Tandoori Paneer Pizza Video by Tarla Dalal

Tandoori Paneer Pizza Video by Tarla Dalal

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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.

  

Recipe Description for Tandoori Paneer Pizza

Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
Baking Time:  15 to 17 minutes
Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F).
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

  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

  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.
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