|Cauliflower Chicken Pizza Recipe|
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 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
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
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.
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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.
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.
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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