21 April 2011




To go with the delicious Chana Masala I made the other day, my friend suggested preparing Naan. 


Naan is a flat Indian bread. I was surprised to learn that it originated in Central Asia. 

Roti is another popular variation, but that one is made in a skillet on the stove. And just as delicious. 

Naan is made with a little yogurt which gives it a nice softness. 






2 cups Flour
3/4 cup  Warm Water
2 tbsp Oil 
2.5 tbsp Yogurt
Pinch of Baking Soda
Pinch of Salt
1/2 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Yeast




-In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, oil, yogurt and baking soda. Don't mix it yet!


-On a separate smaller bowl, mix the warm water sugar and yeast. Let it rest for 3-5 minutes until the mix is bubbly.

-Mix the yeast mixture into the flour mixture and mix well. Kneed for a few minutes until everything is well incorporated. Then shape into a ball and let it rise for one and half hours or until it doubles in size. 



-Once the dough has doubled in size, divide into two smaller balls and roll each one into 7 inches long. then cut those into three smaller balls. Or just make 6 small balls, whatever is easier for you. 


-Let them rise again for 10 minutes. Then flatten into round shaped dough. 





-Grease a baking dish with a little oil and bake for 3-4 minutes each at 400 degrees. 


Serve hot from the oven. You can brush them with a little Ghee (clarified butter).




9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great recipe and pics! But how much oil should be put in?

Yadi I. said...

Anonymous:

It's 2 tablespoons! I'm so sorry.

sanmai said...

Awesome!

Coral said...

wow....... chana masala and naan my Fav.
like your space and now following you.

foodeterian

Mai khot said...

Wow, I love naan and this look super easy to do. Awesome photography too!

Ame said...

oven temp?

Yadi I. said...

Oven temp is 350 degres. Sorry about that!

Sex Movies said...

This naan is delicious, perfect with salad or even as a bread replacement. I love it with some garlic sauce.

Nish said...

I didn't know Naan could be made in an electric oven. Did it turn out soft or crisp?

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