Change up pizza night with this sweet and spicy Thai curry pizza. Overflowing with fresh veggies and tofu, this pizza is a hit with everyone.
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If you tend to repeat homemade pizza recipes regularly, or find yourself in a rut, then this Thai curry pizza recipe is exactly what you need for a remedy. For the best flavor, use a hearty whole wheat crust.
What Is Curry Pizza?
If you love curry, then you will love this Thai curry pizza. Instead of a heavy base sauce, it relies on sweet Thai chili sauce and roasted garlic for a robust and sweet flavor. Topped with fresh bell peppers, carrots, and tomatoes, the tofu is tossed in a curry sauce before adding it to the pizza.
Once the pizza is done baking, chopped cucumbers are added on top. I know this sounds strange, but the cucumbers make the Thai curry pizza taste fresh and bright. Plus, by adding them after the curry pizza comes out of the oven just barely heats them up, rather than baking them into oblivion. Trust me on this one guys, the cucumbers make this pizza recipe.
How To Prevent A Soggy Crust
Since there are so many toppings on the pizza, it may become overly soggy or from the liquid. There are two important precautions you can take to improve this.
The first is to partially bake your crust before adding the toppings. This allows the crust to crisp some in the same way that partially baking a pie crust keeps a pumpkin pie from getting soggy.
Depending on whether you are using a pizza stone or a baking sheet can determine the amount of time needed for success. Start with three to five minutes, just long enough that the crust is no longer doughy to the touch but rather shows that it is holding shape.
Secondly, keeping the curry sauce on only the tofu helps reduce the weight and liquid, both of which can make the pizza soggy.
Lastly, when layering, keep the tomatoes and wet ingredients towards the top as much as possible. This helps the moisture evaporate instead of settling into the crust.
How To Make Thai Curry Pizza Even Better
If you’re already proficient at making homemade pizza, then the hardest part of this Thai curry pizza is done. Use these articles to elevate your prowess to the next level.
- Understanding the Different Types of Flour. This one is great for learning when the right time is to use bread flour versus AP flour, which can completely alter the way your crust bakes.
- Understanding Yeast and How To Make Stellar Dough. To get a stellar pizza crust, you need to properly nurture the yeast. Learn all the fine nuances to getting perfectly proofed yeast.
- 9 Tips for a Perfect Pizza Crust. This covers everything you need to know, including how to layer the toppings for maximum results.
Thai Curry Pizza Recipe
In the process of developing this Thai curry pizza recipe, we had a lot of duds. We had one pizza that tasted so much like curry, that our brain and our mouths could not align; we would have rather just eaten actual curry. To prevent this, only add the curry sauce on the tofu as compared to all the toppings. This also keeps the pizza from getting soggy.
This is a vegetarian pizza, but if you would like to substitute chicken for the tofu, about 6 ounces of meat cut up should do the trick! You can always change the toppings to be like the type of curry you like, as well.
If you like it less spicy, use a yellow curry sauce, or if you like to eat Massaman curry you could use chicken, potatoes, and peanuts. Mix it up and make it your own version.
Use this grocery list to help simplify shopping. Everything is listed in standard grocery store amounts. If no size is specified, even the smallest package will provide more than enough.
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Thai Curry Pizza
- 1 recipe of pizza dough for 12" pizza - whole wheat is best
- ¼ cup cornmeal
- 2 heads garlic, roasted, cloves removed, and smashed
- 5 tbsp sweet thai chili sauce
- ⅓ block firm tofu, patted dry and diced
- ½ cup red curry sauce
- ⅔ cup mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup shredded carrots
- ½ cup yellow bell pepper, diced small
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup cucumbers, quartered and diced
- Preheat oven to it's highest setting. Around 500°F
- Spread out cornmeal on pizza stone, then toss or spread out pizza crust until it covers the entire stone. Partially bake for 3-5 minutes or until the dough starts to become less doughy.
- In a bowl, mix together the sweet Thai chili sauce and roasted cloves of garlic until well combined. Spread out on the pizza dough. Mix together the curry sauce and the tofu. Set aside.
- Top the pizza with the mozzarella cheese, yellow bell pepper, grape tomatoes (cut side up), curried tofu, and shredded carrots.
- Place the pizza in the center of the oven and bake for 15 Minutes or until crust is browned, cheese is melted, and toppings cooked. Remove from oven, sprinkle on the cucumbers and let cool for 5 Minutes before cutting with a pizza cutter.