Curried naan breads – a random recipe

This is my first time entering Dom from Belleau Kitchen’s Random Recipes challenge – and I have to admit, I nearly cheated…

The challenge for January was to pick a recipe at random from your newest cookbook, which for me was 100 Great Breads by Paul Hollywood (thanks friendly pony!)

I excitedly flipped open the book, ready to make whatever bread I landed on to go with the evenings dinner of asparagus risotto – and ended up with a choice of naans or curried naans. Not really the ideal accompaniment…

But instead of choosing another recipe and breaking the rules on my first go, I waited until I was making a more suitable meal then gave the curried naans a go.

They turned out ok, although I wasn’t really a fan of Paul’s frying method for cooking them – oven baked versions I’ve made previously have turned out better and probably been a bit less unhealthy!

But still, I tried – fingers crossed Random Recipes will treat me more kindly in February!

Curried naan breads (adapted from Paul Hollywood’s 100 Great Breads)

  • 250g strong white flour
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 10g curry powder
  • 7g dried yeast
  • 150ml water
  • 50g sultanas
  • 1 1/2 tbsp mango chutney
  • 10g desiccated coconut

Mix the flour, salt, oil, curry powder, yeast and water in a large bowl, stirring for a couple of minutes, then tip out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes. Leave to rise for 30 minutes, then mix in the sultanas, chutney and coconut, then divide into 3 equal pieces and leave on a baking tray to rise for another hour.

Once the dough has risen, roll out each piece to a vaguely round thin disc, then heat a little oil in a frying pan. Fry the naans for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden, then leave to cool for a few minutes before serving.

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9 thoughts on “Curried naan breads – a random recipe

  1. wow this really is a doozy for a first time random recipe although I must say that it looks rather lovely and I do think a good naan recipe is always nice to have and pretty easy. Thanks so much for taking part, it’s always great to have a new, fresh face!

  2. Dom – thanks for welcoming me! Hopefully I have better luck next month…

    Phil, I’m glad it’s not just me that doesn’t get on with frying them! The flavours were good so I think I’d try it again but baked – they might look a bit more attractive that way too!

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