Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Chicken Tikka Pizza

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Want to try a spicy pizza!!! then this is the perfect recipe for you...a great blend of flavors from East and West. Making pizza at home is so much fun and easy, so why waste money on takeaway pizzas when you can make much better, hygienic and tastier pizza at home. 

chicken tikka pizza

 For Dough

2 &1/2 cups flour
1 tbsp milk powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 & ½ tsp instant yeast
3-4 tbsp oil
½ cup warm water


1) Mix all these ingredients and knead it with warm water till the dough forms. Dough should be soft. If the dough is sticky, add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a solid ball. If the dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time.

2) Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes or until smooth, rub a bit of oil all over the dough, place dough in bowl and cover it.

3) Cover it with a kitchen towel and put it aside for an hour or till it doubles in size. Meanwhile you can prepare the sauce and the toppings and grease the pizza pan

4) Once the dough has doubled in size take it out of the bowl and punch it down. Then knead again for 2-3 minutes, roll it out and spread it on the pizza pan, again cover with a cloth and set aside for 30 minutes. (You can use little flour if you have difficulty in rolling it out.

5) Prick the dough with a fork and bake it for 7-8 minutes in a preheated oven at 180C -200C.

For Sauce:

2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
500 gm tomatoes (pureed)
1/4 cup ketchup
2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
1 tsp red chili flakes
½ tsp black pepper powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 small bay leaf
1 medium onion chopped
1/2 tsp oregano
½ tsp basil
½ tsp crushed fennel seeds


1) Melt butter with the oil in a pan; add the onion and garlic and sauté until soft and transparent. Add the pureed tomato along with all the remaining ingredients and bring to slow simmer.

2) Simmer for 30-60 minutes or till the sauce gets thick and turn off the flame. Remove the bay leaf before spreading the sauce on dough.

For Chicken Tikka:
200 gm boneless chicken (cut in small cubes)
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp red Chili Powder
1 tbsp lemon Juice 
1/2 tsp salt 
2 tbsp yogurt 
1/2 tsp garam masala   powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (crushed)
A pinch of tandoori food color
2 tbsp oil 
Small piece of coal


 1) Make a paste by combining all the ingredients. . Rub this paste on all the chicken pieces, and let the chicken marinate for an hour.

2) Put the chicken pieces along with all the marinade in a pan, and let it cook on low-medium heat, turning once or twice until the chicken pieces get done. It will take 5-10 minutes to get ready. 

3) Put the coal over medium flame, wait until the coal is fully red and is covered by white ash. Put a small piece of aluminum foil in middle of the chicken pieces. Place the burned coal over it and put 2-3 drops of oil on it. Cover it at once with a tight fitting lid and put aside. Remove the coal after 5 minutes. You can also bake or grill the chicken.

For Toppings:

1 small onion sliced
1 tomato sliced and deseeded
1 capsicum sliced
7-8 olives slices
1 & 1/2 cup of mozzarella and Cheddar cheese.

To Arrange:

Spread 1/3 cup of sauce over the pizza base, followed by 3 tbsp of Cheddar cheese, and then spread the chicken pieces over, followed by sliced, onions, capsicum, tomatoes and olives. Sprinkle rest of the cheese over the toppings and bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes (180C-200C).  Let it rest for 5 minutes before serving. 


  1. Sitara this looks really good I want a piece!

  2. wow, pizza luks yummy.... u have got nice collection of recipes, glad to follow u...

  3. I just want to know which flour because there are too many types if flours

  4. it looks very tasty can you please tell me how did you make border of the crust?i don't know the technique