Thursday, November 30, 2006

Oven Methi Nan

I have been cooking for a long time now but don't know why had never thought I could made tandoori rotis in an electrical oven on the grill. Well what happened was I went shopping for a new electrical oven. I needed a small one as this home is not my permanent one. I came across an electrical tandoor. I saw that it was built the same way as an oven. Just heating element and a box. Except that the oven has a large shell whereas the tandoor had a flatter shell. As soon as I came home with the oven the first thing I tried was this Oven Roti. My Dad sweared by it and he was so happy now would be able to eat tandoor style rotis at home. See the grill marks look so good in the picture and ofcourse the melted ghee. What you see in the platter is Spinach soup and Sime Badnekayi (Chayote Squash) stir fry with Methi Nan.


1 cup wheat flour
1 cup maida
1/2 cup curds
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped fenugreek leaves
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon Nigella seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt.
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and form pliable dough. Keep it aside for 1/2 hr. Preheat oven at 250 deg C or 480 deg F for 10 mins. Use bottom element only. Roll out Oval Nans so that you can bake 2 at a time. Bake the Nan on the grill for 10 mins on each side till it gives the grill marks. In this way one can make almost any type of oven rotis.


  1. Hi Anjali,

    The receipe looks yummy.Especially methi colour drags towards it.

    Excellent presentation.

  2. Beetroot.Halwa:
    Beetroot scrapped
    Sugar,friend cashew and raisins.
    Rose or vanilla essence(optional)

    Fry beetroot in ghee,then sprinkle milk or water and close the pan,till it looses its raw flavour.

    Then slowly add sugar,elachi,ghee.Keep it low flame,stir occasionally.Finally add friedcashew and raisin.If desired add some ghee at this stage and off thestove...

  3. I am impressed! You make naan at home and methi ones too:)) I love garlic naans,must try your recipe.Thanks.

  4. Hey there Anjali I am so glad you dropped by my blog...wouldnt have known about you otherwise :-)
    So you are koli. I am so pleased that you are going to share some authentic recipes with us. Being konkani I am eagerly anticipating the seafood ones especially ;-) I love the koliwada masala. We regularly use it to fry fish in our home. On my last visit to India I got a huge stock but its over now and god do I miss it!!
    I look foward to some fabulous recipes. Good Luck!

  5. Never tried making Nans at home. Thanks for the recipe. I will try it soon

  6. A big thanks to all with a bigger smile. It is good to see the no of comments increasing.

    Usha thanks for your comments and recipe.

    Asha do try and let me know. Yeah I love garlic Nan too with butter.

    Welcome Ashiwini and don't you think the Koli masala is addicting :)! I have been a your reader for a while now and love your pictures too.

    Shilpa do try.


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