Amritsari Paneer Pizza

Amritsari Paneer Pizza

Amritsari Paneer Pizza is a popular fusion Pizza available in restuarants. This pizza is made using the punjabi cuisine flavours and tastes so delicious. When I made the Domnino’s Spread, I naturally had to include pizzas. Since I have few versions of pizzas already shared, like the pizzas from this space, and from Spice your Life!I had to pick a new one. However, I again felt making a fusion one with Desi flavours would suit my kids more, so resorted to making this Amritsari Paneer Pizza.

When I had made this spread, I had a major calamity like in my oven konking off on me! You can read all about it here.

So when I finally had baked all the dishes, and was packing the baked ones into the boxes, my boys refused to move without eating their pizzas! I didn’t know what to say. These pizzas were supposed to be our lunch. My boys were helping me with the baking, with the hope they will get to eat the pizzas sooner. However, my sweet pies that they were, they patiently waited for me, keeping themselves entertained at Veena’s place, and expected me to give them the moment the pizzas got baked.

So you see, I didn’t click a baked full picture of the pizza as most of it was over before we came back home. I had saved up for the others back home and managed to click few slices. The pizzas were amazing with the fusion and we really enjoyed, even though the whole experience was so tiring.

A little about the Amritsari Pizza, I must confess that I didn’t eat this at the Dominos. I think they had something like Punjabi Pizza or something. However, we have a Pizza Hut close by to my work place and when I was carrying my twins, I used to frequently get pizza craving and used to frequently go there. Once it so happened that there was nobody to accompany me and I went on my own and had an Amritsari Paneer Pizza for myself. Gosh, trust me, that was one sinful pizza I have ever eaten and the taste somethings still comes to mind. I tried recreating the flavours I remember. This is no way a replica of that, just a name to remember it by. Still this was was very good too and if you are a fan of Punjabi and pizza, this is a perfect fusion of the same!

We are starting a new edition of BM with this being 79th Edtion. I still can’t believe we are nearly 80 Editions. The theme I have chosen is “A Pizza of Your Own” Well I tried creating a pizza of my own with the memories I had of a decade back. I never related that draft with this theme, until I checked up and realized it suited so well. I haven’t been very good at matching my drafts or even having a draft. I have been quite laidback off late, without any inspiration for most blogging tasks. Only last week, inspiration struck for our September Mega BM and as always the inspiration came very late and now I am in my mind, running around like a headless chicken, with just one dish done out of 26. It is quite an adventurous theme and there is nothing better than a challenge to motivate me.

  Step by Step Pictures for baking the Pizza

Amritsari Paneer Pizza

For the Dough

1 & 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour + for dusting
1 tsp Instant Yeast
1/2 cup Water Warm
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Olive oil

For Paneer Stuffing to be marinated

1 cup Paneer diced very small
1 tsp Red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Onion powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste
A pinch Chat Masala
A pinch Amchur Powder
A pinch Cumin Powder

For the Pizza Sauce

2 cups Tomatoes finely chopped
1/2 cup Carrot
4 cloves Garlic
2 tbsp Butter
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
1 tsp Oregano
1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
Salt to taste
1 tsp Sugar

For other toppings

1 cup Roasted Onions
Melted butter, as needed to brush
Cheddar Cheese, grated as needed
Mozzarella Cheese as needed
1 tsp Garlic powder
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp Mayonnaise
Lemon juice
1 tsp Chilli flakes

For the Seasoning:

1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Chilli flakes
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Onion Powder

For the Dough

In a wide bowl, take the flour, add the instant yeast, salt, sugar, 1 tbsp olive oil and mix well.
Slowly add the warm water and knead to a soft dough. When you are able to gather it as a dough, add another tbsp Olive oil and knead for 10 mins.
Make a ball and place it in an oiled bowl, cover with cling wrap. Let it rest for 45 to 1 hour. Mine took about 45 mins to double.
Punch it down, knead again. Divide into 10 equal balls.

For the Paneer Marination

Wash and fine dice the paneer into very small cubes. Add all the ingredients and mix well. Adjust seasoning and keep it ready aside to use.

For the Pizza Sauce

Wash and chop the carrots. Wash the tomatoes and make a crisscross on the tomato. Microwave in a bowl of water along with finely chopped carrots for 5 to 6 mins.
Once done, allow it to cool, peel off the skin and make a puree.
Heat a nonstick pan with butter, saute crushed garlic, then add the tomato puree.
Add salt, chilli flakes, chilli powder and oregano and let it boil for a few mins.
Add tomato ketchup and mix. Finally add sugar, mix and switch off the flame.

For making Amritsari Paneer Pizza

Dice the onions as juliennes, roast it in oil and keep it aside.
Divide the dough into 2 balls. Dust well and roll it into 12″ pizza base. Brush the top with melted butter.
Next spread the pizza sauce all over the disc. Divide the paneer equally between the two pizza base.
Sprinkle all over the disc, followed by the roasted onions.
next sprinkle with garlic powder, grated cheese, mixed herbs, oregano and onion powder along with red chilli flakes.
Preheat the oven to 200 C and bake for 20 to 25 mins. Check to ensure if the base is done.
Serve hot.

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Amritsari Paneer Pizza
Amritsari Paneer Pizza is a popular fusion Pizza available in restuarants. This pizza is made using the punjabi cuisine flavours and tastes so delicious.
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Dish Type Pizza Recipes
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Ingredients
For the Dough
For Paneer Stuffing to be marinated
For the Pizza Sauce
For other toppings
For the Seasoning:
Course Dinner
Cuisine My Kitchen
By Cook Method Oven
By Diet Kid Friendly
Dish Type Pizza Recipes
Servings
Ingredients
For the Dough
For Paneer Stuffing to be marinated
For the Pizza Sauce
For other toppings
For the Seasoning:
Amritsari Paneer Pizza
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Instructions
For the Dough
  1. In a wide bowl, take the flour, add the instant yeast, salt, sugar, 1 tbsp olive oil and mix well.
  2. Slowly add the warm water and knead to a soft dough. When you are able to gather it as a dough, add another tbsp Olive oil and knead for 10 mins.
  3. Make a ball and place it in an oiled bowl, cover with cling wrap. Let it rest for 45 to 1 hour. Mine took about 45 mins to double.
  4. Punch it down, knead again. Divide into 10 equal balls.
For the Paneer Marination
  1. Wash and fine dice the paneer into very small cubes. Add all the ingredients and mix well. Adjust seasoning and keep it ready aside to use.
For the Pizza Sauce
  1. Wash and chop the carrots. Wash the tomatoes and make a crisscross on the tomato. Microwave in a bowl of water along with finely chopped carrots for 5 to 6 mins.
  2. Once done, allow it to cool, peel off the skin and make a puree.
  3. Heat a nonstick pan with butter, saute crushed garlic, then add the tomato puree.
  4. Add salt, chilli flakes, chilli powder and oregano and let it boil for a few mins.
  5. Add tomato ketchup and mix. Finally add sugar, mix and switch off the flame.
For making Amritsari Paneer Pizza
  1. Dice the onions as juliennes, roast it in oil and keep it aside.
  2. Divide the dough into 2 balls. Dust well and roll it into 12" pizza base. Brush the top with melted butter.
  3. Next spread the pizza sauce all over the disc. Divide the paneer equally between the two pizza base.
  4. Sprinkle all over the disc, followed by the roasted onions.
  5. next sprinkle with garlic powder, grated cheese, mixed herbs, oregano and onion powder along with red chilli flakes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 200 C and bake for 20 to 25 mins. Check to ensure if the base is done.
  7. Serve hot.

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