8/22/08

naan and curry...

Mark and I like Indian food. Three of our favorite dishes at our favorite restaurant "mehfil" are chicken tikka masala with onion naan, chicken tikka and kashmiri aloo gobhi. We always order the same things every time we dine there.
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Last week, I had a chance to make my own naan. It turned out more like a chewy bread than the thin naan I like. I was a bit disappointed, but Mark liked it though.

Ingredients
yield 4 portions

- 1/3 cup milk, luck warm
- 1 ts. active dry yeast
- 1/2 tb. sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup yogurt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tb. olive oil
- 1/4 ts. salt
- 1/2 cup red onion, chopped and saute
- 1 tb. fresh rosemary

Procedure

1. Activate yeast with milk for 5 minutes.
2. add 1/3 of flour, stir until smooth. Analyse for 15 minutes.
3. Add yogurt, egg, oil and salt, beat until smooth.
4. Add the rest of flour, onion and rosemary. Beat until the dough forms into a ball.
5. Cover with plastic wrap and ferment for an hour or until doubled in size.
6. Punch the dough down and knead lightly. Cut into 4 equal portions and roll into balls.
7. Proof until doubled in size, then pat into flat circles about 1/4" thick.
8. Bake at 475 degrees F for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.
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7 comments:

Vanillaorchid said...

wowwwwwww..P'Thip,Indian food is our favourite too ka. Both your chicken tikka masala and naan are so tasty ka.

Wanna have them for lunch ka.

pepsakoy said...

I was thinking about making it myself few weeks ago but couldn't be bothered ! My husband and I love indian food.. We have it almost every weekend ! I prefer naan to roti and palak/saak paneer is a must (for me)on ordering list!! :) Too bad my gal can't have it just yet..so I don't bother to cook curry by myself..

Manggy said...

What a coincidence! I am about to prepare some naan of my own tomorrow-- wish me luck!

Chewy or no, the naan you made looks very hearty with the curry :)

Thip said...

Thanks, Om.

I might to make it again next time, Koy.

Mark, I'll take a peek at your naan tomorrow. ;)

Zita said...

After reading your post am craving for cheese naan, Always want to make them, but my favorite indian restaurant is 5 mins walking from my house, so every time I chickened out and buy it, instead of try to make it ;)

sue said...

Hey there! Just came across your blog from "Oh Joy!" and was reading this post and what do you know, I go to Mehfil all the time in San Francisco! Too funny. They also deliver to my apartment which is very convenient!

Love your blog.

Sue

Thip said...

Me too, Zita. Mehfil is not far from our loft, so we often go there whenever we crave Indian food.

Hi Sue, we usually go there twice/month. :)

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