Thursday, March 11, 2010

Desi Makhani Paneer Pizza

I remember eating this long back in Pizza hut,they do a variety of pizza that includes desi version too & they do the best i can say but i tried my best to do the same way...i loved the indian version of pizza and so just made it this way and it was too good and really nice to have it this way for a change instead of the usual tomato sauce in it...So do try it, am sure even u all will enjoy doing this as well as having it...Am sure ur not bored yet of my paneer recipes:)


For Pizza base

2 cup Maida
2 tsp dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt

Other ingredients
Capsicum cubes, few paneer cubes for topping
1/2 cup grated mozarella cheese

For the Makhani sauce

1/2 cup cubed paneer

2-3 tomatoes blanched, pureed and strained

1 green cardamom

2 cloves

1 " cinnamon

2 finely chopped green chillies

1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

1 tbsp green cardamom powder

1 tbsp honey

1 tbsp kashmiri red chilli powder

1/4 cup fresh cream

1 tbsp roasted kasoori methi powder

1 tsp garam masala powder

1 tsp cashewnut paste

salt to taste

2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp oil


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 the Makhani sauce
  • Heat oil & butter in a pan, add green cardamom , cloves,cinnamon, green chillies and fry for a min
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and fry till brown, and then add tomato puree,salt and fry on a low flame for 15 minutes
  • Add kashmiri red chilli powder,garam masala powder,honey, kasoori methi and mix well and fry for a couple of minutes
  • Add 1/4 cup water and allow it to boil then add paneer and mix well
  • Lastly add fresh cream ,cashewnut paste, green cardamom powder & close the lid and allow it to cook for 5 minutes and then keep aside to cool(should be semi thick & discard the green cardamom,cloves & cinnamon from the gravy)
For the Makhani pizza
  • Knead the dough again and Take big size ball of dough and roll out into semi-thick circle and put this in a greased microwave pizza pan and then prick the rolled dough with fork and put Makhani sauce on it, top it with toppings of your choice and grated mozzarella cheese
  • Bake the pizza at 180 C for 15 min or till the base becomes golden brown & till the cheese melts, allow it to cool and then cut it
  • Serve Hot