Aalu Methi Naan aka Stuffed Naan Bread
A delicious meal doesn’t call for any celebration or festival but all celebrations or festivals calls for a delicious meal. This festive month, for the first time in my life, I have been cooking non-stop and enjoying every bit it. Few days back, I tried making Stuffed Naan and kind of surprised myself with how perfect they came out!
I never knew that making Naan was even possible at home until I started reading about it in the blogs. I was one silly person who was scared of working with yeast but over the time, we became friends. Now, they behave and work with the dough to rise it neatly and that makes my Naan soft and delicious.
I didn’t learn making Naan by myself. It’s my dear friend Soma’s recipe that makes my Naan the way I like
At the first attempt, it may not come out perfect because it depends on what method you are using, like a stove top or oven. It also depends on the kind of stove top – a gas or an electric coil. Last but not the least, it also depends on the type of pan you are using to prepare the naans.
I have an electric stove top and it’s not the best option for naan but I have no choice. Baking it in oven somehow makes it hard and chewy. Over the period, I also learned that cast iron pan is the best option to make Naan; it adds a nice char to it.
Aalu is Potato and Methi is Fenugreek. The combination of these two is my husband’s favorite and so, I thought of using it as a stuffing. Fenugreek is used a lot in Indian cuisines – either fresh or dried or seeds. It has a very strong flavor and it is easily available in any Indian Market. The only tiring part is to tear off the leaves from the stems, but it can help you pass the time as you wait for the naan dough to rise 🙂
Stuffed Naan is a meal on it’s own and you really don’t need any sides. You can serve it with some plain yogurt and butter or some Indian pickle. It’s warm, it’s hearty and it’s absolutely delicious!
Hope you all have a happy and spooky but safe Halloween 🙂