Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Stromboli (Veg)

Last year we had the 'stromboli' for the first time in a restaurant in Philadelphia. Click to read more on stromboli and its origin. On that day the options were minimum as we prefer vegetarian foods only during travel:) So while browsing through the menu this was very catchy and we enjoyed every bit of this spicy hot roll. I don't know what made me crazy for this stromboli, whether the tiresome travel or that unbearable hunger....whatever it may be, I became addicted to this :) From then on, I wished to create one myself and had tips from here and here. Thank you buddies!

To my surprise the process was very easy and I am sure any one can make a great dinner with this simple recipe. Wish to make this stromboli more often:)

Ingredients:
Pizza dough - to make a medium size pizza

Filling:
Spinach - 3 cups (chopped)
kale leaf or any other green- 2 cups (chopped)
red bell pepper- 1/2 cup
olives - 5
olive oil - 1 tbsp
garlic - 2 (crushed)
red chilly flakes - 1 tsp
salt - 1/8 tsp
mozzarella chesse - 1/2 cup

Heat oil in a wok. Fry the garlic and chilly flakes lightly. Now add the chopped vegetables and greens except olives. saute them with salt till they loose the moisture.

Let them cool. Add the cheese, chopped olives . The filling is ready.

Method:
Preheat the oven to 375 deg F.

Divide the dough into two. Take one and flatten the pizza dough to 3/4inch thick rectangle / oval shape.



Grease an aluminum foil and place the base. Spread the above filling leaving 1 cm gap in all the edges.


Gently roll and make a log shape . Place the log such that the seam faces down.


Make slits in the top using a sharp knife.


Spread some cheese (1 tbsp) over the stromboli. (Likewise prepare the next half dough too).

Bake for 15 minutes or till golden.



Take out, slice them into 6 inch pieces and serve hot.

Stromboli is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Serve as lunch / dinner with marinara sauce or tomato sauce.

Tips:
The fillings can be done in many ways with cooked meat, vegetables etc.
An egg wash over the stromboli before baking will yield a shiny crust. I didn't do the egg wash part.

23 comments:

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

hmm..delicious and mouth-watering..thanks for sharing:)

San said...

Iam feeling hungry now post a meal n delicious kheer.Healthy,quick n an alternative to indulge instead of sweet baked goodies.Tempting pics.

Priya said...

SUch a tempting veg stromboli, i have enjoyed them long back somewhere, thanks for sharing, will try soon..

Gulmohar said...

That's drool worthy...looks so perfect and yumm ,Viki..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

What an excellent vegetarian dish. Love it! Looks perfect! I so wanna bite of that!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Interesting.looks perfect

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks wonderful, very appealing dinner for sure' never had them before'..wanna grab a bit from ur plate.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and mouthwatering dish :-)
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Deepa said...

hey this looks so tempting..bookmarked..will try soon..thanks so much for the vegetarian version

Tina said...

Looks perfect and delicious...

Nandini said...

Mmm! So divine! I'd love to have a lot of bites from the stromboli! I can even smell them right now!

Gita Jaishankar said...

Stromboli looks awesome Viki...love your step by steps pictures...looks very delicious :)

Soma Pradhan said...

looks delectable..Very nice recipe dear

SathyaSridhar said...

Hello Dear,,, stromboli rombha nalla irukku naan restaurant la thaan saapturukken paa intha maadiri, unga recipe paatha apram rombha easy ah irukku inimel naane veetlaye seilaam poela irukkae...naan unga blog ukku aerkanave vanthurukken aana vino kitta pesina apram neengalum namma ooruthaannu theriya vanthathu inimel naan inga varamal irukka maaten paarungalen..

Devasena Hariharan said...

dont know what's a stromboli, but the pic and preparation looks interesting..

Cham said...

The stuffing with two greens and veggie are great healthy choice! Good one!

Babli said...

Stromboli looks yummy and tempting. I appreciate for your wonderful presentation with mouth watering pictures.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Vicky,
Hope you had a nice weekend....there are some beautiful awards waiting for you in my blog(current post). Please collect it.
Deepa

http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

Gomathi said...

A rare receipe for vege lovers...and mouth watering photos!
Thanks Viki!

Jaleela said...

விக்கி ரொம்ப சூப்பர்.

அருமையாக இருக்கு.(விக்கி பால கிருஷ்ன சரஸ்வதி பிளாக்கில் கமெண்ட் போட முடியல. உங்களால் முடிந்தால் தெரிய படுத்துஙகளேன்)

Ammu Madhu said...

delicious

jayasri said...

very nice, I would love to do this!!, I have some frozen pizza dough in my freezer!! looks gorgeous!

Monet said...

I can't wait to try this. My husband and I are always looking for new ways to use pizza dough. This will be perfect.