February 12, 2012

Tandoori Paneer Pizza


I am an avid lover of Indianised pizzas. I try mixing Indian spices into the pizza sauces, adding cilantro, topping it off with curried eggplants. Really, the list just keeps going on and on in my kitchen. My daughter loves to keep it simple... the two magic words "Cheese" and "pizza."
So, whenever I make "adult" pizza at home, I try to reserve some dough to make a small cheese pizza for her. At least, it is made with whole wheat, so I don't feel that guilty. But I wished that she would eat something as colorful as this!
And for this pizza, I added colorful bell peppers I got at my local store, mixed it up with some spring onions and finished it off with the wonderful robust flavors from the tandoori paneer. I do not own a tandoor, and I turned to my trusty oven to bake the paneer cubes.
Here goes the recipe.

Tandoori Paneer Pizza



Whole wheat/Regular pizza dough (Recipe coming up)
Pizza sauce - As required
Paneer - 2 cups cubed into one inch pieces
Red bell pepper -1 small
Green bell pepper -1 small
Yellow bell pepper -1 small
Tandoori spice mix - 1 tbsp
Thick yogurt - 1/2 cup
Salt -To taste
Red chilly powder -1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cilantro - 2 tbsp chopped
Green onions - A bunch chopped
Part Skim mozzarella cheese - As required (I went really light, so about 1 cup for the entire large pizza)


Preheat oven to 400F to bake the paneer.

In a bowl combine yogurt, spice mix, cumin, salt, red chilly powder, turmeric, cilantro. Toss in the paneer and let it marinate for about 30 min.
Bake the paneer pieces till they get firm and golden brown on the sides. About 15 min. Keep aside.

Raise the temperature to 450F to bake the pizza.

Spread the pizza dough onto a tray/stone and spread some pizza sauce on it.
Add the peppers and spring onion evenly on the dough and sprinkle some salt over it.


Finally add the paneer and the cheese.
Bake till the crust is brown and the cheese is melted.



  1. wow eyecathy pizza,luks delicious...

  2. Dear which brand of sauce you use for the base? Looks very tempting. Can I have a slice? :-)

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Yummy homemade pizzaaaaaaaaaaaaa superb......loved it

  4. sooper Divya! looks yummy :) please post the recipe for the whole wheat dough soon too.

  5. @Hamaree Rasoi- I get the organic pizza sauce from my local grocery store and add some Indian spices and warm it. Cool down and use.

    @Lakshmi - I will do that. Thanks! :)

  6. hy anudivya,
    just found your space..glad I stopped by..
    lovely space you have here..
    interesting recipe collection with inviting cliks..
    pizza sounds lipsmacking goooood..
    Am your happy follower now..;)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

  7. Looks super colorful and delicious.


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