Tuesday, June 5, 2012

TWD/BWJ Oasis Naan

I was excited for our recipe this week. Naan is a food that is on my 'baking bucket' list, I do love Indian food and good curry. Naan is the perfect accompaniment to such dishes. So I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make. I started the dough by hand but finished it in the mixer, my back just can't knead. I added the lesser amount of flour as I was aiming for a softer dough. 
I can tell this is a recipe that needs practice! Why is round so difficult?? But my last naan looked much better than the first one. I served the warm, chewy naan with Skillet Chicken Tikki Masala, a favorite 30 minute meal.

You'll want to check Maggie's or Phyl’s blog for the complete recipe. This is a recipe worth perfecting. Who doesn't love warm bread with a meal?

14 comments:

Sweet and That's it said...

What a wonderful meal!
Everything looks sooo delicious!
I loved the oasis naans and will make them again.

Cynthia L. said...

Like you, my last naan was much better looking than the first.

Nedra said...

Our daughter Amy has recently been experimenting with Naan. I will send her over to your post to see your recipe. We love Indian food too, and feel fortunate that there are so many wonderful restaurants to try here in the Phoenix area.

Katrina said...

I can't do round either. And since discovering how wonderfully my Kitchen Aid knead dough for me, I haven't done any by hand for a long time.
I'm going to have to try your chicken dish.

mireia badia said...

I also love indian food, yum yum! Your naan looks great!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Both your naan and your chicken tikki masala look wonderful - what a nice dinner you prepared!

Have a great week!

Allison Thinklovesleepdine said...

I used the mixer for kneading as well. I just don't think the effort will make any difference in the long run. I'll have to try your tikka recipe. It looks delish!

acookingmizer said...

LOL there is a really good technique that pizza "tossers" use that entails just your thumbs and the backs of your hands that helps get that "circle" shape! :) Good luck with your future baking bucket list! I have something similar, so to get those checks on the list, I'm baking my way through Peter Reinhart's "Artisan Breads Everyday" which is not only the most helpful bread baking book I have ever come across but it pretty much takes care of lots of the things I have wanted to bake, bread wise in my life! :) Your dinner looks fab also!

Cakelaw said...

Your naan turned out great Cindy. I agree that getting a perfect round is difficult.

Kathy said...

Great meal…perfect looking naan! We really loved the flavors of these!

Anne@FromMySweetHeart said...

Cindy...I love Naan, but have yet to make it. It seems easy enough and yours turned out beautifully! I might just have to give this a try! : )

Cher Rockwell said...

Round is highly over rated. Rustic is where its at :-)
They look lovely.

Michele said...

Your naan looks delicious! And I love all your photos!!

Gloria said...

Yum. It's always nice to cross something off your baking bucket list. I love naan and yours looks great. I'm on the fence about all other Indian food, but I'll take naan any day!