Here’s K’naan’s ABCs. Because it’s a brilliant song, and because my son just got his first headphones, and it’s the sweetest thing in the world to hear him sing along to this song.
2 cups flour
1 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
1 t. dried basil
1/2 t. black pepper
5 T soft butter
1 cup plain yogurt
Mix the dry ingredients. Add the butter and work that in. Then stir in the yogurt and mix well. You might need to add a tiny bit of water, but you want to work this all together until it forms a nice kneadable ball. Knead for 5 – 10 minutes, till it’s smooth and elastic. You don’t really need to add flour as it goes along, it doesn’t seem to get stickier.
Wrap in foil or plastic and put it in the fridge till you’re ready to use it.
When you’re ready…take the dough out of the fridge. Knead it for a minute or two and then break it into 6 pieces. Roll these into balls, squash them flat and roll them to be ovals about 1/8th inch thick.
Heat a non-stick skillet or frying pan till it’s quite hot. Slap the naan on the skillet. Cook for 4 or 5 minutes, until it has little brown spots on the bottom. Flip it over and cook for another few minutes. Then stick it under the broiler for a minute or two. It should puff up a little bit, but nothing like a poori, so don’t put any unrealistic expectations on it, okay!!
Keep it in a warm oven till you’re ready to eat them all.
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