Monday, 12 April 2010

Naan Bread...... Mood = Punjabi

When eating Indain food, the usual accompaniment is Naan bread. And what a wonderful bread this is. I love the doughy bouncy soft texture of this and have been searching for a long time for a great recipe. I have found good ones, but not great, until the other day. I love going online and researching and trying things all the time and sometimes they work, and other times they don't. But the recipe i found yesterday was simply perfect and DIVINE!

When something is easy and simple i am all for it. I hate recipes that are too complicated. They make people panic and one of the main reasons i write my blog is to show that cooking is fun, quick, and enjoyable.

So i was scouring the net late one night and bumped into Tuti's Scent of spice blog. This blog is innovative, easy to navigate and has wonderful recipes that i am sure you will all love. But more importantly, you are going to love the Naan recipe she shares with us. I did, and so did my husband.

I was just making the bread as a test and when i realised that it was turning into everything i was looking for i quickly started making a chicken and potato curry.


420g all purpose flour
1Tablespoon caster sugar
1Teaspoon of salt
7 g yeast ( 1 packet )
180ml warm water
60g yoghurt
1 whole egg
60 g melted butter
1 t vegetable oil


  • In your mixer, combine 380g flour, sugar, salt and yeast together.
  • In another bowl, mix your egg and yoghurt till combined well.
  • Add the warm water to the flour and also add the egg and yoghurt mixture.
  • When you see the dough starting to combine, add the melted butter.
  • If the dough becomes too sticky, add a tablespoon at a time of flour from your reserve till it is no longer sticky to the touch.
  • Knead the dough for about 5 minutes in kitchen aid, or 10 minutes by hand.
  • Place dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover with cling film.
  • Let it rise for about 1 hour or until it has double in size.
  • Punch down and then shape into about 8 balls.
  • Let them rise for about 10 minutes, and then roll out on a lightly floured surface and make circular shapes with a little tear drop shape at the end.
  • Heat a heavy non stick pan and add a little oil and cook the Naan for about 1-2 minutes on each side. You will see the bread start to bubble.
  • This is the moment you know that something has gone RIGHT!
  • Serve after you have cooked both sides.
You can even glaze this with garlic butter, or add nigella seeds, sesame seeds. Its a very versatile bread and becasue there is little salt you could use it to have with jam and butter fro breakfast if there is any left over.

What a treat. This is just a lovely recipe and the bread was eaten faster than i made it. I will definitely make this again. Definitely.


tasteofbeirut said...

We adore naan around here and I always thought I needed to have a heavy-duty tandoor to bake them in! Stove-top sounds so simple and easy! Thanks for this discovery!

Joudie's Mood Food said...

I adore these. You have to make them. Minimal effort and maximum pleasure. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

oh yum cant wait to try this, love naan bread... do u have an easy curry recipe to go with this?

Joudie's Mood Food said...

This recipe is delicous. As for the curry recipe, i will post one up soon.

Farida Taha said...

Yum! This recipe looks way better then the one I tried! Will give it a go. Thanks! xo

Joudie's Mood Food said...

Freddie they were lovely. Soft and bouncy.

Juliana said...

Wow, nice naan...I read so many recipes, but did not have the courage to try to make I'll definitely try your version...looks delicious :-)

Tuty @Scentofspice said...

Hi Joudie,
Great job with the naan!!! I am glad that you've tested my recipe and the naan came out great.

Thank you for a link back to my blog and I truly appreciate the compliments.

Joudie's Mood Food said...

Hi Tuty, it was amazing. I want to make it over and over again. What a simple and perfect recipe. I love your blog. All the food looks sensational. Thanks for posting up a great recipe.

Anonymous said...

whats all purpose flour? is it self raising?

Joudie's Mood Food said...

It is plain flour. Not self raising