when we think about pizza, our minds tend to gravitate toward places like Italy and the United States countries with long traditions of Italian immigration and pizza consumption. when we do this, however, we miss the much larger picture of the pizza experience worldwide, particularly in countries like India with billions of people and a huge pizza industry all its own. India is an enormous country with an equally enormous appetite for pizza.
Every food culture has depend on its geographical structure and availability of resources in their country. Countries are beginning to recognize how powerful a tool food is when it comes to spreading awareness about themselves through their cuisine and food shows. Food is, after all, a soft power. One of the best examples of popularizing a country through its cuisine would arguably be Italy, with two of its national dishes that have become an international phenomenon pasta and of course, pizza.
Types of Pizza styles in India.
The original pizza recipe is a basic flatbread with herbs toppings and tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese. but in their food culture, the availability of sources and spices the style of pizza changed.
- NEAPOLITAN PIZZA
Neapolitan or Naples-style pizza is a classic pizza with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil
- CHICAGO-STYLE PIZZA
Deep dish or Chicago-style pizza is a baked variant with a deep and dense crust filled with tomato sauce and toppings.
- NEW YORK-STYLE PIZZA
NY- style pizza is usually hand-tossed thin-crust pizza with marinara sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni.
- HAWAIIAN PIZZA
Hawaiian pizza is the most debatable pizza with a combination of pineapple and other savory toppings, such as ham.
- SICILIAN PIZZA
Originating in Sicily, this pizza is a thick-crust rectangular pizza with loads of toppings.
- DETROIT-STYLE PIZZA
Detroit-style pizza is square in shape, topped with brick cheese, tomato sauce, and toppings of choice. Its crust is thick, crispy, and chewy.
- GREEK PIZZA
Greek pizza is a Mediterranean-style dish with lots of olives, feta cheese, onion, and other colorful veggies.
- CALIFONIA-STYLE PIZZA
California pizza is a gourmet thin-crust pizza with non-traditional toppings, such as avocado, arugula, goat cheese, artichokes, spinach, and others. It’s often gluten-free.
- STUFFED CRUST PIZZA
Started by a popular pizza chain, stuffed crust pizza comes with a generous amount of cheese tucked inside its crust.
Indians have adapted to it seamlessly, so much so that Indianised pizza is part of local cuisine in several of our small towns.
The creation of Indian Pizza India has not simply imported the tastes and flavors of western style pizza, rather they have made pizza something all their own. Pizza in India is known for its unique toppings and flavor sensibilities, many of which are almost entirely unknown in other parts of the world.
Some of the most popular pizza toppings in India
⦁ Golden Corn
⦁ Paneer cheese
⦁ Chicken Tikka
⦁ Chicken Salami
⦁ Chicken sausage
⦁ Tandoori paneer
by Davana Foods