Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Garlic and Coriander Naan

Naan bread is very popular among all the Indian Restaurants in the west . It's a classic North Indian or Pakistani Flat bread traditionally made in a Tandoori oven. This particular flavour of naan is also very popular, as garlic and coriander goes well with each other, this bread is a fantastic combination for a spicy curry. Since this is a very popular bread, I just want to have a few words about ghee, yes ghee also plays a small role in this soft flat bread.

Ghee


My husband just bought some ghee, recently when he travelled to India. When I just opened the bottle of the ghee, it was so good, I just felt like having some nice Indian sweet but unfortunately he dint get any sweets this time.
Ghee is very popular in Indian cooking, not only in making sweets but also in other day to day dish. Ghee is also known as clarified butter. Ghee is not just made by melting the butter, but simmering the melted butter in a pan for a long time until the milk solids settle at the bottom and a clear layer forms at the top. Ghee doesn't have any hydrogenated fat so it's good for health too when take it in a moderate level.
The taste of a good Indian sweet depends upon the good quality of the ghee. Oh! I still could smell the aroma of home made ghee which my mom used to make.

Right now to the recipe, this recipe is from my favourite recipe book The Bread by Christine Ingram.
Ingredients:
Plain flour- 280 g
Warm water- 100 ml
Yogurt- 4 tbsp
Ghee- 1 tbsp
Garlic- 2 cloves
Coriander leaves- 2 stalk chopped
Nigella seeds or black onion seeds- 1 tsp
Dried yeast- 1 tsp
Salt- 1 tsp
Honey- 2 tsp
Method:
Sift the flour in a large bowl, add the yeast, nigella seeds, grated garlic, salt and mix well. Make a well in the center, add the yogurt, ghee, honey and warm water mix together to make a smooth dough.
Place the dough in a clean and oiled bowl, cover with a cling film. Allow it to rise for 1 to 2 hours or until doubled in size.
Once doubled in size, knock the air back, add the chopped coriander leaves, knead it again. Divide the dough into 4 or 6 equal size balls. Cover the balls and allow it to rest for 10 minutes.

Preheat the oven to high, place a baking sheet inside the oven. Roll out the balls by sprinkling some flour. Roll out into a oval shape, and stretch it in one side to make the naan shape.

Place the naan  2 at a time in the baking sheet and place it in the oven for 3 to 4 minutes until it puffs up. Then place it under the grill for 1 minute until it browns on top. Apply some melted butter on top before serving.
Serve the bread warm with some curries.
This recipe goes to CWS- Nigella seeds hosted by me started by Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes, Champa's Bake Off  event, Yeastspotting, Bookmarked  Recipes Tuesdays by Priya, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and to Heart n Soul.



45 comments:

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

amazing..superb and droolworthy naans..! perfectly baked ...

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Wow that looks so good. I'm surely making this soon !!!

BangaloreBaker said...

That is a lovely naan you have made. Thanks for the entry.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, just gorgeous presentation !!!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks amazing....love naans with any hot curry....simply yum

Pushpa said...

Umm,those naans look delicious and soft..

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

Priya (elaichii) said...

Wanting to make Naan for a while and you've given me the kick start now!

Amritha Kalyani said...

Naan looks so nice... Very nice presentation.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious naan

Nirmala said...

Yummy naans.

SavithaRaj's Spice Land said...

They look really drool worthy.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Naan looks superbly made. Thanks for posting such wonderful preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

sonu said...

naan looks inviting !

Satya said...

wow naan looks so perfect ...wonderful recipe dear ...i love garlic bread

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Nitha said...

Super nans.. love it..

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Wow, those are awesome looking naan - yum.
Sue

Pavithra said...

THe naan looks too good and delicious.

aipi said...

Perfect looking naans!

US Masala

PriyaVaasu said...

Yummy Naan!!! With a blob of butter melting over it, i m sure it must have tasted heavenly!!! :)

Prathima Rao said...

Perfectly cooked naans!!Love d flavour of garlic n coriander..

Pari said...

i also keep making naan at home but normally the wholewheat version. your naan has turned out realy well.
FOODELICIOUS

Rumana Rawat said...

I must try this out.. LOOKS VERY DELICIOUS:)

Priya said...

Woww such an aromatic and flavourful Naan, looks soo cute..

G.Pavani said...

naan looks soft n yummy dear...

sweet artichoke said...

Oh boy, this naam looks scrumptious! Can't resist these two flavours together!

An Open Book said...

I use the store bought garlic nan and love it..im just imagining how this would be about 100 times better than the store bought ones

asiya omar said...

naan looks superb,soon i will make.

Mina Joshi said...

Wow your naan looks so delicious!! Looks perfect. I love the way you have explained it so well!! Great pictures too!!

Lav said...

Simply wonderful umm........baked perfectly !!

Lavanya

www.lavsblog.com

Niloufer Riyaz said...

What a flavourful Naan. Mouthwateringly delicious

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

superra irukku ...

Kiran said...

Perfect naans,definitely bookmarked.

Uma said...

perfectly baked.. would love this with a paneer curry!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Love ur first pic, garlic nan, Man i need them right now :)

girlichef said...

I just think naan is so beautiful...and sounds like perfection. Gorgeous recipe, thank you for sharing it with the hearth and soul hop this week :)

Butterpoweredbike said...

Hooray for ghee, could anything be tastier. Thanks for posting this great recipe to the Hearth and Soul hop. Your pictures are making me hungry.

Suja Sugathan said...

Perfect drool worthy naans..superb

Christy said...

Homemade ghee - I can hardly imagine the delicious smell! Your naans look delicious!! Thank you for sharing this with us at the hearth and soul hop!

Christy said...

Hi! I shared this post in a "Hearth and Soul Hop Linky Love" post!
Thanks again for linking up!

http://bit.ly/bf3TMB

a moderate life said...

Hi Umm. I too love Ghee and got to know it as a child because my uncle was from Delhi and married my english aunty. If you have allergies to milk, you can still take ghee which is great! I adore naan and yours look so fluffy and light! Thanks so much for linking to the hearth and soul hop this week! Alex@amoderatelife

Sadhana said...

Perfect naan!

Sushma Mallya said...

looks very delicious, nice flavours in it

n33ma said...

awesome pic.looks beautiful.

Aloha Tony said...

I've never made my own, or known anybody make their own but my lord am I ever going to try. Might have to figure out a tandoor in the backyard or something.

Muraligeetham said...

awesome nan !! thanks for the lovely comments ...

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