Friday, January 7, 2011

Homemade Naan with Malai Kofta

Another year is gone and we are all set with a new beginning, new dreams and new resolutions! The last few days of every year are a little bittersweet for me. The days are full of celebrations and color and smiles but in the back of your mind you always think that this is going to end very soon and life will be again back to the grind. This time was no different! All the celebrations are over, we are all back to business although still a little hung over!

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But for us, although the party is over, it is not at all boring around here! A lot is going on, a lot of plans in the making and a lot of changes waiting to happen of which I'll tell you soon. But there's one thing that never changes here whatever be the situation and that is cooking and eating a lot of yummy food! I realized that it has been a while since I posted some good traditional Indian food here so I thought of starting the year's first recipe with it!Asked A what he would like to eat if I plan on making something nice and Indian and without wasting a second his answer was Naan and Malai Kofta. So Naan and Malai Kofta it is!

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If you know Indian food then you know what Naan is. So I don't even want to try and tell you how incredibly delicious, light and easy to make this Indian bread is! I'll go there though but first let me quickly tell you what Malai Kofta is, if you are already not familiar with the dish. You can just call Malai Kofta an Indian vegetarian form of meatballs where potato dumplings (kofta) are fried and later cooked with a rich and creamy tomato sauce. You can definitely make it low fat without compromising on taste and that's what I have tried to do here with this recipe. So let's begin with how to make fresh restaurant style Naan bread (without yeast) at home and then get to the recipe for Malai Kofta.

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How to make Naan bread at home: 

Serves 4
Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour or wheat flour
1/2 cup of warm milk
1/2 cup of yogurt
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tbsp oil
These are the ingredients for dough and then you can flavor your naan with all kinds of herbs. I made cumin naan, garlic naan, butter naan and some topped with cilantro greens. So this is up to you.

Method:

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Mix all the dry ingredients together and make a well of flour.
Now mix milk and yogurt together and pour half of it into the well and slowly combine it together.
I don't think there's an exact amount of liquid that should be added to the exact amount of flour to make a perfect dough. So what I do is add liquid slowly and combine it all together slowly until a soft dough is made. The dough should be soft enough for you to be able to dig your finger into it without applying any pressure. If dough sticks to hand too much then use little bit of oil on hand and then punch into the dough.
Cover with damp cloth and let it sit in a warm place for at least 2 hours.

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After a few hours, dust your working board, take out the dough and knead it for about 2-3 minutes. Divide the dough into smaller balls (in this case you should get about 8 balls to make naans).
Dust the board again and flatten the balls to make bread which is a little thick and elongated.
Now sprinkle one side of the bread with whichever flavor you want. I made cumin, minced garlic, chopped cilantro and some simple butter naans.
Brush the other side with water.
Heat a thick bottom skillet or a wok or any heavy bottom pan with a lid. Once its nicely hot place the naan wet side down which would stick and cover it with a lid.
Let it cook for about 30 secs or until you see bubbles on it.Now cook the other side of the naan over direct flame of the burner with the help of tongs. When you see some charred brown spots then you know that the naan is done.
Smother some good amount of butter on your naans and when you taste them you'll know what a peaceful life means!

Recipe for Malai Kofta: 
As I said before, the traditional Malai Kofta is rich, creamy and nicely loaded with fat. But I tried to make a "not so fatty" version of it. I used grated squash dumplings instead of potato dumplings but you can use all kind of vegetables. By the way, the ingredients I'm going to be listing below might scare you but trust me - this dish is NOT complicated or difficult at all. And if you have to drive the car to go out and buy some ingredients, do it! Its so worth the effort!

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Serves 6
Ingredients:
For Koftas:
1 medium size bottle gourd or squash (grated and water drained)
2 tsp fennel seeds
2 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp red pepper flakes
Corn flour to bind everything together to be turned into smaller balls later
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

For Gravy:

1 big bay leaf         
2 black cardamom
3-4 cloves
1 tsp cinnamon powder
3-4 count peppercorn
1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Or instead of the 6 ingredients above, you can use a tablespoon of garam masala.
1 cup onion paste
2 tbsp garlic paste
1 tbsp ginger paste
2 green chili
1 cup tomato puree
2 1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric
1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese
6-8 cashews
3 tbsp milk
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt to taste

Method: For Kofta (vegetable dumplings)

Spices

The two ingredients that you see above are the hidden jewels of your dumplings! Coarsely crush fennel seeds and coriander seeds and mix them with the rest of the ingredients. Add corn flour enough for everything to bind together well.
Make lime sized balls and deep fry them in oil at a temperature of somewhere around 350 deg. F.
Fry them until the dumplings turn nice and brown. Pull them out and drain all the extra oil on a paper towel.
These vegetable dumplings are a great way to give your little ones some vegetables. Works like a charm for me every time!

For the gravy:

Grind the bay leaves, cardamom, cloves, peppercorn, cumin and cinnamon in a coffee grinder to make a powder.
Soak cashews in milk for about an hour and 45 minutes and then make a paste out of them.
Heat oil in a pan and thrown in the onion, ginger and garlic paste.
Cook it well on medium heat for about 15 minutes or until the paste turns brown in color.
Now add salt and turmeric. The sign that your onion is well is that as soon as you add salt, oil will start separating.
Add coriander powder and tomato puree. Cook it for another 10 minutes or until all the water from the tomato is gone.
Now you can add your cottage cheese. This step might seem a little unusual to those who are used to adding heavy cream to their malai kofta or mughlai gravy but trust me on this one! And I'm talking about the boxed low fat cottage cheese which has a little liquid in it with cheese crumbles and not the paneer you get in Indian stores.
Keep stirring until all the crumbles of cheese dissolve and then add cashew paste.
Mix well and at last you have to add your spices (garam masala) powder. Mix again.
Add about 2 1/2 cups of water and let it simmer for a few minutes. I like my gravy a little thick, if you want it thinner add more water.
Throw in the kofta balls and give it a quick boil. (In case of potato koftas I cook the gravy seperately and then pour it over the koftas before serving or else they tend to get soggy if left in gravy for a while.)
Enjoy your koftas with homemade naans or rice!

141 comments:

  1. love love love..thats all I can say!!! :))

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  2. Mmmm.. have been waiting for this post ever since I saw the photo in Flickr. I always make my naan with yeast and on the tawa. will have to try this version next time.

    Is this the lauki kofta? Looks so good.

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  3. Lovely pics and delicious recipe Prerna. Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Change is good and I hope everything turns out well for you. :-)

    Best,
    Siri

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  4. I love Naan. I have never had Koftas...but lets just say .... they are a definite must try ;-)
    Have a wonderful weekend

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  5. Thanks girls! I'm glad you found the post good :-)
    @Soma- yes a lauki kofta. A good way to add some veggies in your diet!
    @Siri-Wish you a very Happy New year as well!
    @Rebecca- TRY it! Please :D
    I'm sure you'll like it!

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  6. oh prerna- kamaal kar di! this is so beautiful. i have just had a quick skim as i am hitting the sack, but all the photos are so lovely- what a beautiful post, my friend. x shayma

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  7. Absolutely tempting combination .. Love both Naan and malai Kofta.. Prerna I am going to invite myself to ur place. No words abt ur pictures awesome.

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  8. Happy New Year. I can't believe that I have never made naan so it's now on my 'to do' list with your great instructions bookmarked. My daughter loves garlic naan - when do you think it would be the best stage to add the garlic?
    We're going to try to eat more vegetarian food as a family so this kofta recipe is perfect.

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  9. Im am craving for some warm homemade naan now!!! Beautiful pictures Prerna...The kofta gravy too looks light and delicious...

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  10. @Shayma- Thanks hon! You sweet :-)
    @Pavithra- You are welcome anytime :-)
    @Sally- You need top sprinkle minced garlic on one side of the flattened dough before placing it on the pan and then cover with a lid.
    @Prathima- Have some now!! What r u waiting for? :-)

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  11. Beautiful .... Saw the pics in Flickr and came straight to this blog....Loved all the pictures....

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  12. Hey beautiful photos as usual. I'm just wondering if this would work on an electric cooker? Don't have gas so won't be ables to get those bubbles will I??

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  13. Looks super good. Naan is my fav making at home sounds very tempting...and malai kofta as side dish is totally yumm

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  14. I'm going to try this recipe the next time I cook some curry or spicy meat gravy. We are eating way too much rice!

    Happy New Year Prerna, I wish you all the very good things this 2011.

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  15. yummy combo-- my favourite !make this often, am tempted to cook it again !!

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  16. Oh my goodness, I can't tell you how excited I am that you posted this! I have always wanted to try making naan at home! That picture of the flour well with the milk bottle is so amazingly gorgeous as are all your other pictures. Such a fantastic post, so well detailed and vegetarian too, I love it!

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  17. i've been waiting for this post since i saw your photos on flickr! lovely :)

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  18. Lovely post Prerna. I always make the yeast wala naan and should try this quick version! Well great pictures as always :) was just writing a post on lauki too :D

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  19. A splendid meal with gorgeous flavors! I love flatbreads and kofta. So mouthwatering!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  20. Oh I love that this is a healthier version! We usually only indulge when we are eating out. I've made it once before at home but it definitely was not this healthy. I will be keeping this in mind to try soon! Thanks Prerna!

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  21. Happy New Year Prerna..pictures are so good...

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  22. I'm trying to think if I know even one person who doesn't absolutely love naan? I'd love to make them but always thought they were more complicated! I'll definitely try your recipe! And the Kofta look fabulously delicious! Perfect meal! xoxo

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  23. i like you blog. you commented on a pic of mine in flickr and so i found your blog. i really like the spices you use, the recipes and the style. have a nice day...

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  24. Naans are looking awesome. I am going to try it tomorrow.

    Can we make it on traditional indian tawa too. Else, please show me what kind of skillet was used. Thanks !

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  25. I would like to tell you that I am totally jealous of your kitchen which obviously has some gorgeous light! Such wonderful pictures! I love Naan and will be making this very soon! Thanks!!

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  26. wow, prerna! i've never seen indian food look so good!! we are HUGE fans of indian food in our house and i've tried homemade naan only once, and definitely not as gorgeous as yours! so happy to have met!

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  27. I am going to try the naan as soon as I can. We love naan in our house - all breads actually. The method you used looks so similar to what my grandmother did to make Challah - the traditional Jewish egg bread for Shabbat. I do, however, have a fear of dough (you can read about it on my blog) so trying this out will be part of my recovery process from my phobia. Thanks for sharing the recipes. They both look yummy, as you said, which is always the only requirement for me :-)

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  28. Thanks guys! I'll say it again.. TRY IT :D
    @Foodie Ann- WElcome to my blog!
    @Lick my spoon- I'm not sure about electric cooker but you definitely can make it a coil burner. Try placing the naan upside down over a cooling rack and place it over the burner.
    @Kulsum- Can't wait to see your lauki recipe!
    @Srivalli- Thanks dear! A very happy new year to you and yours as well1
    @square kitchen- LOVE ur photography!
    @Sonia- you sure can make it on your traditional tava the only thing is taht you need a lid to cover the naan to cook well before broiling it.
    @Jodie- Don't be jealous! My kitchen light sucks :-( Took these photos in my living room!
    @omgyummy- I dread dough as well, but my kitchen is making me confident slowly!

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  29. This is fantastic- what BEAUTIFUL images! What camera do you use? Absoloutely fantastic recipes. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  30. Very nice Prerna!! Beautiful post for the New Year!! Love the images as always! Shulie

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  31. wow LOVELY naan!! It looks delicious in your gorgeous photos as always! Maybe I should tackle that next? the dosas gave me a boost of confidence (although very different) ;)

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  32. I totally agree bread/naan + butter and suddenly life is peaceful and perfect ;)
    The meal looks so comforting and delicious !

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  33. Wow, this looks amazing. Thanks for sharing how to make naan at home!

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  34. I've always wanted to make naan - it's been on my 'to cook' list forever. I can almost smell yours. Yum!!

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  35. I really like that you used lauki in the koftas.I also appreciate the efforts that you take to bring the restaurant style recipes to the kitchens.As usual stunning Photos.Thanks for stopping by!

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  36. Yes! I am SO excited to try making naan at home! I've always wanted to learn how--I'm one step closer now that I found your recipe!

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  37. Great recipes prerna!! And awesome clicks as usual :)

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  38. I love naan!!

    I've made these before at home. Would love to try your recipe next week. Will let you know how it goes yeah?

    Lovely photography btw!

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  39. wow love your naan impressive you made it :-)

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  40. THANK YOU lovely people! Muaah :-)
    @Sanjana- I use my canon 5D n most of the time my 50mm f/1.4

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  41. This naan looks just like the kind at our favorite Indian restaurant! I could eat that stuff all day long. I can't wait to try making it at home.

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  42. Love love love Malai Kofta but never knew how to make it at home. Plus it is rarely on menus it seems. Totally giving me a reason to break out my spices and make some naan.

    And can I have your table/counter/whatever dark wood thing it is you were photographing on? I really like the dark, slatted wood.

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  43. Naan and Malai Kofta, a lovely combination. looks yum..

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  44. I love Indian food, but never attempt to cook it. But you make it seem so accessible and easy!

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  45. When ever i make naan it never works out , and i have gien up trying , i am going to try your method, I have a iron wok can i use that one than non stick? Love the kofta curry too.
    No one needs to go for a take out if they have this at home.

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  46. AMAZING!!!! and stunning photos!! It's abit overwhelming for me to cook, but one day when I'm brave enough!

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  47. great photos... how I love naan and wish I could have it more often... can't wait to try the recipe!

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  48. Thanks guys! You are just wonderful and I'm SO glad you liked the recipe.
    @HappyCook- I think yes you can use your iron wok just would need a lid to cover it.

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  49. naan is a favourite your's look fabulous
    delicious combination it is always yummy with creamy gravy like this

    Prerna thank you hope you try the butter chicken it is a quicker version and tasty

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  50. I cannot wait to try this in a gluten free form--I will experiment and let you know how it goes as I know you have an interest there.

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  51. Prerna, you are seriously an artist. Can we have a photography tutorial when i see you again?? (just a few months!). This looks absolutely delicious :)

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  52. Your pictures are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to try this recipe, thanks!

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  53. Oh wow, I am bookmarking this right now for an upcoming weekend! I love the idea of making my own naan and while I havent heard of kofta, the ingredient list looks like a winner!

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  54. It's always tough to get back to the grind, but I'm glad you're feasting on these gorgeous naans and koftay. Amazings pics!

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  55. That would make a blissful dinner for me in this weather ;-)Have to try this method for making nans next time..Thanks !

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  56. Hey Prerna, pictures are so droolworthy. I have been drooling for the past half an hour. Great blog and great recipes!

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  57. Oh my my i'm going gaga for your picture and indeed for fab recipe prerna :)

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  58. Awesome recipe and pictures are just killing me Prerna...Amazing captures...

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  59. This is soooo good; I always wanted to learn how to make it properly - thanks for sharing.
    BTW your photos are very well done, I like them :-)
    Dario

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  60. So well described and great instructions....
    I love homemade Naan and koftas
    Awesome recipe and photos!!!

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  61. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, dear Prerna! These recipes are fantastic and should surely chase away any January blues.

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  62. I'm so ready for naan after reading your tempting post Prerna... I am HUNGRY! have you tried doing these with 100% whole wheat flour {aata}. Curious to know if that works, as would love to try that. Will try it in any case. The malai koftas sounds GOOD too... have a wonderful 2011!! xo

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  63. These look SO good...I have tried to make naan one time, and was not pleased with the results - it had no flavor at all. I've been wanting to find a good recipe to give it another go, and yours looks SO yummy!

    Can you just do both sides in the skillet, instead of holding the 2nd side over direct flame with the tongs? (I don't have flame! lol)

    I can't wait to make these! :)

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  64. Thanks for your overwhelming response everyone!
    @Karen- please let me know how ur recipe came out n I can update my post accordingly.
    @megan- Love u girl!! Can't wait to see u too :-)
    @fresh365- awesome! let me know how it came out!
    @viviane- That's so true! They sure chase away my blues!
    @Deeba- Yes I have tried making them with store bought whole wheat flour and they came out as good. I just added a little extra baking powder.
    @Shelly- doing both sides on the skillet won't char the naan from one side. If u have an electric burner at home, place a cooling rack on top of it to avoid ur naan to stick on the coil and then cook it. Works as a charm for me :-) Good Luck!

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  65. Malai kofta and naan....what an awesome combination. thos epics are making me hungry! Got to try this quick naan recipe.

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  66. Lol...Happy New Year! You said Malai Kofta and in my head I read Kulfi (go figure : ) ....and I started looking for it....how to make Kulfi.

    Anyway...I am happy to read how to make malai kofta as well. Love the photos...you do such an amazing job. I get hungry everytime I read : )

    Regards,
    weekendfarmer

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  67. I usually buy my naan but I love the idea of making it at home especially that you make it look so easy. I like using naan as a faltbread/pizza. Delicious!

    Gorgeous photos as well!

    Nisrine

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  68. Love naan, and oh how I wish I'd made this meal instead of ordering the take out we had a few days ago. The flavors are amazing and your photography exquisite.

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  69. I'm glad I found your blog!

    Can you show us how to make dal chips?

    Jim

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  70. Yum, yum. I love, LOVE your photographs and styling...and the food sounds deliciously comforting.

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  71. Beautiful, Prerna. I especially like the photo showing the flour with the liquid ingredients in the middle. I'm a huge fan of naan and have been meaning to try it for years. Will definitely turn to this recipe when I do!

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  72. The naan looks charred-perfect! And love that side dish going with the naan.

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  73. Beautiful! I love bread recipes that ask you to "make a well"...there is something about that specific process that is so comforting to me, is that odd? Very glad to have found your beautiful blog, I'll be cooking from it often.

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  74. Have you been reading my mind, Prerna? Because I've been thinking about how nice it would be to make kofta from scratch because I love them so much and buy them frozen all the time. Thanks so much for posting this!! And naan. Perfection. Your pictures are so stunning.

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  75. ohh my goodness, all of this looks incredible! i love love naan, but i've never actually made any myself. can't wait to try it out.:) gorgeous photos!

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  76. I totally want to try this. And OHMIGOSH the photo of the well of flour with milk in it AHHmazing. wow.

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  77. Your photos are just gorgeous! I hope that amazing things are in your future for the coming year. I hope to see you again...maybe in May?

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  78. Lovely lovely lovely and lovely..All I can say is that!!Clicks are wonderful and out of this world..I am drooling over this naan and Malai kofta..Great job Prerna!!

    Gayu
    http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

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  79. Wow wow wow, these look fantastic! I LOVE making naan at home, but your recipe differs from mine quite a bit. I'm thinking I might need to try this one very soon!

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  80. Oh Prerna!!! That recipe has me drooling. I LOVE fresh, hot naan bread & really should try your recipe to make my own. I know my husband would thank you forever ;) As for the kofte... just reading through the ingredients made my mouth water - such a lovely, complex flavour. Stunning pics!

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  81. Just stumbled upon your blog! Great recipe for Naan, and I love you pictures!! Sure to follow!

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  82. Thank you! I have been wanting to make Naan. You make it looks so easy, and so sumptuous, thanks to gorgeous photographs.

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  83. hello - just curious - is it really 2.5 TBSP of coriander powder that go into the gravy? I just made it and it tastes a bit bitter. worried that it was supposed to be tsp, not tbsp. Thanks!

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  84. Hi Eric,

    I'm so sorry for this stupid mistake. Its actually 2.5 - 3 tsp and not tbsp. Thanks for letting me know and I'll correct the measurement right now.

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  85. Love the way naans turned out. But were you really able to make 8 naans from the portions you mentioned? I could barely get 4 small ones.

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  86. Everything about this post is gorgeous - the photography, the recipe, the styling. This meal is right up my alley.

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  87. As always, stunning photography! And as always, I'm leaving your site super hungry! The naan sounds fantastic, I have never made it and it's one of favorites-so I can't wait to try this recipe

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  88. Wow - I'm so exited to try this! I have about 99% of the ingredients already in my pantry. Not a fan of cottage cheese so I'll to go hunt that down. :) Excited to try a few others as well!

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  89. holy crap this was awesome! I do all the cooking in the house for my family ( I'm a guy) not looking for an applause because I don't do laundry. Anyway this naan recipe, as I followed to a "T" was amazing and my wife ate atleast two of them. I just added some minced garlic to the dough and the rest as you said. If you have any suggestions on another indian dish that isn't tandoori chicken that maybe kid friendly, I'd appreciate it.

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  90. At first I thought these were meatballs, but now that I read they are vegetable balls I am even more intrigued! Looks & sounds amazing. And yes, homemade naan can't be beat. :-)

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  91. Yes!!!

    I've been looking for a tried and true, excellent naan recipe for years. Bookmarking now, trying ASAP....

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  92. beautiful, I love garlic naan :) i want nowwww

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  93. I stumbled upon this blog, and it looks simply delicious. I LOVE naan, and the kofta, although I had no idea what it was at first, looks incredible....I"m definitly going to put this on my home menu soon!

    Thanks!

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  94. Prerna,

    Naan & Malai Kofta look yummilicious! Gorgeously inviting pictures as always...
    I have never made Naan once at home and I guess now it's about time....
    The best part of your recipe for me is it is eggless!

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  95. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I've tried a few naan recipes in the past and this one worked out the best by far. My husband is Indian, so I'm always looking for great recipes to cook for us. If you could share a channa masala recipe I would love it! (It's my favorite dish his family cooks!)

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  96. hey tried out the naan n its suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuperb!!!!!!!!!!!

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  97. Wow, your photographs are always so beautiful! I never thought I could make Naan at home. I will have to try. Thank you so much.

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  98. You are so incredibly talented. Thanks so much for the naan tutorial. It's one of my favorite things to snack on.

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  99. I made these for my wife for dinner, we both loved them. Thanks!

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  100. All you ladies who have not tried this, should try this... I comes out really well.. Yes..!! Naans can be made at home now!!..

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  101. The Naan looks so yummy and the exact way I like it. Haven't been successful in getting it that way will try your recipe :-)

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  102. Wow, That is just amazing that you made naan at home. The malai koftas look so delicious! Lovely!

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  103. Nice site...except the blue lettering is very light and hard to read. Nancy

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  104. Looks delicious. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at foodepix.com.

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  105. What about the green chilies??? what do i do with it for the gravy??

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    1. Chop them and add to the kofta batter. For teh gravy again, grind them with onion and ginger garlic paste.

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  106. Can I substitute cottage cheese with ricotta cheese???

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    1. The thing with cottage cheese is that it melts when cooked with hot curry paste. I don't think this will happen with ricotta and it will leave back unpleasant granules. Try using heavy cream, two tablespoons of cream cheese or even hung thick Greek yogurt.

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  107. The naan is a winner, I just made it for supper today with rajma masala and green salad. This recipe is a keeper. I never thought you could make naan without oven!!!!! Keep the recipes flowing..... Love every bit of this site!!

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    1. Yay, I am glad the recipe worked for you! :-)

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  108. Looks wonderful, Prerna... and such lovely photos!

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  109. This was delicious! My family loved it. I can now quit buying that Naan at our local grocery store. I do have a question, I found your recipe at The Tasty Kitchen, the amount of sugar is 1/2 tsp. on that site but your recipe here says 1/2 Tbsp. I went ahead and used the 1/2 tsp.

    Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. Glad I found your blog.

    Carrie

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  110. Thanks so much for posting this perfect recipe! Making Naan was easy and fun - I'm making another batch tonight to pair with your chicken tikka masala... I'll make my husband a fan of Indian cuisine yet :)

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    1. Yay, I am so glad it worked out for you! Thanks for coming back and letting me know. You just made me very happy :-)

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  111. Could you give me a weight or dimensions of a "medium sized" bottle gourd? This will be my first time attempting to make this dish, and as they say "Size Matters"!

    Thanks!

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  112. The bottle gourd should be about 1 1/2 lbs in weight and should yield approximately 1 1/2 cups of grated squash (after being cleaned, skinned and drained excess water).

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  113. Hey,
    Awesome pics and recipe. Planning to try this for dinner tonight. One ques though. Can the dough be made in advance? Like in the morning of the day I want to serve it for dinner?

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    1. Yes the bacteria in curd will propagate. So make sure you put it in the refrigerator once the dough has risen and even then do not tightly wrap it. Give it some room to rise.

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  114. Yes, definitely! In fact that's what I normally do. Just amke sure you do not wrap the dough together because yeast will make the dough rise and it will tear out of the wrapping and no one likes a refrigerator full of yeasty dough :-)
    Good Luck!

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    1. By yeast you mean the curd?

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  115. Very Nice Blog. Please have a look into this recipe too.
    Paneer Manchurian
    http://apanirasoi.in/indian-vegetarian-recipes/starters-and-appetizers/paneer-manchurian

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  116. Looks wonderful post, thank you.
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  117. yum. I don't know anything about indian food but I'm looking up stuff because I want to learn recipes! I don't think I've ever had an indian dish I didn't like. I'm definitely going to have to try this since I already have all the ingredients in my pantry. Thanks!

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  118. I have been looking for a naan recipe and this one is awesome!

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  119. hi, do you know hows these naans taste if made in advance then reheated and if they freeze well?

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    1. I've never tried doing that but I'm guessing if you make naans a little thicker/puffy (not cripsy) and freeze. Wrap in damp paper towel and then microwave right before serving. I do that with my rotis and they taste as fresh.

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  120. Thank you for posting mouth watering recipe

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  121. Mouthwatering and practical. Thank you! I appreciate the detailed writeup. Will be a fun weekend activity!

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  123. I have been looking for a naan recipe and this one is awesome!

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  125. Hello,
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  126. Do you need to put any oil in the pan in which you will fry the naan? Is the oil listed in the ingredient list only for putting on your hands if the dough is too sticky to handle? I love naan and Indian food. I am definitely going to give this, and some of your other recipes a try. Sadly there are no Indian restaurants near where I live.

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  127. holy crap this was awesome! I do all the cooking in the house for my family ( I'm a guy) not looking for an applause because I don't do laundry. Anyway this naan recipe, as I followed to a "T" was amazing and my wife ate atleast two of them. I just added some minced garlic to the dough and the rest as you said. If you have any suggestions on another indian dish that isn't tandoori chicken that maybe kid friendly, I'd appreciate it.
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  128. homemade bread always feel like an accomplishment…I think that’s at least part of the reason why we love it…plus, warm bread is the best!

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  129. “Remember that Bengali households still are known for their amazing food culture and this fact is known world-wide :)

    tanSEN was bengali my dear friend, so were a lot of other people! want to see the entire list as it stands today? so was subash chandra bose and sri aurobindo :)



    and i can name a million others and i am proud to say our greateness can be exerted beyond our national borders.
we are the fifth largest speakers!

    we bengalis have won pretty much every award in the world stage
you name it we have it and we are damn proud of what we have :)
its the only country in the world which took rebellion because it couldn’t speak its mother tongue and it won! and won so hard that the UN had to adopt that day as the international language day, which celebrates languages from all over the world.

    its the only country in the world which took rebellion because it couldn’t speak its mother tongue and it won! and won so hard that the UN had to adopt that day as the international language day, which celebrates languages from all over the world.

    did you know that the FAMOUS SEARS TOWER is architectured by another bengali?”

    by
    KAMONASISH AAYUSH MAZUMDAR
    MBA (IMT Ghaziabad)
    Bengaluru, Karnataka

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