Mushroom Masala Naan Pizza

This Mushroom Masala Naan Pizza is a complete Indian meal on a slice.

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Okay lovelies, so I’ll be going to my old college {can’t believe I spent 5 years in this college and won’t be seeing the campus anymore; PS: How did 5 years pass by so quickly? } Anywho, the point is, I’ll be getting my graduation marksheet on Monday, which means my convocation is just around the corner!

I’m so excited, more because I want to wear the black coat and the black graduation cap and then click LOADSSS of photos with my 2 bffs that made 3 years of my graduation a breeze and the most fun experience of my life! 😀 And more so because I will get to dress up!

I don’t really dress fancy every day, so yeah, that’s that! I am planning to buy something on these lines to wear for the convocation ceremony.

Do you like it??????? Please say yes! 😀

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I’m also on a carb loading fest this week! I literally CANNOT keep my hands off anything loaded with gluten!

I have also gained back every little gram of weight that I had lost, which means chubby whole body! Need to start cutting back … I’ve got a dress to wear! 😀

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But then, my theory is:

Carbs > dress

#sorrynotsorry

#totallygoogledthegreaterthansymbol  #justtoconfirm

😀

And let me tell you, once you make this mushroom masala naan pizza, you and I are going to be bingeing on this on an hourly basis and we are going to do that without any shame!

It’s partially healthy, if that’s any consolation.

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The topping is a delicious mushroom masala made from SCRATCH. I’ve used button mushrooms because that is all you get here. You do get the fancy oyster mushroom and the shitake but they are pricey!

I’m not spending my monthly allowance buying mushroom.

Hint Hint : I have a dress to save for ! 😉

But you can totally spend your savings on pricey mushroom if you want to indulge.

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The dough..

OH MY GOD the dough!!!! It is outright delicious and you HAVE to make it! I wanted my vegetarian friends to make the most of this recipe so I used yogurt instead of egg and boy does that make a HUGE difference.

I also used ghee instead of butter since, you know, we were in full on Indian mode. You can always use melted butter but please please pretty please, if you can get your hands on Ghee, please use that!

Oh, and I also added some spices to the dough!

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And for the main event, you don’t need no ketchup or tobacco to dunk your slice into, there is a from scratch yogurt raita that you spoon over the slices.

See, I told you, this recipe is partially {actually, more than just partially} healthy.

What you taste is the pillow-y soft naan bread {Trust me, if I could, I would totally sleep on this naan and then eat it – minimum wastage}, then you move onto the hot mushroom masala topping and may find some pleasant crunch as you bite into some random raw onion rings and then, my friends, is the creamy yogurt raita that takes this pizza to the next level.

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You know, basically, this mushroom masala naan pizza is an entire Indian meal stuffed into a slice. It’s basically a slice of Indian heaven, if that even exists 😀

There’s the naan, there’s a gravy and a raita! All that is missing is some pappadam.

No worries, you can totally bake or fry a couple of pappadams and break them into little shards and sprinkle them generously over the baked pizza. Don’t put it before baking because there is a pretty good chance that it will burn!

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In short, PLEASE MAKE THIS NOW NOW NOW!

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Mushroom Masala Naan Pizza

Yield: Makes 8 individual naan pizzas or 4 family size ones

Ingredients

    For the naan dough:
  1. 500 gms flour
  2. 1 tsp salt
  3. 1 tbsp + 2 tsp yeast
  4. 2 tbsp caster sugar
  5. 4 tbsp milk
  6. 7 tbsp yogurt at room temperature
  7. 2 tbsp + 1 tsp ghee / melted butter
  8. 1 tsp cumin powder
  9. ½ tsp pepper powder
  10. 1/4th cup water
  11. For the Mushroom Masala:
  12. 200 gms button mushrooms sliced
  13. 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  14. 6 medium sized cloves of garlic
  15. 1 large green chilli
  16. 1 medium onion
  17. 4 medium sized dried red chillies
  18. 1 tsp coriander powder
  19. ½ cup tomato paste
  20. 1 medium sized capsicum diced
  21. 1 tsp cumin powder
  22. ¼th tsp garam masala
  23. ½ cup + 2 tsp water for making the chilli paste
  24. 2/3 cup water for the gravy.
  25. For the Yogurt Raita:
  26. 4 tbsp yogurt
  27. 1 medium sized cucumber chopped
  28. 1 medium sized clove of garlic
  29. ½ tsp cumin powder
  30. ½ tsp red chilli powder
  31. ½ tsp salt
  32. 1/4th wedge of lime juice
  33. A handful of coriander leaves finely chopped
  34. Serving Suggestions:
  35. Raw Onion rings
  36. Sprigs of coriander

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, add the yeast and sugar and mix well.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the milk until it gets lukewarm. Test this by dipping your finger in the milk; it should be warm enough to not burn your finger.
  3. Pour it into the dried yeast, mix it well and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes for it to activate.
  4. In the meantime, sift the flour in a large metal bowl.
  5. Add the salt, cumin powder and pepper powder and mix well so that the spices and salt are evenly distributed throughout the flour.
  6. Add the activated yeast mix into the flour, the yogurt and the ghee and mix well.
  7. Add the water and form smooth, soft dough.
  8. Tip the dough onto a well floured surface and knead it for about 5 minutes until the dough gets nice and soft and stretchy.
  9. Make a ball of the dough and place it in a lightly floured metal bowl.
  10. Cover it with cling film or a damp tea towel and let it sit and prove in a dark, warm place for about an hour.
  11. In the meantime, make the Mushroom Masala.
  12. Soak the dried red chillies in hot water and let them sit for about 5-10 minutes till they rehydrate and are softened.
  13. Chop the garlic and the chillies and add to a saucepan with hot oil.
  14. Once they have been sautéed, add the onion and let it soften and then brown them. This will take about 10 minutes on a medium high heat.
  15. Take the red chillies, add the coriander powder, cumin powder and the tomato paste and blend it in the blender until a smooth paste forms. Add the water to the paste to make it smoother.
  16. Once the onions have browned, add the chill paste and let that cook for about 5 minutes. You can add 1/3rd of the 2/3rd cup of water first to avoid the chilli paste from burning.
  17. Once the chilli paste has cooked, add the garam masala and cook for about 1 minute.
  18. Add the capsicum and the mushrooms and the rest of the 1/3rd cup of water and cook for about 2-3 minutes until the gravy is bubbling.
  19. Take it off the heat and let it cool.
  20. Once cooled, you can place it in the refrigerator to chill.
  21. After an hour has passed, take the risen dough out of the metal bowl and gently knock back the air.
  22. Knead for a minute and divide the dough into portions.
  23. You can divide it into 4 portions to make 4 large naans of 10 inches in length each or you could make 8 divisions to make 8 individual naans of 6 inches in length each.
  24. Make balls from this dough and place it on a floured baking tray, cover with cling film or a damp tea towel and let it rise for another 30 minutes.
  25. In the meantime, you can make your raita.
  26. In a bowl, add the chopped/ minced garlic, cucumber and the spices and salt.
  27. Add the yogurt, squeeze the lime juice and mix well.
  28. Right at the end, add the chopped coriander and pop it into the fridge to chill.
  29. Preheat the oven to 240 degrees C.
  30. Take the balls of dough after 30 minutes, roll them lengthwise to make a rough oval/ rectangle shape.
  31. Slather the mushroom masala on the rolled dough. Add some onion rings and bake in the oven at 240 degrees C for about 12 minutes.
  32. When the naan pizza has been baked, top it with some raw onion rings and few sprigs of coriander scattered randomly and serve with the yogurt raita.
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34 Comments

  1. Oh girl you had me at pillowy carbs 😉 This naan pizza sounds absolutely delicious – I’d so choose it over plain pizza everytime!! That yogurt sauce sounds gorgeous as well! What a winner dinner!

    Also: THAT DRESS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s so pretty that I’m thinking of buying it myself when I go to Dublin in August (we don’t have forever 21 here…. not even fancy mushrooms, for that matter 🙁 ) Aaaanyway, I love the dress and I’m sure that it looks so beautiful on you! I hope you do enjoy th party! <3

    1. hAHHAHA tHANKKKKK YOU cONSUELO!!!!!! :* sOMETIMES, WHEN i AM very HUNGRY, i END UP EATING A BOWL OF THAT YOGURT RAITA!!!! YAYAYAY tHANNNKKK YOU, NOW THAT rAMADAN IS OVER, i CAN PEACEFULLY GO TO THE STORE AND BUY IT! WOWIEEE!!! You should totally buy it too! I know it’ll look greaaaaaaat on you! :* OMG Dublin!!!! I can’t wait to know about your journey and the awesome photos from your trip on your blog {read: I’ll be stalking your Instagram} <3 😀

    1. THAAAANK YOU Zainab!!!!!!! :* I’m prayinggggg that dress is still available! I couldn’t get out of the house much because of Ramadan, had to help out at home! So hopefully, it’s still there!!!!!! {keeps fingers crossed} !!!!

  2. this is a convergence of all the things I love! Im a huge mushroom fan and I make mushroom masala on a regular basis. Naan has to be my fav bread ever – whats not to like about the pillowy bread AAAAnd I’m also a big fan of raw red onions and I’m not just saying that.. no one wants to come near me after i eat it – but thats their loss 🙂
    That dress is cute!
    (I have to ask which college you went to.. being a fellow mumbaiite I have to know!)

    1. You won’t believe, the first time I ever ate mushroom masala was in a local restaurant when I’d gone for dinner with my family a couple of years ago and totally fell in love with it! Before that, the only time I ever ate mushrooms was in pizza! 😀 hahaha, I second that! Raw onions are just the best, even if they have disastrous consequences! WILL.NOT.STOP.EATING.THEM! 😀
      I went to SIES. Not the Sion one, the one in Nerul since it’s closer to where I stay, but I was honestly so fed up of reaching home in like less than 15 minutes, I decided to join KC, Churchgate for my PG Diploma! 😀 cAN’T WAIT FOR THE TERM TO BEGIN! :d

  3. Sounds fantastic with all the spices and the raita! And that dress is so you. I know that probably sounds weird since we’ve never even met face to face, but it has your personality all over it! Also, do you really dip things in tobacco? I’ve never heard of anything like that before!

    1. THANKKKKK YOU sooooo much Allie!!! :* hahaha that is just so sweet of you <3 It would be SOOOO COOL if we all actually met!!!! I am planning to go to the store next week, hopefully they'll have that dress there! I'm too scared to shop for clothes online!!! 😀 OH NO!!! I can't believe I've actually typeD tobacco there!!!!!!! I meant tabasco!!!!! I couldn't have been more stupid! {facepalm}.Need to make the changes! hahaha!!!! 😀

  4. Oh, my goodness, this definitely is a slice of Indian heaven, Samina!
    P.S. I think I need you to pop over to Australia and give me a personal demonstration on how to make this. Apart from anything else I love the idea of an Indian masala!

  5. That is a lovely dress – definitely gets my vote!
    We’ve been making naan pizza a lot lately for quick dinners but not your gorgeously authentic version. Yours looks and sounds amazing!

  6. I love a mushroom masala!! And on a naan pizza…I am overwhelmed how good this would be!! Lovely styling and photos too. Such a pretty dress, congratulations on your graduation!! 🙂

  7. Oh my goodness – where do I start – this naan pizza has so much deliciousness about it and then how do I stop – there’s no way to stop eating ALL the naan pizzas around! I think I could eat my way out of a pool of that mushroom masala!

  8. Oh how I love carbs. They always make me happy. Sadly, my body doesn’t love them. I’ll do more exercise to have the carbs I love. I am so loving your recipe for this Naan. I have been wanting to make some and thought a pizza would be great. You must have been reading my mind 😀 Looks delicious!

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