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Naan Bread 

Naan is a round flatbread made of white flour. Milk or yoghurt may also be used to give greater volume and thickness to the naan. Typically, naan will be served hot and brushed with ghee or butter. It can be used to scoop up other foods.

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Makes: 4
Ingredients
  • 5 g dried active yeast

  • 5 g demerara sugar

  • 200 g plain flour

  • 1 ml salt

  • 3 ml baking powder

  • 30 ml vegetable oil

  • 60 ml natural yoghurt

  • 60 ml milk

Method
  1. Mix dried yeast with 30 ml of warm water in a small bowl

  2. Stir sugar into the yeast mixture

  3. Put the bowl in a warm place, and leave it for 5 minutes, until the yeast is covered with froth

  4. While the yeast begins to froth, start to mix the dough

  5. Put the plain flour, salt, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl, mix well

  6. Stir in vegetable oil, yoghurt, milk and the yeast mixture, which should be frothy by now, mix a little, with a spoon

  7. Press your knuckles repeatedly into the dough — continue kneading in this way until you have a soft pliable dough — it should take about 5-6 minutes.

  8. Dampen a tea towel or small cloth, and use it to cover the mixing bowl — leave it in a warm place to rise — this should take 10 to 15 minutes

  9. Preheat the oven to 140°C

  10. When the dough is ready, it will be spongy and springy

  11. Lightly sprinkle a little flour over a clean work surface

  12. Divide the dough into 4 equally sized balls

  13. With your hands, or a rolling pin, roll each into a long oval shape, about 12 mm thick — don't roll them out too thinly, or they'll turn out like crisps

  14. Grease a baking tray with a little oil on a pastry brush

  15. Place the ovals of dough onto the tray, and then in the centre of the oven for 10 to 15 minutes

  16. When they're ready, they should be light golden, soft and crumbly

  17. Serve hot, with your favourite curry or soup.

Category: Breads

Cuisine: Indian

Sub-Category: Flat bread

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