Flatbread

Flatbread

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins - 7 hrs, 10 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus 1 hour 10 minutes proving. cook in batches

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Makes 8 breads

Authentic Indian flatbreads (naan) can be shallow fried or baked - they cook in just 15 mins

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
255
protein
7g
carbs
48g
fat
5g
saturates
1g
fibre
2g
sugar
0g
salt
1.3g

Ingredients

  • 500g strong white flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 7g sachet fast-action yeast
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 300ml water

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Method

  1. Mix the flour, salt, yeast and oil in a large bowl and add enough water to make a soft, but not sloppy, dough. Knead well. Put into a lightly oiled bowl to rise for 1 hr until doubled in size.
  2. Divide the dough into 8 pieces, about 250g each, and use a rolling pin to flatten each one into a circle, 15cm in diameter, about 1cm thick. Then leave the pieces on a lightly floured baking tray to prove for 5 mins. Heat a large frying pan to a medium heat and dry-fry each piece until browned on both sides, about 5 mins in total. Set aside to cool slightly before serving.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2005

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eoseluned's picture
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i made this bread, it was delicious and so easy apart from the mess, the dough sticks to everything, took the hairs off my arms. even my wife was impressed and she cooks for a living!

jules111's picture
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Just had a fantastic curry evening; homemade naan bread was a fantastic touch....

-ruth-'s picture
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Really enjoyed them, great with a curry. Easy to make and impresses people! :)

alicemarie's picture

Loved these, very good. Served them with garlic butter. Mine were smaller too.

volgograd's picture

Moccafaux is right - they do not compute, and other users have noticed the end product is smaller than they expected.

Why don't you correct the recipe instead of letting error proliferate. ?

sheepie's picture
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I've made these lots of times and they always come out well. Very good for filling up the empty tummies of young men!

buttonmush's picture
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I made this with wholemeal flour. The breads resembled a pitta bread texture with a pouch inside! had it with a saucy dish...it was great!

weeble's picture
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I also make use the dough option on my breadmaker. They came out smaller than the recipe states.

kittybibidy's picture
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I agree easy to make and tasty. didn't make 250g portions though mine alot smaller - a few seemed undercooked through the middle. Would make again but small and thinner.

notmum's picture
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Really easy and really good, a million times better than shop bought.

tracy_wilmot's picture
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These are very easy to make i tend to chuck the ingredients into my bread maker as I have a dough option. I can't get it to the size they say but nevertheless they are delicious especially with chilli con carne.

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