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Foodstuff: Patak’s Brand Frozen Naan

I have tried a number of commercially made pre-cooked Naan products in the past, both frozen and otherwise, and I have to say that thus far I have not been terribly impressed. Patak’s, as readers of my Foodstuff’s will know, make quite a few very good Indian food products and I am hoping that they will be able to achieve a similar quality with their Naan… Continue reading “Foodstuff: Patak’s Brand Frozen Naan”

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Experiment: Naan Pizza with Lamb and Feta Cheese

While perusing the Chowtimes food blog, I came across a recipe created by co-author Suanne for something she called Naan Pizza. Basically, this was a standard cheese pizza that used a piece of cooked Naan bread instead of the more standard rolled dough. In another post, her husband, Ben, visited a Vancouver restaurant featuring Uighur cuisine from the semi-autonomous Xinjiang province in Western China. The Uighur people are largely Moslem and their cuisine features lamb, spices not commonly used in the rest of China, and a type of bread that is very similar to Indian Naan. Ben sampled a dish composed of a lamb-topped chunk of this bread and referred to it as ‘Xinjiang Pizza’.

Ben mentions that chili and carrot were added to the meat I was inspired to try a fusion of Suanne’s ‘Naan Pizza’ with what I saw in his post. My idea was to combine the richness of a western cheese laden pizza with the more exotic tastes of the Far East. This is what I came up with … Continue reading “Experiment: Naan Pizza with Lamb and Feta Cheese”