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Song Of The Baker

Naan Bread

Made up a batch of Naan bread tonight for my year's first Tandoori Chicken.  I have a recipe for Tandoori Chicken that was given to me from an Indian ex-neighbour years ago and I will never stray from it.  Too good.  First time making Naan this way.  Made it on grill with quarry tiles, preheated to a high heat.  My trick is to pour bit of oil in the drip tray.  The high heat causes flare up, and the flames cause the internal grill heat to go off the temperature gauge charts.  I am sure this is not technically safe, so please do not try it...I am confident it works with my particular grill but can't be sure of safety with any other type of grill. 

 

This weekend's Tandoori Chicken and mixed vegetable curry, with side of Raita and basmati rice...to make up for the lack of photos last tandoori dinner.

 

 

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Mebake

I'm now a firm believer that sudden high heat creats the best crust and, and pockets (if you are not careful!)

Beautiful Naan, John

-Khalid

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Song Of The Baker

Thanks Khalid.  Works great for Naan or any flat bread and pizzas. 

John

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bruneski

... naan! But where is the tandoori chicken?

Do you have your own tandoor?

I love Indian food! All types! Two years ago, I spent almost 3 weeks in northwestern India, most of it in impressive Rajasthan! Had a wonderful time! Had wonderful meals!

Have a great day!

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Song Of The Baker

Thank you bruneski.  It was devoured before we had a chance to take photos.  I make it often in grilling season so I will get photos next time.

I do not have a tandoor, I figured a few ways to replicate but not 100% as a tandoor would bake these up.  Good enough for my purposes.  Sounds like you really know your indian food.  It's one of my top 3 fave ethnic foods.

Happy baking.

John

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dabrownman

has been through so much over the years that the drip pan and bottom ot the grill is full of grease and has no problem flaring up on its own:-)  Sometimes I just set the grease  on fire and let it burn itself out - amazing how long it can burn.  Who needs a tandoor when you have a good grease fire instead and way better flavor too!

Indian food is my favorite too.  Nothing like Sag inside a Naan.

Sure like yout Naan.

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Song Of The Baker

Sounds like you know exactly what I am talking about.  It sure heats things up super hot for extra charring.

I will not talk too much about indian food as I know you can not indulge anymore.  I am truly sorry about that.

Happy baking!

John

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dabrownman

Very healthy when vegitarian as well.   i just have to stay away from eating too many Naan - which i can't seem to do very well !

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Song Of The Baker

The most unhealthy part of indian cooking is using so much ghee, which most restaurants do.  About 10 years ago, my eyes (and mouth) were opened by a neighbour of mine that showed me how to cook indian using olive oil in lieu of ghee.  I was skeptical at first but when I tried the dishes I could not tell the difference.  Other than the lack of feeling weighed down after eating out at indian places.  I still struggle getting some dishes to turn out exactly like my neighbour did using olive oil, but I still use it instead of ghee.  Only some dishes I use coconut oil for that extra richness.

My favourite dishes are, anything Tandoori, any Jalfrezi, Vindaloo any meat, but especially goat or lamb, Pakoras (can't resists these little buggers), and Aloo Gobi.

John

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annie the chef

Lovely! Nann bread from your BBQ. I love Indian breads and their curries, and, of course, anything that cooked in the tandoor oven.

Cheers,

Annie

 

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Song Of The Baker

Thanks Annie.

I LOVE indian food.  One of the first styles of food I learned to cook years back.  Helps having East Indian neighbours growing up.

Take care.

John

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isand66

I love Naan bread and yours looks awesome.  Have been meaning to make some myself so now you must share your recipe please!

i love your disclaimer about the cooking method....it's like telling people thanks mike that it can kill you....us nutty bread heads will do and try just about anything :)

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Song Of The Baker

No eyebrows were harmed in this grilling method.....

Sure thing Ian...will post later this eve when I get home.

Happy baking!

John

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varda

that looks like great naan.   Great improvising a method of making it.   Looks like you got it.  -Varda

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Song Of The Baker

Thank you Varda.  Yes, the tiles on high heat sure gets the char like a tandoor.

Take care.

John

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dabrownman

too!  Now I'm really hungry and we just had dinner,

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Song Of The Baker

Indian food drives me to appetites I never knew I had...get an Indian pale ale in me and I can eat everything in sight.

John

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cessnabmw

The Tandoori Chicken looks amazing! 

Please can you share the recipe?

Thanks!