Today I am having my parents and mother-in-law up for and an Indian lunch. Before I was married, I heard horror stories of awful, overbearing mother-in-laws. I got lucky with my mother-in-law! She is a wonderful woman and I truly enjoy spending time with her.
Neither my parents nor my mother-in-law have had Indian food before, so I am fixing a traditional lunch of chicken tikka masala, basmati rice, and naan. Naan bread is yeasted flat bread, similar to pitas. If you have never worked with yeast before, this is a great recipe to start with. The dough is easy to work with and the recipe is not as involved as other yeast breads. Using a bread machine to mix and rise the dough makes the process even easier. This naan recipe produces a bread with a nice chewy outside and tender inside, perfect for mopping up all the tikka masala sauce!