Many years ago, I was introduced to Indian food by a South African friend with Indian roots, and it completely transformed the way I looked at food. My friend cooked me Indian dishes, and she took me to the most authentic Indian restaurants in Manhattan, where I tried dishes with unknown-to-me ingredients and tried spices that I could not pronounce, yet every vegetarian Indian dish I tried made sense. To accompany my Indian meals I had the best bread ever – Indian naan bread. Since then my favorite restaurant is an Indian restaurant, but sometimes I try to recreate my favorite Indian dishes in my own kitchen, and of course I need some Indian naan bread as well.
No matter what I do I have failed at creating the perfect naan bread at home, so I have tried several store-bought versions. These were all good, but they were just not good enough. Thankfully I have now discovered Stonefire Naan, which has the necessary characteristics of authentic Indian naan.
The naan bread from Stonefire has been baked at extremely high temperatures, which gives the naan the bubbly, airy texture and the smoky flavor of authentic naan bread. The Stonefire flatbreads (naan, roti and pita) contains no synthetic dyes, preservatives, trans fat or hydrogenated oils. Stonefire is a family-owned bakery, which prides itself on creating authentic, all natural flatbreads that celebrate regional tastes and honor traditional baking methods as well as ingredients.
The Stonefire Naan bread come in three different varieties: Original Naan, Garlic Naan and Whole Grain Naan. I love all three versions of Stonefire Naan, but the Original Naan is the one that is most true to the Naan bread at my favorite Indian restaurant.
|Indian Chana Masala with naan bread from Stonefire|
The other night I cooked Indian Chana Masala, which is a spicy, vegetarian chickpea dish that is created by combining chickpeas, tomatoes, chiles and the perfect spice mix. With my Indian Chana Masala I need to have Indian Naan, and this time I used the naan bread from Stonefire.
|Jamaican Chicken Curry with Stonefire whole grain naan bread|
I also made Jamaican chicken curry, which is a curry that my Jamaican-Indian mother-in-law has taught me. She usually makes roti, another Indian flat bread, with the chicken curry but the original naan bread and the whole wheat naan from Stonefire worked perfectly.
The Stonefire naan bread was a hit at the dinner table, and my family could easily have eaten more.
Stonefire naan bread can be used in many different dishes, and you can find a myrian of flatbread recipe ideas at the Stonefire website.
Buy Stonefire Naan Bread
You can buy Stonefire Naan at your local grocery store. In South Florida you can find Stonefire Naan at your local Winn-Dixie and BJs stores.
Win Stonefire Naan Bread
One Frugality Is Free reader will win three package of Stonefire naan bread.
(One of each of the three different naan bread flavors).
This giveaway will end Wednesday January 25th at 11:59 EST.
The giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 years old or older. I will chose the winner via Random.org, and the winner will be notified by e-mail. Make sure to leave your email, or have your contact available on your blogger profile. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and if there is no response another winner will be chosen.
Disclosure: I received complimentary naan bread for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway. No monetary compensation has been received, and any opinions expressed above are based solely on my experience with the Indian naan bread from Stonefire.