Tandoori Paneer Pizza


Tandoori Paneer Pizza

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India meets Italy in this unique Tandoori Paneer Pizza! An assortment of veggies is first soaked in a richly flavoured marinade, and then sautéed to intensify the flavour, before being added as a desi style topping to thin crust pizza bases. The topping is sautéed on a tava to give it a tandoori finish, while the assembled pizza is baked in an oven, as always, to melt the cheese and achieve the right texture.

Tandoori Paneer Pizza recipe - How to make Tandoori Paneer Pizza

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  15 to 17 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F).   Total Time:     Makes 2 pizzas
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Ingredients

2 thin crust pizza base [175 mm. (7")
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese

For The Tandoori Paneer Topping
1 cup paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
1/4 cup onion cubes
1/4 cup capsicum cubes
1/4 cup tomato cubes (deseeded)
2 tsp oil

To Be Mixed Into A Smooth Marinade
1/2 cup thick curds (dahi)
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1/2 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
2 tsp butter
1 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
salt to taste

Method
For the tandoori paneer topping

    For the tandoori paneer topping
  1. Combine the paneer, onions, capsicum, tomatoes and the marinade in a deep bowl, toss gently and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil on a non-stick tava (griddle), add the marinated vegetables and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring gently and occasionally.
  3. Divide the topping into 2 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Place a pizza base on a clean, dry surface, spread ¼ cup of pizza sauce and 1 portion of the tandoori paneer topping evenly over it.
  2. Finally sprinkle ¼ cup cheese evenly over it.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make 1 more pizza.
  4. Place both the pizzas on a greased baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 10 to 12 minutes or till the base is evenly browned and the cheese melts.
  5. Cut into equal wedges and serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per pizza
Energy632 cal
Protein24.3 g
Carbohydrates49.2 g
Fiber2.2 g
Fat36.4 g
Cholesterol27 mg
Sodium370.6 mg
Tandoori Paneer Pizza Video by Tarla Dalal
Tandoori Paneer Pizza recipe with step by step photos

For the marinade of Tandoori paneer pizza

  1. For making the Tandoori pizza paneer marinade, in a deep bowl, add the curd. Make sure you have used thick curd and to make that tie the curds in a muslin cloth and hang it till all the water drains out it will take approximately 1 hour. There should be no water in the dahi. 
  2. Add the chilli powder. The quantity can be adjusted as per the spice you can handle.
  3. Add the dried fenugreek leaves this is very important as it gives a very nice aroma and flavour. Always remember when you add the kasuri methi, always crush them lightly between your palms.
  4. Add the garlic paste. Also, you can add a little ginger paste if you like.
  5. Add the butter. Make sure you use soft butter at room temperature. You can also use oil (preferrably mustard oil) if you wish to. 
  6. Add the besan. This is added to bind the marinade along with the vegetables and paneer. 
  7. Finally add the salt, mix it well using a spoon. Keep aside. 

For the tandoori paneer topping

  1. Take a deep bowl, add the paneer. Make sure the paneer you use is soft and fresh. Learn how to make fresh paneer at home using full-fat milk using our detailed recipe.
  2. Add the onions cubes. Cut the onions into cubes using a sharp knife and then separate each.
  3. Add the capsicum cubes. You can also use coloured capsicum if you wish to make it more colouful.
  4. Add the tomatoes cubes.
  5. Add the prepared marinade.
  6. Toss gently using 2 big spoons.
  7. Cover with a lid and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  8. Heat the oil on a non-stick tava (griddle) and add the marinated vegetables and paneer. . Also, you can make use of a broad non-stick pan.
  9. Cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring gently and occasionally using a flat spoon, do not mix too much or the paneer will break.
  10. Divide the topping into 2 equal portions and keep aside.

How to make Tandoori paneer pizza

  1. Place a pizza base on a clean, dry surface. Pizza bases are available readily in the market but if you wish to make it at home here is the recipe for a thin crust pizza base. We have used a whole wheat pizza base. You can use any white, multigrain etc.
  2. Put ¼ cup of pizza sauce over it. This recipe of pizza sauce will help you make delicious quick pizza sauce in just 15 minutes.
  3. Spread it evenly using a spoon.
  4. Put 1 portion of the tandoori paneer topping evenly over it.
  5. Finally sprinkle ¼ cup cheese evenly over it.
  6. Repeat steps 1 to 5 to make 1 more pizza.
  7. Place both the Tandoori paneer pizzas on a greased baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 10 to 12 minutes or till the base is evenly browned and the cheese melts.
  8. Remove the Tandoori paneer pizza and cut each pizza into 4 pieces using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife or a steel flat spatula.  
  9. Serve the Tandoori paneer pizza immediately.
  10. If you enjoyed this pizza recipe using paneer, also try variants like paneer and pesto mini pizza or spinach and cottage cheese pizza.

Reviews

Tandoori Paneer Pizza
 on 14 Oct 18 10:50 AM
5

i have a non convectional type of microwave cant i make it in it?
Tarla Dalal
15 Oct 18 08:49 AM
   Hi Saleena, Sorry, this is an oven recipe. You cannot make it in the microwave. Still read the instruction manual as settings are different for each unit.
Tandoori Paneer Pizza
 on 17 Apr 16 12:36 AM
5

the best pizza recipe ever! thanks a lot:)
Tarla Dalal
18 Apr 16 09:29 AM
   Hi Jasy , we are delighted you loved the Tandoori Paneer Pizza recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Tandoori Paneer Pizza
 on 23 Sep 14 03:50 PM
5

It is one of the best best pizza i have ever had. Just loved this recipe. It tastes very similar to those tandoori paneer pizzas we get outside.
Tandoori Paneer Pizza
 on 05 Dec 11 01:55 PM
5

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