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GF Black Pepper Naan
Naan is the perfect way to introduce you and your family to the Indian cuisine.
I’m sure many of y’all are wondering why I have not posted in
over a month. Well, here’s why. I’m not very good at keeping track with a planner, but I
am getting better at planning out my week. Creating new and unique content each
week is hard work, but it’s worth it.
Anyways, now that all of that is out of the way…
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Doesn’t it seem like lately many celebrities have been supporting the Gluten-Free food craze? They tweet about, they Instagram it, share it on snapchat, etc. But some people are medically allergic to gluten. They are diagnosed with Celiac disease, which affects 1 in every 133 Americans; that’s roughly 2 million people. Even if you don’t have Celiac disease, you could have gluten sensitivity.
I prefer to not eat gluten because one of my family members has gluten-sensitivity and possibly celiac disease. I support them by not eating gluten most of the time. What’s compelling about gluten-free foods though is that it’s healthier for you, your gut won’t bother you as much (trust me, it’s a life changer), and it’s an easy bandwagon to join.
A couple weeks ago, I stumbled a recipe on Pinterest entitled Ridiculously Easy Naan from Foodista. I was like, “You know what? This recipe seems pretty simple to cook and I can adapt it to make it gluten-free.” So, that’s exactly what I did. After I read through the recipe, I placed all of my ingredients on the counter and carefully, correctly followed the instructions.
This recipe is a super simple way to introduce you and your family to the Indian culture.
- 2 cups gluten-free flour (I used Bob's Red Mill 1-for-1)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp canola oil
- 3/4 cups milk
- black pepper (to taste)
- garlic (to taste)
1. Place the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir.
2. Mix the wet ingredients and heat the liquid in the microwave for 40 seconds.
3. Slowly incorporate the liquid into the dry ingredients while stirring.
4. Once the dough is barely mixed together, stop stirring and knead 10 times with your hands.
5. Form a ball of the dough, place in the center of the mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let it sit for 20 minutes.
6. After 20 minutes, uncover the dough and divide it into 8 sections. Then cover the eight sections for another 10 minutes.
7. On a floured surface, roll the balls out in an oval or round shape.
8. Heat a cast iron skillet or metal pan to medium heat.
9. Gently place one rolled out piece of dough on the skillet for about 30 seconds on each side.
10. Once you have cooked all of your dough, sprinkle a little bit of black pepper or garlic on top of each piece of naan.
11. Tada! Go ahead and enjoy your delicious, gluten-free naan!!!
*Adapted from Foodista's Ridiculously Easy Naan.
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