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Naan Bread

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  • Chef: Zeenat
  • Cost: 50p per head

Another tried and trusted recipe from Zeenat’s Indian Cooking and Laughter Yoga sessions. 

Naan Bread is a fun activity to make with kids and adults alike! It’s a fun way for everyone to experience rolling and pressing the dough together, and naan bread goes with many healthy meals.
We made these naans at one of Zeenat’s online sessions. Lots of children rolling and pressing the naan dough and having lots of fun.

2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup natural yoghurt
1 pack of dried yeast (optional — to make the dough fluffier. If you’re working with yeast, leave the dough for a few hours to rise)
1. Mix the self-raising flour, yoghurt and optional dried yeast. Knead for 5 to 10 mins to make smooth dough. If the mixture is too sticky, just add a little dry flour.
2. Place the dough in a medium sized bowl and cover it with a wet teach cloth. Leave it in the bowl at room temperature for at least 1 hour. You can store some dough in the fridge if you don’t want to cook all of it — just take it out at least half an hour before cooking.

3. Make the dough into a small ball and roll it out on a flat surface. Naan bread doesn’t need to be perfectly round; it can be any shape. Heat the flat pan, put the rolled nan on the pan and let it cook for 1 to 2 mins until you can see spots on top. Then, turn it over and press it lightly with a small dry tea cloth. (If you’d like to put some crushed garlic and coriander on top, do not turn it over: rub some healthy oil on top and add garlic coriander and put the pan under a preheated grill).