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Old 07-11-07, 12:16 AM   #1
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Naan bread

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One of my favorite Indian restaurants in Bay Area had this awesome naan bread. Now that I am in SoCal I miss it. Anyone know of a good recipe? I tried google search and found a bunch of recipes, but not sure which one is "authentic" or at least good. Some use yogurt, some use eggs, some use neither. I am so confused.
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Hi there.
One of my favorite Indian restaurants in Bay Area had this awesome naan bread. Now that I am in SoCal I miss it. Anyone know of a good recipe? I tried google search and found a bunch of recipes, but not sure which one is "authentic" or at least good. Some use yogurt, some use eggs, some use neither. I am so confused.
Trader Joes sells Naan. It's not fresh and hot but it's naan!!
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Trader Joes sells Naan. It's not fresh and hot but it's naan!!
Yeah, I tried it. Not as good. I like their pita bread thought. Plus I want to make it myself.
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Indian food...my absolute favorite! You've got me thinking about weekend plans.
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The indian restaurant not half a mile from here closed down. Their naan and popadoms were incredible. I don't think I could eat store bought popadoms anymore. I haven't tried store bought naan.

Spiced Naan bread - From Choosing and Using Spices.

Makes 6
450g/1 lb/4 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 sachet easy-blend dried yeast
1tsp caster sugar
1 tsp fennel seeds
2 tsp black onion seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
150ml / 1/4 pint / 2/3 cup hand-hot milk
2tbsp oil, plus extra for brushing
150ml / 1/4 pint / 2/3 cup natural yogurt
1 egg, beaten

1, sift flour, baking powder and salt into mixing bowl. Stir in yeast, sugar, fennel seeds, black onion seeds, and cumin seeds. Make a well in the center. Stir in the hand-hot milk, then add the oil, yogurt and beaten egg. Mix to form a ball of dough.

2, turn the dough out on to a lightly floured surface and knead it for 10 minutes until smooth. Return to the clean, lightly oiled bowl and roll the dough to coat in oil. Cover the bowl with clear film and set aside until dough has doubled in bulk.

3, put a heavy baking sheet in the oven and preheat the oven to 240C/475F/gas 9. (Caspar: my wife uses the pizza stone) Also preheat the grill. Knead the dough again lightly and divide into six pieces. Keep five pieces covered while working with the sixth. Quickly roll the piece of dough out to a tear-drop shape, brush lightly with oil and slap the naan on to the hot baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough.

4, bake the naan in the oven for 3 minutes until puffed up, then place the baking sheet under the grill for about 30 seconds or until the naan are lightly browned. Serve hot or warm as an accompaniment to an indian curry.

I have also reheated them in the microwave at work and they are not bad. Obviously hot out the oven is best.
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Dosa is where it's at
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Old 07-11-07, 07:26 AM   #7
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Couldnt agree more ..

I dont think eggs or yogurt are part of a traditional naan recipes..
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Couldnt agree more ..

I dont think eggs or yogurt are part of a traditional naan recipes..

Eggs no, yogurt quite common.

Depends on how rich or poor the maker of the naan.
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Yay! Finally you guys are talking about my food. If you don't have local Indian restaurant, do you at least have Indian grocery stores? They stock frozen naan, get the Deep brand, Tandoori Naan, its good, of course not as good as restaurant.

I just learned making Dosa from my friend. It's pretty easy to do. I also learned to make awesome yummy Sambar. Let me know if anyone needs my recipes.

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Oooooooooh I need a recipe for butter chicken please oh please oh please!!! I don't want the funky fake American recipes I want the REAL recipe!! Oh and what spices to use in the rice would be cool too. I'll be your best freind forever, 'kay?

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I need some South African Indian recipes. Apparently the community there was isolated long enough from India that their recipes are quite different from India. We used to go to weddings I think of people my mother worked with. Chicken Breyani from a huge pot. The Biryani that I have had here just isn't the same. Oh, and with the sambar - we were told red means stop... that isn't tomato
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How 'bout a visual?

http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-make-naan-bread

Has butter chicken as well.
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Old 07-11-07, 10:51 AM   #13
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I love the super thin crispy type of naan. That one is my favorite.....cover it with the mint/cilantro sauce.
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KingTermite, that might be the pappadum you're thinking about. I believe they're made with lentils and are positively delicious.
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KingTermite, that might be the pappadum you're thinking about. I believe they're made with lentils and are positively delicious.
Maybe...I know its usually marked naan. Is "pappadum" a type of naan? I know there are many types.
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You know, I don't even try to make Naan... and neither does my mother-in-law (who was born in India) at home.

I just make Roti. Or, when I've got special guests over, Puri (which is basicly deep-fried Roti)

The one thing you realize once you start cooking Indian at home is just how much Ghee you are consuming.
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Maybe...I know its usually marked naan. Is "pappadum" a type of naan? I know there are many types.
Pappadam is actually fired or toasted and is very brittle and thin and as Blue jays says, its made from pulses and stuff.. chappati is thinner than naan but is soft.. well unless you let it sit on the pan for too long .. you probably had pappadam with mint sauce..
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Pappadam is actually fired or toasted and is very brittle and thin and as Blue jays says, its made from pulses and stuff.. chappati is thinner than naan but is soft.. well unless you let it sit on the pan for too long .. you probably had pappadam with mint sauce..
Sounds about right.....I love that stuff.

Mmmm.....have that as appetizer, then feast on some Chicken Biryani. Mmmmm....
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STOP, you are making me hungry for Indian food!!!

(Baingan Bhartha and Bhindi Mattar Masala are where it's at...not to mention Mysore Masala Dosa OMFG :drool
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Yay! Finally you guys are talking about my food. If you don't have local Indian restaurant, do you at least have Indian grocery stores? They stock frozen naan, get the Deep brand, Tandoori Naan, its good, of course not as good as restaurant.

I just learned making Dosa from my friend. It's pretty easy to do. I also learned to make awesome yummy Sambar. Let me know if anyone needs my recipes.

Only if you give out the coconut chutney recipe too.
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Siu: Sorry, I don't have butter chicken recipe, but I will try to get one from a friend.

FlowerBlossoms: I have chutney recipe too, yumm!
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I was just watching the video that Tude provided, but I will also take yours, if you don't mind! Thanks!
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Siu: Okay, I am working on it. By the way, you know Marathi? (you said "kay?") Its my native language.
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Siu: Okay, I am working on it. By the way, you know Marathi? (you said "kay?") Its my native language.
No, I never met Marathi. "'kay" is short for "okay".
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