Thursday, June 21, 2007

Garlic Naan Recipe

Step 1:

You will need
  • 1 tsp dried active yeast or 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 7 oz (200 gm) all purpose flour/ maida
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil or 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 Tbsp natural yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 5 garlic pods

Step 2:

Chop

Peel and finely chop 5 garlic pods.

HANDY HINT

Use more garlic pods if you like garlic smell.


Step 3:

Yeast
Mix 1 tsp of dried yeast with 1 tbsp of warm water in a small bowl.

Stir a teaspoon of sugar into the yeast mixture. Put the bowl in a warm place, and leave it for 5 minutes, until the yeast is covered with froth.
Step 4:
Dough

While the yeast begins to froth, start to mix the dough. In a large mixing bowl, put
200gm of plain flour,
1 beaten egg,
chopped garlic pods,
1/4 tsp of salt, and
1/2 tsp of baking powder.
Mix well.

Stir in 1 tbsp of melted butter/ vegetable oil, 2 tbsp of natural yoghurt, 2 tbsp milk and the yeast mixture, which should be frothy by now. Mix a little, with a spoon.
HANDY HINT

If u love butter use butter to get a good aroma.

Step 5:

Knead
Press your knuckles repeatedly into the dough. Continue kneading in this way until you have a soft dough. It should take about 5-6 minutes.
Step 6:

Rise
Cover the mixing bowl with a wet cloth. Leave it in a warm place to rise. This should take 1 to 2 hours.
Step 7:

Shape the dough
When the dough is ready, it will be spongy and springy. Lightly sprinkle a little flour over a clean work surface. Divide the dough into 4 equally sized balls. With a rolling pin/ wooden roll , roll each into your desired shape (round, rectangle,triangle or oval), about half a centimeter, or a quarter of an inch thick. Don't roll them out too thinly, they'll turn out like crisps.
Step 8:

Baking in oven
Preheat the oven to 140 degrees Celsius, 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a baking tray with a little oil. Place the dough onto the tray, and then in the center of the oven for 10 to 15 minutes. When they're ready, they should be light golden, soft and crumbly.
Baking in gas stove

Cook for three minutes on each side under a preheated griddle or pan at the highest setting until it has brown spots. Apply butter on both sides.

Step 9:

Serve
Serve hot, with your favorite non-veg curry like Chicken or lamp curry.

2 comments:

lidya said...

Good recipe , let me try it

Elizabeth said...

Viji's naan tastes real gud (TASTE- TESTED PERSONALLY) .It has both the professinal look and taste if not better!!!!
So go ahead and try it .... and see for urself