Making naan

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Making naan

Melan!e Melan!e
We've recently started making our own home-made butter chicken and would love to find a naan recipe that will work without a tandoor oven. If anyone has a fool-proof recipe they'd be willing to share, I'd be eternally grateful.

Thanks!!
01/21/2013
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Kristi :) Kristi :)
I also would be greatful!
01/22/2013
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Melan!e
We've recently started making our own home-made butter chicken and would love to find a naan recipe that will work without a tandoor oven. If anyone has a fool-proof recipe they'd be willing to share, I'd be eternally grateful.

Thanks!!
Awesome! I'd love to do that, but never have the time yet. I wish I could help you with advice, but I'm probably the worst person here to advise anything as far as cooking goes. I hope to hear how this turns out though! I've been wanting to make home made butter and cheese for a good while lately. Can't wait to hear how things go.
01/22/2013
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I've been looking for this too!

I love naan so.hard.
01/22/2013
Kristi :) Kristi :)
I usually make Indian food on Thursdays. New thing! Anyway... I'll try it. ... least I'll try to try. X-) I am overcoming a liver thing, and if the energy is there, I will make them. If I'm feeling ambitious and energetic, I'll also make gulab jamun too! Two things I've been apprehensive (maybe more lazy? lol) about making.

I've been reading recipes and cooking methods... I notice some have yogurt and some do not. Anyone know how dairy alters texture of bread?
01/23/2013
Kristi :) Kristi :)
I had an unexpected doctor visit Thursday, but today I made the naan and the gulab jamun!!! Will post recipes and pictures as soon as I can. The naan was, to my surpise, extemely good!!!! I have had it in restaurants and the one I made was amazingly good!! The gulab jamun, again to my surprise, was very good as well!! Sorry for the delay, don't want you to think I forgot!!
01/26/2013
LoooveMonkey LoooveMonkey
Recipe please. I love naan.
01/26/2013
Kristi :) Kristi :)
Naan

Naan from Alaska from Scratch

This naan recipe is easy and very very delicious! I was quite impressed!! I made mine in a nonstick skillet and cooked it with virgin coconut oil instead of olive oil.

Notes about the recipe.
- It says to refrigerate for 1-2 hours for easily handling, DO NOT skip that step!
- They suggest to layer the naan after rolling in wax paper, DO NOT do that!! As the dough warms it will stick to the wax paper. I ended up rerolling
- I cut the recipe in half. It made 8 6-8 inch naan, depends on how thick ya like it.


I hope you enjoy. If you make it, please let me know how you liked it!!


Naan cooking in the skillet...




Naan after cooked...


01/26/2013
Kristi :) Kristi :)
Lost the gulab jamun recipe... as soon as I find it again, I'll post it.
01/26/2013
Kristi :) Kristi :)
Gulab Jamun from Torview

These came out very delicious, but I ended up making 3 half batches as I messed up the first two. X-)

Notes about the recipe:
- Making a tablespoon scoop, half a batch you should get about 10
- Do not melt the butter, it will change the texture
- Try to fry them over med. heat at about 300 degrees do not go over 325 degrees!! Move them constantly. They burn easily!!!!!
- They swell when you fry, so make sure you have room.
- You don't need to add anything to the syrup; but I used powdered safron, caramom pods and some cinnamon.


If you make them, I hope you enjoy!!



01/26/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
I have a super easy one that I used to make all the time. I'll have to see if I can find it again.

EDIT: I think this is the one I used, but I cooked it in a hot oven on a baking stone. Turned out really well.

Instead of wrapping it in a cloth like it says, I just left it in the mixing bowl and covered the bowl with a damp tea towel. Also, if you don't have a baking stone, you can try using a cookie sheet upside down, preheated.
01/30/2013
Melan!e Melan!e
Thanks so much Kristi and Sneakers! I'll try both naan recipes out and report back when I do!!
01/30/2013
GONE! GONE!
Thanks both of you! I have got to try these.
01/31/2013
Kristi :) Kristi :)
Quote:
Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
I have a super easy one that I used to make all the time. I'll have to see if I can find it again.

EDIT: I think this is the one I used, but I cooked it in a hot oven on a baking stone. Turned out really well.

Instead of wrapping ...
Which recipe do you make, the top one or the alternative one? I was searching through a lot of recipes and I noticed that yogurt was in half of them. Can you taste a difference??
01/31/2013
LoooveMonkey LoooveMonkey
Thank you so much for the recipes!!! But now I'm starving! XD
01/31/2013
Melan!e Melan!e
I'm in the process of messing up my first half batch of the jamuns... I don't have a fryer or a thermometer so I have such a hard time getting my oil to the right temperature
It might be time to invest in a thermometer.
02/01/2013
Melan!e Melan!e
Quote:
Originally posted by Kristi :)
Which recipe do you make, the top one or the alternative one? I was searching through a lot of recipes and I noticed that yogurt was in half of them. Can you taste a difference??
Same question...
02/01/2013
Kristi :) Kristi :)
Quote:
Originally posted by Melan!e
I'm in the process of messing up my first half batch of the jamuns... I don't have a fryer or a thermometer so I have such a hard time getting my oil to the right temperature
It might be time to invest in a thermometer.
Oh no!!!! That's how I ruined my first batch of gulab jamuns!! I tried with without the thermometer! My second batch messed up because I forgot to put all the milk powder in. The third worked perfectly and my family said they're the best ones they ever ate. Sorry you had the same problem. I bought my last thermometer at Walmart, metal one. I regularly break the glass ones.
02/01/2013
Kristi :) Kristi :)
More NAAN!!!

I made the alternative recipe that SneakersandPearls posted. I had italian sauce to use that my mother gave me, so i made the naan Italian style. X-)

The dough from the recipe was really good! It was very very soft and moist inside, but the outside was dry (not a bad dry). I did need quite a bit more water than they suggested, even though i did measure the flour by ounce. The top did need sprinkled with salt. The only thing I would change is the cooking temp. I kinda wanted the bread to be browned a little on the bottom. I will make it again, but experiment with temperature and even try the pan cooking method. THANK YOU FOR THE RECIPE!!! :-D





TOP LEFT: sun dried tomato and romano
TOP RIGHT: pink salt, garlic and parsley
BOTTOM LEFT: carmalized onion and blue cheese
BOTTOM RIGHT: pesto and pine nut
02/01/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Quote:
Originally posted by Kristi :)
Which recipe do you make, the top one or the alternative one? I was searching through a lot of recipes and I noticed that yogurt was in half of them. Can you taste a difference??
I think it was the top one. Honestly, even though I used to make it all the time, it's been a while. I need to make more.

I think the yogurt adds moisture and acidity to the dough, but there are recipes without it.
02/01/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Quote:
Originally posted by Kristi :)
More NAAN!!!

I made the alternative recipe that SneakersandPearls posted. I had italian sauce to use that my mother gave me, so i made the naan Italian style. X-)

The dough from the recipe was really good! It was very very soft and ...
Looks delicious. I'm glad you found one you liked. I would suggest you also try other types of flatbread and pitas. All good stuff.
02/01/2013
Kristi :) Kristi :)
Quote:
Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
Looks delicious. I'm glad you found one you liked. I would suggest you also try other types of flatbread and pitas. All good stuff.
Funny you should say... My husband suggested I try to make pita. I have a lot of time on my hands at the moment. X-)

Actually I have been thinking about the naan dough that you make. I like it a lot!! I was thinking it would be really good with spinach sauteed in olive oil with garlic and onions. Then wrapped up in the naan dough with some feta. Next time I make lamb, will give it a try! Thank you again for sharing.
02/02/2013
His scarlett His scarlett
This is my naan recipe (I got it from all recipes) and it always works really well! This is a link to my cooking blog for pictures. link

I am so excited that Eden has a cooking club!!!!

Naan Bread
(allrecipes.com)
• 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
• 1 cup warm water
• 1/4 cup white sugar
• 3 tablespoons milk
• 1 egg, beaten
• 2 teaspoons salt
• 4 1/2 cups bread flour
• 2 teaspoons minced garlic (optional)
• 1/4 cup butter, melted

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes, until frothy.

Stir in sugar, milk, egg, salt, and enough flour to make a soft dough.

Knead for 6 to 8 minutes on a lightly floured surface, or until smooth.

Place dough in a well oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and set aside to rise. Let it rise 1 hour, until the dough has doubled in volume.

Punch down dough, and knead in garlic.

Pinch off small handfuls of dough about the size of a golf ball. Roll into balls, and place on a tray. Cover with a towel, and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

During the second rising, preheat grill to high heat.

At grill side, roll one ball of dough out into a thin circle. Lightly oil grill.

Place dough on grill, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until puffy and lightly browned. Brush uncooked side with butter, and turn over.

Brush cooked side with butter, and cook until browned, another 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from grill, and continue the process until all the naan has been prepared.
03/06/2013
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