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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Paneer Tikka Pizza | Paneer Tikka Masala Pizza ( Home made from scratch )

Paneer Tikka masala Pizza

Paneer Tikka Pizza is a desi version of Pizza which is easy to make but might sound a bit complicated. I made the pizza from scratch so it was a bit time consuming but every minute spent was paid off.
Its been very long we had pizza so thought of making some home made pizza with Indian toppings. We have been avoid pizza for few months but it a joy to have pizza after a long time. Paneer tikka is a very famous Indian starter when you turn it to a topping is taste very delicious, I first had them in Indian Pizza hut back in chennai and was in love with them, after which I tried it a couple of times at home and we enjoy freshly made pizza a lot.. For my day 2 its Desi pizza :) .. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#46. Linking to Kids delight hosted by Mireille.

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Paneer Tikka Pizza

  Preparation time
   Cook Time
                                    Pizza Recipes
2-3 hr
  1 hour
  Pizza Base 
  All purpose flour - 2 cups + 1/4 cup extra if the dough is too sticky
Paneer Recipes  Warm water - 1 cup
  Salt - 1 tsp
  Sugar -2 tsp
  Olive oil - 2 tbsp
  Instant Yeast - 2 tsp

  For Paneer Tikka
  Paneer cubes - 1 cup
  Capsicum - 1/4 cup ( chopped)
  Yogurt / curd - 1/2 cup
  Tandoori masala pd - 1tbsp 
  Red chilli pd - 1/2 tsp
  Garam masala pd - 1/4 tsp
  Cumin pd - 1/2 tsp
  Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  Salt to taste

  For Pizza Sauce
  Olive Oil - 2 tbsp
  Minced Garlic - 2 tbsp
  Tomato Puree - 4 cups
  Chilli Flakes - 1/4 tsp 
  Paprika pd - 1/2 tsp
  Sugar - 1/2 tsp
 Tomato Ketchup -  4 tbsp
  Oregano - 1/2 tsp
  Basil Leaves - 1/2 tsp 
  Italian herbs - 1/2 tsp
  Salt to taste

  Onion rings
  Mozzarella Cheese
  Chopped Capsicum 
  Italian Herbs 
  Chilli Flakes


  For Paneer Tikka
  • In a bowl beat the yogurt , add all the other masalas- garam masala, red chilli pd, tandoori masala, cumin pd.
  • Mix them all together add the cubed paneer and chopped capsicum.
  • Mix till the yogurt mixture coats well in the paneer and capsicum.
  • Let it rest for 1/2 hour - 1 hour . Keep it in refrigerator  till needed.
  For Pizza Sauce
  • Cook the Tomatoes in boiling water , when they are well done remove the skin and seeds . Grind them in a blender and make a paste
  • In a large saucepan heat oil , Add  Minced garlic ,red chilli flakes,Paprika pd,Oregano, Italian herbs, tomato paste,basil leaves, tomato ketchup and cook them . Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat , and simmer  stirring occasionally. 
  • Cool the sauce and store it to use when needed.
  For Pizza Base
  • Dissolve the yeast in warm water, add sugar and leave it for few minutes till it foams and the yeast activate.
  • In a bowl add all purpose flour, salt and the yeast mixture and Mix them well till a sticky dough forms.
  • Keep on kneading till the dough smooth-ens  and it is not much sticky. 
  • Grease a bowl with oil and keep the dough in the bowl grease the top of the dough with oil and cover it with a cling wrap.
  • Keep the dough aside till 2-3 hours or till it doubles the volume.
  • Punch the dough once it doubles the volume.
  • Divide the dough into equal parts depends on size you want your pizza to be.
  • Roll  a part of the pizza dough to a disc keep the edges a bit thick.

  To proceed 
  • Preheat the oven for 15 mins, then place the pizza disc on a pizza tray to bake for 10 -15 mins at 350 F .
  • After 10-15 mins take out the base spread generous amount of the pizza sauce all over the pizza base.
  • Add a layer of mozzarella cheese , then add few chopped capsicums, onion rings and paneer tikka . 
  • Top it with little more cheese and bake it in the oven at 350 F  30-40 minutes or till the pizza base turns light brown.
  • Slice the pizza and serve it warm.

Home made Pizza from scratch


  1. Very innovative idea combining paneer tikka with pizza base. Looks so yummy!

  2. This is my favorite version of Desi pizzas..looks so inviting Manjula..

  3. Bookmarking this version its too yum to give up on.

  4. hmm thats making me hungry now manjula~~~

  5. Oh this pizza looks mind blowing. .wish could dig in.

  6. Wish get a super huge slice of this alluring pizza, drooling here.

  7. Indianised pizza. Loved this idea

  8. My favorite flavor in pizza...wish I could get a slice:)

  9. Awesome looking indian flavored pizza.

  10. I love the Indianized pizza and this one is the top in my list :)

  11. I just couldn't resist looking at the pic on g+...looks super tempting dear.. Very very yummy pizza..


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