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Naan: made on the stovetop . made on the stone in oven . made on the barbecue . with kalonji

Naan

March 2008

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In the wintertime, we bake naan on a stone in the oven. In the summer we bake it directly on the grill in our gas barbecue. Naan can also be made on the stovetop.

naan (March 2008)

To begin, shape the bread by dividing the dough evenly. Dimple and stretch each piece out until it is flat and vaguely triangular or teardrop shaped.

naan (March 2008)

Preheat the stone in the oven to as high as it will go. Dip your fingers in COLD water and place the shaped bread directly on the hot stone. (Note that the stone is broken because it was dropped at some point in the past. This is not a major problem. The pieces can be pushed together and the stone still used.)

naan (March 2008)

These looked exactly the same as the above when they went into the oven. It takes virtually no time for the bread to start puffing up (5 minutes or so).

naan (March 2008)

Once the bread has puffed, turn it over just to ensure it's cooked on both sides. Some people use their fingers, which must be made of asbestos. I prefer to use tongs.

naan (March 2008)

Put the finished bread into a basket and serve immediately. Sometimes we brush the bread with butter just as it is coming out of the oven. But on this occasion, both our curry and vegetable were very rich and laced with butter. It just didn't seem necessary.

naan (March 2008)

naan (March 2008)

Naan goes especially well with palak paneer and rogan josh. (It's also great with a green chili omelette.)

naan (March 2008)

naan (March 2008)

naan (March 2008)

Naan can also be made on the barbecue.

Naan

to blog from OUR kitchen: rogan josh: the ultimate comfort food (includes recipe) ~ butter chicken (includes recipe) ~ naan on the barbecue ~ using dried chickpeas ~ raisins, curry powder, mango chutney and naan (BBBwB)

to recipes from OUR kitchen: Beets and Naan are great with Rogan Josh (includes recipe for beets) ~ naan ~ palak paneer (spinach and cheese) ~ aloo saag (potatoes and greens)









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