My son's favorite food is Indian and I am really fond of baking bread so from time to time I think to myself that one day I will have to try my hand at Naan.
The other night I went to Taj Chaat House to get a falooda and I asked the man there how to make Naan at home. He said it is impossible and never done. Why he lied to me, I don't know, but next time I go there I'll have a little discussion with him.
So after doing some research and finding out how simple it is to make amazingly delicious naan bread at home I made my kids chicken tikka masala with rice and naan for lunch today.
The chicken tikka masala was not good because it isn't a simple dish and I really had no idea what I was doing. It wasn't horrible, it just didn't taste like tikka masala.
The naan was pretty amazing though. Especially the one I made with garlic. This bread is so fantastic, as most people know and it really only takes 30 minutes to make including cook time.
I used this recipe:
1 teaspoon of yeast
3 cups of white bread flour
2 tablespoons of olive oil
4 tablespoons of low fat yogurt
1 teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup of warm water
I mixed the water yeast and honey just to let the yeast get going a bit and then I mixed everything else by hand. It's good to let this dough be as sticky as possible - you can add milk if you get brave but I didn't.
You just use a lot of flour on your hands to work with it - you don't have to knead it much - just mix it up and then separate it into balls that you flatten a bit and let rise for twenty minutes.
Then you can cook it in your oven. I used my pizza stone and liked this result. I had the oven at 550 degrees so each bread cooked in about 2 minutes on each side. Put some butter on it right after you take it out.
Yay! Now I can make my boy his favorite bread any time he wants it!