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Naan Bread Recipe Anyone?

Odd question on a Swiss forum but having just returned from two wonderful weeks in India I thought there just might be someone who comes from India and knows how to make Naan bread.

In Europe Naan bread tends to be thick and stodgy, in India it was wonderfully thin .

Would welcome any recipe's or tips on how to make authentic Naan.

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Re: Naan Bread Recipe Anyone?

I use this one. I don't come from India but the cook does. Always comes out delicious and you can make it as thin or thick as you like. I used to make it just on the regualr oven tray and it was fine but now I use a pizza stone. Doens't make a big difference though if the oven is hot enough.
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Excellent site, thanks.
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Re: Naan Bread Recipe Anyone?

Ingredients:
1 tsp dried active yeast
1 tsp sugar
200g/7oz plain flour
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp plain yoghurt
2 tbsp milk


I have no idea if you can get black onion seeds in Switzerland, but a pinch is the secret ingredient



1. Preheat the oven to 140C/275F/Gas 1.

2. Start the yeast (in a small bowl, mix the yeast with one tablespoon of warm water. Stir in the sugar and leave it in a warm place for five minutes until the yeast is covered with froth).

3. Meanwhile, mix together the flour, onion seeds, salt and baking powder. Stir in the oil, yoghurt and milk, then stir in the activated yeast mixture.

4. Knead the dough until you have a soft, pliable dough (about ten minutes) - it's the best bit!

5. Put the dough in a mixing bowl, cover it with cling film or a wet tea towel and leave it in a warm place to rise for 10-15 minutes.

6. Wet your hands and divide the dough into four balls and place on a floured surface or board. Grab a rolling pin (or a bottle of wine) and roll each into a long oval shape about 0.5cm/¼in thick.

NB. I know you want them thinner, but they don't always work out that well... they could turn out like crisps. Experiment until you're happy.

7. Place them on a greased baking tray and put them in the centre of the oven for 10-15 minutes. They are ready when they have puffed up a little.
NB. Alternatively, you can shallow fry them!

They should be soft and crumbly, not chewy.


Thank you so much... now I fancy a ruby!
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Re: Naan Bread Recipe Anyone?

Wonderfull thank you. Looks agreat site and tomorrow's weather looks like a good excuse to get cooking!
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Peshawari naan is my favorite
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too true! Yummy
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You selling any? :-)
I get mine from Coop
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I suggest you get in contact with Pink Pompom,as she does indian cookery courses.
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I use this one. I don't come from India but the cook does. Always comes out delicious and you can make it as thin or thick as you like. I used to make it just on the regualr oven tray and it was fine but now I use a pizza stone. Doens't make a big difference though if the oven is hot enough.
ah I love this site too, the first time I could get veg pulao right was by following her (so easy) instructions , she also had video recipes on youtube.
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Re: Naan Bread Recipe Anyone?

Thanks for all the tips and links - EF remains a fountain of all sorts of knowledge and helpfull people.

Good weekend
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Re: Naan Bread Recipe Anyone?

You need a good clay oven for good naan. A good stone should be a good semi-replacement.
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You need a good clay oven for good naan. A good stone should be a good semi-replacement.
True! My oven does great naans at 300 C, but then adjusts automatically down to 250 C (havent figured out how to override this yet!). The temperature makes all the difference, at 300 the naans are great, at 250 they are not!
What kind of a stone could I use? Where could I get one?
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Re: Naan Bread Recipe Anyone?

I use this recipe by Anjum Anand and it is extremely easy: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/da...an_86626.shtml

There is also a video on You Tube:
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I use this one. I don't come from India but the cook does. Always comes out delicious and you can make it as thin or thick as you like. I used to make it just on the regualr oven tray and it was fine but now I use a pizza stone. Doens't make a big difference though if the oven is hot enough.
I use this too but somehow the taste isn't quite right!
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