Individual Vegan Palak Paneer Pizzas

A culinary fusion! Made with curried tofu "cheese" and Indian-spiced spinach gravy, these individual vegan palak paneer pizzas are served over toasted naan for a quick and easy weeknight meal. 

Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
42 mins
 
5 from 1 vote
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Vegan Palak Paneer
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 233 kcal
Author: My Darling Vegan
Ingredients
Curry Paneer Tofu
Spinach Gravy
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 1 medium steak tomato
  • 5 cups loosely packed spinach
  • 2 tsp. garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
Everything Else
  • 2 tbsp. avocado oil, divided
  • 4 pieces of vegan naan
  • a few sprigs of cilantro
  • 2-3 green onions, chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp cashew cream
Instructions
  1. Begin with marinating the tofu. Cut tofu into small 1/2 in x 1/2 inch squares. In a shallow, flat container combine all the ingredients for the marinade. Add tofu and toss to fully saturate.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  

  3. In a large frying pan heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until translucent – about ten minutes. Add garlic and ginger and sauté for 2 more minutes. Add spices, stirring to coat vegetables. You may need to add a couple of tablespoons of water to get spices fully incorporated. Stir in the chopped tomato and remove from heat.

  4. In a food processor or blender, puree the onion/tomato mixture with spinach. Return to sauté pan and add tofu. Cook for 5 more minutes.

  5. Lightly brush olive oil on all 4 pieces of naan. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and spread a thin layer of palak paneer on each piece of naan. Bake for 8-10 more minutes. Remove from oven and top with cashew cream, green onions, and cilantro. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

To make cashew cream, soak 1/4 cup of cashews in water. Drain and place in a high powered blender with 1/4 cup water and 1/2 tsp salt. Blend until completely smooth. Store cashew cream in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. 

Nutrition Facts
Individual Vegan Palak Paneer Pizzas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 804mg35%
Potassium 690mg20%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 4390IU88%
Vitamin C 34.2mg41%
Calcium 107mg11%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.