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Lentil Naan
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NDSU Extension
Servings
Servings:
12
Title

Lentil Naan Bread

Recipe Type
Description

Make your own flatbread at home!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. sugar

  • ½ cup warm water

  • 2 teaspoons dry yeast

  • ¼ cup cooked or canned lentils, drained and rinsed

  • ¼ cup canola or olive oil

  • ⅓ cup of plain yogurt or sour cream

  • 1 egg

  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley, optional

Directions

Directions

In a small bowl, dissolve sugar in the warm water. Stir in dry yeast and let stand for 10 minutes or until frothy. In a food processor, add lentils, oil, yogurt or sour cream, and egg and purée until smooth. In a medium bowl or mixer, combine flour and salt. Stir in yeast and lentil mixture and fresh herb if using. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until soft, adding more flour 1 tablespoon. at a time if necessary. Dough should be soft but not sticky. Place dough in a well-oiled bowl, cover with a cloth or plastic wrap and let rest for 1 hour in a warm area. Preheat griddle or cast-iron pan to medium high heat. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Divide dough into 12 pieces and then flatten into discs. Cook naan on griddle or in cast-iron pan until golden brown, then flip over and cook the other side until golden brown. 

Dietary and Nutrition

Widgets

Pulses, which include chickpeas/garbanzo beans, dry peas and lentils, are increasingly being recognized for their role in promoting good health. Researchers have reported that regular consumption of pulses may reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. Pulses are a versatile, easy-to-prepare ingredient that can be used in entrees, salads, breads and desserts.

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Pulses: The Perfect Food, Healthy to Eat, Healthy to Grow; Peas-Lentils-Chickpeas (FN1508, Reviewed Oct. 2022)

Pulses, which include chickpeas/garbanzo beans, dry peas and lentils, are increasingly being recognized for their role in promoting good health.

On the Pulse of Healthful Eating Using More Pulse Foods In Your Diet (FN1714, Reviewed May 2019)

Pulses are a type of legume characterized by seeds that grow in pods. These ancient crops have been used in worldwide cuisine for thousands of years. Pulses include chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), lentils and dry peas.

This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.