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Monday, September 12, 2011

Naan

Easy and delicious homemade Indian flatbread for the Secret Recipe Club
Source
Paulchen’s Foodblog

Taste: 5 (out of 5)

Difficulty: 2 (out of 5)

Ingredients
- 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting (1820 cal)
- 11/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp active dry yeast
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground fenugreek
- about 11/4 cups water
Total: 1820 cal, 3 naan breads, 605 cal / naan

Instructions
1. Line a baking sheet. Put the flour, salt and yeast into a bowl and add enough water to make a soft, but not sloppy dough. Add the ground seeds, then divide the dough into three pieces and put on the baking sheet. Let rest for 1 hour.
2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured counter and, using a rolling pin, flatten each piece into a circle, 10 inches / 25.5 cm in diameter, and let rest for 5 minutes.
3. Heat a skillet to a medium heat and add a splash of olive oil. Shallow-fry each naan until browned on both sides. After removing naan from the pan, lightly butter it on both sides to keep the surface soft then set aside to cool slightly before serving.

Afterthoughts
- My Secret Recipe Club assignment for September was Paulchen’s Foodblog. It’s a great blog with many delicious recipes, but the part that instantly caught my attention was the Bread Baking Babes tab, under which I found lots of bread recipes. And since I’ve been thinking about making naan for some time now, it was the natural choice.
- This was a very tasty naan and really simple to make. The original recipe suggested using caraway seeds, but I did not have those, so I used fenugreek. I am sure many other spices will work equally well, like curry powder, turmeric, coriander, etc.
- I have made naan before from my beloved 5 minutes a day no knead dough. It tasted great, but that was a very wet dough, so it was a bit difficult to shape. This dough was really pliable and easy to work with.
- We had this naan with a homemade paneer in tomato-yogurt sauce, and a nectarine lassi. Yum!

24 comments:

Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy said...

For some reason, I always thought naan was hard; this makes it sound so easy and approachable. Going to have to try it, because I love naan!

Astrid said...

I am glad you liked it. I remember when we made the Naan together at the Bread Baking Babes and I really loved it!

Shumaila said...

I love naan! Great pick for the SRC!

Noelle said...

I have to say I have never tried making Naan. Looks yummy!

Megan's Cookin' said...

I've never made Naan but I like to eat it. :) Your right, we have very similar taste. I'll be back! I'm following you on Stumble Upon too.

Peggy said...

i love making homemade naan bread! Yours looks perfect and what a great choice for the SRC!

Lisa~~ said...

I have been wanting to make homemade naan for ages and each time I see someone post about it I'm inspired...one of these days. Yours looks wonderful and quite easy.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Welsh Cakes.

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

MrsJenB said...

Ooooh I love homemade naan! I make a version which includes yogurt but I like this version, too - sort of like a chocolate chip cookie, it seems as though there are lots of different variations, and all delicious. :) Nice to meet you via SRC!

Trisha said...

This is a very different recipe to the one I follow and interesting too!

Sara said...

So cool, I've always wanted to make naan at home but always been too intimidated about it! This recipe looks so great and like it turned out perfectly! :)

Katrina said...

This is the second Naan post I've seen and now I really want to try it! Great pick.

Lisa said...

Naan is my favoriye Indian bread hands down. When I saw it in the blogjop, I couldn't wait to see it and read about it. I want it with your paneer in tomato yogurt sauce, and the nectarine lassi to wash it down, SO bad right now. It looks phenomenal! Great SRC choice - you really rocked it :)

Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking said...

I've been wanting to make this, but have been intimidated thinking it was too involved. Now I'm motivated. Thanks!

Katherine Martinelli said...

I've had naan on my list of things to make forever! This recipe looks great.

Magic of Spice said...

I love naan and love the spices used here...delicious :)

TeaLady said...

LOVE making naan. goes so well with so many things - 'specially Indian. Try them brushed with garlic oil. YUM!!!

Shelby said...

I love Naan and dipping it in those yummy Indian sauced dishes!

Ilke said...

I love naan and keep telling myself I will make it instead of paying four bucks per naan at the store!
Thanks for the comparison with the Artisan Bread naan. My friend has the book and she lets me use the recipes from there. At least I know the difference now.

Tami said...

I've heard of this before but I've never tried it. After reading your post, I would love to give it a try.

Rhonda said...

Now I'm inspired to make my own naan. Thanks, great SRC choice.

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Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

I really admire of people who joined Secret Recipe and try new recipes from other bloggers - such a great concept and nice way to learn new dishes. I love Naan and I wish to make it from scratch one day...

Manu said...

Mmmmmm I love naan!!! I have never made it at home... your looks great! What a great pick for this month's SRC!

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