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Monday, July 09, 2012

Chicken Tikka Pizza (Easy Version) | Chicken Pizza

Chicken Tikka Pizza,is a modified version of pizza in Indian style.This means a pizza with the full flavor of spices in Indian touch.And that's the greatest and tastiest thing about this pizza.We just loved each bite of this pizza and the aroma wafted all around here.Though chicken tikka in itself is a lengthy process and then making the pizza base from scratch,adding chicken tikka to the base is another tedious effort but I made a shortcut to the above tikka recipe and prepared with the same flavors in a different way.I just avoided the baking step and used stove top method.I added the same juices of the spices and added to the pizza base as sauce.You will surely love this pizza if you love Chicken tikka !!
Check out other Pizza recipes posted earlier- Apple Pizza, Tofu-Mushroom Pizza(whole wheat base)

for pizza base
Whole wheat flour 21/2 cups
All purpose flour 1 cup
Yeast 4 tsp(refer notes)
Salt 1 tsp
Sugar 1 tbsp
Olive oil 1 tbsp
warm water 1 1/2 cup

for tikka masala
chicken boneless 300gms(refer notes)
Yogurt 2tbsp
Lime juice half of a lime
Cumin powder 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder 1 tsp
coriander powder 3/4 tsp
Pepper powder 1 tsp
Garam masala 1/2 tsp
oil 1tsp
Butter 1 tbsp

Fenugreek leaves
pizza sauce 3tbsp

for topping
Chilly flakes 2 tsp(optional)
black pepper 1/2 tsp(optional)
Italian seasoning 2 tsp
Mozarella cheese  shredded  as required
black olives 10-12
Onion 1/2 sliced
Red bell pepper 1/2 sliced thin

-Wash and cut the chicken in bite size pieces.Prepare a marinade using the yogurt,lime juice,chilly powder,cumin powder,garam masala,pepper powder,coriander powder and salt.Add 1tsp of oil at the end.Keep aside for 1 hour.
- Heat butter in a pan and add the chicken pieces along with marinade.Toss it well for 10 minutes on medium flame.
-The chicken masala boils and the chicken cooks half way changing color.Add the pizza sauce in it and mix well.
-Crush the fenugreek leaves in palm and add,put off flame.(There should be enough sauce to line the pizza base,don't dry it much).Cool the masala(sauce) before spreading on the base.

-In the mean time,sift the flours,add salt.
-Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1 cup of water,wait till it starts frothing.
-Add this mixture into the flours and knead.Add more water if required.
-Add the oil and knead to a sticky dough.Leave aside covered to rise for 1 hour.
-After an hour,punch down the air and knead again,Leave for 45 minutes.

-Punch down the air and divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
-Dust the surface with little flour and roll out the dough in a circle of 9-10" diameter and 1/4'' thick.
-Preheat oven top 425 degrees F and grease a tray with spraying oil and spread half a tsp of bread crumbs(to prevent sticking to the tray)
-Immediately transfer the pizza base to the tray and shape it with hands if at all irregular at any place.Prick with a fork in the base to avoid rising.
-Spread half sauce or masala as a thin layer leaving 1" space at the outer border.Add a thin layer of shredded mozarella cheese.
-Then add half of the sliced bell peppers,onions and the chicken pieces.
-Add the sliced olives and top it with some italian seasoning,pepper powder, chilly flakes and finish off with shredded mozarella cheese.
-Apply a thin layer of olive oil on the outer border,gives a nice crust color.
-Bake in the oven for 16-20 minutes.
-Repeat the same steps to bake another pizza and use up the remaining toppings.
-Remove from oven,cool slightly and serve warm in slices !!

Servings ~2 pizzas of 9"size 

* I used active dry yeast .
* I have used boneless chicken thighs.
* The listed ingredients of both pizza base and topping makes 2 medium size (9") pizza.(So,divide accordingly or use half of the quantity mentioned to bake one)
* Adding pepper powder ,chilly flakes on the topping is optional if you wish to have a moderate spicy one.Otherwise you can omit that.
* You can even prepare the dough using all purpose flour alone or you can just prepare the masala and top the store brought pizza base.
* You can replace chicken in place of paneer and repeat the same steps to get a Paneer Tikka pizza.


Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Best Blogger Tips

Chicken tikka pizza sounds like a wonderful idea. Nicely done !!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Omg,this looks absolutely yummy, drooling. Pizza is my weakness & your looks super tempting. Best combo chicken tikka & pizza

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy crunchy chicken pizza looks mouthwatering.

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, now this is very interesting... spicy, love it/
makes a great lunch instead of having to eat rice with dishes. i think your pizza can be stored frozen too..
have a nice day

turmericnspice said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely !! Can I come over for dinner. This looks awesome !!

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

yum!i too make whole wheat bases....its so much better! the topping!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Home made pizzas are so much tastier and yumm. Love this one

Prabha Mani said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome Preparation julie, let me take only pizza base recipe from here :) :)

cindyrina said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie! the look represent the taste...ah! serious drooling!

Sumi said... Best Blogger Tips

pizza looks lovely...

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

very inviting clicks :) makes me drool here..

Chocolate & Chillies said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the desi twist you put on pizza! Looks delicious!

@lekshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

wow home made pizza........looks delicious......

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Bookmarked! Great post. Will surely try this and let you know.

Charu Srivastava said... Best Blogger Tips

pizza luks great...simply mouthwatering ....noone can say its luks so professional !!!

Familycook said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks so luscious!

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your version Julie.perfect with chicken tikka masala..spicy the way we need.Send me few.

Kanchan said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesomee .. who would say no to this .. Love it totally.

Shobha said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly made the tikka topping...had tasted in India once.

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting and yummy pizza..
Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

pizza looks yummy....

sojo said... Best Blogger Tips

its come out so well, Julie...

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy pizza thank u for sharing

Manju Modiyani said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy! Looks like store-bought pizza. I too love olives...

When I make pizza, I spread the cheese on the base and then the comes out ditto like domino's pizza..

Thanks :)

Rekha said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow beautifully done, looks catchy and yummy...

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

you are making me hungry... wish I was staying somewhere near ur place
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Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

very delicious looking fusion pizza

Az said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy.. looks so delicious... can I grab a bite?

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Woww!! Looks extremely delicious!! Wonderful idea!!

misha said... Best Blogger Tips

Ur pizza looks sooooo perfect and lovely....good one Julie.

Radhika said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Julie, mouthwatering and how about mentioning which yeast Gal in case some one starts to wonder.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx everyone :-)
@Radhika Thanx for the reminder,Radhika..I have mentioned it now in post:-)

Recipe World said... Best Blogger Tips

mouthwatering .......

Jayanthy Kumaran said... Best Blogger Tips

gr8 your presentation
Tasty Appetite

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Seriously cant take my eyes from ur irresistible click,super tempting pizza.

Vineetha Sush said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved the colour..I have been thinking about trying a desi pizza from sometime now..this one is tempting me more :)

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

Pizza looks very inviting and tempting, nicely done !!

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips spicy n tempting pizza...loved your topping idea,sounds so delicious!!
Spicy Treats

Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

pizza kandittukothi varunnu julie.....

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

looks just like straight from the yummy...olives really bring out the color..

JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

oMG...that pizza looks absolutely yummy....I can finish that whole pizza in no time...:)

Sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips

I am eager to try this out. Please let me know if I can make the dough in a food processor using the same method as you have given

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes you can try that out :)