Butter Chicken

IMAG3117Alrighty, so on Tuesday I posted the recipe for some Indian naan bread. Wow! Gluten-free cooking can be hit-or-miss sometimes for me. And the first attempt I will confess was a flop. But the second round-WOW. I was literally giddy when the little breads began to puff up in the skillet and I flipped them over to find a beautifully cooked under-belly. When you have a vision and it comes to fruition, nothing beats that high feeling.

So I started out geeked that my bread turned out, and I started on the chicken. I was a smidge less excited about this, probably because of the spinach. It made me a bit apprehensive.

Why I had doubts, I don’t know, because the butter chicken and the soft cooked spinach were absolutely delicious.

I took my first bite, and there was an explosion of flavor in my mouth. Holy cow this is good, was my initial thought. I still waited and looked at my husband for his reaction, because he’s a chef, I really value his opinion. He turned to me and I could read it all over his face. He raved, saying it was probably his favorite thing I have ever made us. That is saying something, as I have made us probably at least a 100 different recipes and that is not an exaggeration. And I have to agree. I have been craving it again, ever since we had it. I would suggest maybe adding more spinach (I know, the part I was worried about I am now promoting), because it shrinks up so much.

This recipe is a MUST try.

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Gluten-Free Naan Bread

IMAG3112This winter I was wanting to make some fresh mini pizzas. I found some made with naan bread. This was my first time making the naan bread, and it turned out perfectly and the pizzas received rave reviews.

I have had the Indian bread in my head ever since. I’ve been wanting to make a gluten-free adoption. Last week like was the week of recipe experiments for me. I tried at least 5 new ones, just on Tuesday. This naan was one of them.

And I’ll confess straight out the gate, the first trial was a no-go. Coconut flour was not going to work. So I adjusted the flours and tried again.

When they started to puff up in the skillet, I wanted to jump and dance in celebration. Then I flipped it over to a beautifully browned under-belly and I was ELATED.

I gently placed them in folds of towel to keep them warm, excited to try one. I had to really gather myself and try not to rush through making the butter chicken I was making to pair with it. WOW on the butter chicken.

And the naan bread! Make sure to roll them nice and thin.

I plan on using this recipe again to play with some mini pizzas! I hope you enjoy!

Note you usually make naan with yogurt, but I had found some goats milk kefir, which I thought would be even healthier, and easier for Zach to digest.

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