Friday, January 22, 2010

A Bite of India in Sammamish

I love Indian food. It's a fact. When I come home (or stay home for extended periods of time due to unemployment), it is a longstanding tradition for my mother and me to enjoy the spicy delicacies at one of the local Indian lunch buffets. Well, it has been a while since I have satisfied this particular craving. Just the other day my sister - who happens to be in Londontown for the year - was despairing over the lack of tortillas and the plethora of naan in her life! I, on the other hand, couldn't imagine a better situation.
So, on one of my usual escapades through food blogs, I was absolutely thrilled to discover The Bread Baking Babes. Once a month they put out a bread baking challenge...and this month was none other than NAAN, brought to us by Cookie Baker Lynn. Tonight I tried it out - halving the recipe and subbing 1/3 cup of whole wheat flour and 1/3 cup besan (garbanzo flour) to kick things up a bit. It came out surprisingly well - "it tastes like naan" according to my dad! I served it up with some saag tofu and curried cabbage. Thanks BBB for a fun challenge, and I look forward to baking with you all again!

Anywho, lots been happening in the kitchen lately, so stay tuned for updates!

7 comments:

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Beautiful naan! Thanks for baking along with us! (I'll get the buddy badge to you as soon as it's ready).

Baking Soda said...

Hi! Welcome to the BBB, lovely dinner and gorgeous naan!

Lien said...

Great looking naan, I love that golden look. I wouldn't mind a bite from those other dishes too ;))
Thanks for baking with us.

Monique said...

Welcome , Buddie.
You did a great job . They also look like Naan , Daddy !

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Lovely lovely naan!
Fab looking saag tofu! Great sounding curried cabbage.

Mama JJ said...

Your naan looks delish. I'm thinking I might need to make some (just made curried lentils with spinach for my lunch...)---I like the changes you made, so I'm thinking I'll do as you did...when I get around to making it.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Great looking naan! Sounds like a lovely dinner to go with it.
I feed my university-age daughter Indian food when she comes home too. Makes her feel comforted.
Thanks for baking along with us this month!