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Indian food and pizza is a match made in heaven

Indian food and pizza is a match made in heaven

If you've never had this delcious combination of two of the best foods in the world, you're missing out.

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Fusion foods are one of the best things in the world. There's nothing like combining two or more of your favorite things into a new culinary experience, espiecially when it ends up being a perfect combination. Indian food and pizza is definitely one of those magical combos that goes so great together you kinda wonder why it took us so long to get around to making it happen.

Out here in the San Francisco Bay Area it's not uncommon for Indian restaurants to offer up various combos of their delicious dishes on top of their pizza doughs. It honestly makes a lot of sense since the process for making naan bread is pretty much the same as baking a pizza and most places use the same dough to make both. It's a win-win as far as beefing up a menu goes and you can't argue with the delicious results. 

While I've seen several variotions on the concept, I tend to go with a chicken tikka masala pizza if one is available, since that's usually me go-to dish when getting Indian food to begin with. In fact, I did exactly that for lunch today! Lately I've been getting my Indian pizza fix from a spot in Berkeley called Barbarian Pizza Bar. I gotta say they've been my favorite so far too.

Their tikka masala sauce hits a nice balance of spicy and creamy and they're pretty generous with it as far as subbing it for tamato sauce in their creations. I always opt to get an extra side of it for dippin' to give it that extra kick. They're pretty dang generous with the chicken too, which I appreciate. The chicken hasn't been dried out on any of the pizzas I've got from them either, it's always moist and succulent. And since I always forget to ask for no onion, I'm pretty glad that it's usually not that hard to remove it all. 

I know Indian Pizza isn't something that's extremely commonplace in the US, but if you have a local spot, and a love for Indian and Italian cuisine, you owe it to yourself to seek out your own location for an experience like my own. If you've got your own Indian Pizzo spots or stories feel free to share them in the comments!

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    July 29, 2021 10:54 AM

    I had Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza for lunch the other day

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      July 29, 2021 11:45 AM

      Indian Pizza is my favorite food on the planet, I think. If you're in the East Bay I would HIGHLY recommend Curry Pizza House. The Tikka and Desi BBQ are both unbelievable.

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        July 29, 2021 12:13 PM

        Thanks for the recommend! It looks like the closest one to me is in Pleasanton, but I'm down to road trip for a good Indian Pizza experience!

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      July 29, 2021 12:27 PM

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      July 29, 2021 1:01 PM

      was the crust made from garlic naan?

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        July 29, 2021 4:05 PM

        Nah. Same dough though, so in a sense it was and was not.

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      July 29, 2021 1:32 PM

      I could see tikka masala working well on a pizza, but probably not something like korma.

      But I'd be happy to try it and maybe be proven wrong.

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      July 29, 2021 1:53 PM

      All the local joints have started to server Indian pizzas.

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      July 29, 2021 5:41 PM

      It’s an undeniable pizza combo. I had one a few years back at a place called Stonedeck Pizza Pub here in Dallas and it was a hit with everyone at the table.

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      July 29, 2021 5:46 PM

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      July 29, 2021 6:06 PM

      That looks p. good. I live near intel and there's a large Indian community in town as well as an Indian pizza place. I should give this a shot.

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      July 29, 2021 6:13 PM

      Hmmm. I might have to look for this.

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      July 29, 2021 7:02 PM

      we have a pretty large south asian population in our area and we have a few places that offer this.

      tldr: it slaps

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      July 29, 2021 7:11 PM

      Indian food is good

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      July 29, 2021 7:16 PM

      Need to find this in Dallas

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      July 29, 2021 7:52 PM

      Interesting. We have a bunch of Indian pizza places in Sunnyvale, but I’ve never tried it. Now I will!

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        July 29, 2021 8:03 PM

        Please do, I am not a pizza fan and I love me some curry pizza

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      July 29, 2021 8:39 PM

      Most places I've seen offering Indian pizzas in Australia call it "Tandoori Chicken Pizza". It's usually pretty good, especially if they go with a mint yoghurt sauce on top.

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