Tandoori Pizza

Tandoori Pizza
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Homemade Tandoori Pizza with Tandoori Chicken. Sauced with Tandoori Pizza Sauce and topped with Onions, Peppers & Cheese. The Tandoori Chicken is marinated and cooked before being stripped off the bone to top the pizza. Chicken Breast or Pork can be used too.

Pizza Dough

The Pizza Dough needs a full day to develop for the Classic Hand Tossed. This is the most time-consuming part of the recipe. It’s a good idea to always make a bunch of these up and freeze them. Then thaw overnight in the fridge when needed to make for a wide variety of items.

Make it with either the Deep Dish or Thin Crust Pizza Dough, as well as making Tandoori Pita Pizzas with store bought or Homemade Pita Bread or making them on Naan Bread. You can also include a bit of Garam Masala in the Dough for this style of Pizza.

Hand Tossed Pizza
Hand Tossed Pizza

Brush on Sauce

Use Garlic Butter, or Garlic Sauce, optionally with a bit of Garam Masala mixed in to brush the pizza before saucing instead of including Garam Masala in the dough.

Papa Johns Garlic Sauce
Papa Johns Garlic Sauce

Tandoori Pizza Sauce

Mix the simple Indian Pizza Sauce ingredients below. Bring to a boil, shut the heat off but leave the pot on the heat. Allow cooling before saucing the Pizza. Add less Tandoori Masala for a less spicy sauce if desired.

  • 1 C Tomato Juice
  • 1/4 C Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tbl Butter & Tandoori Masala
  • 1 tsp Sugar, Lemon Jucie & Kasoori Methi (Fenugreek Leaves)

It is important to pick up a good quality Tomato Paste. Visit your local Middle Eastern store to purchase these. They usually carry a wide variety of better quality tomato paste than the big supermarket chains.

Tomato Paste
Tomato Paste
Methi Leaves
Methi Leaves

Finish Sauce

Use Red Samosa Dipping Sauce to drizzle over the pizza. This is an Indian flavored sauce that pairs really well with Tandoori Chicken or Pork. It adds sweetness to the mild heat Pizza Sauce and Tandoori Meat.

You could also drizzle over Sour Cream, Yogurt (or variations such as Mint Yogurt, Cilantro Yogurt, Garlic Yogurt), or use 1 Tbl of Samosa Dipping Sauce with 1/2 C Mayo.

Red Samosa Dipping Sauce
Red Samosa Dipping Sauce

Tandoori Chicken

Marinate 2 Chicken Quarters, 4 Drumsticks, or 1 Chicken Breast, in the below marinade. Skin removed or left on. If using Dark meat, slash the chicken 2–3 times to allow more of the marinade to get in. Exchange the Chicken with Pork if desired.

After refrigerating for at least 1 hour, bake accordingly.

Chicken Quarters go into the oven at 375 F for 45 minutes. Flip the chicken halfway through. Shut the oven heat off but leave the chicken in there for 15 – 20 minutes before stripping it off the bone to use as a topping for the Tandoori Pizza.

JAH Tandoori Chicken
JAH Tandoori Chicken

Slice the Chicken Breast in half horizontally to get about 1/2 inch fillets. Marinate Chicken Breast, then cook in a skillet over medium heat until done or grilled in a double press grill or panini grill and then diced. About 5–7 minutes for either the skillet or grill with 1/2 inch Chicken Breast Fillets.

Grilled Tandoori Chicken Fillets
Grilled Tandoori Chicken Fillets
Tandoori Chicken Pizza Side View
Tandoori Chicken Pizza Side View

Tandoori Pizza Toppings

While the chicken is cooking, slice or dice Onion, Red Bell Peppers & Green Bell Peppers. Add Jalapeño or Serrano peppers for some more heat.

Use Yellow Onions or a mix of Red, White, and Yellow Onions. Add in some Green Onions for Garnishing.

Peppers & Onion
Peppers & Onion
Sliced Peppers & Onion
Sliced Peppers & Onion
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Tandoori Pizza

Tandoori Chicken or Pork Pizza. Sauced with Tandoori Pizza Sauce and topped off with Onions & Peppers. Optionally add in Tomatoes or Chilies to kick the heat up.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Marinate1 hour
Servings: 1 Pie

Equipment

  • 1 Pizza Screen or Pan
  • 1 Pizza Stone
  • 1 Baking Dish
  • 1 Marinating Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 Pizza Dough - Any size
  • 2 Chicken Quarters - Or Chicken Breast
  • 1 C Mozzarella Cheese - or more
  • 1 small Onion - Sliced or Diced
  • 1/4 1 Green Bell Pepper - Sliced or Diced
  • 1/4 1 Red Bell Pepper - Sliced or Diced
  • 1 portion Samosa Dipping Sauce - Optional for drizzling over the pizza

Tandoori Pizza Sauce

  • 1 C Tomato Juice
  • 1/4 C Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tbl Butter & Tandoori Masala - Less Tandoori Masala for a less mild sauce
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice, Sugar, & Fenugreek Leaves

Instructions

  • Prepare the Marinade for the Tandoori Chicken, leaving the skin on or removing it. Slash the chicken 2–3 times on each side. Refrigerate for 1 hour or longer for more flavor.
    Bake at 375 F for 45 minutes, flipping over halfway through. Remove the chicken to cool before stripping it off the bone to top the Pizza.
    Heat the oven to the highest setting it will go, preferably with a pizza stone.
  • Prepare the already made Pizza Dough in the Classic Hand Tossed method by placing the pizza dough on a cornmeal-dusted surface and stretching out to form the pizza.
  • Transfer the Dough to a Pizza Screen or Pan. Optionally sauce the dough with Garlic Butter before saucing with Tandoori Pizza Sauce. Top with Vegetables, cooked Tandoori Meat & Cheese.
    Optionally sauce and place the cheese down first to have all the topping on top.
  • Place into the oven and cook for 5–6 minutes. Optionally broil the top for color if needed.

Notes

Both the Marinated Tandoori Chicken & The Pizza Dough can be prepared the day before.
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Canadian, Indian
Keywords: Tandoori Chicken Pizza, Tandoori Pizza, Tandoori Pork Pizza
Author: JAH
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