I hate wasting any food. Be it leftover Dhandar, Lagan nu Custard or Sali Boti. While I understand that families can often get tired eating the same food (a popular scenario at my place give I often have left-overs from Bawi Bride Kitchen orders), I belong to the Waste not, Want not generation and try my best to give left-overs a makeover.
I probably learnt this from my mom who used to make all sorts of interesting makeovers such as Dudh ni Rotli, Cabbage Cheese Parcels and Amti ni Dar. While these are great, my fall-back option for any left-over is to convert it into a pizza. Why? Because everything tastes better when it comes with melted cheese!
Recently, I made a huge batch of Sali Boti when I had my kiwi friends over for my birthday. Being used to cooking for bigger quantities, I completely over-estimated how much they would eat and was left with a huge crockpot of the Sali Boti. After two days of eating it back-to-back, I could sense that my Sali Boti was about to become the orphaned child and so the Sali Boti Pizza was born! Here’s how you can make it at home too.
First, you will need to make a batch of pizza dough. I own a bread maker so I prefer making my own pizza bases as they are much healthier and tastier. You can always buy ready-made bases too if you are running short on time. I’ve listed the ingredients to make the pizza dough (according to my bread maker book) or you can check out Saee Koranne-Khandekar’s recipe for Veggie Pizza here which also makes a fabulous base – she is an expert bread maker so her dough recipe is a no-fail one.
Once the dough is ready, cover it with a damp muslin cloth or cling wrap and let it prove in a warm place for 30 mins (this will make your bread rise). Make 2 balls from the dough and roll it out on a pizza pan. Dust it with extra flour to prevent the dough from sticking.
Next, separate the mutton from your Sali Boti and shred it into small strips. This is best done when the mutton is cold as it’s much easier and faster.
Now, instead of your usual tomato sauce, spread some of the Sali Boti gravy on the pizza
Generously cover the Sali Boti with the mutton pieces
Top it up with a generous dose of Sali and whatever kind of grated cheese you like best
Bake it in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes until the cheese has melted. Top it up with some more Sali, cut it into 12 slices and serve it piping hot
To make about 12 slices you will need:
100 gm Sali
100 gm grated cheese
200 gm shredded Sali Boti mutton
4 tbsp Sali Boti gravy
For the pizza dough:
140 ml water
1.5 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp sugar
1.5 cups flour (plus extra while rolling out)
1.5 tsp active yeast