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Naan

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I love Indian food. It has such a variety of special flavors that I cannot get bored with it. Indians use a wide selection of spices and they are very brave in mixing sweet and salty tastes, which is totally unusual for my Hungarian background. They mix herbs, vegetables, fruits and spices and come up with the most unique tastes ever. There is this Asian food shop in Budapest which I love. Last time I visited it I bought so many types of curry and special spices that we fill the house with the extraordinary mouthwatering smell of Indian meals at least once in every two weeks. And if talking about Indian food, you always need to have a fresh Indian bread as a side dish. It is called naan, which is a flat-bread, baked in oven (or in a pan without adding oil). This is a yogurt based naan recipe, we find it perfect. Yes, we, I couldn’t resist myself from tasting it despite the fact that it has gluten in it. And as it was very tasty, I must come up with the gluten free version asap.

Ingredients:

  • 50 dkg flour
  • 4 dl yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon yeast powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 ts oil
  • 2 ts water

In a big bowl mix all the ingredients until you get a thick dough which is easily knead-able. Then set is aside for 30 minutes (as it’s winter time here, I normally put it on the radiator). Once the dough raised a bit, form small balls from it and using a rolling-pin, roll each piece of dough into an oval shape. Warm up a pan, and place the naan in it (if you like it a bit oily, first brush its sides with melted butter or oil). You can also sprinkle some spices on it, such as salt and pepper, paprika or garlic while baking. Bake both sides for 1-2 minutes on medium heat. You can see its baked when it becomes bubbly. If you see the bubbles in the dough, you can turn it, and bake the other side also for 1-2 minutes.

 

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