Spicy Paneer Pizza!!

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It was Friday evening when my kids suddenly announced that they want to have Pizza. It was already late evening and I had planned Paneer curry with Methi Parantha (Indian flatbread flavored with Fenugreek) for dinner. I told them that dinner is already planned and we can have Pizza the next day. I made some extra Paneer masala so that I can use it as topping on the Pizza. Paneer Pizza is a hit in my house and my kids love any kind of Paneer toppings. My hubby who is not a pizza fan doesn’t mind having it either. Paneer is such a versatile ingredient, you can make endless dishes with it each having different taste and flavor. There are so many popular Paneer toppings for Pizza…Paneer Makhani, Paneer Tikka Masala, spicy Chilli Paneer and even palak paneer topping. I have tried Palak Paneer topping with Alfredo sauce on Pizza and trust me it was worth giving a try.

I made this spicy Dhaba style Paneer Masala. Dhaba is a roadside restaurant in India. I had some pre-baked Pizza base in the freezer that I made last weekend when I made veggie pizza. With all ingredients ready to assemble dinner was ready within 10-15 minutes and we enjoyed the desi Pizza flavors along with some homemade garlic knots and lemonade. For detailed Pizza base recipe please click on the link Pizza Tonight!! You can also use store-bought Pizza dough, roll it, layer with some pizza sauce and Paneer topping of your choice and bake. I made three Paneer Pizza, you can make as per your requirement. The linked Pizza dough recipe gives you 6-7 medium sized Pizza.

The ingredients and method for Spicy Paneer Pizza!!

Ingredients:

Pizza Dough–Store-bought or Homemade—(Click on the link for detailed homemade Pizza Dough method).

Spicy Paneer Topping– 1 cup or as required (For detailed recipe click in the link.. Paneer Masala Dhaba Style)

Pizza Sauce(Store-bought or Homemade)– 1/2 cup or as required

Onions– 1/2 thinly sliced or as required

Green Capsicum– 1/2 thinly sliced or as required

Finely Chopped Coriander/Cilantro

Cheese of your choice-I used Combination of Mozzarella and Cheddar– as required

Method:

Knead the dough and bake Pizza base as per instructions in the basic pizza recipe.

For Paneer Topping, please click on the detailed recipe post of Dhaba Style Paneer.

Below I am attaching the images and steps for the method of making Pizza base from the proofed pizza dough and Dhaba style Paneer.

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Proofed Pizza dough
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Take out the dough and divide it into the portions for making Pizza base
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The dough is very soft and elastic and can be spread by hand. Use fingers to make grooves at the edges

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Keep the dough to rest for 10-15 minutes
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Bake the rolled base at 500F for 5 minutes. Store it for later use

 

For Paneer Topping: Please refer to the detailed recipe for Dhaba Style Paneer.

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Ingredients for Paneer Masala–For 300 gms Paneer– 4 Tomatoes, 1 medium finely chopped onion, 4-5 garlic cloves, 1/2 inch ginger, green chilli
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In a Tbsp of oil, fry ginger-garlic-green chilli paste , onions
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Chop finely one tomato and puree the other 3
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/cook tomato till it is soft and mushy
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Add Tomato puree to tomato onion masala
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Add a teaspoon of sugar to the masala
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Add 1 tsp of coriander powder, 1/4 tsp of red chilli powder, 1 tsp of kitchen king masala or garam masala
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Add a 2-3 tbsp of thick or greek yogurt. Mix well.
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Cook masala nicely with yogurt
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Cut Paneer into cubes and add to masala
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Mix Paneer well, add water to adjust the consistency of masala
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Add a tsp of dry roasted fenugreek leaves(kasuri methi)
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Cook for 5 minutes till the masala is well cooked and coats paneer pieces.
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Paneer Masala Dhaba style, ready to serve.

For assembling Pizza:

Take a pre-baked pizza base, spread very little pizza sauce on it. Add the masala coated paneer with masala and spread it on top of sauce. Spread very little grated cheese on the sauce.

Over the cheese, spread Paneer Masala gravy and paneer pieces. Gravy should be thick, not watery.

Add few thinly sliced onions and capsicum.

Add some more cheese and chopped cilantro leaves and bake in a preheated oven at 500°F or 260°C for 5-7 minutes or until the cheese melts. Preheat the baking sheet so that the base gets nicely cooked.

Season it with Italian seasoning or sprinkle some chaat masala on it and enjoy the fresh homemade desi pizza.

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Add the pizza sauce, paneer masala cheese on the pizza base
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Add some thinly sliced onions and capsicum
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Top it with more cheese
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Bake in a pre-heated oven at 500F for 5-7 minutes or till the cheese melts
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Serve hot sprinkled with Italian seasoning or Chaat Masala

Other Paneer Recipes– Paneer Kathi Rolls, Crunchy Paneer Nuggets, Chilli Paneer, Doritos Chilli Paneer.

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Author: Swati

Some who believes 'EAT WELL, READ DAILY, TRAVEL OFTEN AND LAUGH KHUL KE'!!! Hi!! Swati here!!! Chef, Chocolatier, food admirer, reader, love to travel, listen to music, Bollywood and shoot nature and food pics!! Welcome to my Foodtrails and join me in my food adventure!!

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