Monday 14 November 2011

Happy Children’s Day with Masala Tofu Tikka Pizza



Hi Everyone!

I am happy with myself as it seems that finally my grey cells have started functioning normally. Kindly do not believe that I was insane all these days, LOL, it is just that I was not able to innovate anything interesting and I kept on telling myself that things will improve and that my brain will come back to normalcy and to my delight it did happen!

I am extremely elated that people loved my last post on Crispy Salsa Cubes. Moving in the same genre of fusion cooking, today. I’m posting a spicy ‘chatakhdaar’ pizza with a desi touch. Pizza, as we all know is an Italian preparation and has now become extremely popular with every one especially, the kids. Today being children’s day, I thought of treating the kid with this fusion Pizza. He loved it to the core and carried it in his lunch box too but he was terrified with the thought that his friends would not let him eat it…. I convinced him that he would get his share as all mom’s would have sent a delicious lunch box today.



So, for the fusion lovers, the recipe goes like this…

Ingredients (makes 4 Pizzas)

For Tofu Tikka

200gms silken tofu (cut into cubes)

1/4 onion cubed

1/4  of each capsicum cubed (green, yellow, red)

1/2cup thick curds

1-1/2tsp ginger-garlic paste

1tsp chilli pwd

1tsp cumin pwd

1tsp coriander pwd

1/2tsp mint pwd

salt to taste

1/4tsp rock salt

a pinch of cardamom

2tsp mustard oil

oil for grilling

For Masala Sauce

3 onions minced

6-7 garlic pods minced

a large piece ginger minced

5-6 medium tomatoes minced

salt to taste

2tsp coriander pwd

1tsp cumin pwd

a pinch of cinnamon pwd

2tbsp curds

2tsp red chilli pwd

1/4tsp turmeric pwd

a large pinch kasoori methi

a pinch of cardamom pwd

Other ingredients

200gms grated mix of two cheeses (cheddar + mozzarella)

chilli flakes

4 whole wheat pizza base

mild garlic oil


For Tofu Tikka

Wash the tofu and cut into cubes.

In the thick curds, mix all the spices and ginger-garlic paste. Now, mix all the cubed veggies and cubed tofu. Marinate for half an hour.

Grill the veggies and tofu on a grill pan using a little oil. Keep the grilled product aside for later use.

For the Masala Sauce

Mince the onions, ginger and garlic together in a food processor with the chopping attachment.

Mince to tomatoes too.

Heat oil and tip in the bay leaves. Now add the onion mince and sauté nicely till golden in colour.

Now add the minced tomatoes and mix. Cook well.

Once the tomatoes are cooked, season it lightly with salt (the cheese on pizza also has salt). Add the turmeric, chilli pwd, cumin-coriander pwd, cinnamon and cardamom pwd.

Add 2spoons of curds followed by kasoori methi. Cook for a minute and check the consistency of the sauce. Add enough water to bring the sauce to a spreading consistency and bring it to a boil again. Cool the sauce.

Assembling the Pizza

Lightly brush the pizza with garlic oil.

Spread the masala sauce, leave the edges.

Arrange the grilled veggies and tofu on the pizza.

Spread the grated cheese on top of it.

Bake in a preheated oven for 4-5mins at 240C or the highest temperature in your oven, till the cheese melts and starts turning light golden in colour.

Cut into wedges and serve hot.


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Rekha shoban said...

yummy n colourful tikka pizza...perfect dish for children's day!

Alka said...

Gorgeous looking pizza....and I guess this recipe cud be used to feed my kid (and myself too) some Tofu...we both just disliked it in any gravy or curry so far :-(
Thanks for sharing this recipe !

Sushma said...

I bet the kids must have njoyed it..looks very tempting..

first time here and nice drop in at my place when time permits

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

very colorful tikka masala pizza..great snack for the kids:)

Tina said...

yummy tempting pizzaaaa..

chef and her kitchen said...

very delicious would love this

Nandita SS said...

WOW!!!! Sooo healthy and sooo tasty. Just right for the kiddos and adults as well :)

Nandinis food said...

Wow! The pizza's so tasty and droolworthy! I'd grab a piece right away!

Sudha Sabarish said...

OMG that's just awesome.Ur having a wonderful space and good collections.Happy to follow you.

Shri said...

Pari, loved the first snapshot and the composition!

Radhika said...

Thank you for sharing this Pari. A wonderful way to feed tofu to my kid.
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Raji said...

lovely pizza...the recipe is superb Pari.

Prabha Mani said...

Mouth watering pizza!!Healthy one..

Faseela said...

Thanks 4 d visit , happily following you too.........

yummy pizza

kitchen queen said...

lovely pizza and wonderful presentation.

Raksha said...

Thanks for the wonderful comment on my blog dear. I am happy that you visited my blog :) I loved the pizza. Sure your kid must have enjoyed it.

Priya dharshini said...

Wow..Thats luks a superb party for kids..i never had pizza with tofu..luks so yum.

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...


Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by. You entry for pizza is awesome and enjoyed it much. Love them absolutely.

Archana said...

Delicious pizza. I am sure you both enjoyed it.

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Spandana said...

It looks very delicious and colorful too!!! Beautiful pics!

Priya Suresh said...

Super delicious looking pizza,simply irresistible..

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Looks yummy...nice and unique

Madhavi said...

Greattt pizza :)

Sumee said...

That pizza looks so good.. Nice one using tofu tikka..

Sangeetha M said...

real treat for kids...looks mouth watering...

San said...

Without thinking any further just home deliver the pizza to me :)

divya said...

looks delicious... fabulous recipe..

cookingvarieties said...

hi Pari, thanks so much for your kind visit and sweet comment. i sure would like to come here again- the masala tofu tikka pizza seems such a great fusion , especially so as a meal for children

aipi said...

This will turn even a tofu hater into a lover, what an ingenious recipe Pari! Impressed :)

Amina Creations said...

Pizza looks awesome.. fabulous recipe.. nice presentation..

Unknown said...

Yum YUm YUM!!!

Prema said...

wow delicious pizza,pass a piece:)

vandana rajesh said...

Lovely recipes..even the adults are equally (if not more) tempted by the delicious looking pizza. Yummy!!

Prathima Rao said...

Yet another mouthwatering recipe from u...Looks tooo...good & yummy!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

cookbookjaleela said...

very tempting

Priyanka said...

A great way to celebrate Children's day... :)
Yummy looking pizza.

Chitra said...

Wow, iam sure ur kids wud have enjoyed a lot ;)

Poornima Nair said...

Thats one tempting the toppings!

Myvegfare said...

yummy and lovely pizza with delicious toppings

Sushma Mallya said...

Yummy Pizza...looks delicious!

Lorraine said...

Wonderful pizza, so flavorful. Your son must surely have been the envy of his friends:)

Shri said...

Cool!! Love the combination..

R said...

extremely well made and presented!

Vandana Dilip said...

lovely pizza .. found your blog from

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Jayanthy Kumaran said...

woo..hooo...sounds super delicious treat for kids..thanks for sharing pari...excellent photography..
Tasty Appetite

chitraj.hegde said...

heavenly looking pizza..and nice blend of spices...adding tofu makes piza more delight.....very lovely marked..

Priya dharshini said...

I am really liking ur page...Double thumbs up to u...wht an effort!!

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Delicious crunchy pizza... Happy to follow u...


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