Thursday, April 3, 2014

Gluten free naan bread mix

I suppose I'm turning into a gluten free blog, simply because that's all our family eats now. For the most part I don't mind eating gluten free at home. My daughter was getting upset when she would catch me eating something she couldn't have so I just stopped buying it for myself altogether. But we LOVE Indian food and my favorite part has always been the naan bread. I didn't believe you could make a fluffy, chewy version without gluten. I was SO wrong!

Gluten free naan bread mix (single use)

1 1/3 cups rice flour
1/3 cup potato starch
1/3 cup tapioca starch
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon xanthan gum

What else you'll need

1 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Fresh cilantro leaves (optional)

Combine dry mix with yogurt and mix well. It will be crumbly so mush it with your hands like play dough. Add in the lemon juice and mix completely. I also mixed in a handful of fresh cilantro leaves for flavor.

Divide dough into 8 balls and roll them out on a rice floured surface and place on baking sheets (I put mine on silicone baking mats to prevent sticking as well).

Put in the oven under the broiler for about 5 minutes, until tops begin to brown. Take them out and brush them with melted butter (and sprinkle on a little salt if you're a salt addict like me!)

Serve with your favorite curry dishes. I made channa masala and spiced basmati.

This was... WOW! It had the same chewy, fluffy, delicious taste that regular naan bread does. I also love that it doesn't have any yeast in it either, since none of us tolerate it very well.