British

Green Chile Naan

December 11, 2020
5 Stars
Photo by Chetna Makan
  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour 30 minutes
  • makes 8 naan
Ingredients
  • Dough
  • 250 grams strong white bread flour
  • 7 grams active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chile powder (like cayenne)
  • 1 teaspoon neutral oil
  • 100 grams plain full-fat yogurt
  • 70 milliliters water, plus more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee, for brushing
  • Spice mix
  • 4 green chiles, such as jalapeños or serranos, finely chopped
  • 40 grams fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chile flakes
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Put the flour into a bowl. Add the yeast to one side of the bowl and the salt, sugar, and red chile powder to the other. To the middle, add the yogurt and oil. Mix well.
  2. Slowly add just enough water (or more if needed) to bring the mixture into a soft dough. Knead on a clean work surface for 5 minutes, then put the dough into a lightly oiled bowl, cover and let it rest for one hour.
  3. Combine the spice mix ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions. Taking one portion at a time, roll it on a lightly floured surface into an oval about 6 to 7 inches long.
  5. Brush a tiny bit of water on the naan and sprinkle with some of the spice mix, pressing it into the dough with your fingers so that it adheres properly.
  6. Heat a flat pan and cook the naan on a low to medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Turn it over and cook the other side for a minute or until golden.
  7. Remove from the pan and spread some ghee or butter on top. Repeat the process. Serve the naan fresh and warm.

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