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Tandoori Naan Bread

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Tandoori-Naan[1]

Naan breads are the crispy triangular breads so popular in Indian restaurants.  Traditionally, they are made with all-purpose flour and are grilled by slapping them against the walls of a super-hot tandoor where they absorb the smoky aroma from the burning coals, and cook from the back to the front simultaneously and very quickly.  This version is oven-grilled, but just as delicious!

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons active dry yeast

1 teaspoon sugar

¼ cup warm water (110°F)

½ cup nonfat plain yogurt, whisked until smooth

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 cups all-purpose flour, or bread flour

¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste

1 cup all-purpose flour in a medium bowl or pie dish, for coating and dusting

¼ cup melted butter or ghee, for basting

Preparation:

1.  For the dough, dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water and set aside until frothy, about 5 minutes. Mix in the yogurt and…

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