Indian Naan

    Indian Naan

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    2hr45min


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    About this recipe: This is an authentic Indian Naan recipe. I have made this many times. It goes well with Indian curry which has a lot of gravy, such as the Butter Chicken.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 160 ml warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
    • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
    • 1 teaspoon white sugar
    • 250 g all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup ghee
    • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
    • 2 teaspoons kalonji (onion seed)

    Directions
    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:2hr rising  ›  Ready in:2hr45min 

    1. Whisk the warm water with the yeast and sugar until the yeast is dissolved. Cover and let stand in a warm place for 10 minutes.
    2. Sift flour and salt three times into a large bowl add the yeast mixture, half of the ghee and all the yogurt. Mix into a soft dough then knead on a floured surface for about 5 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a large greased bowl, cover and let stand in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours or until the dough is doubled in size .
    3. Punch down dough then knead for 5 minutes. Divide dough into 6 pieces. Roll each piece out into 8 inch round naans.
    4. Cover an oven tray with foil and grease the foil. Brush the naan with a little of the remaining ghee and sprinkle with some of the kalonji. Cook naan one at a time under a very hot grill for about 2 minutes on each side or until puffed and just browned.

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