Tandoori Chicken Pizza with Peri Peri Fries

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Serves 3-4

Our favourite home-made pizza, better than any bought pizza, any day! Served here with some fiery hot peri peri fries.

Ingredients for Pizza Dough
2 1/2 cups
all-purpose/plain flour
1 1/2 tsp
5 tbsp
1 1/2 tsp
1 1/2 tsp
instant yeast
(use 2 tsp. for colder climates)
2 pinches
baking powder
warm milk mixed with a bit of water for kneading
Ingredients for Peri Peri Fries
1 kg
1 tbsp
1 tsp
paprika powder
1 tsp
chilli powder
salt to taste

First, prepare the pizza sauce and toppings using these recipes:

Pizza Sauce

Pizza Toppings or Spicy Chicken Topping

Next, prepare the Pizza Dough

Mix all the dry ingredients and the oil, then slowly start adding the warm milk a little at a time.

Get it to a soft dough, the softer the better, knead it very well for at least 8 minutes or more if possible. Dab a touch of oil all over the dough, then cover it and place it somewhere warm. Leave it to rise to double its size, takes about 30 minutes to an hour depending on the weather.

Once risen, punch it down, give it a quick knead and then roll it out to about 12 inches diameter and place on your greased pizza pan/tray.

Again cover the tray with a light cloth/towel and let the base rest/rise slightly for about 15-20 minutes. For step by step instructions, check HERE

Peri Peri Fries

Peel the potatoes and cut them into strips then fry them twice to make them extra crispy.

Heat 1 tbsp. of margarine, then add 1 tbsp. of spanish paprika and 1 tsp. of chilli powder plus some salt to taste.

Once the margarine starts to bubble, get the pan off the heat and slowly add the fries into it, stirring gently with a wooden spoon to make sure all the fries are well coated. Squeeze in some lemon juice if you like and serve!


its is wow

salam fauzia
i want to know that can we make the dough of the pizza only n after baking can freeze it for later on use?if yes than how?

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W/Salaam, yes that's fine, prepare and half-bake the pizza base just until it is solid enough but still pale in colour. Wrap it well and freeze. When needed, remove, add your sauce and toppings, bake as directed! :)

If i'm using redy made dough like arabic bread & using da pizza toppings wit saucy baked chicken pieces @ wat temperature & 4 how long shud i bake da pizza

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Is the dough pre-cooked? If so, bake only until the topping is done/cheese melted and the bottom of the base is toasted slightly. Otherwise for raw dough, about 25 minutes.

Salam fauzia. I made this pizza n it came out perfecttttt thnkss

After I have prepared the dough do I put the topping on and bake it right away? or do I need to bake the dough first and then when it is nearly done put the toppings on?

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Don't bake the base, just add the topping and bake exactly as instructed. Make sure you allow the base to rest and rise before adding the topping as explained in the recipe. :)

A.a i ws axn wat is spanish paprika teme in kachi il undstnd thx....

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W/Salaam, it is powder made from red capsicum, you can omit it if you don't have it. Normally it is sold at supermarkets and resembles tandoori masala but it is mostly not spicy.

fouzia can u plz do me a faour.plzz give a recepie to bake pizza in microwave as i dont have gas oven.n if u do so plz give a detailed lecture how to operate the microwave grill oven.if u could i ll b vri much thankfull to u.plzzzzz try to do so.luv u lot 4 doing a gr888888888 job 4 all ov us

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Sorry but am not a fan of using the microwave for cooking/baking as it is not very healthy to do that. Have you tried baking on the stove top?


Can u tell me wat n all flour to mix..plss

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W/Salaam, sorry but I didn't understand your question.

Can I use only milk for kneading? x

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Yes you can.


How much warm milk would you say the recipe needs? I doubled it today and used just over 2 cups of milk- the dough ended up fairly sticky at first but then kneaded into a lovely dough. Does that sound about right.

Thank you for your wonderful recipes and help. May Allah reward you both.

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Sounds perfect! Ameen to your dua, thank you.

salaam fauzia
i really liked your recipe and i was wndering that do i bake blind the base or put the topping and bake at one go?

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W/Salaam, thanks. Just follow the recipe exactly and it will be perfect. Check the step by step images.

Salaam sis, can you separate the dough out into small balks to make several small pizzas instead?

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W/Salaam yes that is fine.

Hi fauzia,
I tried this pizza and came up good but only wrong is pizza base was too soft.what is the reason and what is the solution for this?jazakallah..waiting for your reply..

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Hi. Could be that you added soggy toppings to the base? Next time try and make sure that whatever you add on the base is on the dry side.

Aslm aleykum. Am a great fun of fauzias kitchen. May Allah reward u with wats better! Eid wishes from the bottom of my heart.

a.a fauzia am 1 of ur fan and may allah gve u a reward 4 educating most of dah women.fauzia am asking if u do hve a kiswahili book which toks about dis staff plz reply

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W/Salaam, sorry no I don't have any book published at the moment. Thank you for your sweet comment and dua, Ameen!!

can i boil the chicken and use it???

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Yes you can although plain boiled chicken will not be as flavourful. But it will still be good.

yummy receipe....am gonna give a try 4 sure...ur page z really awsome.....well i dont have a pizza tray/pan...is it fyn to place the dough directly over the oven tray or rack.....or is der any other alternative??please do let me know at the earliest...coz am very eager to give it a try....

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You can use the oven tray but not the rack.

Asak,thank u so much 4 this recipe n many others too.have tried ths one all I can say is just WOW!!!!!!

salam my question is.my pizza sides get crisp,y so tel me the solution

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W/Salaam, either you are rolling the edges out too thin, or the heating of your oven is a bit intense around the edges. Try leaving the edges a bit thicker or cover the edges with foil midway through baking to prevent them from drying out.

Plz can u tell me how to make topping for tandoori chicken?
as u have written recipe for minced meat pizza topping. there is nothing written regarding preparation of its topping

Hi fauzia, can u plz guide me that how to store yeast properly I bought big pack of yeast but
Not sure how to properly store it

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Hi, keep it sealed at all times and refrigerate. Remove a small amount in an airtight container for your daily usage, but store that too in the fridge.

Hi Fauzia, step by step instructions link is not working...can you people please fix it (as soon as possible)?

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Try it now. :)

Yes, it's working now...Thank you :) The pizza turned out great...i will share the picture soon!!

My dough from top remain uncooked. i cooked it for long dough getting hard but uper side remains same.
i dnot know whats the problem plz tel me

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Could be that there is no heat coming from the top of your oven. Please check on this. There should be an even distribution of heat from both the top and bottom.

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I want to make this yummy pizza for guest but wants to prepare it before a day to save time.should i have to bake the pizza with toppings before a day or just to bake its crusts also guide me how much i ve to bake before a day plus how to freeze it?.also tell me why sometimes the dough gets shrink while pressing or rolling on pan?.

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W/Salaam, you can partially bake the base then just add the toppings and finish it off before serving the following day. Make sure the base is wrapped well so that it doesn't dry out and do not over-bake it. It should still be soft and pale in colour after half-baking.

Hi fauzia...doing gr8 work jazak Allah ..I huv tried ur pizza recipe n it was very yummy except my cheese didn't melted the way it should b ...is it becoz I used sliced cheese instead of the cheese bar ...I even grated the slices n tried to increase the heat but didn't work n by doing so it started burning from the top plz do reply Thank u

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Hi, thank you. Yes, the sliced cheese is not ideal for pizzas, use a different cheese.

Chicken Pizza, lovely.. excellent recipe.

salaam i tried making the pizza and once i took it out of the oven the base was still runny from inside and the rest of the pizza was cooked i tried putting it back in oven but that only led the toppings getting more cooked
any advise please?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, could be that your toppings were a bit on the soggy side. You could try to partially bake your pizza base before adding the toppings otherwise make sure the toppings especially the sauce are not watery as that will make the base soggy.