Naan Bread


Making this traditional Indian naan bread is easy.  I followed Anjum Anand's recipe  from Indian Food Made Easy of BBC online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/naan_86626 . I flavored the naan with fresh coriander and it turned out so good.    Here's the recipe:

Dough

250g/9oz plain flour
2 tsp sugar
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
110-130ml/3½-4½fl oz milk
2 tbsp vegetable oil, plus extra for greasing

Topping
nigella seeds, poppy seeds or sesame seeds, or chopped garlic and fresh coriander
1 tbsp butter, melted, to serve

Procedure

.For the dough, sift the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder into a bowl. In another bowl, mix together the milk and oil.

Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in the liquid mixture. Slowly mix together the dough by working from the centre and incorporating the flour from the edges of the 'well', to make a smooth, soft dough. Knead well for 8-10 minutes, adding a little flour if the dough is too sticky.

Place the dough into an oiled bowl, cover with a damp tea-towel and leave in a warm place for 10-15 minutes. Form the dough into five balls.

Preheat the grill to medium and place a heavy baking sheet on the upper shelf of the grill to heat.

Roll the dough balls out quite thinly, ideally in a teardrop shape, but really this is just aesthetic. Sprinkle over your chosen topping and press into the surface of the dough. Place the naans onto the hot baking sheet and grill for just 1-2 minutes, or until lightly browned. Brush with butter and serve hot.

Tried and tested at Chris' kitchen on 06/17/2011

Comments

Chef Dennis said…
I love Naan bread but have never tried making it, thanks for the recipe!
CN said…
Chef Dennis, sorry for my super late reply. You're welcome and thanks for visiting.

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