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Wholewheat Vegetarian Calzone – Day 9 of Baking Marathon

Days pass so quickly. Its already the 9th day of the Baking Marathon..

When I chanced upon Pavani’s
Wholewheat calzones,
I set upon making them immediately. After the first rise, totally forgot about
it as the kids needed attention, so we went out for a long drive, and I came back to a
rather smelly kitchen where the fermented dough had spilt over quite a but:((

But as
I had promised the kids a calzone, they were pretty excited about a folded
pizza (for that’s how I had described it to the EO) and she insisted I start
all over, and that she would help meJHubby
gave me weird looks as everyone was hungry, so I promised to make it the next

This must be one of those mornings when I made the dough as early as 3:45 am and by 6am, the calzone was ready to
be packed for EO’s snack box by 7. Thankfully it was a very sultry morning and
the dough rose very fast and we had a great time working with that so early in
the morning and EO was so excited to put in the cheese and I was shuttling between the camera, the oven & the morning breakfast… all looking harried !!! Whew !! I think am gonna remember that episode for a long time now…


In that hurry I forgot to take
final plated pics, so these are as rustic as they get. Tastewise it was brilliant, and
in hindsight I think it was good I made it the next day morning as I filled in
previous night Aloo-Gobhi (potato caulifloiwer) dry curry and it was an Indian
twist to the Italian CalzoneJ

I stored the remaining in the
refrigerator and microwaved them for the evening snack with the neighbour’s
kids who enjoyed it tooJThanks
pavani for this recipe, and am sure the fillings are so versatile, am planning
spinach and corn next time I make it !!

Baking Marathon Day 9 : Wholewheat
Vegetarian Calzones

Recipe type : Bread  (Yeasted)

Course: Snack / Main Course

Cuisine : Italian

Makes : 3 large sized calzones

Prep time: 30 mins | Standing Time : 1 hour + 45 mins 

Bake time : 30 mins (varies from oven
to oven)


  • Wholewheat flour (I used
    unbleached king Arthur flour) – 3.5 cups
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Yeast – 2 tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Warm water – about 1.5 cups
    (depends on the flour)
  • EVOO – 2 TBSP


  • Aloo Gobhi Sabji – 1 cups (or just
    about any sautéed veggies)
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Cheese grated – 1/3 cup ( I went
    easy on the cheese, but you can add as much as you prefer)
  • Pizza sauce – ½ cup (homemade
    Pizza sauce)
  • Dried herbs – ½ tsp



  1. Proof the yeast with warm water
    and sugar. Once it froths, add to a bowl where wholewheat and salt are mixed
    well. Make a dough and knead for 10-15 mins (the bread flour was so good, the
    dough came together in less than 10 mins). Rest covered for an hour ( I
    switched on the oven light and kept it for 45 mins).
  2. Once risen, punch down the dough
    and make into 3 or 4 equal portions. Knead for 4-5 mins more and rest them
    covered again (for about 45 mins).
  3. In the meanwhile, I sautéed the
    leftover sabji in a tsp of oil, checked for spices and let the mixture cool. Preheat
    oven to 180C / 375F.
  4. Roll out one portion of the 2ndrise dough into a thickish disc, spread the pesto / pizza sauce. Sprinkle sauce , add grated cheese and spread a small portion of the stuffing as shown.Top with dried herbs.
  5. Fold into half and seal the edges
    with a fork so the filling doesn’t spill out
  6. With a sharp knife, make slits on
    top of the calzone and gently place on the baking sheet . (Tip : Roll out the
    dough directly onto the baking sheet, and do the filling and folding to be
  7. Brush with milk – sugar mixture
    (if needed) and bake for 28-30 minutes. The 2ndbatch was done under
    23-24 mins, so you need to keep a watch.
  8. Cool for 6-8 mins and cut and
    serve immediately



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  1. Indian twist to Italian calzone… Such a versatile dish…

  2. You got up at what time?!?!!And then you made this!! Hats off, madame…My son's bus comes at 8:15 and I get up at 7:45. So you can imagine my astonishment, I guess :D. Btw, if you have a dough for rise and you cant attend it, you can refrigerate it. WHat happened to the overproofed dough? Did you make naan or something wth it?

    • Rajani ! It was only to prove to myself , more than the kid , not to renege on a promise , and it was a treat that they looked forward to and tasted good too ! I don't think I will attempt this early morning thingy again although it was unusually calm and nice to bake without any interruption..

  3. Suma Gandlur

    OMG! You woke up at 3.45 am to make these! Seems like the efforts paid off. 🙂 Your version of calzones sound yummy.

  4. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    3.45 AM for a calzone! These calzones should have been extra special to get your that kind of attention. I am planning on making this as well next week, but I had the traditional dough in mind. Now I am debating if I should go whole wheat 🙂

  5. Loved the usage of aloo subzi in you calzone. very yummy.

  6. MySpicyKitchen

    Phew, what a morning it must have been. I can never imagine myself going into the kitchen at 3:45 am to cook.

  7. The Pumpkin Farm

    i loved ur rustic pics and can imagine myself doing this early mornings as well…i am a last minute person by system …so these things happen to me all the time , u guys work out so neatly…i just about make something at times

  8. Priya Suresh

    Can see ur love for BM, its seriously very interesting to see how we are hooked with this group na.. Calzone makes me hungry.

  9. Varada's Kitchen

    Refrigeration retards yeast growth. Put the dough in the refrigerator the next time. Interesting use dry subzi. Very rustic result. Nice.

  10. My goodness — you woke up at that ungodly hour to make these calzones. But glad they turned out good and making them with and for the kids makes it always special 🙂 Thank you for the mention 🙂

  11. Nalini's Kitchen

    Omg 3:45 am you got up to make these calzone, made a healthy version using whole wheat flour..

  12. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

    Early morning baking is a bliss, not a soul disturb around. I used to bake late nights, when my boyzzz are in Mars!!! Calzones look superb,i too baked one for this BM. A Versatile bake!! 🙂

  13. vaishali sabnani

    Kalyani I too get up that early at times but definitely not to bake, i might draft a recipe or do some work related to BM! Great job on calzones, which reminds me to make some soon.

  14. I am speechless thinking od the time you woke up to make these!! Hats off to your commitment Kalyani! And love the rustic click of the calzone.

  15. I can't believe baking at such an unearthly hour 🙂 Kudos to the 'mom' in you 🙂 The rustic look of the calzones steal the day !!

  16. Looks super delicious..I am sure kids had a field day!

  17. My God! 3:45 Kalyani. My family would have thought I am crazy. What did you do with the overprooved dough? threw it out?

  18. OMG you woke up that early?This calzone looks yumm

  19. Gayathri Kumar

    Calzones look so inviting. Even I do this types of crazy things like kneading the dough at 4 am. But as kids are happy, we are happy too!!!

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