BREAD PIZZA- A Yummy Cheesy Twist


bread pizza

The last couple of days for most of us parents have been blissful, with holidays, traveling and relatives occupying the day. There was no school, and no added headache of what to prepare for breakfast or what to pack for next day’s lunch. With school now almost about to resume, all the headache starts once again; the early morning whining, the running about, rush in the kitchen and then off to school…….and we are sailing in the same boat.

Making it a little easier for you, are our list of recipes and foods that we have compiled over the last few months, which can be found at http://kidsdirectorybangalore.in/category/receipe-of-the-week/. Do go through the archives and when you are stuck for inspiration, rustle something quick with whatever you can find.

Today’s recipe, is a twist to the children’s perennial favourite ‘pizza’, the BREAD PIZZA. Simple to make and quick to rustle up, it can even become your last minute lunch box option if you don’t have anything else on hand. Learn how to make this, by following the recipe below.


  • Bread
  • Garlic
  • Black pepper
  • Dry oregano
  • Basil
  • Tomato
  • Cheese
  • Olive oil


1. Begin by slicing the bread into two and placing them in a baking tray. You can also cover the tray with aluminum foil and place the bread slices on it. Toast the bread in a preheated oven at 200 C for about 8 to 12 minutes or more, till they are lightly toasted and golden. The slices can also be easily toasted in an electric toaster or on a tava/griddle.


2. Next, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan and add finely chopped garlic and sauté for half a minute on a low flame. There is no need to brown the garlic.

3. Add finely chopped tomatoes to the pan and sauté them till the tomatoes soften. Finally, add black pepper, dry oregano and basil, season with salt and stir everything well.


4. Then add sliced onions, steamed corn kernels and bell peppers, even veggies like sautéed mushrooms, baby corn, steamed potatoes, cherry tomatoes and olives to the pan and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. The veggies need not be cooked through.


5. When the bread slices are lightly toasted, remove them from the oven.

6. Top the sauteed veggies on the bread slices. If you want you can also spread some butter/olive oil on the bread first and then top the prepared veggies, and finally dot the veggies with tomato sauce.

7. Sprinkle some grated cheese (amul, cheddar or mozzarella cheese) over the bread slices.


8. Place the tray back in the oven and bake at 200 C for 8 to 12 minutes or till the cheese melts or gets light browned.

9. Finally pack this Pizza Bread for your kid’s lunchbox or serve with red chili flakes, oregano and tomato ketchup for breakfast.

Source- http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com


SAVOURY LOLLIPOPS! Yes, you’re kids could get hooked onto them


There is lots and even more that has been said about packing for the kid’s lunch boxes. While many things are easy to do, not everything can be followed and most of them need  lots of prep. That is why, this delicious SAVOURY LOLLIPOP dish is a refreshing change. All it needs is Chickpeas to be prepped the previous day and everything else just comes together in a jiffy. Whats more, the way they look can get even the most stubborn eater hooked :)


  • 6 Ice cream sticks or wooden spoons
  • 1 cup boiled and mashed Chickpeas or Kabuli Channa
  • 1/2 cup boiled and mashed Potato
  • 1/2 cup chopped Spinach
  • 1/2 cup grated Carrot
  • 2 slices Bread
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper powder or to taste


1. Break bread into pieces and put it in a mixer. Grind it well to get fresh bread crumbs. Remove it and place it in a bowl.

2. Put the chickpeas/ kabuli channa in the same mixer and grind to a paste.

3. Mixed boiled and mashed potatoes with chopped spinach, grated carrots, bread crumbs, ketchup, salt and pepper. Add the chickpea paste to this and mix well.

4. Make balls & insert a stick in each.

5. Flatten the ball on the stick.

6. Shallow fry on a non-stick skillet along with the stick in hot oil until golden they become golden brown in color.

These delicious Savoury Lollipops make for a quick and healthy snack option for the kids lunch box. When you make them, we’d love to see what you do. Share with us photos on your version of these lollipops on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/kidsdirectorybangalore

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