Naan



Naan usually grilled in hot clay tandoor oven. At home, we don't have such facility, so mostly used oven to bake. I prefer hot griddle to get fluffy naan. Usually naan served with mint chutney and Indian curry. It will be complete with Tandoori chicken or fish.

Ingredients :

  • 3 cups All purpose flour

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 1 tsp Sugar

  • 1/2 cup Yogurt

  • 1/4 cup Milk

  • 1 tsp Instant yeast

  • 2 tbsp Warm water

  • a pinch of baking powder(opt)

  • a pinch of baking soda(opt)

  • 2 drops of oil

Garnishing :

  • Butter

  • Garlic

  • Cheese

Preparation Method :

Mix yeast and sugar in warm water to frost. Add salt

Place all purpose flour in a wide bowl. Sieve together baking powder and baking soda.

Make a well in the center. Now add yeast mixture, oil and yogurt slowly knead the dough. Add milk occasionally till to get uniform.

Transfer the dough to a flat surface and knead it well for few minutes. Add flour if its too sticky.

Grease the deep bowl with oil and leave the dough covered with damp cloth to rise for 2 hours.

After 2 hours, punch the dough to release the air.

Divide the into balls and roll to flat circular shapes and let it rest for 2 - 3 minutes.

Heat the griddle till hot. Cook the bread by flipping both sides. I prefer to grill in hot griddle then bake.

For Butter Naan , brush with butter both sides before serve. I used plenty of butter, don't care about calories!

For Garlic Naan - Brush with butter and sprinkle with garlic which chopped finely.

For Cheese Naan - Brush with little butter and sprinkle grated cheese on one side of Naan bread.

Naan best served while hot with ant dall curry accompanied by Tandoori fish or Tandoori Chicken.

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