Pumpkin naan from chef Navjot Arora of Indian soul food restaurant Old Monk is certainly a novel way to use fall’s favorite fruit, and an inspired autumnal spin on an Indian classic. The pumpkin puree lends a hint of earthy sweetness and a subtle orange shade (which you can bump up with a pinch of red food coloring) to the soft, puffy flatbread. If you’re short on time, you can always used canned pumpkin puree instead of making your own. And if you don’t have a tandoori oven, not to worry. Just make sure your cast iron pan or wok has a heat-safe handle, because the whole thing will be going into a very hot conventional oven. For another recipe from chef Navjot, get Old Monk’s Honey Chili Chicken recipe.
Since you won’t need all of your pumpkin puree for this naan, put the rest to good use in our Pumpkin Garam Masala Latte recipe, or our Pumpkin Spice Milkshake recipe.(Check out all the best of pumpkins on Chowhound for more ideas.) And for something to serve with your pumpkin naan, try our Pumpkin Curry recipe, or our Chole Masala recipe.
To make the naan:
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