cheese naan cheese bread (Indian bread)
If there is a recipe that is unanimous at home, it is this cheese naan recipe Indian cheese bread or Indian nan. This is my kids’ favorite snack. I also like a lot, in addition to this recipe of cheese naan bread is super easy to do. I make a good amount of it all at once, freeze what we haven’t eaten, and bring out these indian cheese buns at the request of my children by heating in the pan, they are like fresh!
This very soft and extra gourmet Indian nan bread with this thin layer of cheese to spread in it can be eaten on its own, just with a fresh salad, or to dip in a dish like a delicious lamb curry or chicken curry, or to enjoy with grilled meats and roasts.
This foolproof recipe of homemade naan bread I discovered it a few years ago on the blog of bollywood kitchen and I have adopted it since time, because it is a very simple recipe, fluffy naan cheese, and the quantity of cheese to put in according to everyone’s desire. The dough has become the base of my plain or stuffed naan in a thousand and one ways because I assure you it’s the best I’ve ever tried, and the Indian bread is so soft for at least 3 days.
This recipe for easy cheese naan Also goes well with chicken tikka masala. My son likes it a lot with kofta skewers and salad like you do with a kebab, he thinks it’s extra tasty, because there’s no need to spread cheese, white sauce or mayonnaise, it’s already well stuffed.
How to make skillet cheese nan
Logically, I don’t have this magnificent special oven for the cooking cheese naans. I grew up in Algeria baking Arabic bread in an earthenware tajine on a gas tripod, the baking is just wonderful. It’s the same for this cheese naan recipe but the cooking is not on a flat tagine (I’m not talking about Moroccan tagine), rather an earthen tube oven, the tandoor oven, or the tandoori oven , where the breads are glued to the walls.
I do not advocate cooking cheese naan in the oven, especially my oven where sometimes even baking a pizza is a nightmare for me. That’s why I choose to cook the cheese nan in the pan, it goes very quickly, the crust is deliciously crispy and the naan breads are extra soft, especially when it’s on gas.
Without the gas I cook the cheese naan on the electric crepe maker, and the result is just perfect, you can see that on the video.
cheese naan recipe indian cheese bread
- 500 g plain flour
- 1 vs. tablespoons baker’s yeast
- 1 vs. coffee salt
- 1 vs. coffee sugar
- 1 pinch of baking powder
- 125 gr of natural yogurt
- 4 vs. tablespoons vegetable oil
- between 180 and 200 ml of lukewarm water
- cheese spread here pheladelphia
- butter for basting at the end of cooking.
in the bowl of the food processor, mix the dry ingredients: flour, baker’s yeast, baking powder, salt & sugar.
then add the oil, yogurt and water in small quantities while kneading
Knead the dough for 12 to 15 minutes until it becomes smooth.
Leave the dough rested and doubled in volume for almost 1h30 depending on the temperature of the room, covering it with a cloth.
Form between 12 and 14 small balls (depending on the size you want your cheese naans).
roll out 2 balls each time with the rolling pin on the floured work surface to the same size.
Spread Laughing Cow (for me it’s Phéladelphia) on a disc of dough, leaving 1 cm all around, place the second disc of dough on top and seal the edges, pressing well with your fingers.
Cook for 5 minutes on each side on a thick-bottomed pan, a plancha, or an electric crepe maker.
Arrange on a platter and brush with a knob of butter…
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