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Make your own Naan Bread

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As every curry eater knows you can't eat a good curry with just rice, a Good Naan bread is essential.

So this is how to make it in 30 minutes at home.
 
 
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Step 1: The basic dough

Picture of The basic dough
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Take 250 gms of strong bread flour
about 2.5 gms of yeast ( half a tea spoon if using dry yeast.)
150 Ml warm water.
a table spoon of olive oil
A good pinch of salt.

Any other flavorings you feel necessary - fennel seeds, garlic, coriander, etc.

Put all ingredients into a bowl - If using dry yeast put it in the water in a jug and add 1/4 tea spoon of sugar and stir wait until it froths up then add to the flour.

Mix with your hands until you form a dough.

Remove from the bowl and knead on the work surface until the dough ball is smooth and elastic.

Press with your thumb and the mark should springs back if not knead a little more.

Leave for 30 mins in the bowl covered with plastic film or a damp tea towel.  Or as long as possible to rise.

johnnymercer6 months ago
You're a man after my own heart, Rick. I'll try this the next time we make Tiki Masala.
My wife likes this she printed the recipe and added it to her cook book.
Dear Sir,
To make naan, one is supposed to use a bit of curd while making dough. adding curd makes it smooth and it tastes authentic as well. You may try using curd the next time and do share how it turned out to be
rickharris (author)  edifiedsprit1 year ago
Will do always willing to learn - Thanks
Wilmette1 year ago
I like this. I am interested also in something about Chapati. I think this is the sameexcept there is no yeast.
rickharris (author)  Wilmette1 year ago
yes your right no yeast other wise very similar

2 cups wholewheat flour
Water (Using yoghurt or milk will give you super soft Chapatis! See tip below)
Salt to taste
2 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil

This recipe makes roughly 12 Chapatis.
griffin292 years ago
An alternative is to make as suggested but only cook one side in the pan. When one side is done and hopefully 'bubbled up' like in the photo , sprinkle with a little water and put under a really hot grill. This will cook the top but not squash the air out. Also means you can get on and cook another one straight away

Nice easy instructable without any unnecessary ingredients - I like it :-)
rickharris (author)  griffin292 years ago
Good idea I will try that next time.
Very easy, very straight forward!
laxap2 years ago
This recipe is great!
I just followed it today, and the whole family was delighted.

Thanks!
rickharris (author)  laxap2 years ago
It works It works ! :-) Your welcome.
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Awesome! I think your main image should be of the naan itself. Since it's just a thumbnail in the main feed, it's kinda hard to see what's going on in it.

I always thought I had to have ghee and a tandoori oven to make naan, but now I see I can get around it. This is fantastic!
rickharris (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
Done. Give it a try it's very easy.
lemonie2 years ago
Lovely,

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