Naan Recipe

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How to make Naan
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Naans with onion seeds baked, grilled or made in a tandoor.

Ingredients of Naan

  • Oven Temp: 200 C - 400 F
  • 4 Cups Refined Flour
  • 1 1/4 Cups Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • To taste Salt
  • For garnishing Onion seeds

How to Make Naan

  • 1.Mix together the flour, salt and baking soda. Knead into a soft, smooth dough using as much yoghurt as required.
  • 2.Cover with a damp cloth and leave to rise in a warm, draught-free place, till double in volume. If in a hurry, place the container in a larger container of hot water.
  • 3.The time taken for the dough to rise varies according to the weather - about 3 hours in summer and 7 hours in winter.
  • 4.Punch the dough and leave to rise again. This time it will take much less time.
  • 5.Break the dough into pieces of desirable size and smooth into rounds.
  • 6.Cover with a damp cloth and keep for at least 15 minutes.
  • 7.Roll the balls into flat ovals or rounds. You can also flatten them by slapping them between your palm - as experts do, stretching and pulling with your hands when required.
  • 8.Smear the surface with water and sprinkle with onion seeds.
  • 9.Grease a baking tray and bake the naans in a pre-heated oven for about 5 minutes.
  • 10.Better still is to grill them, if your grill has elements both above and below. If you have a tandoor, wet one side of the naan with water and stick it to the walls of the tandoor.
  • 11.You can also stick it to a hot griddle and turn the griddle upside down over the flame. The naan will fall off when cooked.
  • 12.Brush the hot naan with butter or ghee and serve.
Key Ingredients: Refined Flour, Yogurt, Baking Soda, Salt, Onion seeds