Paneer Tikka Pizza

Paneer Tikka Pizza

Who doesn’t like Pizza?Who doesn’t like Paneer? I know very rare…

Everybody is pizza lover and when it comes to vegetarian option, couldn’t run away from Paneer.Tandoor Paneer or Paneer Tikka gives nice texture and taste to this Paneer Tikka Pizza.

We can get pizza base from the store because it is easy and cheap also.But, making pizza base at home is altogether fun and gives me the satisfaction of cooking and giving my 100% in the kitchen.

But, when I have to bake many pizzas like I did for my son’s birthday, I preferred pizza base from the shop.Just get good quality and fresh base.These base take only 5-7 minutes to bake in the oven if vegetables are roasted on the gas stove.So, making pizza in bulk needs little preparation.LikeI have all vegetables properly cut into cubes and toasted with olive oil on the gas stove with salt, oregano and chili flakes.Pizza sauce bottles are ready.Mozzarella cheese is ready.



When the party starts, I just layer one by one pizza with sauce, vegetables, cheese and put it in the oven for 4-5 minutes.And the pizza is ready.I tried few base on pan also with the lid on low flame.This also gives oven effect.We just have to check if the base has not burnt.

I always prefer to have some drink with soda whenever I bake pizza.Kokum Fizz is one of my favorite.Sometimes, just Sprite will also do.

Paneer Tikka Pizza is a must try for desi Indian flavors.While making this pizza, first make pizza dough and keep it to rise for 3-4 hours.Pizza sauce can also be homemade, but I have store-bought in my pantry.I have made Homemade Basil Pizza sauce for my Veggie Pizza and babycorn and capsicum pizza.Then, cut few vegetables in cube shapes like red, green, yellow pepper, onion and olives.


For Paneer Tikka Pizza, we need to marinate paneer pieces with hung curd and few spices.Let it rest for 30 minutes.I have used fresh homemade paneer.

You may be wondering why always use homemade, many reasons behind this.Basically, it is economic, natural, no preservatives, hygienic and gives us complete satisfaction.
Paneer Tikka Pizza Paneer Tikka Pizza

Paneer Tikka Pizza

Paneer Tikka Pizza

Ingredients

  • For pizza base
  • 1 and 1/2 cups All purpose flour/Maida
  • 1 tbsp Active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup + 1tbsp for brushing Milk
  • 1tsp. cup Water
  • 1/2 tbsp. Sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • paneer tikka marination
  • ½ cup curd / yogurt, thick
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 15 cubes paneer / cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp Pizza Sauce
  • 1/2 chopped Onion
  • 2 tbsp colored Capsicum, chopped in cubes
  • 1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. Oregano –
  • 1/4 tsp. Chili Flakes

Instructions

  • Pizza Base:
  • 1.Boil 1/2 cup water and keep it aside. When it become lukewarm, add yeast and sugar. Let this mixture sit for some 10-15 minutes. The active yeast will start bubbling up in some time, means it is ready to add in flour mixture.
  • 2.In a bowl, add oil, salt and yeast mixture to the flour. Add little by little lukewarm water to this flour mixture to make a dough of it. Keep aside for 3-4 hours, so yeast will act on mixture and dough will become twice in size.
  • Marination of Paneer
  • 1.Whisk the yogurt in bowl till smooth and creamy.
  • 2.Add all spices-ginger garlic paste,cumin powder,coriander powder,turmeric,red chili powder,salt,lemon juice,olive oil and mix it nicely.
  • 3.Add paneer cubes and let i coat with yogurt and spice mixture.
  • 4.Add cut vegetables like red,green ,yello pepper,onion to this mixture also.
  • 5.Let tis mixture sit for 1 hr or more.
  • Pizza making
  • 1.After 2-3 hours, take a raised dough and put it on greased baking tray. Roll the dough till circular sides of tray with hand or roller.
  • 2.Preheat oven 210 deg c for 10 min.
  • 3.Brush live oil on pizza base and evenly apply pizza sauce or Homemade Basil Pizza sauce.
  • 4.Now spread paneer and yogurt mixture on this.If using olives slices, spread them also.
  • 5.Sprinkle mozarella cheese on the top.
  • 6.Bake pizza in the oven for 15-20 minutes till cheese has started to melt down and pizza base has cooked proper.
  • 7.Paneer and vegetables also gets cooked by then.
  • 8.Remove from oven and Serve Paneer Tikka Pizza with Kokum Fizz.

Paneer Tikka Pizza



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*