I started writing this the day after The Next Food Network Star finale…so the following sentence is a little dated:) I thought it was very fitting that the other night while watching The Next Food Network Star- Aarti won after doing her mock show making, of all things, Naan pizza! I loved watching Tom but I hear he’s getting a show too- which is fantastic! I normally don’t watch the show but got caught up the last couple of weeks while sitting on my butt:) Tandoor Chef has come out with their own frozen pre-made Naan pizzas for us to buy- you should be able to get them at Whole Foods now or soon. They come in four varieties: Roasted Eggplant, Cilantro Pesto, Margherita, and Spinach and Paneer. I have tested all four varieties and am excited to share with you! Since having a baby- it has been really really hot and humid in Omaha, so if you fire up the oven the AC starts to over-work. Also, she seems to react to either cheese or tomatoes- and so I have been pretty cautious on what I’m eating. I can’t figure it out though so after going awhile without these things, I slowly add them back in and her gassy fits still seem random.
The first kind I tried was the Roasted Eggplant Naan Pizza. It was exactly what I was in the mood for! It has a little bit of sweetness from the roasted eggplant and just the right mix of spices. This is the most different and my favorite of the three that I tried. In fact, I wish they would just sell a huge tray of roasted eggplant since the flavor from the topping was so yummy! When my Whole Foods gets these in, I’m buying a bunch! The next one I tried was the Margherita pizza – I shared this with my mom. She loved it but I thought it was a bit too garlicky for me- though it was good and tasty (remember, I am a bit of an Italian food snob, which includes pizza). I tried this while still pregnant and so my stomach had been a bit more sensitive. Great flavor, but for me, less garlic would be perfect. Then another night I made the Cilantro one for my husband and me for dinner. It was awesome! Not too garlicky, and actually, the cilantro was pretty mild. I think if you are one of those cilantro-haters, you would still like this pizza. The last variety I tried was the Spinach and Paneer. I loved the paneer on there but like the margherita variety, this was too garlicky for me. But the flavor was awesome! If it had less garlic – I’d be eating this often since the paneer has a fantastic flavor and consistency for pizza. I loved how it is just different enough but works.
I like the fact that these pizzas are small, all-natural and unique. They’re the perfect meal for two leaving plenty of room for sides and a dessert.
Disclosure: I received free product from Tandoor Chef