Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I am craving for naan right now. Its been ages since I ate it....

For some of u, naan is a hindi unleaven bread thats both fluffy and crispy. Simply delicious and goes well with dry curry.

If time permits...Im going to try this recipe.
7 g active dry yeast
235 ml warm water
50 g white sugar
45 ml milk
1 egg, beaten
10 g salt
615 g bread flour
6 g minced garlic
55 g butter, melted

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.
That reminds me...I did some cookies the other day...will update u on that later.

1 comment:

  1. Ah. Breadmaking. I have a certain fondness for it. :D I made some over a year ago. :P They came out MUCH better than my croissants. Hahaha. Then again, the difficulty is a little steeper with the latter (that, and it was my second attempt at breadmaking. really. I was certainly overshooting. :P they were all stumpy, and hard; they resembled scones more than croissants. :P "but they taste good" encouragers tried to encourage. but I think you're with me when it has to taste good AND look good AND smell good et cetera et cetera or it's not good enough, right? :P). Speaking of which...I'd like to try making croissants, again. Hm. Looking at your recipe, I certainly didn't use a grill. I've read that naan is generally made in a tandoori. Eh, I guess if you can get the grill hot enough. I have zero experience with grills--they just never interested me. :P