Hi everyone and welcome back to another full-length episode of Nikoli's Kitchen! This week on the show I talk about what I've been up to in the kitchen and talk about not believing you're a failure, even if you fail. Always, always, always believe in yourselves! After the break, it's time to break down my recipe for homemade Naan with a garlic cilantro butter! Thank you all so much for listening!

 

Featured Recipe for this Episode

~| Research for this episode included recipes from Budget Bytes, Rasa Malaysia, Once Upon a Chef, and Gimme Some Oven. |~

3 c flour
3 t dry yeast
1/2 to 3/4 c warm water
1/2 c plain Greek yogurt
2 T sugar
1/4 c olive oil
1 large egg
1 t salt
1/2 t baking powder

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
8 cloves of garlic, finely minced
4 T cilantro, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix your garlic, cilantro, salt, and pepper into your butter and mix together until well-combined. Set aside until ready to use later (keeping in mind it needs to be pliable enough to brush over the finished naan).

Combine your wet ingredients together with the sugar in a large bowl and mix together.
Add your yeast and set aside to proof for about 5 minutes.
Sift your flour, salt, and baking powder in another bowl.
Once your wet mixture is proofed, combine with the flour mixture and mix just until combined into a dough. It should be tacky but not sticky. Once it comes together, stop kneading.
Coat the inside of your bowl with a light bit of olive oil or olive oil spray and place the dough inside. 
Cover with a damp towel and let it rise for about 90 minutes or until doubled.
Tip the dough out onto a floured work surface.
Shape your dough into a long rectangle (at least 24 inches or so long and mine was only 3" or 4" wide).
Using a knife or pastry cutter, cut the rectangle into six equal portions. Coat the dough chunks in a light coating of flour to prevent sticking.
Place a large cast iron or nonstick skillet over mid-high heat until it gets very hot. 
Roll out the dough chunks to about 1/8" inch thickness (should be roughly circular or ovular in shape, about 10" by 6" or so).
Pass it back and forth in your hands to knock off any excess flour.
Place into the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes or until it has browned and blistered. Flip it and do the same on the other side (my total cook time per piece was only about a minute per side).
Once off the heat, immediately brush it with your garlic cilantro herbed butter.
Keep them in the oven at 200° to keep them warm until ready to eat.

Calories per serving (naan, one piece) - 315.
Calories per serving (herbed butter, 1 T) - 110.

 

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Guest Appearances

Please check out my segment of Heather's podcast at https://justheathers.com/nicholas-haskins/. Thank you so much for having me on the show Heather!

Watch me cook Keto Chocolate Chaffles LIVE with Tricia & Siana of 2 Girls on a Bench at https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1039494727!

I was honored to sit down with Ashlee of the Rabbit Ears TV Podcast again to talk about all things Big Little Lies! Check it out at https://www.netflixnswill.com/rabbitears/2021/8/31/big-little-lies.

 

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