NAAN Bread-(Tandoor Oven)

I bought this wonderful Flat Bread today… called NAAN…

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It just looked amazing!…

There are two breads in each package…

when cut in half… makes 4 good size pockets…

Had I ever eaten NAAN?NO!…

but, I was so willing to try it!

Naan, is a leavened, oven-baked flatbread found in the cuisines of West, Central and South Asia.

It resembles pita and, like pita bread, is usually leavened with yeast.

Naan is cooked in a tandoor.

Typically, it is served hot and brushed with butter. It can be used to scoop other foods, or served stuffed with a filling.

A typical naan recipe involves mixing white flour with salt, a yeast culture, and enough yogurt to make a smooth, elastic dough.

The dough is kneaded for a few minutes, then set aside to rise for a few hours.

Once risen, the dough is divided into balls (3.5 oz each), which are flattened and cooked.

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A Tandoor Oven

Do I know what a Tandoor Oven is?… NO! …

but, I have my ways of finding out!…

The term tandoor refers to a variety of ovens, the most commonly known is a cylindrical clay or metal oven used in cooking and baking. The tandoor is used for cooking in Southern, Central and Western Asia .

The heat for a tandoor was traditionally generated by a charcoal or wood fire, burning within the tandoor itself, thus exposing the food to live-fire, radiant heat cooking, and hot-air, convection cooking, and smoking by the fat and food juices that drip on to the charcoal. Temperatures in a tandoor can approach 480 °C (900 °F), and it is common for tandoor ovens to remain lit for long periods to maintain the high cooking temperature. The tandoor design is something of a transitional form between a makeshift earth oven and the horizontal-plan masonry oven.

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Was it good?… YES!…

Not as flavorful as I expected…but, toasted a little… adding some butter… It was really good!…

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It opens like a pita where it can be filled if you want…

and there are many pizza-like recipes using NAAN…

Of course my Apricot Preserves didn’t hurt!

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Today I toasted another half and ate with butter… with my Lentil SoupTasted so good!

Check out this site if interested…

 http://stonefire.com/

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