Naan

naanNaan is a staple that goes with some curries. We are so used to rice with our curry, but naan is the most wonderful bread to enjoy and to clean your plate with afterwards.

This recipe is an authentic Indian naan recipe and makes 8.

Ingredients:

Cake flour4 cups
Baking powder1 teaspoon
Baking soda1/2 teaspoon
Salt1 teaspoon
Sugar2 teaspoon
Egg1 whole egg
Milk1 cup
Plain yogurt2 tablespoons
Vegetable oil2 tablespoons
Kalonji/ nigella (onion seeds)2 teaspoons
Butter2 teaspoons

How we go about it:

  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl. Add the sugar, egg, milk, yogurt and 3 tablespoons of water, and knead for about 10 minutes to make a medium-soft dough. Rub the dough with a little oil and cover with a damp cloth. Leave to prove for about an hour in a warm place.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200 Celsius.
  3. Divide the dough into 8 portions and shape into bowls. Apply a little oil to each ball and sprinkle the kalonji on top. Flatten each ball into a 15cm round. Stretch the dough on one side to make a triangular shape. Place the naans on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until crisp and brown on both sides.
  4. Serve hot, topped with butter.
 


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