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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Indian Pizza

My roommate, Celadon, is a food combination genius. A couple weeks ago she made chicken tikka massala and had the leftovers heated up over pita bread. She told me her idea of a chicken tikka massala pizza and I knew she had a brilliant idea! So with half a jar of her remaining tikka massala sauce, the Indian pizza was born. Much like my Thai Pizza, this one incorporates a yummy Indian dish, chicken tikka massala, and the cheese and dough and style of a traditional pizza. I used the same pizza dough from Apizza as I did for my breakfast pizza and I will say again that this dough really is astoundingly delicious and adds a whole level of flavor and texture to the pizzas. I would like to make this pizza again and make more sauce so that it can have a thicker layer of sauce. I would also like to add julienned hot peppers and maybe some paneer cheese instead of regular cheese.

Indian Pizza
(Makes one baking sheet pie)

1/3 cup Tikka Massala sauce
3 tablespoons vindaloo sauce
Mozzarella shavings
1 carrot, thinly shredded
2 sweet red peppers, thinly shredded
1/3 cup chickpeas
2 chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
Cayenne pepper
Garlic powder
Olive oil

1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Place chicken pieces on skillet and sprinkle with cumin and cayenne pepper. Saute until chicken is completely cooked, set aside.
2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and place baking sheet in the oven to heat up. Roll out dough to the size of the sheet.
3. Sprinkle flour on the sheet and carefully place the rolled out dough on the sheet. Drizzle it with olive oil and using a fork, poke holes all over the dough. Bake for approximately 5 minutes.
4. In a small bowl, mix together the tikka massala sauce and the vindaloo sauce. Spread mixture evenly over the pizza crust. Layer the mozzarella shavings on the sauce, followed by the shredded carrots and peppers and chickpeas. Lastly, put on the cooked chicken pieces. Bake for approximately 8-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Enjoy!

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