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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emvicoo's picture

Quick, easy, cheap and tasty. Copied the recipe to the letter. I won't bother buying them from the shop again.

kerrynhoward's picture
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Loved this easy quick recipe I used it for pizza bases and they worked out a great hit with the family

samantha1979's picture

Will never buy another shop naan ever ago in these are amazing, and you can make them to whatever size you want, great for my 3 year old...

cbridgeman's picture

This was incredibly yummy and very filling!

kirren's picture
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This is so good. I make it in my breadmaker and also use it as pizza base. The best recipe I've tried.

xpinkiix's picture
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These were great just the thing to go with a homemade curry!!!

niphette's picture
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Still can't quite get it to rise to double the size after a few attempts, but starting the yeast off in a bit of warm water, sugar and flour helped. Really good otherwise and perfect for throwing almost anything in/on top.

bowdenei's picture
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To all those who said you didn't get the right quantity, I used warm water plus put it in my oven on "proofing" while I got on with my root vegetable and lentil casserole. (also from goodfood). I got exactly as it said. I made half with coriander and half with coriander and garlic. I cooked one at a time then put in a warm oven with a knob of butter on each. It was very good.

kirren's picture
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These were fab. I dry fried them on the hob then kept them warm on a pizza stone in the oven. I maybe had the oven temperature a bit high as some of them went a bit crispy by the time we ate them. But it wasn't too much of a problem as we had them as an accompaniment to Nigella Lawson's keema curry and could use them to scoop up the mince. Lovely!

mousekin's picture
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i usually add parsley and small pieces of onion and lamb.OMG!

glo123's picture

I have just made these and proving at the moment. I have added fresh chilli garlic and cheese and wait with anticipation to see how they come out. will let you know.

dohajane's picture

As an after thought ....... being as this recipe has been around since 2007 I do think the people at GF should have ammended the recipe by now ...... there is NO WAY you can get 8 x 250g pieces out of this mixture ..... as many people have said!

dohajane's picture

This is such a good recipe for Naan bread. I roll chopped coriander and some chilli in them then dry fry in a very hot heavy pan. Brush with melted butter to serve. They freeze well too but don't butter them.

cavedweller's picture
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These are great, very easy to make and loads better than shop bought naans.
I managed to stay clean too!

I once added coriander and garlic and they didnt come out so well, not sure why.

cavedweller's picture
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I agree these are way better than shop bought Naan.
I have made them several times and they always go down well. Although I once added coriander and garlic to the mix and they didnt come out so well, not sure why.

I am usually quite a messy cook when it comes to dough-type things, but I managed to to stay clean with this recipe

alinabake's picture
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Just made this aft and eaten with curry. No way could have done 250g pieces as it would have only made three so divided into 100g and made eight small ones. Added some garlic powder for more flavour. They were quick easy and delish. Will def make again.

heleniarowe's picture
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Made these completely by hand to go with grilled lamb at a BBQ
Were loved by all and were perfect size for that type of eating.
Had to add a little more flour as mixture was sloppy. Took the tips from other comments and rolled out as thin as i could. Cooked really well - would add black pepper, a little more salt and some garlic and coriander to add flavour as were a little bland for me.

1003790's picture
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These were excellent and so simple to make!

donnadrew's picture
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Really happy with this easy recipe. I halved the ingredients but used a full sachet of dried yeast. I baked them for 15 mins @ 190C & then let them cool for later. When my curry was almost ready I dry-fried them for 1 min on each side - Fab!!

sarahnmark's picture

Really easy to make! Added a little red chilli chopped up and it was delicious! Like other comments say, they do come out smaller. Yummy!!

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