Friday, February 25, 2011

Butter Naan with Dum Aloo

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All of us at home enjoy dining in restaurants and trying out different cuisines. But what becomes mandatory is to order butter naan with some side dish to accompany it. Without it, my dinner will never be satisfying. It has become a practice lately :)

I always had a thought that making Naan at home is close to impossible since it needs a special fire place where it is usually cooked. I have seen it being done so during my visit to North India. But lately, I have been seeing a lot of people making it at home and their outcome seems to be so tempting that I wanted to give it a try too.

I am really bad or infact working with yeast is a nightmare to me. I'm yet to fish out why the darling yeast is so sensitive and fickle when it has to raise and when it wont. grrrrrr :( it frustrates me sometimes. But inspite of its sensitivity my Naan has always come out well irrespective of how much the dough raises. Thats so sweet of naan for not ditching me :)

And when it comes to accompaniments, baby potatoes is a cute little vegetable that is so versatile and takes in the taste of rich gravy and makes the subzi so special and yummy :)

Dum aloom, though not the authentic way of making it was still so tasty. Its absolutely my way of making it ;)

Loved the potatoes, slight sourness of curd, aroma of kasoori methi and rich cream of almonds :)

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Dum Aloo Recipe

Ingredients:

Baby potatoes - 1/4 kg
Almonds - 5
Onion - 2
Tomato - 2
Curd - 1 cup
Ginger - 2" piece
Garlic - 5 pods
Dry red chillies - 4

Cloves - 3
Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon - 1" stick
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Kasoori methi - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves
Salt - for taste
Oil - for frying

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Method:

Pressure cook the potatoes. See to that you don't over cook it. Peel the potatoes and pierce holes with a fork.

Take 2 tblsp of oil in a pan and shallow fry the potatoes until they turn crispy and golden brown on all sides. Keep them aside.

Blanch the almonds in hot water for ten mins and peel off the skin. Grind it into smooth paste along with ginger, garlic, red chillies and tomatoes.

Chop onions into thin slices.

Heat two tsp of oil in a pan and add cumin. After it splutters, add cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. Fry for just a min and then add the chopped onions and fry till they turn transparent.

Now add the above ground paste and fry till the raw smell disappears. Now add the turmeric powder, garam masala powder, kasoori methi, sugar and salt. Mix well and now drop the shallow fried potatoes into the gravy. Simmer the stove and slowly add the beaten curd stirring continuously. Keep the flame in medium and cook closed for five mins.

Finally garnish with cut coriander leaves.

Hot dum aloo is ready to eat. Serve with butter nan or any Indian bread. :)

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Butter Nan Recipe

Ingredients:

All purpose flour(Maida) - 3 cups
Warm water - 3/4 cup
Yeast - 3/4 tbl spn
Sugar - 2 tsp
Salt - for tasye
Olive oil - 1 tbsp


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Method:

Drop the yeast, salt and sugar in warm water and beat until everything dissolves.

Add the sifted maida to the above ingredients and kneed well until you get a smooth dough.

Finally add olive oil and kneed for a while till the dough springs back when you press with your finger.

Leave the dough in a greased bowl and cover it with cling film or wet cloth. Allow it untouched for an hour. The dough will double in size by then.

At this stage, I would like to tell you that its absolutely ok if the dough does not raise much. It really doesn't affect the texture of the naan. My dough dint raise much but the naan was really soft and tasty.

Now knock down the air in the dough and kneed again for few mins. Divide the dough into equal sized balls.

Lightly flour the surface and roll out each ball until you have a circle of 1/2 "thickness. 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.

Apply water on top of the naan and place it on the skillet wet side facing down. This will make the naan stick to the skillet. Cook closed for a min. You will find bubbles on the nan when you open it.

Immediately turn the skillet and roast the naan directly on flame. Since the naan is sticking to the base it will not be hard for you to do it. Once you get brown spots on the naan, turn the pan and transfer the naan to your serving plate. Apply butter generously when the naan is hot.

Serve it with hot dum aloo :)

Happy making and enjoy eating :)

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Written by: Nithya
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51 comments:

Rekha shoban said...

hi, perfect naan n creamy aloo....perfect combo...nice click and lovely presentation!!

veena said...

i am hungry and looking at ur post..just imagine..! looks delicious..i liked the click,holding in your finger..! looks real cute

Smita Srivastava said...

I'm sure ur family must have enjoyed the lovely meals . The naans n flavorful dum aloos look absolutely wonderful !!

An Open Book said...

aww i like how uve used the spoon rest as a serving bowl..
what a nice combo..love it

An Open Book said...

aww i like how uve used the spoon rest as a serving bowl..
what a nice combo..love it

Kurinji said...

Wow awesome clicks and mouthwatering recipe...make me hungry dear....

kurinjikathambam

Priya's Feast said...

Wow...Luv the spoon dish of dum aloo..I m happy to c ur homemade naaan..The last pic is awesome to feed in bare hands

Muraligeetham said...

nan looks perfect and good comb wth aloo...

Radhika said...

I feel so hungry Nits what with some lovely clicks it is a feast for eyes though I would appreciate if it is for my tummy.

Tina said...

Creamy n yummy aloo....perfect combination with delicious naan...

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious combo

Happy Cook said...

Wowo love the potato and the Naan. Indeed it looks so so creamy; drooling ehre and the Nana just looks so so perfect.

Latha said...

Looks super yummy. Great clicks esp. the last one.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Becos of the sensitivity of the yeast, u have come out with these perfect naans...Looks super yum and perfect. And with dum aloo yummy combination

Anuradha said...

Eye catching clicks!!! Missed it :( Will definitely try it here...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Dum aloo looks so yummy and creamy. Almost felt the taste of the combination when you held your hand out.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

divya said...

ohhh...droooooling here...perfect n tempting..wonderful clicks dear...

MindfulMeanderer said...

pls pls be my neighbor.. :) I am an ok ok cook. can't be creative with food. I'm drooling over these pics.

Pavithra said...

This is what is called excellent combination..absolutely super and the last picture is super cool Nithi... truly tempted. All the pictures are so good ;)

jeyashrisuresh said...

very yummy one,nowadays due to diet reasons i gave up eating butternaan,but still i love that a lot. u made it perfect with yummy dumaloos

Harika's Kitchen said...

A lovely award is waiting 4 u dear in my blog for having a lovely blog pls come and grab it.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looks wonderful like cooking butter chicken but vege :) version delicious

Prathibha said...

Thats a superb combo..looks tooo tempting and a hearty meal...

Krithi's Kitchen said...

This is Picture Perfect! Love to have now!

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

nivedita said...

Loveeeeelly clicks.
Yummy recipe.

Devi said...

Super yummy Nithya!... looks so inviting and tasty. Feels like it will slide into the mouth with no needs of chewing :).. nice pics..

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious meal,love the combo,looks very tempting.

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

needless to say ... as usuall.. splendid job.. looks awesome and nic presentation!

Panchpakwan said...

Wow so delicious meal..beautiful clicks.

Vimitha Anand said...

They look perfect... Can i have a plate pls...
U r tempting me...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

What a winning combination! They look fantastic!

Priya said...

Watelse we need, naan and dum aloo both together makes me hungry..drooling!!

Sujatha said...

Naan looks super soft and Aloo looks divine.. great combo..

Kanchan said...

As usual Lovely pics ... will try out Naan recipe.

Soumya said...

delicious ....perfect combo...excellent presentation as always....

PJ said...

naan looks so smooth and perfectly done, and a unique cooking method too. just the picture is making me hungry :)

Vatsala. said...

Perfect combo. Pic is looking so inviting.
showandtell-vatsala.blogspot.com

Abhilash Pillai said...

I am ready for the naan experiment. I like the way of preparing it. hey! where to cook it. Is the frying pan sufficient, I do not have very "skilled" utensils in my kitchen...

bada kitchen but chinna vessles. :(

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wonderful combo! i love the 5th picture excellect Photography...

shriannalakshmi said...

Dear Nits, just seeing your presentations makes me more craving for food.Thanks for the recipe.

sharikahline said...

looks awesome! Naan looks promising!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I am drooling over your butter naan recipe, I mean amazing, lovely, delicious and all those adjectives that are suitable :)

Jay said...

wow...wat an eye catchy clicks Nits..Am terribly hungry now...love your perfect version..:D
Tasty appetite

Leena said...

No words to express... simply perfect and delicious!

Satya said...

Nice naan with dum aloo. You have an award waiting at my blog please collect it.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Naan and dum aloo both makes an excellent! And both has come out so well for you :) LOvely clicks nithi!

Divya Kudua said...

Love the heart shaped Naan and the creamy aloo!!

rpcooks said...

oh, this is just fantastic !!

Kairali sisters said...

Yummy...Naans looks great nitya..

A Random Walker said...

I tried our your recipe of Dum Aloo, and had fantastic outcome. Earlier, I had tried several other recipes, but did not get good results. But Dum Aloo that I made today were super tasty, thanks to you. I will try out naan next time.

Oh..and lovely clicks and neat presentation. One reason I decided to try out your recipe was seeing how elegantly it was presented. Have you sent it to "Tastespotting"? I am sure it will be selected.

maha said...

very nice pics.best combo...

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