Naan


Naan
Naan is a type of Asian bread made from wheat flour. This kind comes from the Punjab region of India.
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Last modified on: September 25th 2011

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For 12 Naans, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 4 Naans 6 Naans 12 Naans 24 Naans 36 Naans
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32 min.3 hours10 min.3 hours 42 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 2 min.
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Mix 120 ml whole milk and 120 ml water, then add 10 g caster sugar and 5 g fine (or table) salt.

Stage 2
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Sieve 450 g flour into a food procesor bowl, add 1 egg, 10 g yeast and pour in the milk and water mixture.

Add 100 g leaven if you would like a stronger flavour.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Naan
Start the food processor on slow speed and knead for 10 minutes until the dough is evenly mixed.

Stage 4 - 2 hours
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Transfer the dough to a large bowl, cover with a sheet of plastic and leave to rise in a warm place for about 2 hours, until the dough has doubled in volume.

Stage 5 - 10 min.
Naan
After this, divide the dough into pieces of about 100g and roll into balls (the dough will be rather sticky at this stage, so use plenty of flour).

Dust the tops of the balls with flour, cover with a sheet of plastic and leave to rest for one hour.

Stage 6 - 1 hour
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Preheat the oven to 240°C (460°F) and put a baking sheet in the bottom to heat up as well.

Roll out the balls of dough using your hands (still using plenty of flour) to produce fairly thin discs.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Place each disc on the burning-hot baking sheet and bake until the naan is well risen and browned on the top.

Those fortunate enough to have a proper bread oven can cook their naan by the open fire method, like pizzas.

Stage 8 - 10 min.
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Prepare all the naans this way.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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If you like, you can brush the top of the naans just after they come out of the oven with melted butter or, better still, with ghee, the Indian clarified butter with its distinctive taste.

Stage 10
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Possible variations: for naan with seeds, mix them into the dough at the end of kneading: a handful of sesame seeds, linseeds, poppy seeds, etc.

Stage 11
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Or you can even make cheese naans by folding the dough over onto a layer of soft cheese or cheese spread.
Remarks
Nothing beats freshly made naans, so make them at the last minute if you possibly can.
Keeping
1 or 2 days wrapped in a cloth. They also freeze well.
Source
Home made, based on internet.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,111 Kcal or 8,838 Kj61 gr388 gr49 gr
106 %23 %37 %7 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
276 Kcal or 1,156 Kj8 gr51 gr6 gr
14 %3 %5 %1 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
176 Kcal or 737 Kj5 gr32 gr4 gr
9 %2 %3 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg, Gluten
How much will it cost?
  • For 12 Naans : 1.06 €
  • Per Naan : 0.09 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Leek and tuna loaf, Toasted-flour biscuits, Bonnevaux apple tart, Fillets of sole meunière, Hazelnut and orange cake, ... All
Whole milkWhole milk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Potimarron and leek soup, Auvergne gratin, Spinach and cauliflower with sesame béchamel sauce, Hearty potato and ham gratin, Caramelized pear custard tart, ... All
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YeastYeast: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Dipping bread with cheese, Kouign-amann brioche, Olive and pesto bread, Pogne de Romans, Cramique, ... All
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