knot bread /pizza

By shanobiju  

June 21, 2016

This cheesy bread is flavoured with garlic, red chilli flakes and thyme . I used cottagecheese ,mushroom,olives ,capcicum ,onion and mozzarella cheese for the topping .

  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Cook: 15 mins


2 cups All purpose flour

1 tsp Instant dry yeast

1 tbsp Sugar

1/4 tsp Salt

1 cup Warm water

1 tbsp Oil

Ingredients for the flavoured oil ..

1 tbsp Garlic paste

2 1/2 tbsp Olive oil

1/2 tsp Salt


1Mix garlic paste and olive oil in a bowl and heat it in microwave for a minute . Keep it aside and let it cool .

Direction for the dough..

1Mix together flour, yeast, sugar, salt and oil in a bowl .

2Add warm water and knead well .

3Knead well 8-9 minutes until it is shiny and elastic .

4Shape it into a ball , apply oil and transfer it into a well oiled bowl . Wait for the first rise .

5Let the dough double in size .

6Once it is doubled , gently punch and knead for a minute . The dough will be around 378 gms .

7Around 80gms of dough is needed for the base . (Cover the rest of the dough with a cling film and refrigerate ) On a floured surface , roll the dough into 8" round shape .

8Dust an 8 " round pan with flour and transfer the dough into the pan . I used a non stick pan .

9Apply the oil /garlic mixture using a brush .

10Using a fork ,prick several holes in the crust to prevent bubbling . Cover it with cling film and refrigerate .

11Take around 70 gms of dough and roll it into rectangle shape .Using a sharp knife ,slice the dough into 4"x 1" strips .

12Further slice each strip into two as shown in picture .

13Dust it with flour and tie it in a knot .

14Place it on the base and press gently with a fork . Leave some space between each knot .

15Apply oil/garlic mixture again .

16Spread the pizza sauce evenly and the topping of your choice . I used cottage cheese ,mushroom ,black and green olives ,onion , mozzarella cheese ,red and yellow capsicum . Sprinkle red chilli flakes and thyme .

17Pre heat the oven at 180 degree C for ten minutes .Bake for 12 minutes with top and bottom rod on . Take the pan out and brush garlic / oil lightly and bake for another 2-3 minutes until the top is slightly golden brown in colour . Brush it with butter liberally.


17 Reviews

Gayatri Pai

March 15, 2019

Looks so yummilious…all ur recipes are simple n well explained step by step…it becomes so easy for a beginner like me to follow the recipes with step by step pictorial explanation….thanks

Shano Biju

February 15, 2018

Thankyou so much for for the lovely feedback..Glad you all liked it SheelaπŸ™‚


February 12, 2018

This turned out amazing Shano! I would always love to try your recipes . Thanks for sharing:)

Shano Biju

April 18, 2017

Thankyou so much..your are very kind and encouraging..😊

Shano Biju

April 18, 2017

Yes can use same quantity..Proof it separately..Adjust the liquid accordingly..😊

Nisha N

April 13, 2017

very detailed explanation that any one can try !!!

Nisha N

April 13, 2017

droolinggg …u r amazing…I have a query..can v replace instant dry yeast with active dry yeast ? what will be the measure ? plzz do reply ..otherwise I will not be able to try d recipe

Shano Biju

March 21, 2017

Khushboo..I use Gloripan instant dry yeast..


March 19, 2017

This looks amazing..which yeast do you use?

Shano Biju

December 3, 2016

Nilisha.. I use 200 ml standard measuring cup..

nilisha agarwal

December 2, 2016

mam whts d standard size of 1 cup in gms plj.. i alwys get difficulty in dat

Shano Biju

November 9, 2016

Thankyou so much Nishida..
Your words are very encouraging..😍
Happy baking dear!!

Nishida Bijo

November 6, 2016

Very much inspiring to try baking.. and just can’t resist appreciating the way you have presented each recipe, with a brief informative description and detailed instructions. The font itself looks attractive. Feeling as though it is a blog from abroad!

Shano Biju

June 23, 2016

Thankyou Smitha for the kind words..Happy baking.

Shano Biju

June 23, 2016

Thankyou so much ..


June 22, 2016

Wow looks yummm.cant wait to bake for my boys


June 21, 2016

looks too good and well explained.

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