Naan is a delicious leavened bread popular in South Asia. Easy to make and delicious when eaten warm or cold, naan breads are the perfect accompaniment to curries, soups and stews. They make a great alternative to rice if you want to try something different, and can be customised with different flavourings like garlic, coconut, onion and of course seaweed! This flexibility means you can tweak your naan recipe to suit whatever dish is served alongside it, which makes for a well-rounded, well-thought out meal. Naans are also a fantastic way to use up your sourdough discard – if you’re constantly feeding your sourdough starter, don’t throw away the excess mixture! Keep it back in a jar, and substitute flour and water for your sourdough starter for a deliciously tangy naan (100g sourdough starter replaces 50g flour & 50ml water). Note – if sourdough starter is used, yeast is not needed.
This recipe makes 15 servings
Cooking time: 30 minutes