Ken's Homemade Garlic, Chilli & Coriander Naan Bread
8oz bread flour sifted
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon icing sugar/honey (optional for added sweetness)
One egg white whisked into 4oz semi-skimmed (or whole) milk
3 tablespoons of plain thick yoghurt
1 tablespoon sunflower oil (added to dough after mixing)
Mix above ingredients in a bowl to form a ball. When adding the Milk/Egg mix ... Use just enough to make a soft pliable dough.
Make indent in mixture & add 1 tablespoon sunflower oil.
Kneed dough for 5 mins then wrap in oiled cling film and stand for 1 hour at room temperature. (note the dough does not rise or increase in size)
Next divide dough and make 3 equal sized balls and flatten out with palm of hand and pull/roll into teardrop shapes (approx 1/4 inch thickness ) ... You may need to flour the work surface to prevent sticking.
Sprinkle on very finely chopped dried coriander leaf, garlic & deseeded red chilli or nigella seeds and sesame seeds (Tip - you can delicately spread this mixture out across the surface of the naan with the point of a sharp knife) & when done press in with a roller (if you prefer a plain naan then skip this step)
Cover naan's with oiled cling film & Leave stand for 15 mins
Place each naan in hot tawa pan or dry frying pan until you see air bubbles appear on surface (bottom should have brown spots at this time) .. Try not to burn then move pan under the very hottest grill for one minute or so till the naan's puff up and you get brown burn spots just starting to appear on the top
Keep naan's wrapped in a cloth to stay warm or better still serve straight away.
Before serving, brush top surface with melted butter (note you can use garlic butter for added garlic taste)
(butter from fridge microwaved for 20 to 30 seconds will suffice to melt it, add 1 finely crushed garlic clove)
Tip 1 - when grilling place naan's on an oiled tin foil sheet to prevent them sticking to grill pan
Tip 2 - To revitalise a cold naan bread warm, either in hot oven or toaster just before serving
Serve with home made curry .... Yum!!!
It should look similar to this when cooked:
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