Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Homemade Naan Breads

Coriander and Garlic Naan breads

I used to be buying naan breads all the time so decided to make spending cuts and make my own. They are a little time consuming but well worth it. This recipe makes about 14-15 breads for a fraction of the price. Then freeze whatever you don’t use for the next time.

NB. I have the temperature of my grill on a medium-high heat. Each grill is going to differ so jus keep a close eye on your first few until you get into a rhythm. And remember it doesn’t matter if you burn a few… like I did!!
Makes 14-15:
4 and a half cups of strong flour
1 cup of warm water
A quarter cup of white sugar
Sachet of dried yeast
3 tablespoons of milk
1 egg beaten
2 teaspoons of salt
2 teaspoons of minced garlic
2 teaspoons of ground coriander
A small bunch of fresh parsley
A quarter cup of melted butter


  1. In a mixing bowl dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Leave it a few mins while you get rest of ingredients together.

  1. Stir in the sugar, milk, egg, salt and flour and make into a soft dough. Knead on a lightly floured surface for 8-10 mins. Then place it into an oiled bowl with a damp tea towel over it and let it rise for an hour.

  1. Punch the air out of it after the hour and knead in the minced garlic and coriander for a few mins. Tear off ‘golf ball’ sized pieces and roll into balls. Place them on a tray, cover and allow to rise for another 30 mins.

  1. While they are rising preheat a grill and oil the grill the surface.

  1. After the 30 mins roll out 2 of the portions thinly (about 3mm) and place on the grill. Grill for a few mins until the surface has jus started to blister and very lightly colour. Turn them over; lightly brush the uncooked surface with melted butter and sprinkle on some chopped parsley. Grill this side for another few mins until browned then turn over and brush the first side with melted butter, adding some more chopped parsley and cook for a further few mins until puffy and browned.

  1. Repeat these steps for the remaining portions.

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