Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Curry Pizza with Paneer and Soy Granules

What would you do if you have one meal to make and two different recipes that look inviting? Well, that was the dilemma I had when I wanted to try out an Indian version of the pizza. I came across these two wonderful looking recipes-US Masala and Cilantro and wanted to try out both at the same time - well, almost! So I combined what I thought were the best parts of both and came up with my version of the Curry Pizza with Paneer and Soy Granules - it turned out to be a killer combo, by the reaction of my family. Both father and daughter declared this as the best pizza they ever had  and are pleading with me to make this more often.
Yield: One 16-inch pizza ("family size")
Crust Ingredients:
 Lukewarm water-1 cup
 Sugar-1 teaspoon 
 Salt-1/2 teaspoon 
 All-purpose flour or bread flour-2 cups
 Active dry yeast-2 teaspoons
Paneer Tikka Ingredients:
 Paneer -8 oz
 Cilantro-1/2 cup
 Green chilli-2
 Sourcream-1 tbs
 Salt -1/2 tsp (as required)
 Oil-2 tsp
Curried Soy Granules Ingredients:
 Soy granules Morningstar meal starters-1 cup
 Onions-1/4 cup 
 Tomatoe paste-1tbs
 Ginger garlic paste-1/2 teaspoon 
 Meat masala-1tsp
Pizza Sauce-1/2 cup
Cheese-1/2 cup
In a medium mixing bowl, combine water, sugar, salt,a pinch of flour and yeast let it ferment for about 5 minute . Add flour  to yeast mix , and stir until a soft dough forms. Add additional flour if needed, and knead gently for 5-10 minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic.Leave it in the oven with the lights on if its cold outside for 20 minutes.
Mean while make a paste using all the ingredients mentioned under the paneer tikka ingredients except paneer and apply on the paneer cubes (it would be good if you could marinate the paneer at least for a few hours if possible or else you can make the the tikkas straight away).Broil this in oven for around 4 minutes.
While paneer is in the oven lets prepare curried soy granules.Heat a pan and add 2 tbs oil to it add the onion and ginger garlic paste when the onions turn light brown add the tomato paste and saute for another 2 minutes.Add meat masala to this and saute till the oil oozes out .Add the Soy granules(meal starter) and saute till well combined ,add salt to taste. Butter or grease a 16-inch round pizza pan. Using your buttery hands, lift the soft, sticky dough onto the pizza pan and gently spread to the edges.Now spread a layer of pizza sauce,top it with prepared paneer tikkas and curried soy granules evenly ,You can also add sliced peppers and onion if you like.Put a layer of cheese on the top and bake it in a preheated oven at 425 degree Fahrenheit for  12 to 15 minutes.Check pizza after 10 minutes, and continue to check every few minutes until top is browned and cheese is bubbly.Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.Cut and serve.


  1. Pizza looks amazingly delicious and fulfilling. Great recipe.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. Extremely tempting pizza, sooooo delicious!

  3. Great combination. I know the feeling when you want to combine the recipes you see n what a great job you have done here ..must try your version sometime :)

    US Masala

  4. Great combo! Love the stuffing you've used, shall try this sometime....

  5. Why just father and daughter.. everyone will love it.. recipe is just awesome.. great idea to combine the recipes..

  6. Delicious pizza..have to try this sometime soon. The baking event round up is done
    Thks for your delicious entry Vidhya.


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