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Paneer Masala Pizza Recipe

May/03/2024 / by Team Seema

Perfect For Your Weekend Dinner

With store bought pizza dough, some shredded cheese, a sliced jalapeño, or a shake or two of chili flakes you can easily whip up an Indian pizza using your favorite leftovers. This recipe for a Paneer Masala Pizza is a delicious vegetarian option perfect for pairing with a movie for your Friday night in or dining al fresco on a spring evening under the stars.

3-4 tablespoons butter

½ cup cashews

1, 15-ounce can tomatoes, chopped

2 cups of paneer, cubed

2 bay leaves

3 small dried red chilies

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

½ cup chopped green bell pepper

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon garam masala

1 teaspoon mustard seeds, toasted

½ jalapeno sliced into rounds, optional for topping

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

½- ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 store-bought pizza dough

In a large pan over medium high heat add one tablespoon of butter, add the cashews and toss. Toast until golden brown. Add the tomatoes and cook until the liquid is reduced by a third. Cool and blend this mixture to a smooth sauce. Set aside.

In the same pan, add one to two tablespoons of butter and fry the paneer cubes to golden brown. Set aside.

To the same pan add the last tablespoon of butter, the bay leaves, chilies, turmeric, and chopped bell pepper. Once the red chilies fluff up add the gravy back to the pan. Add the cumin, chili powder, garam masala and mustard seeds, and simmer for 5 minutes. Add water (if the sauce is sticking or too thick) and salt as needed. 

Add the reserved fried paneer cubes and stir to combine.

Prepare the store-bought pizza dough according to the package instructions. Spread a layer of the paneer butter masala, cover with shredded mozzarella cheese. Add a few jalapeño slices if desired and bake per pizza dough instructions. Top with fresh chopped cilantro and enjoy.Serves 4

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