Paneer and pepper naanza (Indian pizza)

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These naanzas from Vivek Singh make an inspired change from regular Italian pizzas. Paneer is a great substitute for mozzarella while the Indian spices excite will the tastebuds. This recipe will provide the base for lots of variations.

First published in 2015





Place a pan over a medium heat and add oil. Once the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds and once they begin to crackle, add the garlic and cook until golden
Add the onion and fry until it starts changing colour. Add the turmeric, salt and peppers and sweat for 5 minutes until they start to soften
Then, add the green chillies and cook for 2 minutes longer. Add the grated paneer cheese and cream and mix well. Finish with a sprinkling of coriander and lemon juice
Once the mix is ready, allow to cool and then add the cheddar cheese. Spread the mix on each naan bread and place under a hot grill for approximately 10 minutes
Cut each naanza in half and serve immediately
First published in 2015

After ignoring his father’s advice to become an engineer, Vivek Singh has built a distinguished career as a chef.

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