Thursday, January 20, 2011

Onion 'n' coriander Naan

Get the dough right, flatten it with stuffing inside and pop it in the oven- sounds simple, eh? Well, those are the steps for getting a good home baked naan! Traditionally, naan is prepared in a tandoor (a clay oven which uses charcoal/wood). With the help of yeast, baking soda and yoghurt you can get a good texture to your naan while baking at home. When served hot with a butter coating, it absolutely tastes divine.

What do we need for the dough?

2 cups all purpose flour
warm water
2 1/2 tbsp yoghurt
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
pinch of baking soda
1 tsp yeast

Filling ingredients-

1 big onion chopped finely
a good bunch of coriander leaves (finely chopped)
3 big cloves of garlic (crushed and chopped)
chopped green chilli pieces (used 1 green chilli)
salt according to taste

How did I make it?

For the dough, we need to activate our yeast first by mixing warm water, sugar and yeast in a small cup. Allow the yeast to froth up and leave it for five minutes. In a large bowl, mix salt, baking soda and flour. Add yoghurt and start mixing the dough with the help of yeast water. You have to work on the dough for 5 to 10 minutes- Knead till it becomes a soft, smooth dough (use a bit of oil to get a glossy texture). Place the dough in a clean bowl and cover it with a cloth. Put it in a warm place and allow the dough to double in size (should take an hour and a half).

For the filling, mix all the above ingredients and toss them well with a bit of oil. You can saute the onions and garlic, if you want. I like to use them raw for the flavors to come out well in the naan.

Once you have the dough and filling ready, preheat your oven to 200 degree celsius. Equally divide the dough into medium sized balls. On a lightly floured surface, flatten your dough to a small circle. Place about a tbsp of filling in the middle and seal the ball into a pouch. Flatten this pouch on a lightly floured surface into a teardrop shape or oval shape. Brush it lightly with oil and put them in the oven for baking. Bake it till it becomes puffy and golden brown in color! Before serving, gently coat the naan with butter for a great taste...Enjoy!




25 comments:

  1. Great looking naan, very inviting..

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  2. Oh yum! Love naan as it is but with onion and coriander, I bet it's amazing!

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  3. hi, first time here. The naan looks perfectly made.
    Pls add a follwers badge, would be easy to follow ur recipes in future.

    FOODELICIOUS

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  4. Awesome ..perfect with some paneer butter masala..yum :)

    US Masala

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  5. That looks super tempting and delicious! First time on your blog - good stuff!

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  6. wonderful Naan...perfectly done..yummy
    Reva

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  7. I love naan. This looks delicious!

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  8. I love naan, but have never made it myself. Your recipe sounds very easy, so I must give it a try - will let you know how it went :-)

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  9. I have never made naan at home...those look wonderfully delicious.

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  10. thanks for visiting my blog dear...lookin foward for your wonderful recipes
    Reva

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  11. I make the same way looks delicious

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  12. I love naan. Your version sounds delicious with all of those lovely flavors added in.

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  13. This naan looks great! I've never tried making it myself, but I just might have to now!

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  14. Looks absolutely delicious and flavorful!

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  15. Your naan sounds so hearty and inviting, especially with the filling!

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  16. Today only i have seen ur nan and to be frank it is simply supeurb. Want to taste.Send some nans.

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  17. My daughter adores naan. We often have cooking days together. I'm saving this one for our next get together. Delicious!

    Kristi

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  18. I love Naan! This sounds delicious with the onion and the wonderful flavor of coriander!

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  19. very nice stuffed naan recipe....

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  20. Very beautifully explained recipe and wonderful looking naans - Was scouting around for naan recipes and landed on yours :) Trying to prepare for the weekend :) thanks dear

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