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Garlic Naan Tikka Masala Pizza

So here I was, going about my day, when all of a sudden I learn that it is National Pizza Day! I had no plans of eating pizza today - we stuffed ourselves with pizza during the Super Bowl. Yet I knew Aldo would be disappointed if I mentioned that it was National Pizza Day and we had no pizza plans.

naan tikka masala pizza

I had to think, and I had to think quickly. Aha! We have leftover Indian food! And we have cheese! Pizza is the perfect way to give my chicken tikka masala a makeover.

naan tikka masala pizza

This recipe is great because it can be made vegetarian or not, depending on your preference. You can use tikka masala sauce from a jar (vegetarian), or use leftover chicken tikka masala (clearly not vegetarian). I shredded up the cubed chicken from the tikka masala and mixed it in with the sauce before spreading it over the naan. And just like that - the most delicious 20 minute dinner you can have.

naan tikka masala pizza

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Garlic Naan Tikka Masala Pizza

Make this delicious Garlic Naan Tikka Masala pizza in less than 20 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time20 mins
Author: Kate


For the pizza:

  • 2 large naan breads
  • 1 cup tikka masala sauce (see notes)
  • 1 cup cooked shredded chicken chopped or shredded (see notes)
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ onion thinly sliced
  • cup shredded mozzarella cheese or as needed

For serving:

  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 2-3 tablespoons water or as needed
  • fresh cilantro leaves (coriander leaves) for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Place the garlic naans on a large baking tray. In a bowl, mix together the cooked chicken with the curry powder and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the thinly sliced onion and tikka masala sauce, and mix well.
  • Divide the chicken tikka masala mixture over the two naan breads. Top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake at 350F for 12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the pizza is heated through. Garnish with fresh cilantro and yogurt drizzle.
  • Prepare the yogurt drizzle: stir together the yogurt and 2 tablespoons water to make a thin yogurt sauce. Add more water, if desired. Use a spoon to drizzle the sauce over the pizza.


You can use leftover chicken tikka masala for this naan pizza. 
You can add a handful of baby spinach under the sauce and it will cook down as the pizza bakes.

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Suchi @elegant meraki

Sunday 13th of March 2016

Found my dinner for tomorrow!! I have everything on hand!

Little Cooking Tips

Monday 7th of March 2016

This super fast & easy Indian pizza is amazing dear Kate! We can't find naan here, so we'll change it even more; artisan Greek pittas as the base, and the rest just like you mentioned them:) Thank you for the fantastic idea Kate! Pinned! xoxoxo

Fran @ G'day Souffle'

Saturday 13th of February 2016

Your pizza looks so easy- no fussing with the pizza yeast dough- yet the taste is obviously there!


Saturday 13th of February 2016

I cook Indian food pretty often. In fact, my favorite dish in the world happens to be Indian Chicken Biriyani. Have you ever tried it? Your pizza looks fantastic, Kate! Love the melted cheese and the masala sauce!!!!