Do you ever have those moments where you just can’t decide what to make for dinner? I had that moment the other night. I wanted pizza, because I had bought a fresh batch of pizza dough at Whole Foods, but I just did not know what I wanted to put on it. I stood there in the kitchen for who knows how long. Eventually, because I could not make up my mind, I decided I would just put random crap on it. So, I guess you could call this Aloo Tikki Paneer Tikka Pizza?!? Yep, my pizza had potatoes. And paneer. And it ended up being so dang delicious. I surprised myself. I already had some paneer, so I just turned it into paneer tikka, and I made a quick batch of potato masala. Instead of turning them into aloo tikkis, I just spread it onto the dough. I also Indianified (is that a word?) the tomato sauce by adding a little masala. Bam!
- fresh pizza dough
- 1 cup tomato puree
- 1 tbsp pav bhaji masala
- potato masala (click here for recipe)
- paneer cubed (click here for recipe)
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- additional cheese for topping, any kind (I used pepperjack)
- chopped cilantro for topping
- red onions diced, for topping
- green chutney, for topping
- chaat masala, for topping
Make the paneer tikka. Marinade paneer cubes for at least 30 minutes in yogurt, lemon juice, red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric, cumin powder, and ginger garlic paste. On a griddle, pan fry paneer cubes till golden brown on each side. I ended up slicing mine after they were cooked so they would not be such large pieces.
Make the sauce. In a pan add the tomato puree and pav bhaji masala. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until desired doneness. Let cool.
Preheat oven to 475
Make the potato masala and keep aside.