1. Naan Bread
Naan is a delicious, puffy Indian bread, made with milk and yoghurt, it is perfect for mopping up spicy curries or having on their own. I love making these, its best to make them just before serving as they are great hot off the grill. Traditionally this bread is cooked on the walls of a tandoor (clay oven) it is not easy to recreate the intense heat in your cooker so the texture is slightly different, but they taste divine!
3 Cups Plain flour
11/2 Tsp Sugar
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
¼ cup milk
1/3 cup yoghurt (I usecreamy Gopla yoghurt which you can get in the supermarket)
1 tbls melted butter
Topping options – poppy seeds, chopped coriander, cumin seeds, mint, chilli flakes or a combination (optional)
Sift flour and add all the dry ingredients, mix to combine. Make a well in the centre and add the milk, yoghurt and melted butter with approx. ¾ cup of warm water.
Knead the dough until smooth. Divide into 6-8 balls. Roll out in to oblong naan shapes. On a non stick frying pan, cook the naan on one side and then place on a baking tray, do this with the remaining naan, brush the raw side with melted butter ( with the topping of your choice) grill until browned and blistered. Serve hot.