Naan bread is one of the nation’s favourite side dishes to order with their takeaway curry. You will find naan bread up there with poppadoms and onion bhajis. Whether you choose to order naan instead of a rice side, or you have it as an extra to mop up any leftover sauce, there is nothing not to love about this dish.
Naan is essentially an oven-baked flatbread, it may seem quite basic but once you delve deeper, there is so much more you can do with the humble naan. If you have never tried anything but a plain naan keep reading, let us introduce you to 5 new flavours that you absolutely have to try in your next Indian takeaway.
If you love adding garlic to your food then you absolutely have to try a garlic naan. It has a real garlic kick to it and is often a preferred choice over a plain naan. There isn’t a curry that garlic naan doesn’t pair well with, so it can be a straight swap for your usual plain naan.
A keema naan is probably very different from any naan that you may have had previously. It is essentially stuffed naan bread and inside you will find either spiced beef or lamb meat. Some places will also be able to offer you a vegetarian option to a keema naan. If you haven’t tried a stuffed naan before, it needs to be on your next takeaway order.
This particular naan is probably one of the most loved by people in India. It is very similar to a plain naan yet it is slathered with butter. You will find that butter naan is also often garnished with fresh coriander leaves. Similarly to plain naan, you will probably want to eat this naan with your curry rather than just by itself.
Chilli Cheese Naan
You can probably guess the ingredients of this naan bread just from its name. It is definitely a side dish for those of you that enjoy the spicer meals on the menu. It isn’t strictly authentic but you will find it in the majority of Indian restaurants. You can expect to find a chilli cheese naan bread stuffed with cheese and lots of chilli, however, sometimes you will find fresh chilli on top of the naan too.
This last one is slightly more controversial. With its sweet filling of desiccated coconut, almonds and raisins it isn’t for everyone but, you will be surprised how perfectly it pairs with curry. It definitely has a much sweeter taste to it and with so much flavour it isn’t uncommon for people to choose to eat this naan by itself.
You will always be able to find the range of naan breads that a restaurant offers on its menu. Some places will offer more options than others yet, you can rely on most places to provide you with the staples. If you are interested in trying some of these new flavours of naan and your usual Indian doesn’t offer them you can view other local menus on the ChefOnline website.
ChefOnline is a food ordering website with a range of different Indian restaurants for you to choose from. You can browse each full menu before you order your takeaway online to ensure that the restaurant can provide you with everything you’re looking for. If you have any questions at all about any of these new naan breads before you order them, the restaurant will be able to provide you with the answers you require.