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Naan

What you need: 

4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
salt, to taste
1 egg substitute, beaten (http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=7678.0)
6 tablespoons plain vegan yogurt
3 tablespoons margarine, divided
1 cup nondairy milk
1 tablespoon poppy seeds

What you do: 

1. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a bowl. Stir in egg substitute, yogurt and 2 tablespoons of the margarine.
2. Gradually stir in enough milk to make a soft dough. Cover with a damp cloth and place in a warm place for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (I use even higher temperature of 500 degrees F and place a pizza stone in my oven).
3. Knead dough on a floured surface for 2 or 3 minutes until smooth. Divide into 8 pieces, and roll each piece into a ball, then into ovals about 6" long.
4. If you must use a baking sheet, grease it and brush the underside of the naan with water. Brush the other side with margarine and sprinkle with poppy seeds.
5. Bake 6 to 10 minutes until puffy and golden brown. (This is where the stone makes a difference)'

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I tried a vegetarian instead of vegan version of this (real egg, regular plain yogurt), without poppy seeds.  I instead used some garlic powder and oregano (not indian, i know ! ) but it turned out very soft and very yummy! i'll definitely make it again!! even if you don't roll it out you can make it pretty flat.

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I made these for a group of friends last night to go with some Sweet Potato Dahl (posted on this site).  They turned out great!  I got 10 mini naan from this recipe.  Did everyone else ROLL their dough into ovals?  I didn't roll mine, so they turned out quite lumpy and not very flat like the naan pictures posted.

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Can anything be used in place of the soy yogurt? I don't have any and won't be going anywhere anytime soon and really want to try this recipe. Thanks.

You can add 1 Tbs of apple cider vinegar to a cup of soy milk,  (preferable unsweetened), stir, and let it sit for 5 min or so.  It's more like buttermilk than yogurt in texture, but it should work.

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Can anything be used in place of the soy yogart? I don't have any and won't be going anywhere anytime soon and really want to try this recipe. Thanks.

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What happens if I don't have poppy seeds?

They will taste fine without them, but you could sub sesame seeds instead.

Sweet.... thanks,
have a nice day.

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What happens if I don't have poppy seeds?

They will taste fine without them, but you could sub sesame seeds instead.

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What happens if I don't have poppy seeds?

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        I was pleasantly suprised at how great these came out! I was concerned because after leaving the dough out for two hours, I could not make them at that time and had to put the dough in the fridge overnight. Then I made them from the cold dough straight out of the fridge and they still came out great! I made a dinner out of this naan, Craig's Dhal and the Polynesian Salad with Curry dressing. It was the best dinner I've had in quite some time!

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Very good.
Made mine with 1/2 WW and 1/2 Spelt flours.
The dough was a bit wet, but I used Olive Oil rather than solids, so I should have reduced the Rice Milk, and did not.
The fluffed up, and were very tasty. Note like a good Indian restaurants, but a welcome add on to an at home cooked Indian meal.

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I made these the first time in the oven following the exact recipe. They were okay. Maybe I rollen them too thin? They came out crunchier than I'd like.

The second batch, I increased the yogurt to an entire small container and cooked on my George Foreman grill - placed on open, preheated GF grill, left to brown lightly on bottom, then flipped and closed lid to finish cooking. Mmmmmm.

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