Nov 2, 2007

Butter naan recipe & How to

Butter Naan

By Panchami Tamhankar

Feeds about 4

Ingredients

Bread dough
  • 4 cups of refined flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsps sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 tbsp of yogurt
Cooking ingredients
  • 4 tbsp of oil
  • 5-6 tbsp of softened butter
Garlic Naan
  • 25 cloves of garlic
  • Fresh chopped coriander
Stuffed Naan
  • Filling of choice (should be dry and cooked). This can include meats, potatoes, or even sweets.

Preparing the dough

  1. Sieve the flour and place in a large mixing bowl
  2. Whisk egg, milk, yogurt
  3. Add the mixture to the flour
  4. Add all the rest of the ingredients; baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt and oil
  5. Knead the flour, adding water if required. The dough should be slightly sticky
  6. Cover the dough in a dampen cloth and let it rest for 2 hours

Making the naan

Preheat oven to about 450º F Have on hand a small bowl of flour, rolling pin, marble board on which to roll, butter and any filling.
Whenever the bread or your hands feels sticky, apply a small amount of flour.

Take a small ball of dough in your hand. Dip into your dish of flour.

Note the bread dough is still wrapped in the wet cloth(left side of both images).

Place ball on marble board and roll out using very very little pressure. Ball should be about 4 inches in diameter

If you would like to stuff the bread, make your stuffing and allow to cool to room tempurature. Shown here is a mutton filling.
Cup your hand and place the dough on your palm. Place about 1.5 tbsp of filling into the center
Fold the edges in, sealing the filling in the dough

Place the dough back on the board with the seam on the bottom. Very gently roll out the dough, starting from the center. The only weight placed on the dough should come from the rolling pin itself. Do not lean on it, just gently roll it out. Turn the dough around, adding flour as needed. Flip the dough over, every so often.

If you have filled the dough, you should begin to see it as the dough stretches out and becomes more translucent. When you dough is about 6-7 inches wide in diameter, or the thickness that you would like (it will puff up a little while cooking), you may stretch out one end slightly, to achieve the oblong shape common for naan.

Spread softened butter on both sides of the bread.

For garlic naan, sprinkle chopped garlic and coriander on top.

Bake until the bread is as golden brown as you'd like.

Serve warm.

This recipe is made to produce a bread that will remain soft even as it cools. The dough is quite versatile and can be used in much the same was as pizza dough, so the skies are the limits. Panchami used something like a toaster oven, which kept the dough very close to the heat source. You may need to experiment with your oven to achieve optimal results. Her oven only allowed her to make a single serving at a time. If you plan to make a whole batch, keep the prepared naan moist until ready to cook by placing under a wet towel.

This meal was served with a yogurt dipping sauce and vegetable broth to help with digestion.

Thanks to

www.marniemaclean.com/words/india/

How to make Indian paratha ( In HINDI )

रोजाना के परांठे, चपाती से कुछ अलग, यदि नान खाने में बने हो तो सभी बहुत खुश होगे. इसी लिये चलिये आज हम नान बनाते हैं. समय : 35 मिनिट-4 लोगों के लियेआवश्यक सामग्री
मैदा ——- 400 ग्राम ( चार छोटी कटोरी ) + 100 ग्राम मैदा परोथन के लिये
दही ——- आधा छोटी कटोरी
सोडा ——- आधा छोटी चम्मच
चीनी ——- आधा छोटी चम्मच
नमक ——- आधा छोटी चम्मच ( स्वादानुसार )
तेल ——- 1 टेबिल स्पून
पानी ——- 150 ग्राम ( 1 1/2 छोटी कटोरी )
नान बनाने के लिये बटर या घी
विधि

मैदा को एक बर्तन में छान कर निकाल ले. मैदा के बीच में हाथ से थोडी जगह बना लें. इस बनी हुई जगह में दही, खाना सोडा, नमक, चीनी डाल कर हाथ से मल कर दही को बाकी डाली गयी वस्तुओं के साथ अच्छी तरह मिला लें. अब तेल डालें, और मैदा में अच्छी तरह मिला लें. अब थोड़ा पानी डाल कर मैदा को अच्छी तरह मल मल कर गूंथें. आप स्वयं ही महसूस करेंगे कि मैदा का गूंथा हुआ आटा कितना हल्का और चिकना हो गया है. आटे को 1 घंटे के लिये सैट होने के लिये रख दें.

अब अपना तंदूर चालू करें. मैदा से करीब 10 बराबर के गोले बना लें. एक आटे का गोला लेकर परोथन लगाकर बेलें और उसमें बटर या घी चारों लगायें. बेले हुये नान को डबल अर्धगोलाकार आकार में मोड़ लें. इस मोड़े हुये नान पर फिर से घी लगायें, और फिर से डबल मोड़ लें. इस ट्राइ एंगल नान को परोथन से लपेटे, और परांठे की तरह से बेल लें. अब इस बेले गये नान को तंदूर में ब्राउन होने तक सेके. बटर नान तैयार है. बटर नान को प्लेट में निकाल कर घी लगायें, और नान कटर से 2 भागों में काट लें. ( इसी तरह सारे नान बना लें.) बटर नान तैयार हैं.
गरमा गरम बटर नान दाल मखानी, अरहर की दाल और शाही पनीर के साथ परोसिये और खाइये.

Thanks to >> http://nishamadhulika.com/paratha_poori/butter_nan_recipe.html For recipe

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