Sunday, February 10, 2013

Paneer Tikka Pizza ~ its Indianised...

I am bitten my the bread baking bug. When I tried the Whole wheat pizza and it turned out to be "edible" I was confident to take a step ahead and try some variations with the topping dumping in loads of mozzarella cheese. So the first thought as any Indian would like to add, I added some paneer cubes marinated in Indian spices. The Tandoored paneer made an excellent topping to the pizza. Italians, a word, you need to know our spices.

Thin Pizza Crust topped with Tandoored panner cubes and ooey gooey mozarella cheese...
I have made this pizza loads of times but never bothered to click some pics and post them here. Truly, I wasn't left with any slices to click some pictures. The pizza was attacked by the whole family as soon as it was out of the oven. And I can't blame them when I make this for dinner... Tummies rumbling with hunger, anyone would jump in to have a bite when they see a cheesy pizza in front of them... And I would never have the heart to stop my family from eating my creation. So this time when I made it, I made it well before dinner and urged the family to have any early dinner and gave them a tall glass of oats smoothie at dinner time.

I am making my own pizza sauce these days as they are easy to make and more than all you get the satisfaction that it is home-made, made from scratch and free of preservatives. You can use store bought pizza sauce too...

~*What U Need*~
Basic Pizza crust
All purpose flour/Maida - 1 1/2 cups
Active dry yeast - 3/4 tbsp
Milk - 1/4 cup
Water - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1/2 tbsp
Salt - 3/4 tsp
Olive oil - 1/8 cup

Paneer tikka
Paneer cubes - 1/4 cup
Hung curd - 2 tbsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Tandoori masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Vinegar - 1/2
Salt - As needed
{Marinate the paneer cubes with other ingredients and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.}

Pizza sauce - 2 tbsp
Onion rings - 1/4 cup
Tomato rings - 1/4 cup
Panner tikka - As needed
Mozzarella cheese - 1/2 cup

How I Made it:
First lets roll out the pizza base.
Bring the water to lukewarm, mix sugar and add the yeast. Set aside for 10 mins till frothy. Mix milk, salt, oil. Take flour in a mixing bowl, add the yeast water and oil mixture to this and gather to a smooth dough.

Keep covered with a wet cloth till an hour. It would double in size. Punch down and make a smooth pliable dough. In a greased pizza plate, roll into a thin crust and fold the sides.

Spread pizza sauce, top with onion and tomato rings and then marinated paneer cubes followed by cheese. Pre-heat oven to 210 C and bake it for 20-25 minutes or until the top turns golden brown.

My notes**
** U can prick the base with fork to make sure of even cooking
** Use tofu to get an even healthier version
** Play around with the veggies in hand. Capsicum and baby corn would make great additions too...

Enjoy homemade pizza, hot and fresh!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. We are all pizza fans here.. also love paneer.. So this is the perfect pizza for us.. yummy..

  2. lovely tikka pizza, wish to have a slice.

  3. Hi Vimitha, your pizza look so inviting. Yum Yum. Wish I can have 2 slices. LOL

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

  4. In order to get this pizza we need to make it at home. Delicious Pizza Vimitha.

  5. Pizzaaaaaaaa.........I want too they r so tempting.

  6. I love pizza ........WOW Tempting
    Please pass me some :-)
    Today's Recipe
    Corn and Cucumber Salad

  7. seriously yum... can i have a slice pls???

  8. ah home made pizza with paneer yummy yummy

  9. superb vimitha...its so magical to see the dough getting its double size after sometime...wonderful recipe

  10. definitely a gr8 feast for pizza lovers, delicious dear :-)

  11. Vimi this pizza looks great im sure it tastes great too....

  12. Pizza looks very tempting..have to set my hands on bread baking soon :)

  13. Fantastic, Vimitha! I agree, the Italians have a stiff competitor. Nothing beats the awesomeness of Indian spices. Yummy!

  14. wow.. it looks so tempting.. tasty and delicious.. :)

  15. My stomach is growling....this is so delicious!

  16. this pizza looks tempting and absolutely delicious..

  17. Pizza & Paneer yummy combo,love to have a slice

  18. Healthy n tempting one..too indianised way of pizza,lot of flavors!!
    Love to see your recipe linked up in Flavors Of Cuisines-"Mexican"

  19. Looks yum, and of course Indianized sounds even better :)

  20. completely love it...bookmarked.. so wen do i drop to ur home.. for this whole pan one..

  21. Home made Pizza,looks quite tasty and colourful.
    Sai Padma Priya

  22. Home made is the best,delicious and tempting.

  23. lovely pizza with paneer..awesome.

  24. Pizza looks colourfull and impressive.

  25. Your Indian style pizza looks fantastic!

  26. Yum yum yum...that's so tempting. Luv it.

  27. I would like to grab a the

  28. Perfect pizza with delicious flavors! Tempting pics!

  29. Wow drool-worthy pizza, are you delivering these if so send me some sooooon ;) Looks so delicious dear!!!

  30. Pizza's always a hit in our house too.... I made one with paneer last week for the kids, but it didn't look as good as yours!

  31. Always love to have food in Indianized way. Fabulous pizza with paneer tikka filling.

    today's recipe:


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