When my children started to choose going for an Indian over a meal at The Harvester, that for me was a very proud moment, and is stored with first steps and the first day at school !.
I love Indian food and thankfully so do my children, so we have an Indian about once a month, however with the boys growing and my daughter eating like a fella, the amount that we have to buy is growing and so is the bill !. One of the main things that we always like to buy is Keema naan and at £2 a pop for one piece, this put’s the bill up by an extra £8. So this week I thought I would have a go and make my own, and we were all really impressed with the results. I used half a packet of minced steak, spices and the dough ingredients and it came in at a frugal £1.50 for 8 pieces , we even managed to save one for Stewarts packed Lunch !
Ioan was my side kick in this recipe and he made this himself while I directed him, getting the kids involved is such a necessary thing these days, as the amount of people that only know how to cook toast and at a push boil an egg is scary shit, and I feel that we need to nurture and educate our next generation in the necessary skills of feeding themselves decent food, nobody has to produce a five course meal, but to feel confident in the kitchen and able to do basic tasks is a great skill to pass down ! ( I just stepped off soap box, sorry !)
You will need…
1/2 packet of good quality Mince (steak , lamb or chicken )
16 oz plain flour
7 fl os warm milk
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp. melted butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp. garlic and ginger
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
In a large bowl mix the mince with the spices.
Mix the spices into the meat well with your hands ( sorry !) and put this into a large pan to fry until browned off.
I used half of this mince with a curry and with the other half, I left it cool off to add with the bread.
In a mixing bowl add the flour, butter, milk, salt, sugar, egg and baking powder and mix this together until you get a large dough ball.
Tuen this out onto a floured surface and kneed well for about 3 minutes. Portion the dough in to 8 pieces and start to roll out one.
On the circle of dough, add around 2 tbsp. of the mince and then pinch all the edges together on top and seal together.
When there is no opening left, flatted it down, and roll into a circle again. Be gentle while doing this and try and get it as flat as you can. If juice seeps through, don’t worry as it’s no biggy.
I heated up some coconut oil in a frying pan and when it was hot enough, I put the bread in and cooked on each side until it was a nice golden colour.
Brush some melted butter over the top and add a sprinkle of Coriander.
Bish, bash, Bosh you now have some simple and freakishly frugal Naan bread….
If your a fan of Indian food, try this frugal but delicious curry…