Friday, February 19, 2010

Naan Bread

I just love naan!  Naan can be used in so many ways, beside your curry, pizza crust, for you favourite dips, and what ever you can think of!  The store bought ones come in so many flavours now!  So I have been busy in the kitchen to find the kind I like.  This recipe is so easy and you might just have all the ingredients already!  It makes 4 but I am sure you can double it if needed.  Enjoy!.

  • 1 tsp dried active yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp natural yogurt
  • 2 tbsp milk 
  • A dash of your favourite seasoning  
Mix 1 teaspoon of dried yeast with 1 tablespoon of warm water in a small bowl.
Stir a teaspoon of sugar into the yeast mixture. Put the bowl in a warm place, and leave it for 5 minutes, until the yeast is covered with froth.

While the yeast begins to froth, start to mix the dough. In a large mixing bowl, put
      1 cup of plain flour,
      1/4 teaspoon of salt, and
      1/2 teaspoon of baking powder.
       and a dash of you favourite seasoning
Mix well.

Stir in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons of natural yogurt, 2 tablespoons of milk and the yeast mixture, which should be frothy by now. Mix a little, with a spoon.

Kneading until you have a soft pliable dough. It should take about 5-6 minutes.

Dampen a tea towel or small cloth, and use it to cover the mixing bowl. Leave it in a warm place to rise for 10 to 15 minutes.

 Preheat the oven to 275.

When the dough is ready.  Lightly sprinkle flour over a clean work surface. Divide the dough into 4 balls. With a rolling pin, roll each into a long oval shape, about half a centimetre. Don't roll them out too thinly.

Place the ovals of dough onto a oiled baking sheet, or as I use, a silicone mat with no oil.  Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, or under bake them a little to freeze or to reheat later. 

To bake later or from frozen(thawed) sprinkle with a little water and bake for just a few minutes till heated through out.

Serve warm and enjoy!

1 comment:

Kristin said...

I'm gonna try your Naan recipe this week w/ my Chicken Tikka Masala. Wish me luck :-)