Keema Naan Pizza – Warm and oven-toasted Naan, brushed with garlic-infused extra-virgin olive oil, topped with salty and tasty mozzarella cheese, followed by pre-made Chicken/Turkey/Lamb/Beef Keema (spiced ground meat) and sliced sweet rainbow peppers, sprinkled with cayenne and fresh cilantro… if your mouth isn’t watering yet, you need to taste this!
Pizza is one of our go-to take-out option. When my kids were younger, we used to make it from scratch at home. Kids would love to help in kneading the dough, sprinkling the pizza board with flour, roll out the pizza dough into ‘anything but round’ shapes:-), and then top it with their favorite toppings, with extra cheese of course!
A few years ago, we started making Fusion Pizzas at home. We would make Mediterranean Pizza, Taco Pizza, Thai-delight Pizza, Tandoori Chicken Pizza and so on. In the last few years, as weekdays got busier for us as a family, we started using store-bought bread bases for these Pizzas and actually started to prefer them. We started using whole-wheat or regular Pita breads, Tortillas, baguettes and Naan as our bases, and they worked so well with our recipes. Naan Pizza is one of our favorite combinations to do. It’s Pizza with an Indian twist! I make a gazillion variations of this Pizza. This is a great way to revamp any leftovers too. I use paneer leftovers, leftover grilled chicken, leftover Pork Ribs… and slice up some peppers and onions and it makes for a real delicious meal with a side of a salad.
Keema Naan Pizza makes for a great appetizer too. I cut it in 2-inch pieces and serve it as appetizers. They’re easy to grab with one hand, especially if you’re holding a drink in another, and they make for great conversation starters! You can make this pizza with any kind of ground meat like chicken, turkey, lamb or beef. You can make this vegetarian by switching the ground meat with finely diced mushrooms or a minced paneer preparation (Paneer Bhurjee).
For this recipe, I start by making Keema (ground meat with Indian spices) in my electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot (see instant pot FAQ). You can make this a day or two in advance too. So this recipe is great for a weeknight dinner, where you can prepare your Keema over the weekend, and then simply assemble this Pizza and pop it in the oven for 8 minutes! This comes together in 15-20 minutes with very little effort. For a detailed recipe and video for Keema, click here. Here’s how simple it is: