Showing posts with label Breads. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Breads. Show all posts

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Butter Naan in Pressure Cooker

Pressure Cooker Butter Naan Recipe or How to make butter naan in Pressure Cooker

Hi People,

Now yesterday I posted my blog regarding recipe of Adana Kebab which I made along with amazingly soft Butter Naans. I have been getting requests for recipe of Butter Naans and especially to how to make them without oven or say in Pressure Cooker. 

Yes, that is how I made them, in your humble Pressure Cooker. It just clicked me on the go because I do not have an oven, I have a microwave with convection which off course does not do the job of a typical oven. So, my innovative mind thought of trying just one naan in pressure cooker and then actually, I made them all in it. Today, I had it with Dal Makhani. But then they say best marriage of Butter Naan's is with Butter Chicken. Check recipe for Butter Chicken here.

Off course, equipment if not the only thing here, the dough is super important too. What goes in the dough makes it super soft.

Butter Naan Recipe
Butter Naan Recipe

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Pita Bread

Pita Bread or Pita Bread Recipe


Pita Bread is a soft, pocketed bread consumed mainly in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. It resembles naan or even a pizza base but it has pockets. The pale color even reminds me of the wonderful khamiri tandoori roti at Karim's in Jama Masjid in Delhi.

I am a big fan of non-veg food especially cuisines from land of Muslims or Arabs.

Pita Bread
Pita Bread

Pita bread is generally cooked at high temperature. Traditionally, it cooked at very high temperature in big ovens and temperatures can reach 400-500 degrees C which is hard to replicate in your homely oven. The high temperature causes this bread to rise up dramatically and that leaves a nice pocket in it. So, when you remove it from oven, you can cut it in half and use the pockets to fill with stuffing of your liking.

Sometimes, Pita will not puff and not have pockets. It is called "Pocket-less Pita". Then you can eat it with Hummus dip which is another popular dish in middle east.

Find recipe for Hummus here.

Pita Bread
Pita Bread
Making Pita Bread is really simple. Nothing complex as you will see. I have given it my own twist by adding one of my favorite spice. I added a little extra salt so that I could eat it without anything else.

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  1. Refined Flour. 1 cup. This is enough for 2 medium size pita breads.
  2. Dry Yeast. 1/4th of pack.
  3. Warm water. Not hot.
  4. Salt as per taste.
  5. 1 teaspoon sugar
  6. Ajwain or Carom Seeds. This is my twist.