New York-Style Pizza


New York-Style Pizza

Spicy Masala Pizza - A Fusion of New York and Indo Flavors

Indo cuisine is known for its bold and vibrant flavors, and what better way to infuse those flavors than into a classic New York-style pizza? This Spicy Masala Pizza combines the best of both worlds, with a crispy thin crust topped with a spicy tomato sauce, a blend of Indian spices, and a variety of colorful vegetables. Get ready to experience a unique and delicious fusion of flavors!

Jan Dec

20 minutes

15-20 minutes

35-40 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Vegan (if omitting paneer and using vegan cheese), Lactose-free (if omitting paneer and using lactose-free cheese), Nut-free, Soy-free

Wheat (gluten), Dairy (if using paneer or cheese)

Gluten-free (unless using gluten-free flour), Dairy-free (unless using dairy-free cheese)


In this Indo adaptation of New York-style pizza, we incorporate traditional Indian spices and flavors into the sauce and toppings. The crust remains thin and crispy, but the tomato sauce is spiced up with a blend of aromatic spices like cumin, coriander, and garam masala. The toppings include a mix of colorful vegetables such as bell peppers, onions, and paneer (Indian cottage cheese), giving the pizza a distinct Indo flair. We alse have the original recipe for New York-Style Pizza, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 300 kcal / 1255 KJ
  • Fat: 10g (Saturated Fat: 3g)
  • Carbohydrates: 45g (Sugars: 5g)
  • Protein: 10g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, instant yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix well.
  2. 2.
    Gradually add warm water and olive oil to the dry ingredients. Mix until a dough forms.
  3. 3.
    Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  4. 4.
    Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise for 1-2 hours until it doubles in size.
  5. 5.
    Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F).
  6. 6.
    In a small bowl, mix the tomato sauce, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt to taste.
  7. 7.
    Roll out the dough into a thin circle and transfer it to a greased baking sheet.
  8. 8.
    Spread the spiced tomato sauce evenly over the dough.
  9. 9.
    Top the pizza with bell peppers, onions, and paneer.
  10. 10.
    Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the crust is golden and crispy.
  11. 11.
    Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh cilantro.
  12. 12.
    Slice and serve hot.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Paneer — For a softer texture, soak the paneer cubes in warm water for 15 minutes before using.
  • Bell peppers — To enhance the flavor, you can roast the bell peppers before slicing them for the pizza.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a spicier pizza, add chopped green chilies or sprinkle red chili flakes on top before baking.
  • Experiment with different vegetable toppings like mushrooms, spinach, or corn to suit your taste.
  • If you prefer a thicker crust, let the dough rise for a longer time before baking.
  • Serve the pizza with a side of mint chutney or yogurt raita for a refreshing twist.
  • Leftover pizza can be reheated in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for 5-10 minutes.

Serving advice

Serve the Spicy Masala Pizza hot, straight from the oven. Cut it into slices and serve it as a main course or as a party appetizer. Pair it with a side of mint chutney or yogurt raita for a cooling contrast to the spicy flavors.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation, sprinkle some chopped fresh cilantro on top of the pizza before serving. You can also drizzle a swirl of mint chutney or tamarind chutney over the pizza for added visual appeal.