Chetna Makan’s chilli naan pizza recipe

I love the texture of naan dough and the cheesy topping of pizza, so it makes sense for me to present this naan-pizza combination. Here I use my favourite coriander chutney with the cheese, but feel free to add your chosen toppings. You can cook the breads a few hours in advance and grill with the cheese topping just before serving.

 chilli naan pizza recipe

MAKES 4

FOR THE DOUGH

300g strong white bread flour, plus more for dusting1 tsp caster sugar
1 tsp fine sea salt
7g fast-action dried yeast
2 tbsp natural yogurt
150ml whole milk
2 tsp salted butter

FOR THE TOPPING

100g cheddar cheese, grated 100g mozzarella cheese, grated 1 red onion, finely chopped
1 tsp chilli flakes
1 bird’s eye green chilli,
finely chopped
coriander chutney

  1. Put the flour, sugar, salt and yeast in a bowl and mix well. Next, add the yogurt, slowly pour in the milk and bring it together into a soft dough. Knead for 2 minutes, then cover and let it rest for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium. Divide the dough into four portions. Roll each piece out on a lightly floured surface into a circle about 20cm in diameter. H Place on a lightly floured baking tray and put it under the grill for 1 minute until the dough is golden, then turn it over and cook for another minute. Spread 1⁄2 teaspoon butter on top.Place to one side. Repeat to cook all the naans.
  3. For the topping, in a bowl, mix the cheeses with the onion, chilli flakes and chilli and mix well. Now return 1 cooked naan to the baking tray. Spread some coriander chutney on top, sprinkle over one-quarter of the cheese mix and put it back under the grill for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese has melted and got some colour.
  4. Cut into pieces and serve immediately. Repeat to cook all the chilli naan pizzas

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    Our recipes are taken from Chetna’s Easy Baking by Chetna Makan, published by Octopus, £20. To order a copy for £17 until 26 June, go to mailshop.co.uk/books*