Monday, April 12, 2010

My new found love!

So didn't know what I was missing in my life until I discovered Indian food when moving to L.A.

Dustin and I have a new favorite cheap Indian restaurant by our house that we frequent quite often. They serve the most amazing naan there. Being the breadaholic that I am I thought I would try to make it myself. Result... amazing! So soft and perfect for dipping into the chicken cashew curry I made to accompany it. If you don't believe that you can make your own naan I dare you to try! You will be surprised with the amazingness that comes out of your kitchen. :0)

Garlic Naan
Adapted from All Recipes


1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 egg, beaten
2 teaspoons salt
4 1/2 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons minced garlic (optional)
1/4 cup butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes, until frothy. Stir in sugar, milk, egg, salt, and enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead for 6 to 8 minutes on a lightly floured surface, or until smooth. Place dough in a well oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and set aside to rise. Let it rise 1 hour, until the dough has doubled in volume.
  2. Punch down dough, and knead in garlic. Pinch off small handfuls of dough about the size of a golf ball. Roll into balls, and place on a tray. Cover with a towel, and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  3. During the second rising, preheat grill to high heat.
  4. At grill side, roll one ball of dough out into a thin circle. Lightly oil grill. Place dough on grill, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until puffy and lightly browned. Brush uncooked side with butter, and turn over. Brush cooked side with butter, and cook until browned, another 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from grill, and continue the process until all the naan has been prepared.


  1. That garlic naan looks amazing!! I've never had that before. Can't wait to try this.

  2. Wow Ash, your stuff looks amazingly delicious! I'm going to have to try some of these recipes. And if you don't mind me asking; how do you make your buttercream frosting? Every time I try to make it from scratch it just doesn't turn out right.

  3. Oh you are so sweet! I love your wedding blog too! Buttercream is rather temperamental sometime. Make sure your butter is at room temp and you sift in your powdered sugar. Here is a recipe that seems to work pretty well for me.

    1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
    6 to 8 cups confectioner's sugar
    1/2 cup milk
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

    Combine butter, 4 cups icing sugar, milk, and vanilla. Beat until creamy for 3 to 5 minutes. Add remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time. Beat for 2 minutes after each addition.

    How are things with you? You should come and visit sometime! :)

  4. Can this be made on a griddle? I don't have a grill!