Homemade Naan Breads


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.