Tawa Paneer Pizza is a no bake pizza that you can cook on the stovetop using a tawa. With toppings like paneer and roasted veggies, this is a crowd pleaser!
Pizzas are my kids all time favorite food and I make sure I bake these at every given point. With Kids being at home for their Pongal Vacation, I had to think of different snacks to keep them hungry free. It’s unbelievable how hungry they are all the time. Believe me, it’s not for food but only for snacks, they like that is also related to chocolates all the time or some chips.
I combined this dish with something else to make them happy with their favorite meal. They loved it so much and wanted more. They even complained that I only do a sample of these foods that they like. I had to tell them that rest of the things are almost blogged and I need to find out new dishes that they will enjoy!
When Archana wanted to pick a theme for Kids Delight this month, she had a couple of themes and Cooking on Tawa was one of them. I somehow love this theme and though I am never with ideas, I wanted to find out new ones this time. Surprisingly there are so many dishes that are cooked on tawa, apart from Tawa Pulao etc. Do read on what Archana had to write about what all are accepted for this theme.
Tawa is a typical Indian frying pan, used for making crepes like Dosas, and bread like Chapatis etc. In our home, we even use it to roast Peanut, saute vegetables for chutneys etc. Apart from this, there are so many sandwiches that are made. So you have a wide choice to select. However, the last time I selected this theme, I was only able to do Tawa Pulao, the famous Mumbai Street food, and Tawa Chilli Paneer.
Step by Step Pictures for making Tawa Paneer Pizza
Tawa Paneer Pizza
For the Pizza Dough
370 gms All Purpose Flour
240 gms Milk
2 tbsp Sugar
1.5 tsp Instant yeast
1.5 tsp Baking Powder
1 tbsp Cooking Oil
1/2 tsp Salt
For the Topping
1 cup Pizza Sauce
1 cup Paneer / Cottage Cheese
Pepper Cumin powder as required
1/2 cup Onions
1/2 cup Capsicum
1/4 cup Corn Kernels
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Butter
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
1 cup Cheddar Cheese
For the Dough
Mix all the ingredients and knead the bread dough until smooth and shiny.
Let it rise in a greased bowl for an hour or it doubles in size.
Pinch out balls and take one ball and dust well.
Roll the dough into 6 inch disc. Grease a 6 inch nonstick tawa and place the dough over it.
Cover the tawa with a lid and cook on sim for about 10 mins.
Mine got slightly burnt but that added flavour!
For the stuffing
Heat a nonstick pan with butter, saute all the vegetables till done, add the seasoning. Remove.
Now saute the paneer pieces until golden, sprinkle the pepper cumin powder and remove.
For assembling the pizza
On the cooked pizza base, spread the pizza sauce, top with roasted veggies, paneer, and sprinkle grated cheese.
Put the pan back on flame and cook on low flame with lid covered for 5 to 7 mins.