Sunday, 13 December 2009

Butter naan with chicken kurma

All purpose flour(Maida)-250 gm
Low fat yogurt -2tbsp
Warm water-2tbsp
Active dry yeast-1tsp
Salt as per taste
Baking soda/baking powder-1/2 tsp

Dissolve yeast along with sugar in lukewarm water and leave it for 5-10 mins for the yeast to be frothy. Mix the dry ingredients (maida, baking soda and salt ). To this add milk, yeast, oil, yogurt and knead it well until you get a very soft dough(add water if needed). It will be very sticky initially but by continuous kneading and by adding very little flour, it will become non sticky. Do not add more flour because naan will become hard.

Keep the dough covered with a damp cloth for 4 hrs(better to keep it in a warm place), by then it would be double in volume. Knead the dough and divide into equal portions. Flatten and mould into typical 'pear' shape naan.
Preheat oven to 450F/230C and bake for 10 mins. Brush with butter and serve.


Heat an iron griddle on the stove and transfer the naan onto the griddle. Wait until it starts to bubble on the top side. Cook the other side in flame and brush it with butter.

Serve hot with your favourite gravy.

Preparation time: 25 mins | Cooking time: 60 mins

Chicken Kurma
Chicken (cut into small pieces)-750gms
Ginger-1 1/2"piece
Garlic-5 to 6 cloves
Low fat yogurt-1/2 cup
Chili powder-2tsp
Coriander powder-2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Grated coconut-1/2cup
Pepper corns-10
Cinnamon-1" stick
Fennel seeds (saunf)-1/2tsp
Cashew nuts/almonds-10 to 15
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Salt to taste

Blend ginger, garlic and yogurt to a fine paste. Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions until golden brown. Add the yogurt paste to the onions and fry till brown. Add chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Fry for 2 more minutes. Add the tomatoes and fry for another 4-5 minutes. Add chicken and salt. Cook under low flame for 40-45 minutes or till the chicken is cooked by covering the pan. While the chicken is being cooked, blend coconut, cloves, pepper, cinnamon, fennel and nuts to a fine paste. Add the above paste to the cooked chicken and bring to a boil. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

This dish tastes good even without cashews or almonds. I have added them just to give a creamy texture to the gravy and enhance the flavour.


Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Latha
Very nice indeed.I am really tempted to make Nan at home! Let me make arrangements.
The chicken dish is awesome, I like this fragrance, in fact these days I cook south Indian style meat or fish mostly, because I have learnt those dishes recently from all of you.
Thanks for putting Almond and Cashew as optional ( too expensive for me :-)
Have a nice week ahead

Tina said...

Wow great combination...Naan looks delicious...Perfect with this yummy chicken kurma......

Sushma Mallya said...

Gravy looks so creamy and yummy,perfect with those delicious butter naans

Priya said...

Wat a delicious combination..looks prefect both together..

Akal's Saappadu said...

oooohhh, that's a perfect meal; soft fluffy naans with the kurma, Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, delicious!!!

Nostalgia said...

Awesome.. recipe.. thanks it sounds great!

Swarna said...

very delicious combo dear and they look tasty and naan looks too soft to me ..

Preeti Kashyap said...

the naan looks perfect!

Vrinda said...

great combo and a nice royal treat,yummmm

kothiyavunu said...

Naan looks perfect..kanumbol thane ariyam chicken kurmayude taste!!Adipoli

Sarah Naveen said...

wat a wonderful combo..Both nan and kurm alooks perfect and yummy dea..!!! kothiyavunnu..

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Gulmohar said...

What a classy combo...vaayil vellam niranju :-)

my kitchen said...

Nice combo,looks appetizing

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