If there are two cuisines I love most in this world, they are Indian and Italian. Maybe Mexican and German, too. And French, definitely French cuisine. Ok, I love them all…but this recipe features the South Asian tikka masala curry and the traditional Italian pizza. One of the reasons I love pizza SO very much is because of it’s versatility. I can be a carrier for virtually any food you desire. I like to make my pizza’s square in honor of my Sicilian roots and also because I only have a square baking pan.
Please excuse the terrible food photography… 😛
This recipe was loosely adapted from Look Who’s Cooking Too‘s Chicken Tikka Pizza recipe. The crust is from To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co’s Pizza Crust Recipe.
For the crust you will need:
3 cups of sprouted whole wheat or spelt flour
1 1/8 cups water
3 T Olive Oil
1 1/2 t sea salt
1 1/2 t honey (preferably raw, organic)
1 packet dry active yeast
2 T dried herbs of choice
For the Tikka Masala Chicken and marinade you will need:
2 Chicken thighs, preferably pasture-raised, non-gmo fed, organic.
2 t Ginger Powder
3 cloves garlic, pressed
2 T full-fat plain yogurt
1 t chili powder (less if you are partial to spicy)
1 t Garam masala (i think I used a little more of this because I love the flavor)
1/2 T olive oil
sea salt to taste…about a 1/2 t
Preferably Homemade tomato sauce (store-bought will work too) I had some leftover in my fridge and added about 1 1/2 T of Garam masala to it.
1 bunch of spinach
mozzarella ~ two or three cups, grated
First make the pizza crust:
Place all ingredients in a large bowl or food processor and mix well.
Remove the dough from the bowl and knead it into a ball on a lightly floured surface.
Coat the bowl with olive oil; place dough back in bowl and turn it once to coat with oil.
Cover the bowl with a dish towel and let stand for 30 mins, or until the dough doubles in size.
Place it on a greased baking pan and spread it across pan with fingers.
While your dough is rising make your Tikka Masala chicken:
I used 2 thighs. Clean them and dry them.
Cover them with marinade and fry in butter on each side until done (about 10 mins each side. It varies)
Spread tomato sauce across pizza dough
add tikka masala pieces
add pan drippings
add spinach leaves
Bake in the oven for 8-12 mins at 500 degrees.