Wednesday, July 24, 2013

These naans are very soft and very tasty. The entire preparation process is quite simple. This is a keeper recipe.

Here is the recipe..
Makes 6 small naans

Ingredients :
All purpose flour (maida) - 2 cups
Istant yeast - 1 Teaspoon
Baking powder - 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar - 1 teaspoon
Cooking oil - 3 Tablespoons
Milk - 1/2 cup warm (less or more)
Yogurt - 4 Tablespoons
Butter - as required for applying on cooked naan (optional)

Method :
1. In a mixing bowl add flour, yeast, baking powder,  salt and sugar. Mix well to combine.
2. Add oil and yogurt (room temperature or cold) and mix.
3. Add warm milk little by little and start kneading to form a very soft dough. Remember that milk has to be warm,  neither hot nor cold.
4. Keep adding milk little by little and knead for 8-10 minutes.
5. Take some oil in your fingers, apply all over the dough and keep it covered with a cling film in a warm place for an hour or more till the dough doubles in size. 


6. After the resting period remove the dough and punch down the air and divide it into equal portions. I made 6.
8. On a slightly floured surface start rolling the dough to form a disc. It can be as thick or as thin as per your choice. The naan will swell up a little during cooking so have that in mind.
9. Place the rolled out dough on a slightly floured surface till you finish rolling all the dough portions. Keep them covered to avoid drying. I normally make them one by one. I roll one and cook it and roll the second while the first is cooking.
10. Heat a tawa and reduce flame to medium or low heat. Place a naan on it, cover and cook for anything between 1-3 minutes.
11. Keep checking. If bubbles have started forming on the top surface and the bottom gets brown spots flip it to the other side, cover and cook again.
12. Once the naan is done on the other side as well, remove it and place it either in a hotpot or covered in a cloth to stay soft and warm till being served.
13. Apply some butter on top of the naan if you want butter naan.
14. Make the other naans in the same way.

Enjoy yummy naans with curry of your choice. We love these naans with Marag

Recipe adapted from

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