Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Chicken Tikka Pizza

Last minute notice of friends coming over n don’t know what to make??? Or are you simply surfing around for innovative recipes to make your “weekend night special”. Here is our attempt at the very Desi Chicken Tikka Pizza to impress all your taste buds!!!


1 x 12” Pizza crust (Store bought for now n hopefully soon we’ll post our own recipe for it)
Red onion (sliced): 1 medium
Tomatoes (chopped): 2 medium
Green bell peppers (Sliced): 1 (You could also use red/yellow peppers/mix of each for a colorful look)
Cilantro/Coriander leaves (Chopped): 1/2 a bunch
Mozarella cheese (Grated): 1 cup (You could also use any other blends of cheese with the mozarella)
Tomato marinara sauce (Commonly found in the grocery stores, we have used tomato in basil and garlic for this recipe)
Chicken (Cubed): 1 cup
Mushrooms (sliced): 1/4cup
Ginger (chopped): 1/ 2 teaspoon
Garlic (chopped): 2 pods
Green Chillies(slit): 2-3 ( or red chilli flakes)

Tikka Marinade (Combine the below ingredients to make a smooth paste)
Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
Chilli powder: 2 teaspoon
Chicken masala : 2 teaspoon
Jeera Powder : 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder : 1/2 teaspoon
Chat masala:1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Star anise powder: 1/ 4teaspoon
Garam Masala : 1 teaspoon
Ginger garlic paste: ½ teaspoon
Lemon Juice: 1 tablespoon
Curd: 1 tablespoon
Kasoori Methi: 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste

* For all vegetarians, use paneer instead of chicken in the pizza.

Begin with marinating the cubed chicken and mushrooms in the marinade and let it rest for a minimum of 20 mins. Heat some oil in a pan, sauté the chopped up garlic, add tomatoes and mix well. Now add the chicken, mushroom and let it simmer in the tomato gravy until thick. Take off from the heat once the chicken is cooked.

Now take the crust and spread the tomato marinara sauce evenly. Spread one layer of cheese, add the sliced onions and green peppers. Spread the chicken and mushrooms. Meanwhile mix the chopped ginger, green chillies with the chopped up cilantro. Spread a layer of this mix and finally top it up with the mozzarella cheese. Preheat Oven at 400° F. Bake the Pizza for about 20 mins until all the cheese melts.

Enjoy these warm with a chilled glass of soda !!!


  1. hey hii..so good to meet u guys as well..Where are u in Seattle?
    Thats a lovely blog u have here..I have the same dish posted in my space as well..u can check the crust recipe if u wish to..:)..The pizza looks so beautiful n delish..!:)

  2. great recipe! I will give it a try.
    when you say to let the chicken rest a min of 20 minutes, what's a good time? The more the better? Or is it possible to sit too long?


  3. The longer you keep the marinade , the better it is because it allows all the flavors to seep in well. However , if you keep it beyond an hour there are chances for the meat to dry up. Also note to keep the marinated chicken covered .

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