Paneer Tikka Pizza


For the pizza base:

2 cup all purpose flour
2 tbsp milk powder
3/4 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp oregano
2 tbsp olive oil / vegetable oil
3/4 cup lukewarm water (as required to make a smooth dough)

For paneer tikka topping:

1 1/4 cup paneer / cottage cheese, cubed
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
a pinch of cumin powder
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil

Other topping ingredients:

1 big onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup cherry tomato, thinly sliced
1 cup capsicum (green, yellow and red), thinly sliced
1/2 tsp red chilli flakes
2 pinch oregano
4 tbsp cheddar cream cheese spread
4 tbsp pizza sauce, homemade or ready-made
300 gm shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp butter
salt to taste


  1. In a bowl, add all purpose flour, milk powder, sugar, yeast, baking powder, salt and oregano and mix well.
  2. Add oil to this and mix well. Add warm water little by little and knead well to a smooth dough.
  3. Then coat it with a thin layer of oil and keep it aside covered for about 2 hours.
  4. To prepare paneer tikka, marinate paneer cubes with chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, cumin powder, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice and salt and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. Grill the marinated paneer in the oven, drizzling oil all over it, or about 10-12 minutes or till done at 180 degree celcius, turning the sides in between.
  6. Cut the grilled paneer cubes to two halves and keep it aside.
  7. In a bowl, combine together onion, tomato, capsicum and little salt and keep it ready.
  8. Take the dough out, punch it down and knead it for a minute. Make two portions out of it , roll the dough to a big circles and transfer it to a greased pizza pan and keep it covered for about 15 minutes.
  9. Prick all over with a fork, rub the whole with melted butter and spread cheddar cream cheese spread. 
  10. Spread 2 tbsp of pizza sauce, sprinkle very little shredded mozzarella cheese.
  11. Top it with half of onion mixture and paneer cubes.Sprinkle red chilli flakes and oregano and top it with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  12. Again sprinkle little oregano and red chilli flakes.
  13. Preheat the oven to 180 degree celcius and bake it for about 25-30 minutes or till the cheese melts completely and sides of the pizza base turns golden.
  14. Remove from oven, let it sit for about 2-3 minutes, cut it into pieces and serve…
Recipe adapted from here…


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