this week’s recipe challenge was the oasis naan and it was hosted by mary of always add more butter and phyl from the blogpage of cabbages and king cakes. what many people do not realize is that i live in nashville but more specifically, i live in the middle of the largest kurdish community in the united states. we frequently visit a middle eastern market in our neighborhood to buy freshly baked naan. three kurdish ladies make it every morning in the store using authentic tandoor ovens. they even let me come in and watch once. that said, i had to try this for myself.
i love recipes that do not call for special equipment. all you need is a few measuring cups/spoons, a bowl and a spoon.
i did not have scallions but i do have a patch of chinese leeks in my herb garden, they worked out rather nicely.
i found it was easier to shape the dough with my hands. i pressed it out into a circle and stretched it over the backs of my hands. then i laid it out on the peel and pricked it with a fork.
i will make this again but next time, i will knead it less. 10 minutes made a tough bread, i think 5 minutes will do nicely.