Katlama (Poor Man's Pizza) | How to make Katlama (Poor Man's Pizza)

By Zeenath Amaanullah  |  9th Mar 2017  |  
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About Katlama (Poor Man's Pizza) Recipe

Popular Central Asian pizza like dish, is mainly a big hit in Punjabi rural areas and Lahore. Basically, a street food and is a gigantic flat bread,covered in chilli paste and then deep fried. However I opted for a less oily version by shallow frying it. Fondly called as the poor man's pizza, it is sold in kilos and suffices a poor man's hungry family often. Try this amazing bread version to experience an economical pizza that too with a great taste and even the looks.

Katlama (Poor Man's Pizza) is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Katlama (Poor Man's Pizza) is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Katlama (Poor Man's Pizza) by Zeenath Amaanullah will help you to prepare the perfect Katlama (Poor Man's Pizza) in your kitchen at home. Katlama (Poor Man's Pizza) needs 25 minutes for the preparation and 15 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Katlama (Poor Man's Pizza). This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Katlama (Poor Man's Pizza). In case you have any questions on how to make the Katlama (Poor Man's Pizza) you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Zeenath Amaanullah. Katlama (Poor Man's Pizza) will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Katlama (Poor Man's Pizza)

Ingredients to make Katlama (Poor Man's Pizza)

  • Whole wheat flour 1 cup
  • Warm water 1/2 cup
  • salt a tsp
  • Nigella seeds 1 tbsp (optional)
  • oil 1/4 th cup
  • For topping -
  • tomatoes medium sized 4
  • red chilli paste 1 tbsp
  • Or, for the less spicy version, Kashmiri chilli powder 1 tbsp
  • salt 1/2 tsp
  • coriander seeds 1 tbsp
  • cumin seeds 1 tbsp
  • chilli flakes 1 tbsp
  • Red food colour a pinch (optional)
  • gram flour or besan 3 tbsp

How to make Katlama (Poor Man's Pizza)

  1. Mix flour, salt and nigella seeds in a bowl. Add water gradually and knead into a soft dough.
  2. Rest it for 15 mins.
  3. Now, for the making of the topping mix, take the tomatoes in a pan and add little water and boil them on low flame until tender. Cook until soft and the water is reduced. Cool and peel the skin.
  4. Add the peeled tomatoes, chilli paste or powder, gram flour and salt to a blender and whiz to a smooth paste.
  5. Heat oil in a big tawa. Dust a work top generously. Make a big ball with the dough. Roll it out into a 10 inch slightly thick round roti.
  6. While one side is cooking, briskly apply the tomato mixture on the upper side and sprinkle with crushed coriander seeds, cumin seeds and chilli flakes.
  7. Also, add the dried parsley if desired. I did that to make it tastier.
  8. When one side is golden and crisp, flip it to cook the side with the tomato paste. It takes around 2 to 3 mins for the plain side to cook and 3 mins for the side with the tomato paste.
  9. Yummy and delicious to the last bite. Serve it hot with lassi and salad.

My Tip:

Anardana and soaked urad dal is also used as a topping on this. Red food colour is optional. I did not use it.

Reviews for Katlama (Poor Man's Pizza) (7)

Sheetal Sharma2 years ago

so yummy! does it have to be this dark in colour?

Sonal sons2 years ago

WOW Zee...looks delicious!!..I hv never heard of this. ...

Bibha Sinha2 years ago

Yummy... I heard of it first time....

Jassu Sehdev2 years ago


Neelam Barot2 years ago


Manjushree Sooraj2 years ago

Very beautiful presentation and step by step instructions dear Zeenath ji :)

Priyanjali Joardar2 years ago

Looks delicious :yum:

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