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CBM's Restaurant Naan Bread [without a tandoori oven]
« on: November 13, 2011, 11:35 AM »
This Recipe i acquired from CBM [mick] its to good not share, ive made these time and time again with perfect results every time.

Ingredients

300 grams of Self Raising Flour,
1 teaspoon of Baking Powder,
0.5 teaspoon of Salt,
Milk to add,
1 tablespoon of Sugar,
1 Egg,
3 tablespoons of Vegetable Oil,
1 teaspoon of Onion seeds (Kalonji).


Method

Mix all ingredients in a bowl,
Add enough milk to get the dough to come together,
Knead for about 5 minutes,
Cover with a cloth and leave to stand for about half an hour..

Pictorial from Mick's Curry Shed:

Once you have the dough prepared to your favourite recipe,
Pic 1./ Put your tawa on medium heat,




Pic 2./ Roll out the dough, then lay it on a pad made from tea towels, stretch the dough to a circle shape about 1/4 inch thick, the pad stops the dough 'springing back', Dip your fingers in some water and moisten the dough, this makes the dough stick easier to the tawa,
Now you invert the tawa and press the dough onto it, now turn it the right way up and lift off the pad, I'm sorry I couldn't photo this as I don't have three hands.



Pic 3./ Place the tawa back on the heat, almost immediately you will notice bubbles forming in the bread,



Pic 4./ You will notice the edges start to brown where they are in contact with the tawa, this is the time to be brave and hold the tawa upside down directly over the flames.
Gently move the naan around about 2 - 3 inches above the flames, until nicely browned with the darker spots,



Remove the naan from the tawa using a spatula or as I do, a new paint scraper, insert under the edge of the naan and the naan should come away easily.
Pic 5./ Stack of buttered naans.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2011, 11:50 AM by Unclebuck »

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Re: CBM's Restaurant Naan Bread [without a tandoori oven]
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 11:46 AM »
they look absolutely fantastic UB and the real deal.  I wonder how i would fare doing it with my electic hob.  I suppose there's only one way to find out!! ::)
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Re: CBM's Restaurant Naan Bread [without a tandoori oven]
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011, 11:53 AM »
they look absolutely fantastic UB and the real deal.  I wonder how i would fare doing it with my electic hob.  I suppose there's only one way to find out!! ::)

Remember this is CBM's recipe [hes kindly given me permission to post his recipe] so dont thank me thank CBM, it does work on electric but not as well.

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Re: CBM's Restaurant Naan Bread [without a tandoori oven]
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011, 12:02 PM »
Thanks for posting this UB, I will give it a try.  Are the measures level spoonfuls or heaped?
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Re: CBM's Restaurant Naan Bread [without a tandoori oven]
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2011, 12:05 PM »
i use rounded tsp mate

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Re: CBM's Restaurant Naan Bread [without a tandoori oven]
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2011, 12:15 PM »
These look great Mick! Thanks for posting UB - definitely going to give these ago!

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Re: CBM's Restaurant Naan Bread [without a tandoori oven]
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2011, 12:20 PM »
your welcome.. right then I'm of to the boozer for a tank load of lager!


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Re: CBM's Restaurant Naan Bread [without a tandoori oven]
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2011, 01:08 PM »
Well there you go, just how I do it (well without using a pad to put them on the tava), and I find it works fine with an electric ring.

Funnily enough I didn't get this method from Mick, I'm sure it was from a video of an Indian(?) bloke doing it in his kitchen. :-\

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Re: CBM's Restaurant Naan Bread [without a tandoori oven]
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2011, 03:57 PM »
I too have no gas (halogen + induction only), so I wonder about the possibility of leaving the tawa the right way up and blasting the top of the naan with a chef's blowtorch; what do others think ?

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Re: CBM's Restaurant Naan Bread [without a tandoori oven]
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2011, 04:00 PM »
Haven't tried it myself Phil, but I have seen that method mentioned before.


 

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