Cheese naan: soft, warm and ready in 5 minutes

This time, it’s the famous Indian naan bread that’s making the rounds on social networks: hot, stuffed with cheese and ready in 5 minutes, it’s irresistible!

Naan is this flatbread that is undeniably part of Indian, Afghan and Pakistani cuisine, but also Chinese. Like tannour, this Syrian bread that Brussels discovered with the My Tannour canteens of Georges Baghdi Sar, it is made of wheat flour cooked in an oven or on the wall of it.

Invented in France

The gourmet variant of this dry bread is the cheese naan which has become a real must but is not Indian! Indeed, melting cheese does not exist there… It was restaurant owners based in Paris, the Guptas, who invented this recipe in the mid-1970s to make naan more delicious in the eyes of French cheese fans. . Their restaurant, l’Indra, made it very popular in no time! Since then, this cheese bread has gone around the world and is even eaten in India.

A quick recipe

This time, it’s TikTok that revisits this delight and ignites the gourmands (more than the gourmets, one could say) by offering a quick recipe, well done with a pizza dough in which we spread La Vache qui Rit ( the “original” cheese used). That said, the recipes turn with mozzarella, goat cheese, kiri or even cancoillotte (which remains the lowest calorie cheese).

Once these two ingredients are combined, it’s very easy: cut the dough into 4, add one or two Laughing Cows depending on the size, form a ball and flatten it with a rolling pin (or failing that a large glass) and brown for 5 minutes in a very hot oiled frying pan.

If you want to make naan bread yourself

The secret of its softness lies in adding a Bulgarian yogurt to 500g of flour, 20 cl of water, 4 tablespoons of oil, 8 g of baker’s yeast, 2 pinches of baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt. And like more traditional breads, let rise for 3 hours before frying.


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