“ Brand: Waitrose / Type: Bread „
We quite often eat Thai Green Curry a lovely quick and easy Nigella recipe and we like to eat it with some rice and a naan bread. I used to always use plain naan bread until one day when the online delivery arrived and the driver said that there was no plain naan and they had substituted Peshwari Naan and was that ok? Well I had no idea what a peshwari naan was but said I was sure it would be fine. Since then I always buy the peshwari naans and have found that the Waitrose peshwari naan is our favourite. They cost £1.39 for two naan breads and are for sale in Waitrose
So what is a peshwari naan I hear you ask? Well it is a naan bread with sultanas and coconuts which give it a sweeter flavour and a nice texture. It contrasts nicely with a hot or spicy curry. The Waitrose Peshwari come in a plastic wrapper which is recyclable, it's not very easy to open so you need a knife or some scissors.
I'm not going to list all the ingredients here but it does contain wheat flour, sultanas, coconut, apple powder, milk, sugar, eggs and gluten amongst other things.
They give the nutritional values for a quarter of a pack which would mean half the naan. Personally I can easily eat a whole naan and I wonder if this is just a clever way of making them look more healthy than they actually are.
Calories - 236g
Fat - 6.6g (Saturates - 2.1g)
Sugars - 8.6g
You can heat these naan breads either in the oven or under the grill. Personally I always heat them in the oven but you can do which ever method you prefer. First remove them from the packet and sprinkle with a little bit of water. If you are grilling them place in a medium hot grill and cook for 1 minute on each side. For ovens heat at 200 degrees for an electric oven, 180 degrees for a fan or Gas Mark 6. Place directly onto the centre shelf and heat for 4-5 minutes.
I never have to store these as we open a packet and use it between the two of us. However should you need to store them they advise storing in an airtight container and using within 2 days or you can freeze them. They have a fairly good shelf life, my packet is best before 27th April 2009, so you can buy them and store them in your cupboard for a little while until you use them.
The naans are circular in shape and about 6 inches in diameter and roughly half an inch thick. The packet I have at the moment look quite well fired on the bottom, the other ones I have had haven't been like this so maybe they just left them in a little too long! The naans taste lovely there is a nice mix of the bread, the sultanas and coconut and the apple. They have a sweet taste which goes well with the curry. The sultanas, coconut and apple aren't mixed right through the bread but are just underneath the top. I presume they somehow make the bread put the topping with the apples, sultanas and coconut then put a thin layer of bread over the top or fold it over somehow. The bread is a nice consistency and not too dry which sometimes naans can be.
I like these naan breads, they go great with a curry and are a little bit tastier and more interesting than a plain naan. They taste great and I will be buying them again.