Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Leek Naan

When i chosed Naan as theme for this week's blogging marathon,i seriously want make some flavourful simple spring onion naan. But last weekend when we went to our nearby farmer's market, i couldnt spot out green spring onions, immediately i dropped that idea and went towards the leek. Leek is a vegetable that belongs to onion and garlic family.Since leek have a mild onion like taste, i thought of using it in this Naan.The edible part of the leek are the white base of the leaves. Usually Leek is used for making vegetable stock as they add flavour to them. Leek can be boiled,cooked,or can be eaten raw in salad. However i cant tolerate leek as raw, usually i finish them by making a warm bowl of leek potato soup or else i'll make quiche with it.

This leek naan came out extremely well with a wonderful flavor, the taste was almost like onion naan. Just with some spicy masala or kurma am sure you can definitely have a satisfying meal with these flavorsome Naans. Give a try to this leek naan, am sure you guys will definitely love it.In case if you dont get leeks, you can replace them very well with spring onions or garlic chives.

2cups All purpose flour
1tsp Instant Yeast
1/2tsp Baking powder
3/4cup Luke Warm milk
2tbsp Butter (melted)
1tsp Sugar
1/2cup Finely chopped leek

Take the flour,yeast,sugar,salt in a bowl.

Now add gradually the luke warm milk,melted butter and turn everything as a smooth and soft dough.

Arrange the dough in a bowl, cover it with a damp cloth.

Keep in a warm place for an hour.

Once the dough gets rised, punch down and knead again for few minutes.

Divide the dough as 5-6medium sized balls.

Slightly flatten the dough, take the leek in a flat plate, press the dough into the leek (just one side is enough)

Slowly and gently roll it as a oblong shaped dish with a rolling pin.

Heat the tawa in high flame.

Brush some water on one side of the naan.

Drop immediately water brushed side of the naan to the hot tawa, once its gets cooked,invert immediately the tawa to high flame, so that both sides gets cooks.

Remove the cooked naan from the tawa..

Brush the naan with butter.

Serve with your favourite side dish.


  1. That's a great idea that u used leeks in your naan. The naan looks yummy & I am sure the leeks flavor would have made it even more yummier

  2. def u have enjoyed leek naan .Now its time to give,so u can parcel me some .

  3. wow such an flavorful and yummy soft naan :) very interesting naan !! looks fantastic !!

  4. G'day Priya! I don't think I have mastered making naan bread and know it is easy to do! I recently had some stuffed cranberry and pistachio naan...was yum like your photo and recipe too!
    Cheers! Joanne

  5. Wow Priya! Spring onion naan looks superb.

  6. This is a new veggie and really an interesting naan,hope this would tastes delicious akka

  7. Yuumy naan, shall try very soon. Never thought of using Leeks as stuffing for Naan.

  8. u always come up with innovative ideas.. thumbs up fr that

  9. Wow its really an interesting recipe..looks so tasty..

  10. the naan looks so soft and well made....

  11. Very interesting naan with leeks ...

  12. Using leek in naans, nice idea..

  13. The naan looks perfectly done and addition of leek was such a great thought :)

  14. thats a different try.. flavorful and yummy naan.. :)

  15. Wow what an idea to use leek in naan.I would have never thought of it.Looks really yummyyy...

  16. What an innovative idea! I really like the way they turned out.

  17. This is new and interesting flavor Priya! Definitely a yummy and flavorful combo..looks so inviting !!

  18. Very interesting usage of Leeks, Priya..the naan loos very tempting .

  19. Love the leek topping!! absolutely flavorful!!

  20. Leeks in naans is innovative and sounds delicious.

  21. Priya,
    That is so good using leeks in naan, excellent recipe..Actually when ever I do get them , I do stir/fry just like sabzis or leek+potato soup or leek rotis, never thought of doing like in naan, sure it will taste very nice...hugs and smiles

  22. very innovative and delicious leek naan.... looks gorgeous and inviting...

  23. Leeks are flavorful anywhere. good one.

  24. What an innovative way...Never thought of this....Looks super delicious :)


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