We eat roti and paratha day-after-day; and when we desperately want a change from aata roti, naan does the job the perfectly. Naan is made with maida with some amount of sooji for crispiness. When smeared with some butter, it is the best thing to complete your lavish meal. Vegetarian dal makhani or non-vegetarian butter chicken, naan makes our special dishes extra special. Now, if you are craving for a naan already, go ahead and make it today; and not just an ordinary naan, make a paneer-stuffed naan that will be the best naan you've ever had, we guarantee it.
Paneer makes every meal better - paneer paratha, paneer pakoda, paneer kulcha - we know you agree with us. So, let's make our favourite naan with a filling of creamy paneer to surprise our family today. You don't even need yeast to make it, really!
(Also Read: How To Make Garlic Naan At Home Without Tandoor)
Paneer Naan Recipe:
(Makes 4-5 naan)
1 cup maida
2 tsp sooji (semolina)
1 tsp oil
1/4 cup curd
Salt to taste
A pinch of baking soda
Half tsp sugar
Lukewarm water for kneading
For paneer filling -
50 gms paneer
1 green chilli, chopped
Salt to taste
1 tsp garam masala
Handful of coriander leaves
Step 1 - Mix maida, sooji, baking soda, salt and sugar. Add oil and mix lightly with hands. Then knead dough with warm or lukewarm water. Let it rest for half an hour.
Step 2 - Grate paneer, add salt, garam masala, chopped green chillies, coriander leaves and mix well.
Step 3 - Divide dough into small equal sized balls. Take one ball and with your thumb make a deep well in the center. Fill it with 1 tsp of paneer filling and roll the ball again to cover it.
Step 4 - Now, sprinkle some dry flour on your surface and roll the dough ball enough to make naan. Sprinkle some water all over the naan
Step 5 - On a well heated non-stick tawa, drop the naan with water-laden side down touching the tawa base. Press the naan so that it sticks to the tawa. Now, pick the tawa and turn it upside down so that the naan cooks directly on the flame.
You tandoor-style paneer naan without yeast is cooked. Pair it with your favourite sabzi and enjoy a good meal with your family.
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