As I said yesterday, Fall is here bringing cooler weather which had me thinking of warm bowls of soup. My cousin, Harry suggested Italian Wedding soup and Chicken Tortilla soup so I thought my theme for the week would be soups from around the world. The boys and I made a trip to our local mega-mart which has a great international section. I found everything, but two ingredients for the week's menu, so don't think you have to run to a bunch of specialty stores on the hunt for rare ingredients!
Our first stop on our tour was in India. I made Mulligatawny and naan. Mulligatawny is a spicy version of split pea soup. It was very filling and delicious. Naan is a bread that can be made in less than 90 minutes. The entire meal took about 90 minutes of constant supervision so it is definitely a weekend meal for me! I found both recipes on Pinterest!
4 cups flour ( I used bread flour)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup plain yogurt
~3 cups milk
1 tbsp oil
Mix together the first six ingredients. Gradually add the milk and knead the dough into a soft ball, but not overly wet. You might not use all the milk. Dust a surface with additional flour, turn the dough out on the surface and knead for 5 minutes. Rub the inside of a clean bowl with the oil and place the dough inside. Cover with a clean towel, set in a warm place and let rest for an hour.
After the hour has passed, place a griddle over medium heat. Pull the dough apart and from into 2 inch balls. Roll each ball out to a 4-5 inch circle. Brush the circle with oil and fold into a semicircle. Brush with oil again and fold once more. Brush the top with water and place on the hot griddle. Let bread cook and puff up about 5 minutes and then flip to cook another 1-2 minutes.