Homemade Naan Breads

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Inspired by the Monday Baker to buy the book ‘Cinnamon Kitchen’ and to make naan bread (http://themondaybaker.co.uk/tag/naan/), here’s my attempt.  Honestly, it was so easy and much cheaper and nicer than buying them!  Ten minutes making and mixing, fifteen minutes’ sitting time and maximum six minutes to cook.  An absolute doddle!

Pictured above with Zainab’s Friday night curry (https://salutationrecipes.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/friday-night-chicken-curry/), which used to be my favourite homemade curry.  Anyway, here’s the recipe for the naan:

375g plain white flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 2 teaspoons salt:  mix together.

200ml milk, 1 egg, one dessertspoon sugar:  whisk together in a separate bowl.

Pour the wet stuff into the dry and knead for about thirty seconds, adding a tiny bit more flour if it’s very sticky.  Cover with a damp tea towel and set aside for 15 minutes.

Add a couple of tablespoons of oil and turn the dough over a few times.  Cut into 8 pieces and roll out each piece roughly.  Sprinkle with coriander and garlic if you like, and cook in a hot, dry, non-stick frying pan until nicely browned (about 2-3 minutes each side).  Apparently, it puffs up more if you grill it after frying Side One.  I’ll try that the next time, but I was really happy with these ones.

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10 thoughts on “Homemade Naan Breads

  1. Pingback: Friday Night Chicken Curry | Salutation Recipes

  2. Thanks for the link. I’m glad you found the post useful. I love Indian breads as they are so easy to make and just add another dimension to home made curry. I made peshwari naan recently as they are one of LSH’s faves and they are really easy as well – just take your basic naan dough, blitz together some pistachios, raisins and a bit of sugar, pop onto the dough, fold over and reroll. Then bake. Simple yet really tasty.

  3. YUM! I love naan breads!! I’ve never attempted to make them at home but I might just try them after reading your experience. Mmmm, garlic naan has always been my favourite. Do you think it’d just be garlic paste with ghee, spread over the top? I’ll have to do a bit of research. Thanks for sharing!!

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