Friday, September 16, 2011

Calzones with mushroom , onion and broccoli {The perfect evening time snack}

Time flies so fast, It is just the matter of a wink...It was just yesterday that we were small kids going to school, chatting and chirping with so much energy that came from mysterious sources!....We had so much to talk to and so much to share....I was born and brought up in a small town of UP.....I have so many fond memories of that place....I think the place you have shared your childhood with, is the best place on earth for everyone....My grandparents also used to live in the same town and so every now and then we were visiting them.....There were a lot of cousins to play with...We used to arrange doll marriages and my grand mother happily arranged for the food for the dolls wedding...My aunts used to stich new cloths for our dolls....

And see now my kid is of that same age...Full of energy....Always ready to jump and always nagging to eat....
Coming to the today's  recipe....These Calzones are easy to make and you can make the stuffing of your choice....You can make the dough in advance and freeze it....Just thaw it to room  temperature before making and you are good to go....

All you need is


All purpose flour-3 cups
Active dry yeast-2 tsp
Warm water-1cup
Sugar- 1 tbsp
Salt- 1tsp
Oil-2 tbsp

Filling {you can make filling of your choice...This is what I did....}

Oil- 1tsp
Onion-4 tbsp {chopped}
Mushroom-4 tbsp{chopped}
Broccoli-4 tbsp{chopped}
Cream cheese-3 tbsp {you can use hung yogurt in case cream cheese is not available}
Mozzarella cheese-2 tbsp{grated}

Egg- 1{for egg wash}

Method of preparation

Dissolve yeast in warm water
Add sugar, oil, salt and mix
Add half the flour and mix
Add the remaining flour and knead the dough for 5-6 mins on a floured surface
The dough should be smooth and elastic
Cover and keep aside for an hour

In a pan , add oil
Add onion, broccoli and mushroom
Add salt
Cook covered for 5 mins on medium heat
Remove from heat and add cream cheese and  mozzarella

Pre heat the oven to375 degrees
Divide the dough in 8-9 equal balls
Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface
Put one tbsp of filling on the half of the rolled dough and fold the dough over the filling
Pinch to seal the edges
I used forks tines to seal the edges
With a sharp knife, make small cuts on the surface of the calzones
Place the calzones on a baking dish
Brush with egg wash
Bake for 20-25 mins till golden brown
Serve hot with ketchup
These tastes best straight out of the oven....You can make the filling and dough in advance and then the only job left is to roll and bake these goodies....You can also try whole wheat flour instead of maida which will make them healthier...BTW how is my blog looking with this new font?????????????


  1. lovely recipe and perfectly made calzones.

  2. perfectly made calzones...looks like you are into lot of baking these days :-) honestly, the new font is a little hard on my eyes...maybe coz im used to the formal fonts more..

  3. this looks wonderful deliciously done

  4. sounds ur perfection dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  5. Mouth watering...And, the font is good:)

  6. They are yummy & now I feel like having one..:)

  7. Just mouthwatering...the mushroom and the broccoli adds the xing to it for a perfect evening snack...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

  8. hi! so awesome.bookmarked with many thanks for sharing.. i must try these.
    this is really authentic and real great photo shoots... simply love these..cheers. have a nice day

  9. Very nice shots, Neha! Noticed u've changed your layout too. Nice!

  10. You said it right...reading your post just brought back some fond childhood memories...have never tried baking these at home....they look very inviting...I liked this new font.

  11. Remembered my childhood days reading your post...I remeber even we had doll bday parties & mom was in charge of baking an actual cake!!! Then the 'dolls' were made to cut the cake & sis & i happily enjoyed whole of the cake!!!

    These calzones look perfect & thats as easy recipe u have here...Bookmarking this..

    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  12. Hi Neha...following you back, thanks for stopping by and joining :) you have some amazing stuff happening i glad you dropped in

  13. I have to agree with you sis that its surely perfect and fantastic outcome.

  14. More baking recipes from ur blog. I like this one and I love to prepare for myself. BTW, I like the font which reminds me of my childhood and find little difficulty to read it.


  15. wow!!..let look perfectly done!!

  16. I posted the seven link game challenge post today, Thanks for making me a part of it!

  17. And, sorry for a late action on my part...

  18. Looks delicious and perfect.Nice clicks

  19. Hi Neha,
    There are some awards waiting for you at my space...please do stop by and collect them.

  20. have one great recipe after other. This looks so mouthwatering....!

    You have a great blog...I'll be following you and also adding your blog to my blogroll. Keep up the good work:)


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