Saturday, 24 January 2009

Taste and Create: Naan

I love Taste and Create, I've said it before and I'll say it again. It's just fantastic! The idea is you sign up for a month and get paired with another blog then you recreate one of the recipes on that blog and they do one from yours! Simple and so much fun.

This month I was paired with Pavani from Cook's Hideout who has a great blog with recipes full of healthy fruit and veg. If you're a regular reader of my blog you'll know that hubby has "issues" with things that sprout from the ground so it was tricky deciding what to do until I found a recipe for naan bread something that I have been wanting to try make for a loooooooong time! How could I resist?

Indian Naan Bread
Sourced from Cooks Hideout
Makes 6


4 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 x 7g active dry-yeast packets
1 tsp sugar
2/3 cup milk, lukewarm
2 tbsp oil
2/3 cup plain yogurt
1 egg, beaten (optional)

1. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir in the yeast and sugar. Make a well in the center. Pour in the milk, oil, yogurt and beaten egg (if using). Beat well, gradually incorporating the surrounding flour to make a dough.
2. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 10 minutes. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with oiled plastic wrap and set in a warm place for about 1 hour, until doubled in bulk.
3. Put a pizza stone on the lowest rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 475°F.
4. Knead the dough lightly again and divide into six pieces. Roll each piece into a tear-drop shape, brush lightly with oil and slap onto the hot pizza stone.
5. Bake the naan for 3 minutes, until puffed up, flip and bake for another 3 minutes.


  1. This seems like such an easy recipe, that I'm wondering why I've put off making my own Naan for so long. I', addong it to my 'must make' list.

  2. Oops, sorry about the spelling. Actually, my spelling's fine, but my typing's atrocious!!!!!

  3. Good for you Ruth...that's a yum looking Naan, & ceratinly an easy recipe! Well done!

  4. Mmmm, easy naan - sounds (and looks) great!

  5. I really have to try and and make my own naans - I eat enough of them!!

  6. I really want to try and make my own naan!

  7. well done Ruth! the Naan looks really great :-)


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