Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Calzone is a baked turnover served with marinara sauce at its side. It is of Italian origin, but you may improvise by changing its filling. Today, I have kept the filling as true to Italian as possible. However, I will definitely try an Indian puff filling later. In short, there is no end to the variations you can concoct.

We enjoyed this as an evening snack yesterday, but it was quite filling. So much so that we didn't eat any dinner. Therefore, enjoy it as a one pot meal or snack but either ways you will not be disappointed. It's delicious.

On a different note:

Today is festive because of a pretty little girl,
she was born on this day a few years back.
Her stories and spirit she lends this blog.
She is Nami's daughter, I wish her a very happy birthday!

M- God Bless!


Pizza Base:

I have used the recipe from our blog given here. This will make 8 Calzones.
1. Leave the pizza dough to rise to double in size, approximately 2 hours and go on to make the filling


Chicken Breast - 1 big
Onion - 1 medium size
Tomato - 1
Garlic - 4 cloves
Peas - 1/2 cup
Capsicum - 1/4 to 1/2
Green Chilis - 3 nos (optional)
Seasoning - a generous dash
( Mrs. Dash Extra spicy seasoning)
Antipasto - 1/2 cup (this was a mixture of cured artichoke, black and green olives and bell pepper)
Olive Oil - 1 Tbspn
Cheese - 1/2 cup (mix of parmesan, Asiago and Romano)
Egg white - of 1 egg


1. Clean and chop chicken into tiny pieces
2. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions and saute, followed by garlic
3. Once the onions have become translucent add the chicken pieces and saute till it turns white
4. Add chopped tomato, seasoning, peas and salt about 1/4 tspn and saute
5. Keep the vessel covered and cook for 10 minutes or until chicken has cooked through
6. Add the capsicum stir in and cook for a minute and add the antipasto and stir in and remove from heat

Preparing Calzone

1. Once the dough rises, which takes about 2 hours, punch it down and divide into 8 equal parts
2. Roll each part into discs as much as you can roll out. About 1/4-1/2 inch thickness
3. Spoon in the filling, sprinkle over 1 Tbspn of cheese on one half of the disc.
4. Lightly apply water to the edge of the disc
5. Lift the other half over to cover the filling and edges of the disc meet. With a fork seal the calzone
6. Beat an egg white and using a pasty brush do an egg wash over the calzone
7. Bake in a pre heated over for 360 D F for 10 minutes or until the calzone is golden brown on top

Serve with marinara sauce as dinner or enjoy like you would a savory snack.

Contributor: Sunitha


  1. we love it (my husband and I), but never tried at home. So, will surely give it a try someday.

  2. wow...sooo tempting, wanna grab one!
    Lovely clicks
    Sinfully Spicy

  3. Amazing...Feel like to grab the whole thing Sunitha....Lovely cliks

  4. Awesome,feel like having all of them...

    Pushpa @

  5. I love calzone, and specially with munchurian filling in it. Yours looks greattt and agree with everybody, feel like to grab all of them :))

  6. Happy Birthday wishes to the little one !! ... Awesome clicks

  7. warm birthday wishes to the little one. love the calzone ...great clicks.

  8. Happy birthday to Nami's daughter, a lovely treat to your loved one, that's a great gift too

  9. Wow!!! Calzone looks irresistible! Yumm!!
    Happy Birthday to little Princess :)

    US Masala

  10. looks very tempting.I would love to grab and have it.

  11. Perfect master piece sunitha ,pretty much delectable dear.Nami will be really glad to see ur post.B'day wishes to her sweetheart.

  12. Birthday wishes to the little princess. Calzone looks delicious. Perfectly done !!

  13. Birthday wishes to the little one..Calzone looks wonderful..real yummy

  14. We love calzones as well...and have it for dinner cos like u said its pretty heavy:)

  15. they definitely look cozy and filling loved the filling!

  16. Happy Birthday to Nami's little princess! May God bless her with good health and joyful life. ;)

    Calzones make me terribly hungry now...too bad I can't reach 'em! :(

    Excellent shots as usual! :D

  17. Also convey my birthday wishes though I am a bit late. Hey! so what is the name of Namitha's daughter?

    Regaarding birthdays I never remember the dates and always have friendly problems... now thats my word... in normal english, problems from friends.

    Lets come to the actual topic. Calzone... appeared to me as if it is any movie like Greenzone... then I thought why Namitha or Sunitha are going to write about movies... read and undestand that it is something like a pizza. I went to Italian food fest long back at Travancore food court. I think it is run by Mohanlal(Malayalam Actor...We call him Lal ettan... oh! ok people call him)

    Italian food fest was good but I did not understand a single recipe there. Calzone appears nice, need to taste to see whether it is tasty... but when from the hands of the experienced, it is going to be superb.

    Coming back to birthdays, I always forget the dates. Now thats a practice from my childhood having problem with History and dates there. When did MG went for dandi yatra. In which date Nehruji saw a cockroach when he was in the cell... etc. etc.

    These are all regular problems. Once my friend took me to the hotel and ordered a cake. I asked what is the speciality and he said it is his uncles birthday. See how stupid I was. I did not think it could e his birthday and he baked me well the complete day for not remembering it. oh! Nostalgia... it comes when writing something on Sunitha's posts :)

    Keep well,

  18. Happy Birthday to your Little Angel dear.Calzone looks simply perfect.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  19. Thanks everyone for your wishes. Meenu thanks each one of you and a special thanks to Sunitha aunty. SHe was so glad and proud when she read the poem :-)
    @ Abhi : You are so sweet ! I think it's a man thing to forget the dates ;-)

  20. Happy b'day meenu,may god bless you with all the happiness in the world and may all your dreams come true, have a lovely day with your sure your mom must have planned something spl for you....and calzone looks so yum sunita..lovely pics...

  21. B'day wishes to the little kid! The calzones are very gobble-worthy and appetizing!

    Nandini's Food Page

  22. Nami... Happy Birthday to you lil angel

    Sunitha.. Lovely clicks.. Looks delicious..

  23. These calzone look awesome!
    And happy birthday to Nami's little Angel.

  24. Calzone looks too delicious!
    A very very Happy Birthday to a sweet little angel!

  25. My hearty birthday wishes ur little princess..droolworthy calzone and i never say no to this delicious bakes..

  26. wow looks so yummy n happy birthday 2 ur kidu

  27. Yummy calzones, love the filling! Happy birthday to your little one!

  28. I will try this one for sure!!! Happy belated b'day to my little angel:)

  29. Happy birthday to the lil angel...The dish sounds so tempting.....loved the snaps too....

  30. Me n sis love calzone but never had d confidence to try it out at home..But i think i will try out ur recipe..Looks delicious!

  31. Superb clicks as usual! This looks so very tempting..Belated birthday wishes to Meenu..


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