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Air Fryer Paneer Tikka Naan Pizza

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It’s no secret that naan makes a great pizza crust. Here is a quick lunch or dinner pizza featuring paneer tikka, loved by children and adults alike.

If cooking in the air fryer, it is important to pre-cook the naan to get a crunchy, not soggy, base.

Paneer tikka naan pizza with peppers

If you prefer to use the oven instead of the air fryer, cook it at 425°F for 5-10 minutes until the paneer has slightly browned and the mozzarella cheese has melted.


Naan – I use store-bought, frozen naan.

Paneer – the main topping. It’s marinated paneer tikka style and cooked on the pizza.

Yogurt – the base of the paneer tikka marinade

Garam Masala – use store bought or make your own



Marinara Sauce, Ketchup, and Chili Paste – this is a combination of sauces I usually have in my pantry that combine to make a tikka masala sauce. The ketchup adds some sweetness, and the chili paste gives it spice. You can use your favorite tikka masala sauce if you prefer.

Cheese pull of paneer tikka pizza


  • Leave out sambal olek, if you don’t want it spicy
  • Leave out ketchup to reduce the sweetness
  • Use pre-made tikka masala sauce in place of ketchup/sambal/marinara, if you have one you like
Paneer tikka naan pizza made in the air fryer
Cheese pull of paneer tikka pizza

Air Fryer Paneer Tikka Naan Pizza

A quick lunch or dinner pizza featuring paneer tikka, loved by children and adults alike.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 326 kcal



  • 2 naan
  • 3 Tbsp marinara sauce
  • 1 Tbsp ketchup
  • ½ tsp chili paste such as sambal olek (optional)
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Cilantro

For Paneer Tikka

  • 4 oz paneer
  • 2 Tbsp yogurt
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • tsp ground ginger
  • tsp granulated garlic
  • ¼ tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp grated beet for color


  • Heat frozen naan in an air fryer at 380°F for 3 minutes
  • In a bowl, whisk to combine yogurt, garam masala, ginger, garlic, salt, and beet.
  • Toss in cubed paneer. Stir to coat each paneer. Allow paneer to marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  • Top the naan with a mixture of marinara, ketchup, and chili paste. You can combine these directly on the naan if you prefer.
  • Top with mozzarella cheese, onions, peppers, and marinated paneer.
  • Cook in an air fryer at 380°F for 4 minutes.
  • Remove from the air fryer and top with cilantro.



Calories: 326kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 13gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 756mgPotassium: 74mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 174IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 261mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword naan pizza, paneer tikka
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