National Pizza Day- Indian Inspired Pizza

Happy National Pizza Day!

Thick crust, thin crust, Brooklyn style, Chicago style, pizza rolls, pizza dip, white sauce, red sauce, no sauce (!?), gluten-free, vegetarian, meat-lovers, triangle cut, square cut, PINEAPPLE?

How do you like your pizza?

Today I'm sharing an Indian inspired pizza. This pizza comes from the menu of a pizza place that used to be in my neighborhood. They've sadly moved to San Antonio and taken all the pizza with them. I was even painted on their wall! C'mon ROME'S, I thought we had something special!

So now that I'd have to travel for at least 90 minutes to get this pizza, I make it at home. It's really fairly simple and it has something that sounds so interesting and exotic- Curry Raisin Oil.

Making the oil is super simple; you just put a few tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, curry powder (to taste), and a sprinkle of golden raisins in a small pot and let it simmer on low for 5 minutes. The raisins will rehydrate from the oil and everything gets a little sweet curry flavor- it's delicious.

Once the Curry Raisin Oil is made these pizzas come together in no time. Much faster than driving to San Antonio! So, how do you like your pizza? Are you a traditional pizza lover or are you adventurous? Let me know in the comments below!

Indian Inspired Pizza

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Golden Raisins
Yellow Curry Powder
Garlic Naan - 1 piece per person
1 can Chickpeas drained and rinsed
Green Bell Pepper sliced thin
Jalapeno Pepper sliced thin
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Red Onion sliced thin *optional*

Curry Raisin Oil
Combine 1/4 cup of EVOO with 1 tablespoon of yellow curry powder in a small saucepan or skillet. Add a sprinkle to a handful of golden raisins and whisk all together to combine. Let simmer on low heat for 3-5 minutes until the raisins have plumped up and it smells all curry-y and delicious. Remove from heat and let cool.

Build your Naan Pizza
Brush the cooled Curry Raisin Oil on each Naan piece. Don't be shy, get generous with it.
Add your toppings to your liking- chickpeas, sliced peppers, jalapenos (leave the ribs/seeds in for a little spice), shredded cheese, and sliced onion if you like.
Bake/Toast in a toaster oven at 400*F for about 10 minutes or until your cheese has melted, the chickpeas are toasty looking, and the Naan has crisped on the outside.
I brushed mine with some extra oil before eating... because I'm extra.

Check out all the other great National Pizza Day Recipes:


  1. What an interesting flavor profile for a pizza. Can't wait to try it, especially that raisin oil.

  2. I love naan pizza and the flavors on this are so unique. I can't wait to try!

  3. That really does sound interesting. I'm so sorry your favorite pizza place moved!

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