Calzone are a sort of folded over pizza like dough or turnover with filling, originally from Naples. Think of it as a baked sandwich and the filling is typically includes meats, vegetables or cheese. While Calzones are usually savoury and come in baked or deep-fried variations, but there also Calzones with sweet fillings which are served for dessert.
The name Calzone originally comes from the Latin word “Calceus” which means shoe. Today it is generally accepted that it means “stuffed stocking or trouser leg” supposedly because the Calzone dough swells up to somewhat resemble a stocking/ trouser leg.
While pizza is something most people love, it’s not exactly something you could pack for lunch. This is where the Calzone is a winner. Not only does it make good lunchbox fare or even great on picnics, the dough is easily made and the Calzone is very flexible when it comes to a choice of fillings to use.
Calzone may be filled with a variety of vegetable combinations of choice. Here, I used sautéed onions and paneer (a fresh Indian milk cheese) with bell pepper and cheese.
Onion And Paneer Calzone