This naan bread pizza with roasted cauliflower is a great, and a much quicker alternative to a traditional pizza. Try it for lunch or dinner with some side salad and your favourite dip!
What a week it's been! With monsoon- like weather, I've been attached to my kettle for the last few days, enjoying the great indoors more than necessary at this time of the year... But the new week is upon us, and it's looking better than a previous one (at least, weather wise)!
So, with all this bleak weather, I've been craving some comfort foods. And pizza must be at the top of my comfort foods list. However, it can be time consuming, with kneading the dough, waiting for it to rise, then waiting for it to rise some more...Not ideal, if all what you know, is that you are hungry, and you do not fancy spending the next few hours in the kitchen.
But that's not the case with this naan bread pizza. Nope, not at all! Easy, convenient, and may I say, 'idiot- proof' recipe, where you just can't go wrong. Perfect solution, when you still want the quality, comfort meal, but don't have time to experiment with yeast and the rest of the ingredients in the kitchen.
And it has cauliflower as a main topping. And, if you seen my Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe, you will know that I'm drawn to anything 'pizza' and anything 'cauliflower'.
But before the recipe, let me just quickly share with you something, that I've heard in the news this week... And you may have heard it too. So, it's been announced, that Instagram, the social platform preferred by many bloggers and creatives, has been ranked as having the worst effect on young people's mental health, comparing with all the other social media.
If you are following along, you may know that Instagram is my favourite social platform. I've met, and connected with many awesome people thank to Instagram. Some of them inspire me, some of them, as bad as it sounds, do the opposite. They used to make me feel hopeless, irritated and dare I say, jealous (but that's a whole new subject for a whole new post!). And as beautiful and picture perfect, as some of the images are, we all know that reality can be a far cry from it. I love what one of my followers said about it, when I've asked for their opinion on my Instagram. 'Instagram is an edited reality', and I couldn't agree more.
Our feeds and galleries are, quiet often, carefully planned, and the whole 'insta' element is disappearing, or non existing for some. And I'm not an exception. My every day breakfast never looks as pretty as you will see on my pictures (with an exception of the breakfast that is being photographed, but then eaten cold). And I rarely will post a picture without editing it first...
My journey on Instagram, so far, has been a hell of a roller coaster. And, I also did fall into the trap of FOMO (fear of missing out) or trying to compare myself to others out there. There were some days, where (this is really embarrassing...) I was crying my eyes out, because that picture of the cake didn't get any likes and comments. Algorithm change had a huge impact on my account. I've started to loose hundreds of followers every day, and to say I was p***ed off, is an understatement. And I know so many accounts that have experienced the same. Lots of them, sadly, just stopped posting. And I was really close to doing the same...
But then something has changed. I've realised, that I'm doing it for me. Not for the sake of likes or followers, which are absolutely great, don't get me wrong. But for myself, because it makes me feel good. It gives me buzz, it makes me creative (and I NEVER, ever, even thought of myself as being creative). It helped me find and discover new passions and hobbies that I've never had before. Also, it connected me with like- minded people. And if, along the way, people like and follow what I do, that's a huge bonus, a massive extra, and I will always be grateful for every single one of my followers.
So I guess, what I'm trying to say is that yes, Instagram can create a distorted image of reality, but only if you allow it to do so. However, if you just change you approach, and forget about all the likes and followers, you could be very surprised what you may discover, and what may come your way. Just stay calm, and keep doing your thing. Inspire and be inspired.
But enough about that! Let's go back to today's recipe for this epic naan bread pizza with roasted cauliflower, onion and chillies. I could happily have only roasted cauliflower on top of it. It's seriously that good. Covered in spices, and roasted enough to give it that gentle, crisp edge. And I just love the use of naan bread. Quick and sooo convenient! Also, you could use pitta bread instead of naan, but you may want to reduce the baking time. Both taste equally delicious!
So, that's all for today!
Remember to let me know your thoughts in the comments section! And let me know if you try this naan bread pizza recipe!
Today's naan bread pizza recipe was adapted from Jill Dupleix Recipes and her Indian Pizza recipe.
Naan bread pizza with roasted cauliflower
- 1 tsp mild or hot curry powder
- ¼ tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp ground turmeric
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp olive oil (plus extra for drizzling)
- ½ medium cauliflower (cut into floretts)
- 4 small naan breads (can use pitta breads too)
- 4 tbsp tomato puree (or passata)
- 8 mozzarella slices or vegan mozzarella slices (recipe below in 'Notes') (optional)
- 1 small red onion (thinly sliced)
- 1 small red chilli (thinly sliced)
- 1 small green chilli (thinly sliced)
- Pre- heat the oven to 200C. Line up the baking tray with baking paper.
- In a medium bowl mix all the spices and oil and add cauliflower. Mix well, then place cauliflower on a baking tray and bake for about 20 minutes or until it's golden brown.
- Place the naan breads on a baking tray and spread each one of them with passata. Top up with mozzarella (if using), cauliflower, red onion and chillies. Drizzle with some more olive oil and bake for 15 minutes. Serve with yoghurt dip or your favourite sauce.