Butter Chicken Garlic Naan Pizza

Indulge in a fusion of flavors with Butter Chicken Garlic Naan Pizza, a desi twist on traditional pizza. This recipe combines all the best things in life - rich and creamy butter chicken as the sauce, aromatic garlic naan as the crust, and melty mozzarella cheese. This pizza is about to become a family favorite.

Butter Chicken, also known as chicken makhani or traditionally as murgh makhani, is an Indian curry made with a base of a spiced tomato gravy with plenty of butter (makhan) and marinated chicken that's typically cooked in a tandoor. It's famous for its bold red-orange color, silky smooth creamy texture, and rich flavors.

cook Time: 1H 15 mins


Naan Crust – 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour – 1 teaspoon sugar – 1 teaspoon salt – 2 ¼ teaspoon instant yeast – ½ cup whole milk yogurt, plain – 1 tablespoon neutral oil – ¾ cup warm water – 2 tablespoon unsalted butter – 3 large garlic cloves, minced


Toppings – 1.5 cups butter chicken – 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese – ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded – red onion, green pepper (optional), sliced – cilantro, for garnish


Fit a stand mixer with a dough hook. Add the all-purpose flour, yeast, salt, and sugar and give it dry stir. Now, add the yogurt and oil into the bowl with the dry ingredients and continue to mix at a slow speed. Slowly pour in the warm water.


The dough is done when it starts pulling away from the sides and the dough is smooth. Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let the dough rise in a warm place for a minimum of 30 minutes. It's done when it has doubled in size.


Use a rolling pin to thinly roll out the dough into an oval. Pinch the edges together to form a crust. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven. Bake for 10 minutes.


Melt the butter in a tadka pan (or a small sauce pan) and add the minced garlic. Let the butter simmer for 3-4 minutes, until it's fragrant.


Remove the par-baked naan crust from the oven. Brush the garlic butter over the crust (be careful of the hot pan!). Then, add spoons of butter chicken everywhere. Top with with the mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese. Bake for 10 minutes.

Garnish with cilantro. Cut the pizza into 8 slices and serve hot.