Tandoori Paneer Naan Pizza is made with marinated paneer, red peppers, onions, and grape tomatoes in an Air Fryer or Oven. This is a delicious and quick fusion pizza for the times when you are craving pizza! Vegetarian, easy and convenient. Vary it with toppings of your choice.

Tanddori Paneer Naan Pizza in Air Fryer or Oven

Looks delicious? It really is! The left one in the above picture is made in the air fryer, and the right one is in the oven. Really no difference, just that the air fryer took less time and did not need any preheating.

If you need to cook for a larger family or a party, go for the oven.  However, if you are making pizza for just 1 or 2, then one garlic naan will fit perfectly in the air fryer.

Easy Naan Pizza Recipe

I love making Pizza base from scratch and have been doing that for years, however there are times when my daughter wants a pizza…and I really don’t want to take the effort to make the base from scratch.

For those times, Garlic Naan from Trader Joe’s (this one is my favorite) comes to the rescue. You can also use plain naan, whole wheat naan, or even pita bread for this recipe. I have also enjoyed pizza on lavash bread from Trader Joe’s or the Stonefire mini naan from Costco.

I love Indian food (yes, obviously!), so I try incorporating Indian flavors into pizza. This one is super easy and does not need much pre-preparation or cooking in a pan. The list of ingredients might seem long, but really, it does not take much time.

If you love paneer, check out my Tandoori Paneer Tikka and Paneer Tikka Masala recipe.

Tandoori paneer naan pizza cut into 3 pieces

How to Make?

Start with slicing/cutting the toppings. I cut the paneer into small cubes, slice the onions and peppers and half the grape tomatoes.

Veggies for Tandoori Paneer Naan Pizza Air Fryer Oven

Now, prepare the paneer mixture. In a small bowl, mix the yogurt and spices. Then add the paneer cubes and mix so that all the cubes are coating in the spiced yogurt. This should not be runny, use thick yogurt.

If you love paneer, check out this collection of 20+ Best Paneer Recipes.

Chop some cilantro. Grate some mozzarella, and optionally add some feta or another cheese of your choice.

You can use pizza sauce or just a tomato-based pasta sauce. I usually use the pasta sauce I have on hand, it is easier to not have to buy another special sauce.

I used Garlic Naan, but plain naan would work, too. With all the garlic and cilantro on it, garlic naan is much more flavorful than plain naan. Let the garlic naan sit out for a few minutes while you prepare the toppings.

Ingredients for Tandoori Paneer Naan Pizza Air Fryer Oven

Assemble the pizza by spreading the sauce. Spread some mozzarella, then the toppings – onion, red peppers, tomato, and paneer. Then spread another layer of mozzarella and sprinkle some feta if you like.

Tandoori Paneer Naan Pizza Air Fryer Oven in the making

Air Fryer Method

Here is the one that went into the air fryer. Perfectly cooked in less than 10 minutes at 350F.

Baking naan pizza in air fryer

This one below came out of the air fryer, and I sliced it. It was hard to wait until I took the pictures 😉

Tanddori Paneer Naan Pizza Air Fryer Oven

Oven Method

This one came out of the oven. The sides look a bit crisper here, as I broiled for 3 minutes at the end.

Tandoori paneer naan pizza made in air fryer on a baking sheet.

So here we are – Tandoori Paneer Naan Pizza made in the Air Fryer (top) and Oven (bottom). Both were equally crispy and tasty. Go for the method that works for you, and enjoy this deliciousness!

Looking for more air fryer recipes? Check out this collection of 20+ vegetarian air fryer recipes.

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Tandoori Paneer Naan Pizza – Air Fryer / Oven

Tandoori Paneer Naan Pizza made with marinated paneer, red peppers, onions, grape tomatoes, in an Air Fryer or Oven. This is a delicious and quick fusion pizza for the times when you are craving pizza! Vegetarian, easy and convenient. Vary it with toppings of your choice.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients 

  • 2 Garlic Naan
  • 1/4 cup Pizza sauce or Marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup Grape Tomatoes , cut into halves
  • 1/4 cup Red Onions , sliced
  • 1/4 cup Bell pepper, sliced
  • 3/4 cup Mozzarella, grated
  • 2 tablespoon Feta, (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon Cilantro , chopped

For Tandoori Paneer

Instructions 

  • Mix all the ingredients mentioned for Tandoori Paneer in a bowl.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place naans on the baking tray and apply sauce on each and spread evenly. Spread a little mozzarella on the two naans. 
  • Place the paneer cubes (mixed with yogurt and spices) on the two naans. Next start spreading the red onions, bell peppers and grape tomatoes.
  • Next spread an even layer of mozzarella on top of the veggies. Optionally, sprinkle some feta cheese on top. Finally add some chopped cilantro. 
  • Air Fryer: Cook on 350F for 8-10 minutes. Start checking after 7 minutes and crisp to your preference. 
  • Oven: Preheat oven to 400F. Bake for about 10 – 15 mins or until the cheese melts. If you like, you can broil for 2-3 minutes for a crisper cheese finish. When the cheese has melted, they are ready to pull out and enjoy!
  • Top with chili flakes and enjoy! 

Notes

  • Tandoori Chicken Variation: You can use cooked chicken strips in place of paneer in this recipe. Add them to the yogurt and spices similar to paneer. 
  • Different base: You can make this pizza with whole wheat naan, plain naan, pita break or lavash bread. They all work great for this quick pizza. Adjust time depending on what the bread you use. 
  • Every oven is different so keep a close eye while baking this pizza. Bake for 10 mins and check. Once you notice the cheese has melted and the edges have turned darker you know your pizza is ready. For crispier pizza bake or broil for few extra minutes. 
  • You can use the veggies available to you. Use veggies that cook quickly. 
  • Choice of cheese is completely yours, mozzarella, feta, cheddar or mixes work too. 
  • I did not find much difference in taste or texture between the pizza made in air fryer and oven. Choose the way you prefer based on your preference and the quantity you are making. 

Nutrition

Calories: 738kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 30gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 1783mgPotassium: 216mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1455IUVitamin C: 28.5mgCalcium: 657mgIron: 0.8mg

Additional Info

Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Fusion, Indian, Italian
Diet: Vegetarian
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About Meeta

I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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16 Comments

  1. Hi! This recipe looks super easy and good! I tried it, and it came out very good. Have a query though – how do you make this minus the paneer?

    1. Hi Rhama – you can skip the paneer, and just make this pizza with veggies. Or add pre-cooked chicken if you like. Glad you enjoyed the naan pizza!

  2. Hi, I am looking for homemade pizza and luckily I found your blog. I ordered all the groceries need to make pizza from an indian grocery store in Bronx NY and I will be preparing the panner pizza. Thank you soo much for the recipe.

  3. You saved my day Meeta.I ran out of pizza base and was thinking what else to serve,just remembered this page read long ago and tried.Came out so well ,everyone enjoyed it.
    Baked at 400 for 12 mnts.
    Thanks for giving another reason to stock on our family favorite Garlic Naan😉

  4. So delicious! I used a thawed puck of onion masala instead of traditional pizza sauce and it was ultra tasty!

  5. Hello,
    Loved your recipe.. if you have used frozen naan, did you cooked it on tawa or thawed it before putting the toppings?

    1. Hi Archana – I did use frozen naan when making this recipe. You can just leave it on the counter for 5 minutes before using. Hope you enjoy the naan pizza.

  6. Tried out just now and turned out yum. Reminded me of local pizza store back home. Thank you for sharing such quick and easy recipe.

  7. sounds delicious pizza, and looks even better Thank You, for such useful information. thank……………………..