My Best (and favorite) Homemade Pizza Recipe

So I decided I would like to share my best homemade pizza recipe with you and realized  I haven’t got any photos of my yummy scrumptious, delicious tasty Curried Chicken Pizza!!!

I am still going ahead to publish this recipe and will add the pictures at a later stage. [Update: The photos have been added]

pizza is cooked


If you love sour cream, curry, chicken, red and yellow pepper, plus red onions you are in for a treat! It is a simple yet delectable recipe, and best of all, my children love it as well.

My Curried Chicken Pizza Recipe

yields: 2 large pizzas
preparation: Dough: 10 minutes; Toppings: 5 minutes
waiting time (for the dough): 90 minutes
baking time: conventional oven (500F/250ºC); woodfired oven: 2 minutes the most

Ingredients for the Dough

2 tsp sea salt
1tsp bakers yeast
3 cups bread flour
1 cup lukewarm water

Ingredients for the Sauce

250 ml sour cream
1 to 2 tsp curry powder of your choice
salt and freshly ground pepper
a little bit of water


2 cups cooked shredded chicken
one red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 yellow and red pepper, thinly sliced
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Preparation for the Dough

  1. In a cup mix the lukewarm water with the yeast and a tiny bit of sugar. Let it sit for about 10 minutes until the surface becomes frothy.
  2. Meanwhile, in a big bowl mix the flour, salt.
  3. Pour the water/ yeast mixture into the flour and mix well with your hands or use a stand mixer with a dough hook.  (my recommended ones are the Bosch Universal Mixer Plus or Ankarsrum AKM 6220 Stand Mixer)
  4. Knead the dough either by hand or with the mixer for about 5 to 10 minutes until it becomes stretchy and glossy. If the dough is too sticky add some flour; if it’s too dry add a bit of water.
  5. Sprinkle some flour over the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put the bowl in a warm place.
  6. Let the dough prove(rise) until doubled in size (around 90 minutes).

While you are waiting for the dough, get the sauce and toppings ready.

The Sauce

  1. Pour the sour cream, the seasoning, and the curry powder into a small bowl.
  2. Mix it together well and break up any lumps.
  3. Add a bit of water to get a creamy consistency.
  4. Check the seasoning and add more to your liking.

The Toppings

  1. Cut the cooked chicken into small pieces.
  2. Finely slice the peppers and red onion.
  3. Grate the mozzarella.

Now You Are Ready To Assemble The Pizza

Before you get the pizza ready, preheat the oven or your woodfired oven. If you are using a conventional oven, I recommend using a pizza stone. The pizza stone needs preheating as well. If you don’t have one, no worries at all.

  1. Once the dough is ready, divide it into two balls.
  2. Stretch out one part of the dough until you reach the desired size and thickness.
  3. Now add a generous amount of the curried sauce and spread it out. Leave the edges of the pizza out. Brush the edges with some olive oil.
  4. Add as much chicken, cheese, pepper and onions as you like. There are no rules you need to follow, only your taste!

Once the oven is hot, use a pizza peel and transfer the pizza into the oven.

How long it takes to bake depends on your oven. I usually check after 5 minutes. With a wood-fired oven, you will have to keep a watchful eye on the pie. My tip:  rotate the pizza, so it doesn’t burn.

Step – By – Step

yeast in a cup

Dissolve The Yeast In A Cup Of Lukewarm Water And Wait Until It Gets Frothy

yeast dough

Mix The Flour With The Water/Yeast Mixture and Salt Until It Forms A Soft Stretchy Ball. Let It Prove For An Hour.

Toppings For the pizza

Get The Toppings Ready

the pizza is ready

The Pizza Is Ready To Go In The Oven

pizza is cooked


There you go –  My best (and favorite) pizza recipe ‘Curried Chicken Pizza.’

I hope you will enjoy it. Please let me know in the comments below. What is your favorite pizza recipe?

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