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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Naan

When I made Chicken Tikka Masala a few weeks ago, I forgot to make this naan with it. I finally got the chance to make it tonight. We had some friends over and we had Chicken Tikka Masala - with the naan. It was great!!
Two things - when I was first mixing the dough, I really didn't think it would come together. It was very dry and flakey. It definitely took at least 6 minutes to come together into a nice, smooth ball. My only other tip is to watch it carefully on the grill - it burns easily! Maybe we brushed a little too much butter on? But it tasted great! This recipe makes a LOT! (I think we had 15-16 pieces!)

Recipe from Allrecipes.com
INGREDIENTS
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 egg, beaten
2 teaspoons salt
4 1/2 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons minced garlic (optional)
1/4 cup butter, melted

DIRECTIONS
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes, until frothy. Stir in sugar, milk, egg, salt, and enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead for 6 to 8 minutes on a lightly floured surface, or until smooth.
Place dough in a well oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and set aside to rise. Let it rise 1 hour, until the dough has doubled in volume.

Punch down dough, and knead in garlic. Pinch off small handfuls of dough about the size of a golf ball. Roll into balls, and place on a tray.

Cover with a towel, and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes. During the second rising, preheat grill to high heat.

At grill side, roll one ball of dough out into a thin circle.

Lightly oil grill. Place dough on grill, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until puffy and lightly browned. Brush uncooked side with butter, and turn over. Brush cooked side with butter, and cook until browned, another 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from grill, and continue the process until all the naan has been prepared.

4 comments:

Cate said...

That looks really good! I always make chapati to go with Indian food, but I really should try making naan one of these days.

Rachel said...

WOW this looks so yummy!

Joelen said...

Highly impressive! I'm too lazy (and intimidated to work with yeast) to make this from scratch, but I'm starring this anyway because I know I'll work with yeast once again!

Stephanie said...

Great job! I've never braved making my own bread, but you've inspired me! This looks sure yummy.

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