ShareI am delighted to have reached my 50th post in about 3 months of blogging!
I decided to bake a Chicken Tikka Pizza to celebrate the occasion.This was my first try at making any kind of Pizza.

The result was perfect.The color,texture and the taste was just right.The taste was extremely similar to the Grilled chicken pizza from Pizza Hut.
The veggies can just omit the chicken from this recipe.
Ingredients:
  • All purpose four(maida)-5cups
  • Warmwater(not hot water coz yeast dies in hot water)-250ml
  • Powdered yeast-small packet(around 6gm)
  • Salt-3/4th tsp
  • Sugar-3/4th tsp
  • Pizza Sauce-5tbsp(Pizza sauce can either be store bought or home made.I made the sauce at home.Nothing tastes better than freshly made pizza sauce.I will post the Pizza sauce recipe in my following posts.
  • Sliced Onions & Bell peppers(capsicum)
  • Chicken Tikka pieces-1cup.(For chicken tikka pieces-marinate small pieces of chicken breast in salt,ginger-garlic paste,chilli powder,dhania powder,little curds, garam masala and a pinch of red food colour.The propotions of masalas and amount of chicken can be to your liking.)
  • Grated Mozzarella cheese-to taste
  • Oil-Olive oil preferably
For chicken Tikka pieces-cook the marinated chicken pieces on low flame with lid closed till tender.Add a tsp oil and roast on high flame till crisp.
OR brush pieces with oil and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for 10mins or till done.
For the Pizza dough:
Mix one packet(around 6gm) of powdered yeast to a glass(250ml)of water.Add a cup of flour ,salt and sugar and whisk till all lumps are gone.Cover and let it rest for 15mins.
Add 4 cups of flour to a big bowl and mix in 4tsp olive oil.
Now slowly add in the yeast mixture and mix to form a very smooth dough.The dough should be much smoother than the dough we use for rotis.So if more water is required,add in warm water and mix.

Cover lid and let it rest in a warm place for a hour.The dough becomes double the size then.
After an hour punch into the dough to remove any excess air bubbles and form a uniform dough again.Dip your fingers in oil while working as the dough gets a little sticky.Glaze the dough surface with oil .
Close lid and let it rest for 30mins.
Dust the working surface with flour and roll the dough on it.Dont knead dough.
Dough is ready.
You can divide this dough into 2-3 parts depending on the size of Pizza you want to make.I had a large baking tray hence I used the whole dough to make one large rectangular pizza.
Grease the baking tray with oil and spread the dough onto the tray uniformaly with your finger tips.
Remember the dough wil rise to double its thickness ,so make sure you dont spread it too thick as the pizza will become too thick.
Mine was around 1/3rd inch thick and resulted in a beautiful regular crust.If you require a thin crust,make the thickness even more less.
Spread the Pizza sauce uniformly on the prapared dough surface
Add the chicken pieces,sliced onions & bell peppers.Add chopped green chillies to your llking if you like a real spicy Pizza.
Spread grated mozzarella cheese all over uniformly.I reduced the quantitly of cheese on my Pizza due to the fat content involved.But a generous spread of the cheese gives perfect results.
Drizzle 2tsp of olive oil all over the pizza.Brush oil to the edges of the crust so that the pizza edges get a beautiful colour.
Preheat the oven at 230°C and bake for around 20mins or till the crust get a nice golden colour.
The Masterpiece............
The crust looked just too tempting.Couldn't wait to sink my teeth into it!!
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Cut using a Pizza cutter or a sharp knife to desired shapes.Serve with tomato ketchup and chilli flakes.
Amazingly crisp surface and super soft core and the taste-just perfekkkt!
 


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14 comments:

    Fathima said...

    Congrats on ur 50th post! Pizza looks great and yummy! just perfect!

  1. ... on February 21, 2010 at 1:01 PM  
  2. Jagruti said...

    Congrats on your 50th post!! pizza looks perfect and yummy..I've also posted my 50thpost too!!!!

  3. ... on February 21, 2010 at 1:55 PM  
  4. Subhashini said...

    Excellent dear.I will be waiting for ur pizza sauce recipe.

  5. ... on February 21, 2010 at 2:15 PM  
  6. BeenaShylesh said...

    congrts on the 50th post .pizza is my favourate dish...i will sureily try dear...

  7. ... on February 21, 2010 at 3:05 PM  
  8. Priya said...

    Congrats on ur 50th post Anjum..that chicken tikka pizza looks soooo delicious and cheesy...yummmm!!

  9. ... on February 21, 2010 at 8:02 PM  
  10. Hamaree Rasoi said...

    Congrats on your 50th Post. waiting to wish you on your 100th post as well. BTW Pizza is my favorite dish and yours looks awesome.

    Deepa

  11. ... on February 21, 2010 at 9:13 PM  
  12. Pari said...

    Hi. Congrats dear. I agree nothing to beat hommade pizza and sauce. The Pizza looks so beautiful.
    http://cooking-goodfood.blogspot.com

  13. ... on February 21, 2010 at 9:35 PM  
  14. Cicily Antony said...

    Congrats on ur 50th post...pizza looks yummy...

  15. ... on February 21, 2010 at 11:35 PM  
  16. Swathi said...

    congrats anju, Wishing you to post many more post . Pizza looks good

  17. ... on February 22, 2010 at 2:50 AM  
  18. ARUNA said...

    congrats on ur 50th post.

  19. ... on February 22, 2010 at 7:19 AM  
  20. SE said...

    congrats on your 50th post !!!

  21. ... on February 22, 2010 at 10:13 PM  
  22. Siddhi S said...

    congrats on ur 50th post...pizza looks super yummy

  23. ... on February 23, 2010 at 12:48 AM  
  24. Zameer said...

    wowww yummy..!

  25. ... on February 28, 2010 at 9:35 AM  
  26. Zameer said...

    wonderfull........!!!!!!!!!

  27. ... on February 28, 2010 at 9:36 AM  
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