Friday, June 24, 2011

Fiery Chicken Tikka Pizza ~ From Scratch!

Monsoons! Oh, how I love the rains. The weather since the last couple of days has been giving me a high. Yes, that's what a nice weather can actually do to you. Me being in a good mood is greatly advantageous, especially for hubby dear. As we considered ordering pizza from our usual Pizza Hut, I asked him whether he would want one made at home. I usually don't make such generous offers, you see.

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Now, having made the offer with full enthusiasm, I wondered what Pizza should I make. This would be my second attempt at making pizza after I leant it at the cooking classes I had attended. Hubby suggested something spicy, so Chicken Tikka Pizza seemed like the perfect choice.


Since I was all enthusiastic and eager to make the pizza from the scratch, I took it too seriously and even made the Chicken Tikka at home. Otherwise, going by my lazy behaviour, I would've ordered the Chicken Tikka and simply used it as a topping for the pizza.

For the Chicken Tikka, you'll need:

- Boneless Chicken 250 gm

- Hung Curd 1 tbsp.

- Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp.

- Lemon Juice 1 tsp.

- Carom Seeds (Ajwain), crushed 1/2 tsp.

- Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.

- Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder 1 tsp.

- Garam Masala Powder 1/2 tsp.

- Roasted Chickpea Flour 1 tsp.

- Mustard Oil 1 tbsp.

- Salt as per taste

- Melted Butter for brushing


1 Marinate boneless chicken pieces with all the ingredients expect butter, for at least 3 hours. Place marinated chicken pieces on the grill rack of your mircowave oven and cook in MICR-GRILL COMBI function for 8 minutes. Don't forget to brush melted butter once in between.

2 Alternatively, you can also deep or shallow fry the chicken pieces. But, peronally I like the grilled ones more.

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I call this pizza fiery because I added a lillte too much of green chillies and it turned out pretty hot. In fact a little too hot for our taste buds. But, I think that's alright once in a while. Also, I used Pizza Sauce, but you can use tomato ketchup or this Salsa Dip instead to spread over the pizza.

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For printable version of this recipe, click here.

Fiery Chicken Tikka Pizza ~ From Scratch

For the Pizza Dough:

- All Purpose Flour 250 gm

- Powdered Sugar 1 tsp.

- Melted Butter, Refined Oil or Olive Oil 2 tbsp.

- Egg While 1 no.

- Luke Warm Milk 1 cup + 1 tsp. Powdered Sugar (Mix together)

- Dry Yeast 1 tsp.

- Salt 1/2 tsp.

For the Pizza:

- Bonless Chicken Tikka

- Onion 1, meduim sized, cut into 4

- Tomato 1, chopped

- Green chillies 2, chopped

- Pizza Sauce 1/2 cup

- Oregano/Italian Seasoning 1 tsp.

- Chilli Flakes 1 tsp.

- Grated Mozzarella Cheese 100 gm


To make the Pizza Dough:

1 Mix luke warm milk, dry yeast and powdered sugar together. Cover and keep aside, undisturbed, for 20 minutes till the yeast is dissolved and frothy.

2 Mix flour, salt, powdered sugar, melted butter/refined oil/olive oil and egg white together. Add the milk-yeast mixture and kneak a smooth dough. Add water if required. Keep the dough in an air-tight container. Leave it in a warm place until it rises, about 1 to 2 hours.

3 Roll the dough into a 10 inch diameter base with 1/4" thickness. Prick it with a fork. Brush olive oil or butter on the base.

To make the Fiery Chicken Tikka Pizza:

1 Spread pizza sauce on the rolled pizza base. Sprinkle grated cheese and arrange all the ingredients for toppings.

2 Preheat oven to 250° C and bake the pizza for 15 minutes till the cheese melts and the crust in browned.

Apart from the toppings I have mentioned here, you also can add your desired toppings to this pizza.








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23 comments:

  1. Woww well executed, pizza looks absolutely stunning,highly incredible..

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  2. pizza looks awesome..feel like having a bite..delicious one !!

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  3. that looks amazing....i wud go on n' say that it looks even better than some of the branded pizzas....i'm in awe....i can just imagine biting into something that spicy, gooey n' oh so tasty....well worth the efforts i'm sure...:)

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  4. nothing can beat a homemade pizza from scratch. you did a great job. I often make pizzas for my family and now they prefer mine over the famous stores.

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  5. Wow this looks straight from Pizza Hut..Bookmarked!!

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  6. wow it looks just like pizza hut pizza,will try it out,amazing blog,following you
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  7. This's way too tempting for a pizza person like me, Arundhuti!

    Pizzas and monsoon, aha!

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  8. pizza looks fabulous wonderful topping
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  9. You have done a fabulous job here !!! You have made a replica of store bought pizza. Delicious...

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. thats a perfect home made pizza...First time to ur lovely space.....Glad to follow Ur recipes

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  11. Hey, I loved your website. Your choice of recipes shows that you know how to put the best step forward. This pizza recipe is awesome.

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  12. A fusion pizza!! What a brilliant idea! The pictures are gorgeous!

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  13. wow!!home made pizza and fabulus topping is excellent

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  14. pizza and fabulous topping is inviting

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  15. Better than any Pizzeria!
    I love making pizza at home too :)
    US Masala

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  16. OMG awesome delicious....

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  17. wow..pizza looks yummy and perfect..feel like grabbing it from the pic...yummmm....

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  18. I am still drooling at this pic. This is topnotch!
    Sushmita @SinFoodie
    http://sinfoodie.blogspot.com/2011/07/cups-of-sunshine-chocolate-and-carrots.html

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  19. This looks awesome! Going to have to try this for my next cookout or tailgating pizza party .

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  20. This looks yummy….you have a lovely blog… You have so many wonderful
    browni recipe.I have bookmarked you blog and some recipe from that to try.

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