Naan Bread

Okay, I know -it's not Irish but I love Indian food and Naan bread just goes with Indian food so well.


450-grams Strong White Flour
2-tsp Sesame Seeds
1-tbsp Baking Powder (*You can also use yeast in this recipe, use the ready-prepared type)
½-tsp Onion Seed
1-tsp Granulated Sugar
2 tbsp Yoghurt
1 tsp Aromatic Salt
Ghee, melted
Luke Warm Water


Place in all ingredients except the ghee in a large glass bowl. Add warm water incrementally, while working the flour into a lump with your fingers. Transfer the dough onto a floured board and knead it until it is well combined. Return the dough to the bowl and place it in a warm place for 2 hours to rise. When risen the dough should have doubled in bulk and become bubbly and elastic. Knead the dough back down to its original size.

Divide the dough into 2 identical portions. Work each ball into a 5mm thick disc on a floured work surface.

Preheat your grill to ¾-heat, cover the rack with foil and set it in mid-way . Grill the Naan on the foil; bear in mind Naan burns easily . Take the Naan off the grill as soon as the 1st side develops brown patches. Turn the Naan over and brush the uncooked side with melted ghee. Return the bread to the grill and cook it until sizzling, the remove it. Repeat with the other Naan

Serve it hot with a spicy curry (like Madras, Vindaloo if you're insides can take the heat).

1 comment:

burekaboy — said...

if it's baked in ireland, then it's irish :))

i love naan also [and indian food]. will have to try this version. now if only i had a tandoor oven to bake it in!