Who doesn’t love naans? These breads from India go wonderfully with curry. Here, we are great curry lovers of all kinds. It’s always so good. Rather than cooking rice to accompany my dish, I very often choose to prepare naans. We love.
And we love naans so much, that I also prepare them when there is no curry to put on the table. So, my naans are garnished with melting cheese and simply accompany a salad. I recommend the blue naans. This is delicious !
But I often prefer a more neutral cheese, just so I can top my naans with the winged butter and fresh cilantro. It’s to die for!
Naans with cheese:
450g T55 flour
1 heaped tsp baker’s yeast
1 tsp baking powder
1 plain yogurt
70ml sunflower oil
1/2 tsp salt
10 cheeses (laughing cow type)
2 clove of garlic
Warm the milk very slightly and add the baker’s yeast. To mix together.
In the bowl of the robot, put the flour, the baking powder, the eggs, the yogurt, the oil, the salt and the milk/yeast mixture.
Knead at slow speed for 7/8 minutes.
Shape into a ball, cover the bowl and let rise for about 1 hour.
In a small saucepan, heat the butter over low heat, and remove the whey that forms on the surface.
Add the grated garlic cloves and let stand.
Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface, and cut it into 10 pieces.
Heat a frying pan (cast iron is great) over fairly high heat.
Spread a first piece then place a cheese cut in two in the thickness above. Fold one side over to cover them. Press down with the flat of your hand to make it adhere, then roll over to flatten.
Cook on both sides in the pan. Brush with warmed butter and sprinkle the top with cilantro. Season.
Do the same for all the pieces.
Eat the naans hot, with the salad of your choice.
To finish: I advise you to get together, or better as a family, to make these naans very easily. One person takes care of preparing them while the other cooks them and brushes them with garlic butter.
You can add 1/2 more cheese per naan for even more indulgence.
You may omit eggs from your recipe. In this case use 100 g of yoghurt in addition.
You can also add chilli, or even seeds, such as nigella on the naans.