Paneer Naan Pizza Recipe
Paneer Naan Pizza is a fusion dish of Indian flatbread and pizza which you can make for your house parties, evening snacks and tea party snacks. Serve it along with Penne Arrabiata Pasta and a party dessert like Strawberry Cheesecake Bars Recipe.
Paneer Naan Pizza Recipe is a fusion recipe of Indian flatbread Naan topped with flavourful pizza toppings.
Baking powder and curds are used as the leavening agents instead of yeast for preparing naan. You can use whole wheat flour or a gluten free flour instead of maida/all purpose flour for a healthier alternative.
If you like fusion recipes, here are a few more that you can also try at home.
For the Naan:
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida) , more for dusting
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- Salt , to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
- 1/4 cup Milk , warm
- 1/4 cup Hung Curd (Greek Yogurt)
- 1 tablespoon Ghee , or cooking oil
- Lukewarm Water , as needed For Pizza Sauce :
- 4 Blanched tomatoes
- 4 cloves Garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon Dry mix herbs
- 5 Basil leaves , finely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon Butter , melted
- Salt , to taste For Pizza Toppings :
- 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese , grated
- 1 cup Red Yellow and Green Bell Peppers (Capsicum) , thinly sliced
- 100 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese)
- 1 Onion , sliced Seasoning :
- 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning , (adjust)
- 1 tablespoon Butter , or oil to grease
How to make Paneer Naan Pizza Recipe
To prepare Paneer Naan Pizza Recipe, add all the dry ingredients mentioned for naan including all purpose flour, baking flour, salt, sugar, milk to make the dough in a wide bowl and mix well.
Add warm water and start mixing the dough to bring them together.
Now add the ghee, curd and try to knead and form a smooth dough adding few drops of warm water if the dough is dry.
Knead the dough for at least minutes 10 minutes or till the dough becomes soft and pliable.
Place the dough in a bowl and cover using a damp cloth. Rest the dough for at least 45 minutes in a dry and warm place.
Once the dough is rested, divide them into 2 equal portions. Dust your working counter with flour, roll each portion into balls.
Using a rolling pin or your hand, gently roll out the naans in your desired shape.
Heat a tava till it gets smoking hot. Place the rolled out naan bread on the tava.
You will start seeing bubbles on the naan as it cooks. When done on one side, flip and cook the other side.
Repeat the same process for all the naans.
The next step is to make the pizza sauce. Puree the blanched tomatoes along with the garlic cloves.
Heat a pan with butter or oil and add the tomato puree.
Add red chilli flakes, basil leaves, dry herbs and allow the sauce to thicken by cooking it over low flame for 5-6 minutes and switch off. Pizza sauce is ready.
*Assembling the Naan Pizza:
Line a baking tray with foil. Apply a coat of butter or oil on the foil using a brush .Assemble the naans on the baking tray.
Grease the naan with butter. Spread the pizza sauce over each naan.
Sprinkle cheese generously. Arrange the toppings of bell peppers, onions and paneer over the cheese.
Sprinkle the Italian seasoning on top.
Bake them in a pre heated oven at 180 degrees C for 15 minutes or till the time the cheese melts.
Masterchefmom aka Uma Raghuraman is passionate about cooking and loves to experiment with Indian and World cuisine. She shares her experiences step by step and amazing recipes through her blog, www.masterchefmom.blogspot.in. A self taught and compulsive baker she tries to bring in right balance of taste, nutrition and presentation to all her dishes. A mother to two teenagers and having been with children as a school teacher for over five years, she understands child psychology and the role played by food in influencing their eating habits.