Melting cheese enclosed in a delicious warm bread… Difficult to resist the flavor of cheese naan. In Asia, especially in India and Pakistan, naan is part of the daily diet. Its recipe could not be simpler since it is a wheat flour bread that is cooked in a terracotta oven or directly on the wall of the latter. And contrary to what one might think, its variant, cheese naan, or cheese naan, does not come from India at all, but from… France! For some, it would be an Alsatian restaurateur, at the head of one of the first Indian establishments in the capital, who invented this recipe in the 1960s. His idea? Bring a French note to a very exotic dish. For others, it would be the Gupta family, originally from the city of Bombay, at the head of the Indra restaurant, which would rather be at the origin of it in the 70s.
A 2-ingredient cheese naan that is winning over TikTok
Today, cheese naan is savored all over the world and gourmets are never short of ideas for revisiting it. The proof with this extremely simple cheese naan recipe that has been panicking the Web for a few weeks already, TikTok in mind. Extremely simple because instead of concocting their own bread, Internet users use an… industrial pizza dough. The only other ingredient needed is none other than melting Laughing Cow type cheese, as is the case for the original recipe. But it is quite possible to swap it for mozzarella, burrata, Kiri, goat cheese and even raclette, for the more daring.
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How to prepare two-ingredient cheese naan?
The principle: you start by rolling out the pizza dough, then using a pizza wheel, you cut it into four equal parts. In the center of each part, we place a piece of cheese, then we enclose everything in a sort of ball of dough. Finally, flatten the whole thing using a rolling pin and brown each side of the cheese naan in a previously oiled frying pan. Real child’s play. Some vary the pleasures and even add salmon. Ham, tomatoes, mushrooms… Everything is possible. It’s up to you to choose how to garnish it according to your desires.