Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tandoori Paneer Pizza

Here's a recipe of a yummy pizza which takes a little more time to prepare as compared to other pizzas but its worth ur hardwork as it tastes very delicious and  a perfect snack which can be had any time
For pizza base
2 cup Maida
2 tsp dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt 
For the tomato sauce
4 tomatoes 
2 bay leaf
4 peppercorns
1 onion finely chopped
1 tsp garlic chopped
2 tbsp tomato puree
1/4 cup tomato ketchup
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp dried oregano
2 tbsp olive oil
salt to taste
For Tandoori paneer
1 cup paneer cut into small cubes
1/4 cup capsicum cut into small cubes
1/4 cup tomatoes(deseed) cut into small cubes
1/4 cup onions cut into small cubes
1 tbsp fresh cream
1/2 cup hung curds
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp roasted kasoori methi
2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp garam masala powder
2 tbsp butter
salt to taste
Other ingredients
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup capsicum cut into thin long strips
For pizza base
  • In a small bowl put yeast,sugar and warm water and mix  and keep aside for 5 min till frothy
  • In another big bowl add yeast mix, salt , maida and and enough water to make a smooth dough
  • Cover with lid or cling film and keep it in a warm place for 2 hours so that the dough becomes double its size
For tomato sauce
  • Blanch the tomatoes in boiling water, peel and cut into quarters and deseed it and then chop them finely and keep it aside
  • Heat olive oil in a pan,add bay leaf,peppercorns and saute for a few seconds
  • Add onion,garlic,and fry for few minutes, add tomatoes and and fry on a low flame for 10-15 minutes untill the sauce reduces a little
  • Add tomato puree,tomato ketchup,sugar,salt and simmer for some more time
  • Finally add oregano and mix well, switch off the flame and then discard the bayleaf and peppecorns and take out the sauce in a bowl and then keep aside
For tandoori paneer
  • Marinate the paneer,capsicum,tomatoes with curds,garam masala powder,kasoori methi,ginger-garlic paste,red chilli powder and salt for 30 minutes
  • Heat butter in a pan,add the onion and fry till translucent,then add the marinated paneer mixture and fry on a low flame for 10 minutes
  • Add fresh cream and mix well and fry for couple of minutes and then take it out in a bowl and keep aside
For the Pizza
  • Knead the dough again and then Divide the pizza dough into equal portions and roll out each portion into a round semi-thick circle and put this in a greased pizza pan and then prick the rolled dough with fork
  • Spread the tomato sauce on it evenly and then spread the 2 tbsp paneer mixture on it evenly and then top it up few capsicum strips and with grated mozzarella cheese
  • Bake the pizza at 180 C for 10 min or till the cheese melts and base becomes golden brown,repeat the same procedure for the rest of the dough and filling and then serve hot
(if the tomato sauce is remaining u can store & refrigerate it in a air tight container for 5-6 days atleast and use when required)