Cauliflower Pizza Crust Low Carb | Cauliflower Chicken Tikka Pizza



Cauliflower Chicken Pizza Recipe
Cauliflower Chicken Pizza Recipe
Hi All :) I am back again with another recipe after a long time. It feels so good to sit down and type a blog post. There has never been a day that I don't think of my blog although I did not post recipes here. It feels surreal to see so many people who never fail to comment, like and write to me. I feel so blessed to have a spot in your day. I did miss blogging so much and to tell you I just took a break to calm down my mind. Sometimes its hard to juggle and try to follow your passion. I just wanted to have this break for myself. Cooking is like second nature and that is hard to lose, so recipes kept coming from my kitchen during this break. If you follow me on Instagram you would have got a glimpse of it. I wanted to come back to share all the food favorites and the good old recipes from my mom which I have not blogged about.


Now lets move on to the recipe. Cauliflower Chicken tikka pizza is a regular at home. I make this every fortnight. Its simple, easy to put together and you can make the entire recipe under an hour :) yes you read it right. Usually pizza dough is a lot of work and requires an entire day and also gluten dense. I have done the regular pizza base at home and compared to that this cauliflower pizza crust is such a breeze. You just need the perfect recipe and you are good to go. This recipe that I am sharing today has been tried and tested again and again and it has always been a hit. 


How does it taste?


This is was the first question that caught my mind when I saw this recipe doing rounds in Pinterest. Trust me the crust is not firm but soft and tastes more like a smooth flatbread. You can never get the taste of cauliflower in it. You have to taste it to know it and you can thank me later ;)





Cauliflower pizza crust
Cauliflower pizza crust



CAULIFLOWER PIZZA CRUST | CAULIFLOWER CHICKEN TIKKA PIZZA RECIPE


Prep time - 30 mins

Bake time - total 25 mins
Serves - for 2 people, makes a medium sized 8" pizza
Serving suggestion - hot sauce, oregano, red chilli flakes to top

Ingredients

For the Cauliflower pizza crust

Cauliflower - 1/2 big cauliflower around 250 gms
Egg - 1 (a must, refer notes)
Parsley/ oregano - 2 tsp
Parmesan cheese - 1 cup (a must, refer notes)

Toppings for Pizza

Mozerella cheese - 1/4- 1/2 cup (optional refer notes)
Pizza sauce - 3 tbsp (homemade or store bought)
Capsicum (red&green) - 8-10 small cubes, around 1/4 medium capsicum
Red onion - 1 medium cubed
Mushroom - 7-8 pieces
Chicken tandoori - 10-15 pieces chopped around 150 gms

Method

1. Wash and separate cauliflower florets and pat dry with a kitchen towel, using a grater grade the florets well you need around 2 cups of shredded cauliflower. Preheat oven to 400F/ 200C In a large pan on medium heat dry roast the cauliflower for 10 minutes to strip off all the moisture this way the pizza base does not become soggy. I find this method to be the best and less of a hassle. After dry roasting the cauliflower rice for 10 minutes the mixture will look dry. Transfer it to a bowl and let it cool down, once it cools down add an egg, oregano and Parmesan cheese (a must, refer notes). Mix everything together well.


How to make cauliflower pizza base
How to make cauliflower pizza base
2. In a pizza pan or cast iron skillet cut parchment paper (a must, refer notes). Once the skillet is lined with parchment transfer the cauliflower mixture to set the base. Pat gently on the mixture to form a dough like base, making sure that the base is evenly spread without gaps. Make sure the edges are little raised or thicker so that they don't look burnt around the edges when baked. Pop the skillet into the pre-heated oven to bake for 18-20 minutes until the crust looks golden. Once done remove from oven. The base will now come without sticking to the skillet but you could leave it as it is. 


How to make cauliflower pizza base
How to make cauliflower pizza base


3. Now add the pizza toppings, first spread the pizza sauce with a spoon and line the toppings. You can use your favorite toppings I went with capsicum/ peppers, mushroom, onions and tandoori chicken. Sprinkle mozerella cheese or your favorite cheese as per your preference. Bake further in oven for 6 minutes until the cheese is all melted and the pizza is ready to serve.
Easy Pizza crust recipe using cauliflower florets
Easy Pizza crust recipe using cauliflower florets
4. Using a pizza cutter cut pieces and devour :) Your very own cauliflower pizza is ready!


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COOKS WISDOM 

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1. Always use only parmesan cheese for making the cauliflower pizza base since parmesan is a hard cheese the base will be soft yet firm and hold together well. I did not add salt to the base since parmesan has salt in it. For toppings you can go with your favorite cheese topping. You will not taste the cauliflower in the base and since cauliflower is tasteless I added oregano flakes in the base as a seasoning. Egg & cheese helps in binding the crust together. I will try and share a vegan version soon and also pizza sauce recipe.

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2. Make sure to always use parchment paper as the base of your pizza pan or skillet. The reason is it helps in removing the pizza from the skillet else the pizza tends to stick and you won't be able to move them around while serving. Also do not use a silicone baking mat, I have tried it and failed. The pizza tasted good but like I said the base tends to stick to the mat.

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3. You can mix and match flavors and use your favorite toppings. I used chicken and mushroom but you can make it fully vegetarian too.


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6 comments:

  1. very inviting priya , low your blog's new look

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  2. Lovely to see you back priya :) keep on rocking .. wishing for a veg dish next :)

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  3. Welcome back dear. Yummy pizza

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  4. Love the idea of cauliflower crust pizza will surely make once I get hold of the ingredients :)

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  5. Love the cauliflower crust in this pizza!! Am really tempted to give it a try. Super delicious and healthy pizza!!

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  6. Thats an interesting and brilliant way to sneak cauliflower, i know how cauliflower works prefect for making crust as i have already tried bread sticks with them, super delicious pizza there.

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