Have you ever made naan bread from scratch? Have you ever then put tomato puree, mozzarella and toppings on it and made a naan bread pizza? Well, we did and it's one of the best things we’ve ever done! I found a recipe by Lil’ Luna food blog on how to make naan bread, I thought it would be a long process using a lot of ingredients, but it was so simple and used very basic ingredients. If you don’t want to make pizzas out of your naan bread then maybe just learn the recipe to impress your loved ones next curry night!
Makes 2 10-inch Naan Breads
120ml Warm Water
2 tsp Instant Yeast
1 tsp Granulated Sugar
1 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
60ml Plain Yoghurt
Pinch of Salt
2 tbsp Tomato Puree
2 Mozzarella Balls
Toppings of your choice
To start with combine water, sugar and yeast in a large bowl and let it sit for at least 5 minutes or until it starts to bubble.
Now, add in the olive oil, yoghurt, egg, salt and half the flour. Stir this until you get a loose dough, this dough will be VERY loose and sticky so don’t panic!
Add enough of the leftover flour into the dough so that it's sturdy enough to pick up (it’s still gonna be very loose and sticky), keep adding little tsp worth of flour into the mix until sturdy, then tip out onto a well-floured surface and begin gently kneading until you have a smooth dough.
Once you’ve kneaded the dough and it’s a bit more sturdy, coat a medium-sized bowl with oil and place the dough in there, cover the bowl with a tea towel and leave it in a warm place for between 40-50 minutes until the dough has doubled in size.
Preheat your frying pan on a medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Take your dough out the bowl and cut it into two equal pieces.
One at a time, roll the dough out on a well-floured surface to roughly 10 inches round.
When you have the dough at the desired size just lift it into the pan and cook on each side for about 2-3 minutes until you see small bubbles forming in the dough and the underside is golden brown.
Once cooked, leave the naan bread to cool on a baking tray for a couple of minutes while you cook your second one. Preheat your oven to 180C/ 160 Fan/ Gas Mark 3.
When the naan bread is cool, start spooning the tomato puree onto the bread, covering the whole surface.
Slice your mozzarella up and place it on the bread and add your favourite toppings!
Now put the naan bread in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, until the mozzarella has melted and your toppings have cooked!
Your naan bread pizzas are ready to eat! We had so much fun making these and I can’t wait to make then again to eat with a beautiful veggie curry! These naan bread were so easy to make and after the proving time they don’t take very long to knead, shape and cook, I highly suggest giving these a go, as both authentic naan bread to go with your curry or as tasty lunchtime pizzas to make with your loved ones on a rainy day!
I’ve learnt a recipe here that I know I'm gonna make a lot and I can’t wait to try experimenting with different ingredients in the future!