Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Naan Accomplished.

As part of our Dinner Quest: Indian adventure, we needed to figure out how to make semi-decent naan. I ended up looking online for high-rated recipes as a place to start. I found one on All Recipes and figured I'd give it a shot. I'm glad I did!

Dinner that night was the malai kofta curry, and I think ours turned out pretty darn good, if I say so myself.

We are learning a lot. For example: If a recipe calls for garam masala, half it. Garam masala is a very strong sweetish spice combination, and our palates just aren't used to it in larger quantities. Also, if a recipe calls for chili flakes? Use about 30-40% of what is called for. You can always make it hotter, but it's much more difficult to make something less spicy.

Also, cost-wise? This entire experiment so far has been very good on the budget. We got the spices in bulk, so the total cost of spices so far has been around $4. All the other ingredients are produce (for the most part), and therefore, the costs have been LOW. As in, we're actually saving money the nights we cook Indian. We'll see what happens when we move on to other nationalities.

Tonight? Indian chicken in tomato cream sauce with basmati rice.


  1. This looks delicious! I tried to make naan the other day and it was a total bomb. I am going to have to try again!

  2. I'm surprised by it (since so many of the recipes on allrecipes for Indian food are not super authentic), but their naan recipe was very good and easy to follow. I didn't add the garlic to it yet, but plain (which is what we made) was quite good! Good luck!