Indian Naan Pizza, Nanza

Indian Naan Pizza, Nanza

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In Indian naan pizza the base is made from the Indian bread, naan and topped with pizza sauce, vegetables and cheese. Hence it’s also called nanza or naaza.

With delicious toppings, seasonings, pizza sauce, and of course loads of cheese too, the Naanza turned out to be a multi-flavoured and multi-textured delight.

The colourful assortment of toppings gives the Indian naan pizza a cheerful touch, while the varied seasonings boost its flavour and aroma.

It is better to make this Indian naan pizza using a tava as it tends to get soggy in an oven. We have showed you how to make the naan from scratch, but you can also easily make this tava nanza using leftover naan.

You can shape the dough in different shapes like circle, square or triangle to make it more interesting to behold. The best part about the naanza is that it will be enjoyed by all your family members, young or old, so it’s one-dish-please-all!

Notes and important tips on making Indian naan pizza. 1. Combine the sugar and 5 tbsp of lukewarm water in a small bowl . Dip your finger to check for the ideal temperature, if the water is hot, the yeast will die immediately on addition. 2. Combine the plain flour, curd and salt in a deep bowl. Make sure you take a large bowl as the dough will double up in size and you don’t want a mess later. 3. Cover the dough with a lid or wet muslin cloth and allow it prove till it increases in volume slightly. This would take approximately 30 minutes. Covering avoids the formation of dry layer on top of the dough. 4. Spread 1 tsp of butter around the naanza, cover it with a lid and cook on a slow flame till it turns crispy and the cheese melts. Alternatively, you can bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 10-12 minutes or till the pizza turns crisp and the cheese melts.

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Indian Naan Pizza, Nanza recipe - How to make Indian Naan Pizza, Nanza

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 naanza
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Ingredients


For Indian Naan Pizza
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp dry yeast
1 cup plain flour (maida)
1 tbsp fresh curd (dahi)
1 tbsp melted ghee
salt to taste
1 1/2 tsp black sesame seeds (kala til)
plain flour (maida) for rolling
3 tbsp pizza sauce
3/4 cup sliced coloured capsicum
1/2 cup sliced and blanched baby corn
1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese or grated processed cheese
3 tsp butter for cooking

Method
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  1. To make the indian naan pizza, combine the sugar, yeast and 5 tbsp of lukewarm water in a bowl, mix lightly and cover and keep aside for 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Combine the plain flour, curds, salt, yeast-sugar mixture and melted ghee in a bowl and knead into a soft dough using very little water if required.
  3. Cover the dough with a lid or wet muslin cloth and allow it prove till it increases in volume slightly (approx. 30 minutes).
  4. Deflate the dough and remove the excess air.
  5. Divide the dough into 3 equal portions.
  6. Press a portion of the dough flat on a rolling board and roll it a little. Sprinkle ½ tsp of black sesame seeds over it. Roll out into an oblong of 200 mm. (8") 125 mm (5”) using a little plain flour.
  7. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and place the naan over it with the sesame seeds side facing downwards. Cook it on one side till it puffs slightly and then turn over.
  8. Cook it on the other side till it puffs a little and then roast it on an open flame till it turns golden from both the sides.
  9. Place the naanza base again on a non-stick pan on a slow flame and spread 1 tbsp of pizza sauce evenly over it.
  10. Arrange 1/4 cup of sliced coloured capsicum, few sliced onions and few sliced baby corn evenly over it.
  11. Sprinkle ¼ cup of grated cheese evenly over it.
  12. Spread 1 tsp of butter around the naanza, cover it with a lid and cook on a slow flame till it turns crispy and the cheese melts.
  13. Repeat steps 6 to 12 to make 2 more naanza.
  14. Cut the indian naan pizza into wedges and serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per naanza
Energy343 cal
Protein12.6 g
Carbohydrates44.7 g
Fiber2.8 g
Fat12 g
Cholesterol19 mg
Sodium376.6 mg
Naanza recipe video by Tarla Dalal
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For the Indian naan pizza base

  1. To make the Indian naan pizza base, combine the sugar and 5 tbsp of lukewarm water in a small bowl . Dip your finger to check for the ideal temperature, if the water is hot, the yeast will die immediately on addition.
  2. Add the dry yeast to it. Allow it to rest undisturbed. We have a video on the Correct way to activate dry yeast, you can look at it for tips.  
  3. Cover it with a lid and keep aside for 5-7 minutes. It looks like this after 5-7 minutes of resting. You can see a frothy layer on top, that means the yeast is activated.
  4. Combine the plain flour, curd and salt in a deep bowl. Make sure you take a large bowl as the dough will double up in size and you don’t want a mess later.
  5. Add the yeast-sugar mixture to the above bowl.
  6. Add the melted ghee to the same bowl.
  7. Knead it into a soft dough using enough lukewarm water. Use little ghee at the end to make it smooth and elastic.
  8. Cover the dough with a lid or wet muslin cloth and allow it prove till it increases in volume slightly. This would take approximately 30 minutes. Covering avoids the formation of dry layer on top of the dough. 
  9. It looks like this after 10 minutes of resting.
  10. Deflate the dough and divide the dough into 3 equal portions.
  11. Press a portion of the dough flat on a rolling board and sprinkle ½ tsp of black sesame seeds over it.
  12. Roll out into an oblong of 200 mm. (8") * 125mm (5”) using a little plain flour.
  13. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and place the naan over it with the sesame seeds side facing downwards.
  14. Cook it on a slow flame on one side till it puffs slightly and then turn over.
  15. Cook it on the other side till it puffs a little
  16. Roast it on an open flame till it turns golden brown from both the sides. We also have a recipe on how to make Pressure Cooker Naan if you want to make it that way. 
  17. Repeat the steps 12 to 17 to make 2 more naans. This will be the base of our Naan Pizza.

For the naanza topping

  1. Place the naanza base on the tava, put 1 tbsp of pizza sauce on the base and spread it evenly. You can even use Homemade Pizza Sauce here. Alternately, you can place it on a baking tray if you wish to bake it. 
  2. Arrange little sliced colored capsicums on the base.
  3. Now arrange sliced onions on top of the coloured capsicum.
  4. Finally arrange some sliced and blanched baby corn evenly over it. You can add any vegetables of your choice like mushrooms, zucchini and even sundried tomatoes. 
  5. Sprinkle ¼ cup of grated cheese evenly over it.
  6. Spread 1 tsp of butter around the naanza, cover it with a lid and cook on a slow flame till it turns crispy and the cheese melts. Alternatively, you can bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 10-12 minutes or till the pizza turns crisp and the cheese melts.
  7. Repeat steps 1 to 7 to make 2 more Indian naan pizza | veg naan pizza | tava nanza | naanza | 
  8. Cut into equal wedges and serve Indian naan pizza | veg naan pizza | tava nanza | naanza |  immediately.

Reviews

Naanza
 on 29 Jun 20 02:18 PM
5

Hi, What''s the measurement of dahi to be taken. Very nice recipe would love to make it 😊
Tarla Dalal
20 Jul 20 04:33 PM
   Hi, it is 1 tbsp of curd used.
Naanza
 on 04 Nov 18 03:39 PM
5