This was a birthday celebration meal so lots going on.
Firstly I roughly chopped some potatoes, popped them with a little oil in a roasting pan, then I chucked in chilli powder, garlic salt, paprika, turmeric in fact, anything I found that sounded spicy! I stirred it all round and roasted my ‘Bombay Potatoes’. They blew our heads off with spice but were great!
I rustled up a lamb Rogan Josh too, that recipe will have to wait until another day.
In my messy recipe book I found my Naan recipe. When I used to teach over in Darlaston, I had a friend called Asha Patel and she ran an Indian Cookery Course for all the teachers on a Wednesday evening, sadly I’ve lost touch with her over the years but I still cook her recipes!
For the Naan you will need;
1 mug of SR flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp yeast
1 tblsp oil
1/2 tsp sugar
I just mixed all the ingredients together with some warm water, enought to make a dough. I gave it a good knead (spelt ‘need’ in the book which made me laugh!) I rolled out into Naan shapes. Then left to prove for about an hour.
I then added my own touch which was to drizzle with a little syrup and put desicated coconut, blanched almonds and raisins on the top.
You ‘ll need a really hot, dry frying pan next.
Cook the base (only) of each naan bread, if you had a tandoori oven you would stick the naan’s to the sides of the oven, but I am assuming you do not! So Dry cook the base of each Naan, I had four little ones. Then pop them on a dry tray and back in the oven until risen and golden.
Yummy with a capital YUM!
The whole meal looked like this;