A fun night in... yes?It should have been.
Sadly, although the decorations, food and setting were all fabulous, there was a fresh outbreak of the War of the Wardrobe. Miss Fab protested loudly and long about the fact that her sari was not beautiful enough and we wolfed down our lovely food while trying to get the air raid siren turned off.
Sad. I had envisioned some snake dancing (always good for a laugh, a la "Bride & Prejudice") and pleasant conversation in Hindi - you know, things like "kahaan hai chaaval?" (where is the rice?) and "swadista shukriya!" (delicious thankyou!)
Never mind. Just because our plans turned pear-shaped doesn't mean you can't benefit from the idea! It should have been a great lot of fun.
Just in case you fancy an exotic Indian Evening, here's the naan recipe I found...
2 cups flour1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup warm water
- Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
- Add the water slowly, making sure that the whole mixture is covered, to form a soft dough
- Either in the bowl or on a bench, knead the dough until it doesn’t stick to your fingers. You may need to add a little extra flour for this. The dough should be smooth and flexible
- Separate the dough into golf ball-sized portions
- Cover the dough and leave in a warm place for at least half an hour.
- Roll each dough ball out into circles about 3mm high.
- Heat a frying pan with a little oil and cook each side for about 20 seconds or until the first sign of bubbles.
Makes about a dozen.