Sheetal Kamat

My favorite dish :) esp paneer flavor.. and I so miss it here. Well there is a food chain which has paneer pizza available here but then I really didn't like the flavor. So i had been meaning to prepare this since ages and finally made it yesterday. It turned out quite nice. I also did little r&d and found out how to do wheat base rather than all maida base - little healthier version :)

Tandoori Paneer Pizza
Ingredients
4 Cup Wheat Flour
2 Cup Maida
400g Paneer
2.5 Cup Mozarella Cheese
1 Cup Parmesan Cheese
1.5 Cup Milk
5 Spoon Curd
2.25 Spoon Active Dry Yeast
1/2 Onion
1/4 Cup Dried Tomatoes
4 Sweet Bell peppers
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
2 Spoon Butter
1/2 Spoon Sugar
2 Spoon Red Chilli Powder
1/2 Spoon Jeera Powder
1/2 Spoon Corriander Powder
1/4 Spoon Garam Masala
2 Spoon Tandoori Masala
1/2 Spoon Garlic Paste
1/2 Spoon Ginger Paste
1 Spoon Basil Leaves
Salt to taste

Method
  • Warm a cup of water, add sugar and active dry yeast. Still well, wrap up with the clinging film and keep aside for 10 minutes to let yeast activate
  • In a plate mix wheat flour, maida, olive oil, melted butter, activated yeast and salt to taste
  • Add milk and knead the soft dough. Keep it in a large bowl covered with clinging film for around 2 hours to double in size.
  • In a bowl, mix curd, garlic paste, ginger paste, jeera powder, corriander powder, garam masala, tandoori masala and salt to taste.
  • Marrinate the cubed paneer with this curd mixture and refrigerate it till the time pizza dough is doubling up
  • When the dough is doubled up, divide it into two portions and spread it on pizza pans
  • Spread parmesan cheese, grated mozarella cheese on top of the pizza base
  • Spread the cubed paneer pieces, bell pepper slices, onion slices and dried tomato evenly on top of it
  • Sprinkle basil leaves
  • Preheat oven to 400F/200C
  • Bake the pizza at 400F/200C for 25 minutes

Notes
While activating yeast, the water should be luke warm - just warm to touch otherwise if too hot the yeast would burn up. To know if yeast is activated you need to see if foam is present in the yeast-water-sugar mixture.
When I baked pizza i found that one of the pizza was really risen well and other one was also rised but not as much as the other one. So I binged ;-) a bit and found that the while baking pizza we should be baking only on upper shelve the middle shelf doesnt have enough heat and hence the pizza doesnt rise well in that section. Well tip for me for next time.

10 comments:
  1. Divya Kudua said...

    I am a Paneer pizza lover too..this one's an easy recipe.Looks delicious too..:)


  2. Divya,
    believe me.. Its easy and non tiring one too.. Apart from making the dough and marinating paneer couple of hours before i hardly had to do anything just before dinner..


  3. Nags said...

    so much better than store-bought :)


  4. Divya Vikram said...

    Pizza looks too delicious with exotic toppings! You have great recipes here!


  5. Parita said...

    Wow i was planning to make tandoori paneer pizza this week :) looks fab!


  6. @Nags
    Yes rest assured it tasted so much better than store bought ones :) and plus you get to be proud of cooking something delicious with no effort :)

    @Divya Vikram, Parita
    Thanks a lot.


  7. Arpit said...

    Hey Sheetal,
    Its really looking cool. Some more pizza recipes available on my blog check it out.

    Arpit
    http://techandcook.blogspot.com


  8. Thanks Arpit.
    Will surely check it out. Sounds great


  9. Honey said...

    Hi Sheetal,
    I tried this pizza and it came out so well.Thanks a lot..I added lots of cheese and also grated some over the toppings.I dint have dry veggies so just roasted them.Thanks once again for such a simple but very tasty pizza recipe..I am going to try out ur other recipes too:)


  10. Honey,
    Glad you enjoyed the recipe, keep cooking and hoping you enjoy more from here :)


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