Naan Bread with Pseudo Butter Chicken

Dianne decided she felt like Indian for tea tonight and on a quick inspection of the pantry and freezer I discovered some corn fed chicken breasts and a jar of peri-peri simmer sauce.   Peri-peri Chicken on Rice is a close match for Butter Chicken – even if not remotely authentic.    Then I though”why not make some naan bread to go with it?”.    Did a bit of googling and decided that the recipes were very similar to Raewyns Flat Bread  – made some alterations…. and here is what I did.   

Naan Bread
  • 1 teaspoons Sugar
  • 1 ½ Cups Tepid water
  • 4 ½ teaspoons Dried yeast
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Sour Cream (recipes called for plain yoghurt but I had none on hand)
  • 3 Cups White Flour
  • 2 Cups Wholemeal Flour
  • 5 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground Cumin seeds
  1. Dissolve sugar in water. Sprinkle the yeast over water and leave for 10 minutes.
  2. Mix Egg, Butter and Sour Cream.
  3. Mix the flours, baking powder, cumin and salt together in a bowl.
  4. Add Butter mix and egg mix to the flour and mix well.
  5. Knead on oiled board (or in mixer) till smooth and elastic (10 mins).
  6. Leave to rise for about an hour in greased bowl covered with plastic wrap
  7. Divide into twelve  pieces and roll into balls
  8. Cover with oiled plastic wrap and leave to rise ½ and hour
  9. Roll each ball into a teardrop shape on a well oiled board.
  10. Brush with oil and cook on BBQ  grill for 4 minutes each side or until golden.

For Garlic Naan –  spread with Garlic Butter as soon as  they are cooked

Leftovers will make filled panini type bread for lunches tomorrow.

Naan Bread

I have had my Kenwood mixer since 1985 and although I dont use it as often as in the past it I love it for taking the hardwork out of recipes like this.

Kenwood - Old Faithful

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