Monday, December 12, 2011

Tandoori Soya and Paneer Pizza

Making an indian style pizza was in my to-try recipe list from long time. Hence I thought of making a Tandoori style pizza this weekend. I prepare Tandoori Soya and this was the inspiration for this pizza recipe. I thought of using soya chunks and paneer as toppings, so I followed exactly my Tandoori Soya recipe to do the marination. I marinated the soya and paneer, also I couldn't miss onions and bellpeppers which are my favourite pizza toppings. Though the whole process looks lengthy, its actually simple if you plan and prepare. I must say I did everything with good patience and was a little anxious about the result. But the final outcome was just great. The pizza tasted excellent and I am glad I tried this. This is the best pizza I have ever made :) This pizza is sure worth a try and I am sure you will love it.

What you need?

For Pizza Base:

1.5 cup Wheat flour
2 tsp active dry Yeast
1.5 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
1-2 tbsp Olive oil
4 tbsp Milk

For Toppings:

1/2 cup cubed Paneer
1/4 cup Soya chunks ( I have used Nutrela mini soya chunks)
1/2 of a Bell Pepper diced
1/2 of an Onion diced
3-4 tbsp Pizza sauce
Pepper/Red Chilli Flakes

For Marination:

4 tbsp Yoghurt
1/2 tsp Red chilly powder
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Pepper powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
1 tsp Lime juice

How to prepare?

Dissolve yeast and sugar into 1/4 cup warm water. Leave this aside for 5-10 minutes so that it would become frothy.

Mix wheat flour and salt well. Add the yeast mixture and milk to this. Combine well and form a dough by adding water as required. Finally add the oil and knead well. Keep this dough in a vessel covered with a wet cloth and leave it in a warm place. Let the dough rest for about 1 hour or until the dough increases to double the volume.

Boil about 1.5 cup of water in a pan. Add soya chunks and let it cook for 5-10 minutes. Remove from stove, close it with a lid and let it remain so for 10-15 minutes. Then drain the water, allow the chunks to cool. Once cooled, gently squeeze out the water and keep aside.

Beat the yoghurt well and mix all the ingredients under For Marination to the yoghurt to form a smooth paste. Put the soya chunks and paneer in a bowl. Add the paste to this and combine well. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

When the dough has doubled, take the dough and punch it to remove the air. Knead again a few times. Roll it using a rolling pin to a flat round base. Fold a little inside along the circumference. Prick with a fork at few places on the base and apply a little oil on the base.

Line a baking tray or a pizza pan with aluminum foil and lightly grease it. Transfer the base onto the pan.

This step is optional: Preheat the oven to 300F. Bake the base for 5-6 minutes. This step is to ensure that base is evenly cooked.

Preheat the oven to 425F. Apply sauce over the base. Spread a little cheese and then place the onions and bellpepper.

Now spread the mainated paneer soya mixture over this.

Finally add the cheese to cover the toppings.

Bake for about 15-20 minutes until base turns slight brown and cheese is melted.

Wait for a few minutes before cutting the pizza.

Sprinkle pepper or red chilli flakes if you desire. Enjoy the wonderful and yummy pizza.

Sending this to following events:

Bake Fest hosted by Sangee Vijay at Spicy Treats, initiated by Vardhini.

and to Bake with your heart at A Girl's Diary.

28 Tasty Comments:

Sangeetha M said... looks more tempting :) excellent topping n healthy indeed...its in my list too,can't wait to try it .)
Nice presentation n lovely clicks Sobha!!
Thank you so much for sending it to the event.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Wow!!pizza looks soooo tempting and love the topping,its inviting and innovative.Bookmarked dear...

Faseela said...

Cant wait here seeing this.............drooling.......i wish if i get a bite from it.....super dear

Priya Suresh said...

Wish i could grab and have a slice of this incredible pizza rite now..

Vineetha Sush said...

Adipoli ayitundalllo..kanditu eduthu thinan thonunu..

SavithaRaj's Spice Land said...

Interesting recipe and seems to be very healthy too...

Anonymous said...

Indian style yummy pizza looks great:)

Taste of Saras KItchen

Indian Khana said...

Looks so yum ....panner n pizza wow

Julie said...

Delicious n very healthy pizzzzzza,yummy!!
Erivum Puliyum

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Square Meals said...

Yummmyyy!!! Send us a few slices :-)

Unknown said...

Nice idea with soya. Going to try out soon. :-)

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Super delicious one, looks so yummy.

Amina Creations said...

wow.. pizza looks awesome... delicious... will surely give this a try...

Ramya said...

Oo my that is one perfect pizza:-) Loved that whole wheat base recipe and the topping:-)

Ganga Sreekanth said...

Tempting me a lot..

Unknown said...

Soya and paneer is a yummy combination

Unknown said...

gorgeous pizza..

Ramya said...

looks finger looking good...and the topping combo is nice

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

A very innovative and healthy topping...looks Yum!

Treat and Trick said...

Healthy combo and looks fabulous!

anjana said...

very tempting and mouth watering pizza..will surely try with this topping..

Elaichii said...

I wish if u could pass that plate to me!

Vikis Kitchen said...

Every ingredient is a pleasure in this pizza...delicious. Thanks for the lovely comments dear. I am also extremely happy to follow urs.

Swathi said...

Pizza looks awesome perfect I am love to have a slice of it.

cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha, wow, looks so appetizing, full of topping and so yummy when you compliment the cheese with the soy chunks mmm- original and innovative


Sobha Shyam said...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments...Please do try this and let me know how it came :)

Ms.Wan..I should thank you for giving me this opportunity :)

Teena said...

Wow...awesome Pizza...really mouth watering!!

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! pizza is so yummy..thanks for the recipe dear


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