Tandoori paneer pizzas

Posted on July 29, 2009. Filed under: Baby and toddler food, Foods on the go, pizza, Snacks | Tags: , , |

A protein-packed paneer topping gives a healthy twist to this all-time favourite with kids.

Preparation Time : 30 mins.
Baking Temperature : 200°C (400°F).
Cooking Time : 3 to 5 mins.
Baking Time : 30 mins.

Serves 4.

Ingredients
2 nos. 200 mm. (8″) whole wheat pizza bases
2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
For the tandoori paneer topping
1 cup paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
¼ cup capsicum cubes
¼ cup deseeded and cubed tomatoes
¼ cup onion cubes
1 tablespoon fresh cream
To be mixed into a marinade
½ cup fresh thick curds (dahi)
1 teaspoon chilli powder
½ teaspoon dried Kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves), roasted and powdered
1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
½ teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon butter
Salt to taste
Other ingredients
½ teaspoon butter for greasing and glazing
For the tandoori paneer filling
1. Marinate the paneer, capsicum and tomato cubes in the prepared marinade for about 30 minutes.
2. Heat the butter in a saucepan, add the onion cubes and sauté for some time.
3. Add the marinated paneer, capsicum and tomatoes, and fresh cream and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.
4. Remove from the fire and allow to cool.
5. Divide into 2 equal portions. Keep aside.
How to proceed
1. Place one pizza base on a greased baking tray.
2. Spread some tomato ketchup on it.
3. Spread half the tandoori paneer filling over the base.
4. Sprinkle half the cheese on top.
5. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 10 to 15 minutes or till the base is evenly browned and the cheese melts.
6. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make another pizza.
7. Serve hot.
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