Home made Naan bread

This is the second part to another recipe. Please check out my chicken tikka recipe, or any other of my curry recipes, because I promise you, they will go perfectly with this bread.

To start this bread off you need to make the dough. This will consist of the following:

450g self raising flour, 150ml warm water, 150ml warm milk (I used semi-skimmed milk), a good sprinkle of salt and black pepper and, 2 eggs (lightly beaten).

You can add some extras for a fancier naan bread. I added 4 cloves of smoked garlic and 2 sprigs of rosemary to mine. But you could add coriander, nigella seeds, normal garlic or even, a curry paste of your choosing.

Add all of your ingredients to a bowl. Extra flour will be needed so keep your flour out. And mix, I personally feel that using your hands is the best way to make bread, but you can use a dough hook if you are using a machine, or a scraper if you just don’t want to get your hands completely in there.

When your ingredients have formed a dough (or a rough dough) then you are ready to transfer it onto a well floured table top. Start to knead your dough now, to bring it all together and to create gluten bonds. Once your dough has been formed put it in a oven proof bowl that has been properly greased and cover it with clingfilm.

Put your oven on 50 degrees or 30 (if your oven will let it go that low. Put your clingfilmed bowl into the oven for as long as you can.

When you’re ready to finish your naan breads take the dough out of the oven. Cut the dough up into 16 small pieces. Roll out the pieces nice and thin and pile them up. Make sure you put flour or greaseproof paper in-between the rolled out naan breads otherwise they will stick together.

Heat up a frying pan with some butter melted into it. Fry the naan dough into the pan, when the dough starts to bubble on the side facing up turn the naan bread over to cook on the other side. Once they have been browned on both sides, stick them on a tray in the oven at 50 degrees until your curry is ready.

Enjoy the naan breads and your curry!! Let me know what you think of this recipe 🙂


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