Chicken Tikka Pizza Boxes

Ramadan is a month when you step out of your comfort zone and strive to do better in every way. This statement fits in every segment of day-today life, whether you try to pray harder and invest more time in reciting Quran or experiment some new finger-licking recipes in your kitchen.

I also find myself motivated to prepare some different and untried dishes during this holy month. Today’s share is a result of one of such trials when I was looking forward to make some box shaped snacks and boom, the thought to incorporate pizza taste in the entered my mind. Consequently, I came up with this hit item which I named as ‘Pizza boxes’. Everybody gave me a thumbs up as soon as they tasted these. Kids will also love this snack as most of them are fond of pizza and they would find it hard to resist 😉 . This can be a good option to go with in your hi-tea parties as well. The effort is worth it! Enjoy these cheesy squares with imli chutney (click here for recipe).

Try it to believe it (trying to write a punchy line…. lol)

Here you go with the recipe…


About Pizza Boxes: Fusion of pizza and box shaped snack. Succulent pieces of chicken tikkas topped on pizza sauce, loaded with veggies and cheese oozing out as soon as you take a bite of the square shaped snack is definitely a treat to your taste buds. 

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Cuisine: Pakistani/ Indian/ Desi

Course:  Side/ Snack

Makes: 30 boxes Ease Level:  chef-hatchef-hatchef-hat
Prep Time:  30+ 30 mins (wrapping) Quickness:  chef-hatchef-hat
Cooking Time:  30 mins Spice Level:  chef-hatchef-hatchef-hat

chef-hat Above ratings are out of 5, with 5 being the ‘most’.
chef-hatThe cooking and prep timings are calculated for every part separately (you can carry out the tasks simultaneously as well).
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Above times do not include marination times.

GET:

chef-hatCutting Board
chef-hatKnife
chef-hatBowl
chef-hatFrying pans
chef-hatSkillet
chef-hatCooking spoons

SET:

chef-hatChicken breasts 500 gms (cut in small cubes)

Marination Ingredients

chef-hatVinegar 2 tbsp
chef-hatRed chili powder 1 tbsp
chef-hatAll spice powder 1/2 tsp
chef-hatGinger garlic paste 1 tsp
chef-hatBlack pepper powder 1/2 tsp
chef-hatOrange food colour ¼ tsp (optional)
chef-hatSalt 1 tsp

Cooking Ingredients

chef-hatOil 4 tbsp (for chicken) + 1 tbsp (for veggies)
chef-hatOnion 3 large (diced)
chef-hatCapsicum 3 (diced)
chef-hatThyme 1 tbsp
chef-hatOregano 1 tbsp
chef-hatCoal (for steam)

Pizza Sauce Ingredients

chef-hatOil 3tbsp
chef-hatGarlic paste 1 tsp
chef-hatTomato paste 1 cup
chef-hatTomato 1 medium (chopped)
chef-hatRed chilli powder 1 tsp
chef-hatSalt 1/2 tsp
chef-hatOregano 1.5 tsp
chef-hatKetchup 6 tbsp (about half cup)

Assembling & Frying Ingredients:

chef-hatMozzarella cheese (shredded)
chef-hatSamosa patti/ Samosa leaves
chef-hatFlour dissolved in water to seal the boxes
chef-hatEggs beaten
chef-hatBread crumbs
chef-hatOil for frying

GO:

chef-hatMarinate chicken cubes with all the marination ingredients for about half an hour, fry them in oil until done and steam with coal afterwards.
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In 1 tbsp oil, fry diced onions and capsicums with thyme and oregano until they are soft.
chef-hatFor pizza sauce: pour oil in a pan, add garlic paste when oil is heated and fry for 2 minutes. Then add all other ingredients and Cook for 2 minutes until the sauce simmers.
chef-hatTime to assemble: spread pizza sauce over samosa leave, add few chicken pieces, place cooked veggies and load with shredded cheese before closing the box.
chef-hatShape them however you like, I made boxes. Seal them with flour mixture.
chef-hatCoat the boxes in eggs and then bread crumbs.
chef-hatFry in medium hot oil until golden.
chef-hatServe hot.

Pizza Boxes
That is how they look!
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Photography skills on the boxes :p

MY TWO CENTS:

chef-hatAdjust the spices to suit your taste buds.
chef-hatYou can use ready made tikka spices and pizza sauce.

chef-hatYou can skip the coating part with egg and bread crumbs if you want more crisp in bites.

Hope you’ll enjoy trying it out.
I’d love to get your feedback. Feel free to drop a comment below about your experience.

Happy boxing! 😉

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