Indian Pizza Rocks My Socks Off

by Lisa Donovan

What a treat I had last night.. We went to our lovely friends’ Jonathan and Lesley’s house where they made us Indian Pizza that was to die for.  I don’t have the recipe for it, but basically, you can make a tomato sauce that is curried and top it with a nice white cheese of your choice.  You can also make a spinach version - reminded me of sag aloo.  So good.  You should give it a whirl.  Sorry I didn’t get an exact recipe - but it seems like something you can play around with and not go wrong.  I do, however, have a nice recipe for a mango chutney to pair alongside it if you do ever make it.  Here you go:

3 unripe mangoes (about 3 pounds total)
1/2 cup distilled vinegar
1/3 cup sugar plus additional to taste if mango is very sour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
1/4 cup raisinsFor seasoning paste
a 1-inch piece fresh gingerroot, peeled
2 fresh Thai (bird) chilies or 1 fresh jalapeño chili
5 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

3-inch piece cinnamon stick
2 star anise
2 tablespoons corn or safflower oil

Peel mangoes and cut into 1/2-inch cubes. In a small bowl toss mangoes with vinegar, sugar, salt, and raisins.Make seasoning paste:
Cut gingerroot into 4 pieces. For a milder chutney, wearing rubber gloves, remove seeds and veins from Thai chilies or jalapeño. To a food processor with motor running add gingerroot, chilies, and remaining seasoning paste ingredients, 1 at a time through feed tube, and purée to a paste.

Heat a 4-quart heavy kettle over moderately low heat until hot. Cook seasoning paste, cinnamon stick, and star anise in oil, stirring frequently, 10 minutes, or until very fragrant. Stir in mango mixture and simmer, covered, over low heat, stirring occasionally, until mangoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Discard cinnamon stick and star anise and cool chutney completely. Chutney keeps, covered and chilled, about 1 month.

 

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