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Paneer Tikka Pizza
Paneer Tikka Pizza is a culinary fusion that brings together the best of two worlds – the spicy, tangy flavors of Indian paneer tikka and the cheesy indulgence of pizza. This dish is a celebration of vibrant spices, succulent paneer cubes, and a burst of flavors that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy. Whether you’re a pizza lover, an Indian cuisine enthusiast, or simply someone looking for an exciting meal, this recipe is sure to please your palate.
For Paneer Tikka:
– 250g paneer (cottage cheese), cut into cubes
– 1/2 cup thick yogurt
– 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
– 1 tablespoon red chili powder
– 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
– 1 teaspoon garam masala
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice
– Salt to taste
– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
– 1 onion, diced into rings
– 1 bell pepper (capsicum), diced into rings
– Skewers or toothpicks for grilling
– 1 pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
– 1/2 cup pizza sauce
– 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1. **Paneer Tikka Preparation:**
a. In a mixing bowl, combine yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, lemon juice, salt, and vegetable oil to make the marinade.
b. Add the paneer cubes to the marinade and coat them well. Let them marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
c. Thread the marinated paneer, onion rings, and bell pepper onto skewers or toothpicks.
d. Preheat your grill or stovetop grill pan. Grill the skewers until the paneer and veggies have a nice char and are cooked through (about 10-15 minutes). You can also use an oven at 180°C (356°F) for about 20 minutes.
2. **Pizza Preparation:**
a. Preheat your oven to 220°C (430°F).
b. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
c. Place the rolled-out dough onto a pizza stone or baking sheet.
d. Spread a layer of pizza sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border for the crust.
e. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
f. Arrange the paneer tikka pieces evenly over the cheese.
g. Bake the pizza in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.
h. Remove the pizza from the oven, garnish with fresh coriander leaves optional, and let it cool for a minute before slicing. Enjoy
Paneer Tikka Pizza is a delightful and irresistible creation that bridges the culinary divide between India and Italy. With its spicy, tangy, and cheesy profile, it’s a dish that’s bound to become a family favorite. The smoky aroma of the grilled paneer, the melty cheese, and the perfectly baked crust make every bite a memorable one. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and embark on a flavorful journey with this Paneer Tikka Pizza – a dish that’s not just a meal but an experience to savor and share with loved ones. Enjoy!
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