Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Butter Naan With Corn Capsicum Masala

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This months tried and tasted is from chef in you blog choosen by Priya. I had bookmarked so many recipes and I got a chance to try butter naan today.Sometimes I am amused with the name naan wonder what it really means.With a little research I learnt the name stems from the Persian language, a generic word for bread.

Generally it is little thick but I prefer it to be thin. This give it the ability to eat easy. I have noticed people love nan when it is not too soggy.

I made corn capsicum masala to have with the nan which is one of my favorite combinations.This masala curry with corn and bell pepper is simmered in a mildly rich cashew,onion and tomoto gravy with a flavor of fenugreek leaves.I wanted to try this at home and I got this oppurtunity, it proved to be a beautifull combination to have with naan.

Butter Naan

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Ingredients
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 2/3 rd cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • salt to taste
Preparing the Naan

Mix yeast,sugar,salt in a big bowl ,add warm water to it ,stir it n let it sit for 15 minutes or till yeast become foamy(active)

Mix milk and 1 tbsp butter together and mix flour,cilantro together and keep both aside

After yeast activates ,add milk n then mix the flour n knead with hand to a smooth n sticky dough. The dough should be very soft .Add few drops of oil to dough n shape it to ball.Let it sit for 2 hrs or till it doubles .

After 2 hrs ,take out the air from dough n knead it approximately for 1 min . Divide into 12 to 14 parts and shape them to round .

Set the oven on high broil.

In lightly floured surface, take each ball of dough and with rolling pin shape to oval shape. Should be as thin as possible.

Take a baking tray, lightly grease it with oil put each nan into it and keep it in the oven for one min on the first side, it will start having some brown spots.Immediately flip it and keep it for another 30 seconds. It depends from oven to oven so keep a eye on it.

Remove the remove the naan from the tray and apply a little butter on it. Serve hot with your choice of curry.

Note:
In broil mode the oven will be hot so be very carefull in handling in the tray.
If you try big enough you can put 2-3 nans at a time.

Immediately put the nan in the tray for baking after rolling it as the dough should be as fresh as possible for baking.

Corn Capsicum Masala

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Ingredients:
  • 1.5 cup frozen/fresh corn
  • 1.5 cup diced bell pepper (red and green)
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • 8 to 10 cashew nut
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp kasuri methi
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp cummin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/8 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • salt to taste
Cooking procedure:

Soak cashew nuts in milk for 30 min .

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and shallow fry the diced bell pepper for 5 min then add corn and fry for two more min and shift it to a plate.

Heat oil in the same pan ,add onion ,turmeric powder stir till onion become traslucent, then add tomatos and fry till tomatos become soft ,then add all powders , stir till oil begins to appear in gravy and transfer the mixture to a plate n let it cool.After it cool add to the blender with cashew nuts n milk ,make a smooth paste .

Now heat the ghee and add some oil in the same pan ,add cummin seeds n once cummin seeds splutter . Add the paste n fry for 2 more min n once butter starts coming out in gravy add the bell pepper and corn mixture and mix nicely

Add a 3/4 cup of water n let it cook till bell pepper become soft.Now add crushed kasuri methi and stir it nicely and let it cook for 2 more mins and serve hot with nan or rotis.

Note:

1.If are using frozen corn thaw it for 2 min in microwave and use it.

I am sending this to T&T -Chef in you guest hosted by Priya, event by Lakshmi.



I am sending Corn masala to Akheela's Food platter series-orange


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Tags: Naan, Butter Naan, Indian Flat Bread, Corn, Bell Pepper, Curry

68 comments:

anamika said...

loved the naan satya..

Priya Sreeram said...

satya the naan rocks--- never really got around to making it! the combo is fab! i am sure the meal would have been a tasty affair ! :)

kanthi said...

Naan along with bell pepper curry is truly delicious sathya.

Paaka Shaale said...

Satya, all thanks to you I'm drooling right now. The naan and the curry. Both looks awesome :)

Sushma Mallya said...

wow what a yummy meal,looks mouthwatering...

Priya (elaichii) said...

So tempting! Pass that bowl and naan plz!

Prathima Rao said...

I love butter naan..Urs looks just like d restaurant version or maybe better!!

Nithu Bala said...

tempting Naan and curry...I used to make the same curry but with just few ingredients..check it out here
http://www.nithubala.com/2010/07/sweet-corn-bell-pepper-potato-kurma.html

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Perfect combo,luks delicious...

jeyashrisuresh said...

delicious combo.the kurma looks very rich

Lav said...

wonderful satya :) Also congrats on ur first place on manjula's contest !! Keep rocking more !!

Lavanya

www.lavsblog.com

Roshan said...

yummy combination....i love the spicy corn capsicum masala...






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi Satya,

Love naan...Looks gr8!

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Santosh Bangar said...

naan is inviting to eat just now .corn and casicum is looing tasty good combo

chitra said...

I haven't prepared nan in an oven.Must try once.It looks healthy.

Kurinji said...

Corn Capsicum masala looks gr8!!!

http://kurinjikathambam.blogspot.com/

Kairali sisters said...

Can i have one serving plss..Satya both the naans and corn capsicum masala looks yumm,...

meeso said...

That Corn Capsicum Masala looks mouthwatering! I like your idea of the thinner naan, I always find it too filling and takes up too much room in my belly :)

Arti said...

Very nice.. Looks mouth watering... And thanks for that trivia on naan:)

aipi said...

that looks like an amazing meal..naan with bell pepper corn curry looks fantastic!!
Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmarked event.

US Masala

chaitrali pathak said...

superb looking corn capsicum masala...and naan

sinfullyspicy said...

Oooo...what a spread Satya...love the corn n capsicum ..especially because it has kasuri methi...wonderful naan to pair up!

Smitha said...

that looks so tempting Satya..I love naan and curry anytime...lovely!

Shalini said...

delicious corn n capsicum combo with naan. innovative too!

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious yummy combo dear

Uma said...

lovely capsicum corn curry! this is one of my fav combos :)

swapna said...

Love naan...urs looks awesome and wonderful spread!!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Love naan, they have come soft and gravy oh my my mouthwatering :)

Foodie Ann said...

thats a great combo...Satya

Swathi said...

Great Nan and bell pepper curry Satya. Wonderful combo.

Priya said...

Naan n corn capsicum masala looks prefect pair together..thanks for sending to T&T Satya..

Satrupa said...

Satya ...... what a yummilicious combo. The Naan looks nice n soft and the curry spicy n rich !

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

MiniBinoy said...

ohh! sathya,what a yummy combo!!will definitely try it out!!

Simply Life said...

oh wow! this looks like an incredible meal!

Biny Anoop said...

the masal curry and the naan looks perfect.....they r so picture perfect
thx
Biny

Rina said...

Came here thru blog hopping..luvly space u have here..will follow ur blog..

Raina said...

Delicious looking dish. I am always amazed at all of the wonderful flavors in your cooking. Thanks for the great instruction on how to make naan. Maybe, I will get the courage to try to make it:)

Chamalisha said...

Butter naan, my all time favorite! I never attempted to make one as butter naan recipes always calls for egg. Finally, I can make one for my hubby. Thanks for the recipe :)

niveditha said...

The naan and curry looks sooo yumm..i cant wait to try this out. Thanks for sharing Satya

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Naan and the curry are a great combination. Loved the snaps

Elisabeth said...

The Naan, and the corn capsicum masala looks so amazing that I have to make it...seriously! I buy Naan here, locally, and it's from a green market, but would love to make my own. Home made is much better.
Thank you for visiting, and commenting on my blog. I will be back to yours again, soon!

anubhavati said...

lovely subji sathya...almost made me remember my Restaurant Style Mushrooom Butter Masala...just a little diff that is, wth the butter and a few ingredients. Its amazing that in indian cooking alone, you could alter a few ingredeints here and there, and get a completely different dish. Shall try this out soon. I love bell peppers also!

Shobha

indianspicemagic said...

Nice combo.Perfect for dinner...

women-wisdom.com said...

Mouhwatering meal. Lovely...Naan has come out perfectly.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

PALATABLE said...

Great combo, looks healthy and yum..


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sweetartichoke.com said...

Naaaaaaaaaaaans! I love naaaans!! My oven attempts have not been so good.. will try your recipe soon! curry is truly mouthwatering :-)

An Open Book said...

that looks super yummy :)

Nandini said...

Slurp! Mmm! What a meal! I'd snack them down in the evening.

Joanne said...

I adore naan just about any way I can get it and yours looks like it turned out fantastically! Also, great masala!

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Jaisy James said...

curry n nan looks delicious thanks for sharing the recipe

ayushthecook said...

I always use yougurt while making nan bread may be i should not?

Ayuhs
www.ayushthecook.blogspot.com
www.doyouloveclothes.blogspot.com

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

looks yummy dear...

Krishnaveni said...

as always super yummy recipes, love it

kothiyavunu.com said...

Both naan and bell pepper curry looks delicious and delectable!!!

Magic of Spice said...

What a pretty dish...but wow, the flavors are delightful!

Pug1 said...

Hi I'm Michele....love your blog! I will certainly be trying your recipes! CHEERS! Michele

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious combination thank you for linking
the curry with corn sounds like butter chicken

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious combination thank you for linking
the curry with corn sounds like butter chicken

veena krishnakumar said...

Loved the corn bell pepper combo

Yummy Team said...

Nan and curry looks so perfect and delicious, Sathya...

archana said...

Look at those naans, very professional !

gayatri said...

Looks so yum! if only you could post some of this stuff to us through internet or tele-something for us, would have been great ;-)

Akila said...

wow what a superb dish... love the masala dear....

girlichef said...

Gorgeous naan and tantalizing masala...I'm totally drooling over here. Thank you for sharing this with the hearth and soul hop this week :)

Anju Rathore said...

nice try and use of corn otherwise generally we use paneer for all kind of fancy gravies. corn is best way of adding healthy ingredients to platter.

Shanthi said...

Unique and innovative gravy.do visit my blog when time permits.
http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

Michaela said...

Hello Satya, I really like your blog. Will try this Masala for sure. Thanks for sharing nice recipes. Regards,
Michaela

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