Naan with Candied Carrots, Cashews and Coconut
Carrot, Cashew, Coconut
sweetened coconut flakes
(canola, vegetable, coconut) or ghee
dry active yeast
(110 - 115 degrees fahrenheit)
plus some for dusting
vanilla Greek yogurt
plus some for coating the bowl
melted butter or ghee
Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan
Cook over medium heat until carrots are soft and mixture is fragrant and water has cooked off, about 4 minutes.
Remove from heat and set aside
Combine the yeast, sugar and warm water in a small bowl, stir to mix
Let stand until foamy (about 5 minutes)
Sift the remaining dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder) into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook
Combine the milk, yogurt, egg oil and warm water in a small bowl
Add the yeast mixture and the wet ingredients to the mixing bowl.
Mix on medium speed until the dough is smooth and elastic, between 5 and 8 minutes. (if the dough is too sticky you can add flour as needed.
When the dough is being kneaded, coat the inside of a mixing bowl with oil.
Turn out the dough into the mixing bowl and turn to coat it.
Cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel and place in a warm location
Let the dough rise until it has doubled in volume, between an 60 and 90 minutes.
Punch down the dough
Divide it into 8 equal portions and place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet
Cover with a lightly damp kitchen towel and leave to rise until doubled again, about 60 minutes.
Working with one dough ball at a time, on a floured surface, roll out the dough until it is about 6 inches in diameter
Brush off excess flour
Spread the filling (about 2 tsp) around the top of the dough leaving a 1/2 -3/4 inch edge
Gather up the edges of the dough so it looks like a pouch and flatten the dough.
Roll out the dough a second time to a seal in the filling
Repeat for all remaining dough balls
Place a pizza stone on the lowest rack of your oven
Preheat your oven's broiler (about 450 degrees)
Place one or two Naan on the pizza stone and let them cook until they are puffed and toasted (about 2 minutes)
Turn the naan over and toast the bottom side if needed/desired
Broil for another 20-30 seconds
Remove from the oven and brush with butter/ghee.
Cut naan into pieces for serving.
This naan recipe makes 8 whole naan. Calories are based on each naan being cut into 4 pieces.
Naan can also be grilled! Check out this
recipe for instructions on grilling naan.
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