Recipe: Potato and Fenugreek Stuffed Naan

If you’re like me you probably assumed that even if you could make regular naan (which I do on occasion) that stuffed naan was a bridge too far. This recipe made it super simple and while the original has you grilling them lightly while coated in oil/butter, I actually made these for Thanksgiving so I simply baked them in the oven so I wouldn’t have to babysit a pan. The dough rolls out perfect and not sticky at all. In the future though I think I’ll add some cheese and more spice!

Potato and Fenugreek Stuffed Naan
Yields 8
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Ingredients
  1. For the dough
  2. 2 tsp active dry yeast
  3. 1/2 cup warm water, 110 degrees
  4. 1 tsp sugar
  5. 3-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  6. 1 cup plain yogurt
  7. 4 tbs ghee/melted butter/oil
  8. 1 tsp salt
  9. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  10. For the filling
  11. 1 lb (about 3 medium potatoes), boiled and mashed
  12. 3 cups fresh fenugreek leaves (you can use about 3 tsp ground fenugreek if you can't find fresh)
  13. 1 tsp cumin powder
  14. 1 tsp chili powder
  15. 1 tsp coriander powder
  16. 1 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Mix together all of the filling ingredients and set aside. Make sure this mixture cools to room temperature at least, you may want to place it in the refrigerator.
  2. Make the dough by mixing together the warm water, yeast, and sugar in a bowl and let sit for 5 minutes until the yeast is activated.
  3. To the activated yeast bowl add the flour, baking soda, salt, ghee (or butter or oil), and yogurt.
  4. Knead the dough for about 5-10 minutes until it is smooth and stretchy, it would be just slightly sticky still.
  5. Cover the dough and let rest for about 90-120 minutes until the dough has doubled in size.
  6. Once rise, punch down, divide the dough in to 8 equal parts and then on a lightly floured flat surface roll out one of the portions of dough in to a circle.
  7. Inside the middle of the circle place a handful of filling inside (about 2-3tbsp), pinch up the outside of the dough until you form a small, sealed ball and then gently roll out in to a circle again.
  8. Repeat this pr for the other 7 dough balls.
  9. Bake in an oven at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes, flipping half way.
Adapted from Playful Cooking
Adapted from Playful Cooking
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