Vegan Tikka Masala Pizza Recipe

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Vegan tikka masala pizza

Vegan Tikka Masala Pizza

Tikka Masala translates excellently on pizza. It works as a direct replacement for tomato sauce, yet still has some acidity and heat. In this recipe, I replaced the typical chicken with a smoked tofu and used Follow Your Heart vegan mozzarella cheese. Whether you're vegan or not, this pizza is a grand slam!
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Pizza Style: New York
Oven Type: Home Oven, Outdoor Pizza Oven
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Dough Making: 1 day
Servings: 4 servings
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  • Begin by preparing your dough the day before.
  • Preheat the pizza oven to 700 degrees F; alternatively, preheat your kitchen oven to the max 550F with a pizza stone.¬†Stretch the dough out thin, approximately 15"-16" round.
  • To assemble the pizza, spread a thin layer of tikka masala sauce on top of the dough. Evenly spread the vegan mozzarella cheese. Then add crumbled tofu and fresno peppers. Optionally, dollop a bit of extra tikka masala sauce on top.
  • Bake for 4 minutes if using a pizza oven, or 6-7 minutes if using a kitchen oven (with the final minute under the broiler one high), until spotted, browned, and gorgeous.
  • Remove from the oven and top with fresh cilantro. Slice and serve right away.

Written by Derek Gaughan

Derek Gaughan is the Founder and Content Lead for Pala Pizza. He's been featured in PMQ Magazine, The Washington Post, and Home & Gardens. Derek holds an MBA from Pennsylvania State University and is a trained pizzaiolo, specializing in New York style, Neapolitan, and Detroit pizzas.

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