Paneer Tikka Pizza
Recipe type: Main, Side
RecipeCuisine: Italian, Indian
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Serves: 6 pizza
A beginners guide to make homemade paneer tikka pizza recipe from scratch made with whole wheat flour. This recipe is with step by step instruction and easy to follow.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
Ingredients for pizza dough:
  • 450 gm or 3 cups of whole wheat flour (I used organic flour)
  • 1 t/s instant active yeast / dry active yeast (I used instant active yeast)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil / butter/ vegetable oil
  • 1 t/s salt
  • 3 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 cup water or as required
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • some more oil / butter for greasing the dough
Ingredients for Paneer Tikka Masala:
  • 250 gm fresh paneer (cottage cheese) chopped into squares
  • 150 gm hung curd
  • 1 t/s roasted cumin powder
  • 2 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 6 red kashmiri chilies soaked in hot water for an hour then grind into a paste with little water
  • 1 t/s coriander seed powder
  • 1 t/s turmeric powder
  • 1 t/s dry pomegranate seed powder
  • 2 tbsp garam masala powder
  • few strands of saffron (kesar)
  • 1 tbsp fennel seed powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 t/s dry mango powder (amchur)
  • 1 onion chopped into squares
  • 1 capsicum chopped finely or into round
  • few boiled corn (optional)
  • black salt or salt as per taste
How to make the recipe?
  1. Sieve flour and add salt, instant yeast. Mix all nicely.
  2. Add butter or oil and rub the flour with your finger. It would appear like bread crumbs.
  3. Time to add the yogurt, water and milk.
  4. Knead into a soft an smooth dough. The dough should be slightly sticky. Add little water if the dough is too dry.
  5. Place the kneaded dough over a greased dish at a humid place. Rub some oil over the dough. Cover with a cling film or damp cloth.
  6. Allow the dough to double in size.
  7. Now punch the dough and knead again. Form 6 balls and drizzle some oil over it. Cover and allow to rise until it's double it's size.
  8. Meanwhile let's make our topping ready. Combine hung curd, roasted cumin powder, ginger paste, lemon juice, red chili paste, coriander seed powder, turmeric powder, dry pomegranate seed powder, garam masala powder, saffron strands, fennel seed powder, sugar and dry mango powder.
  9. Whisk all until all mixture is incorporated and lump free. Also add salt for seasoning.
  10. Now add paneer, onion, capsicum and boiled sweet corn if using. Marinate this for 30 mins.
  11. In the meanwhile when the dough has doubled up in size. Grease a baking dish and preheat the oven to 200°C exactly twenty mins before baking. Roll the dough thin with a roller into a round shape by dusting some flour. Place over the greased dish. Take a fork and pierce gently all over it.
  12. Spread some green chutney over it leaving the edges.
  13. Also spread some tomato sauce and place the marinated stuffing over it leaving the edges.
  14. Cover the topping with cheese. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for twenty mins or until its golden color and baked.
  15. Serve the pizza warm with sauce or chutney.
  16. I haven't shared the green chutney else the recipe would have been very long. But don't worry take 1 cup coriander leaves, 6-7 mint leaves, 1 small onion, 2 green chilies, ½ lime juice, black salt as per taste and 1 tbsp jaggery. Grind all with little water until smooth and your green chutney is ready.
1. You could use ready made or homemade pizza sauce.
2. Use any processed cheese or mozzarella cheese for this pizza.
3. If you are a vegan use potatoes or tofu instead.
4. Just in case your flour is too dry add little water if too sticky then add little flour.
5. It's very important to preheat oven before baking any pizza.
6. If using dry active yeast then mix yeast with warm water enough warm to dip your finger. Add sugar stir with a spoon and allow to rest. If it is frothy and bubbly then your yeast is good to be used. Follow the same process as stated above. If the yest isn't frothy then replace with new yeast.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 10
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at