Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Quick Pizza on Naan


Naan bread is a type of flat, leavened Indian bread. I'd like to try making it on our grill sometime, but since it's readily available in our area, I buy it ready-made and like to have it on hand, either in the freezer or fridge... to make quick individual pizzas.


Ingredients for four:
  • 1 pkg naan bread (4 servings)
  • 1/2 cup spaghetti or pizza sauce
  • 12 thin slices smoked sandwich ham or turkey, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella and cheddar cheese
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano
Method:
  1. Spread bread lightly with your favorite sauce. ( I usually have a started jar of spaghetti sauce in the fridge)
  2. Top with chopped ham and/or turkey slices and cheese.
  3. Sprinkle with dried herbs.
  4. Bake at 400 F about 5-10 minutes, until cheese bubbles.

12 comments:

  1. That looks so delicious and the Naan looks like my favorite pizza thickness. I'll look for it in our market, but without a large Indian population, I doubt that I'd find it. Perhaps I can find a recipe for it.

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  2. thats looks so delicious, love bread ,not too good at it but will try,,,,, am looking for a receipt that you or some one had for stuff chicken with bubbat can't seem to find it thanks

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  3. Looks real good Anneliese. What a great idea.

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  4. CinStraw..aka Cin(\0/)May 3, 2011 at 8:38 AM

    @Vee..maybe this will help.

    Naans can also be made in your oven at home. The dough for Naans needs to be made in advance so factor that into the preparation time.
    Prep Time: 2 hours
    Total Time: 2 hoursIngredients:
    •1 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast
    •1 cup warm water
    •1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
    •3 cups all-purpose flour
    •1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
    •6 Tbsps clarified butter
    •3 Tbsps yoghurt
    •3 teaspoons onion seeds
    Preparation:
    •Add the dry yeast and sugar to the warm water and stir till the yeast is dissolved. Cover and leave aside for 10 minutes or until the mixture begins to froth. This indicates the yeast is active. Keep aside.
    •Mix the flour and salt to taste and sift through a very fine seive. Put it into a large mixing bowl and now add the yeast mixture, 3 tbsps of ghee and all the yogurt.
    •Use your fingertips to mix all this into a soft dough. Once mixed, flour a clean, flat surface (like your kitchen counter) and knead the dough till it is smooth and stretchy (elastic).
    •Grease a large bowl with a few drops of cooking oil and put the dough in it. Cover and allow to rest for about 90 minutes or till the dough doubles in volume.
    •Punch the dough down and knead again for 10 minutes.
    •Equally divide the dough and roll between your palms to form 8 round balls.
    •Lightly flour the same surface on which you kneaded the dough and roll out each ball until you have a circle, 7-8 inches in diameter (1/2 "thick). Gently pull on one edge of the circle to form the Naan into a teardrop shape. Do not pull too hard or you may tear the Naan. Instead of rolling the dough out (with a rolling pin) you can also pat it into a circle with your hands.
    •Preheat your oven 200 C/ 400 F or Gas Mark 6.
    •Lay a piece of aluminum foil in an oven tray (to cover) and grease it lightly with a few drops of cooking oil.
    •Place as many Naans as will fit without touching each other, on the tray.
    •Brush each Naan with some ghee and sprinkle a pinch of onion seeds all over its surface.
    •Put the tray into the oven and cook till the Naan begins to puff out and get lightly brown. Flip the Naan and repeat.
    •Remove from oven and serve hot in a foil-lined basket.
    OR MAKE YOUR PIZZA ON IT!!!!

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  5. Shirley .. the bubbat recipe is in the book :)

    CinStraw. .I'm going to try your Naan bread. .looks good.
    Anneliese, this takes me back to the years when our boys made their own pizza's everyday after school on pita bread. .same idea.

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  6. Looks good I make something very similar but use Pita bread instead of naan.

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  7. Costco sells Naan in their bread section.

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  8. This looks so good. I think I'm gonna try it with smoked salmon :)

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  9. Thank you so much for your site. I've made many of your recipes and they've been huge hits! I just ordered your cookbook from Amazon. God bless all of you for your charity work on behalf of the sweet children who go hungry every day.

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  10. I love this very simple lunch idea. I often make "personal pan pizzas" with some bought pizza crusts, but of course, one of my kids does not really care for that crust. Today I went and found Naan bread, and he liked it much better. Often the simpliest ideas are just something that someone else has not thought of yet. Thanks.

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  11. Naan is one of those tasty discoveries that we can not continue to allow uncontrolled consumption of more houses! (A little 'like ice cream.) But when we splurge, usually just warm, and is next to the main dish with melted butter. I never thought of using the pizza base - a good idea to light, fast, party app!

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