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Monday, 20 April 2015

Garlic Naan with Coriander Stalks & Sesame Seeds (Indian Bread)

          Yummy Garlic Naan brushed with some butter goes very well with any side dish. I also added some coriander stalks and sesame seeds to add more flavour. These can very easily be made on a tawa and gives complete satisfaction in having them hot right in the comfort of your home.

          You can also try out adding coriander leaves, kalonji, cumin seeds, ajwain (carom seeds), mint leaves, etc. every other day. In this recipe I have combined atta (whole wheat flour) and maida (plain flour). Either of them can be used as per choice. Please find below a step by step guide with pictures to prepare it.

  • 1/2 cup Atta (whole wheat flour)
  • 1/2  cup maida (plain flour)
  • 2 tbsp. yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp. oil + 1 tsp. oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. instant yeast
  • 2 tbsp. garlic, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp. coriander stalks, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • butter as required

          In a bowl, add 1/4 cup warm water, sugar and the yeast and leave aside for 10-15 minutes. By then it will swell up.

          (Instant yeast are not required to be soaked, but still I prefer to do it for best results)

          Mix together atta, maida, salt to taste and yoghurt till it resembles bread crumbs. Add the yeast mix and 1 tbsp. oil. knead into a soft dough for around 10 minutes.

          Add a tsp. oil and continue to knead till it is well incorporated into the dough. Leave aside to rest for 1-1 & 1/2 hours. Knead again for 2-3 minutes and divide into equal portion. (I made four naans out of it).

          Roll each portion into oblong shape and sprinkle some chopped garlic, coriander stalks and sesame seeds. Press gently with the rolling pin so that the ingredients sticks to the dough.

          Heat a tawa / griddle hot enough and place the rolled out dough, the garlic side on to the tawa. Reduce the flame and cook for a minute.

          Flip it over and cook the other side too for another minute. Brush the surface with some butter and flip over.

          Brush this side too with more butter and cook till well browned on both sides. Serve them hot with some side dish.

                                  Soak the yeast and sugar in 1/4 cup warm water for 10 minutes.

                                  It will swell up.....

                                  In a bowl, take the atta, maida, salt to taste and yoghurt...

                                  and mix well. It will resemble like bread crumbs.

                                   Add the yeast mix and oil.

                                  Knead into a dough for 10 min. Add 1 tsp. oil and......

                                   continue to knead. Cover and keep aside for 1-2 hours.

                                   After it is rested.....

                                   Garlic, coriander stalk and sesame seeds.

                                   Sprinkle garlic, coriander stalk & sesame seeds over
                                   the rolled out dough.

                                   Cook the garlic.... side first on a hot tawa / griddle
                                   for a minute.

                                   Flip it over and cook the other side too for another minute.

                                   Apply butter and cook both the sides till well browned.

                                   Serve them hot with any side dish.

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