Naan Bread Recipe

Tasty nan bread
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One thing that really amazd me in Europe was that almost everybody knew what Naan was and frequented Indian restaurants just for Naan and curry. So this particluar recipe is for you my friends sitting miles away and in absolute love with this unique for of Indian bread!

All purpose flour (maida) – 250 gms

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Powdered sugar – 1 and 1/2 tsp

Baking powder – 1/2 tsp

Soda bicarbonate – 1/4 tsp

Milk – 4 tbsp

Curd (yogurt) – 4 tbsp

Egg – 1 no.

Clarified butter (ghee) – 2 tbsp

Poppy seeds (Khus Khus) – 1 tsp each mixed with clarified butter

  1. Sieve flour along with salt and sugar
  2. Warm milk and curd slightly and add baking powder,soda bicarbonate, melted ghee and egg.
  3. Pour this mixture into gradually into the seived flour and knead to a pliable dough. Stretch and knead for 10 minutes. Oil your hand if required while kneading.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover and keep it in a warm place (3-4 hrs)
  5. The dough will double in its size. Knead again and divide into equal portions (balls)
  6. Roll out the each portion into a oblong / triangular/ oval shape.
  7. Brush one side with water and spread khus khus on the other side.
  8. Place it on a warm griddle (tawa) with the side brushed with water facing the griddle or tawa.
  9. Invert the griddle and cook over direct flame
  10. In case you are baking them in an oven, then pre heat the oven on maximum temperature and place the rolled out naan on a baking sheet and bake for 4-5 minutes
  11. Just before serving pre heat the oven on broiler mode and broil the naan for 15-20 seconds and serve or alternatively you can brown  then by holding the naan with tongs and showing it over direct flame for 10 seconds
  12. Drop a dollop of butter over the naan or serve as is as snacks or with curry!

Till next time…happy cooking!

Bread Poha Recipe

bread-delight

Now that’s what you call a quick fix breakfast 🙂 Plus you have bread loaf at home but not in a mood for toast and omelette? Then this is what you can do…

Oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 2 tsp
Chana daal (yellow gram lentil) – 2 tsp
Urad daal (white lentils) – 1tsp
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Onions – 2 medium (finely chopped)
Green chilli – 2 (finely chopped)
Coriander leaves – for garnish (finely chopped)
Tomato – 1 big (finely chopped)
Tamarind water – 3 tbsp (soak small lemon sized tamarind ball in warm water and squeeze out juice after 10 minutes)
Ginger – garlic paste – 1 tsp
*Sambhar powder – 1-2 tsp
Bread – ½ loaf (cut in squares)
Fried Cashews – 3 tsp

1.    Heat Oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and let it splutter
2.    Add chana daal, urad dal, curry leaves and green chilli and fry well
3.    Add onions, ginger-garlic paste and fry
4.    Add chopped tomatoes and fry well
5.    Now add tamarind water, salt to taste, sambhar powder and cook until dry
6.    Add bread pieces and mix well without breaking the bread pieces
7.    Garnish with coriander leaves and fried cashew
8.    Serve hot

*if you donot have sambhar powder then take in a cup 1 tsp coriander powder + ½ tsp chilli powder and add sufficient water to soak the masala.This can be used in the above recipe for sambhar powder. Add it at Step 2.

Wasn’t this bread recipe cool?

Till next time….happy cooking!