Curious about what is in an Indian cook’s pantry? I made a free printable just for you. If you are just diving into Indian cooking, this Indian pantry list will be helpful to you. You probably already have some of these ingredients. Pro-tip, spices and sometimes vegetables, in an Indian market are much cheaper than at the supermarket.
Why you should make homemade Naan bread
It’s easy, cheaper than store bought and waaayyyyyy bettah! How’s that for an answer? Seriously, at least try it.
Every time I make this, I ask myself, ‘Self, why don’t you make this everyday?’. It’s THAT good.
You can also make an extra batch of dough while you have the food processor out and refrigerate the extra dough for tomorrow. Just be sure to rise it the next day as if you just got it out of the food processor. It may take longer because the yeast needs to come to room temp before it does its magic.
What is Naan?
Naan is a flatbread that most likely originated in the Middle East or India. Different variations have evolved. Yeast is a common leavener but baking soda has been used somewhat in recent years. Milk or yogurt may be added for flavor. You may also season the dough with spices.
The bread is common in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine and is growing in popularity in the U.S. and Great Britain. It is typically served with dinner or used as a snack.
You can make a Naan Burger, Naan Wrap, Naanwich or smother with butter and jam, my favorite. You can use it like pizza dough and make a pizza. I like to eat it with butter and jam and have it with my tea.
The bread is soft, pillowy and slightly chewy. Kids LOVE it!
More bread recipes you may like
- A shortcut to homemade whole wheat bread
- Irish Soda Bread
- Sweet Potato Paratha
- Apple Quick Bread with Mince
For some robust cheesey goodness, try dipping Naan in some Welsh Rarebit. Live a little.
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