This Naan recipe is very easy to make and the final result is excellent. Naan is an Indian flat bread that is tender and very flavorful. It is made with plain yogurt and oil or ghee. Ghee is clarified butter that is widely used in Indian cuisine.
These beautiful flat bread go with all sorts of Indian foods. Curries are wonderful with a fresh and delicious piece of Naan bread.
This is what you are going to need for this easy and delicious Naan bread recipe:
Makes eight to twelve
4 cups (500 grams) all-purpose flour (perhaps a little more if your dough is too wet)
2 tsp. (8 grams) sugar
2 tsp. (12 grams) salt
1 tsp. (4.9 grams) baking powder
2 TBS (28 grams) oil or ghee
4 TBS (61.3 grams) of whole milk, plain yogurt
1 tsp. (4.25 grams) dry active yeast
1 cup (125 grams) warm whole milk (110 degrees F/ 43 C) – you might need a little more if your dough is too dry
Mix the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a large bowl. Make a well in the middle with you hands. Add the oil, yogurt and yeast. Mix it with your hands until it resembles large peas.
Start adding the milk, a quarter cup at a time, and mixing it after each addition. Try and incorporate all the dry ingredients to your wet ones. If you find that the dough is too dry add a little more milk. If It is too wet, add a little more flour.
Transfer the dough on to a lightly floured board. Wet your hands lightly and start kneading your dough until it is no longer sticky – about 5 minutes until you have a nice ball of smooth dough.
Rub a little oil on your hands and coat the ball of dough. Place it in a clean bowl, cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and allow the dough to double is size between 60 to 90 minutes. Keep the bowl in a warm, draft free place.
Transfer your risen dough on to a lightly floured board and break it up into 8 or 12 equally sized balls. Roll out each ball with a rolling pin and form them into ovals.
Heat a dry skillet or griddle until it is really hot. Work one piece at a time. Place the oval into the hot skillet and cook until little bubble start to form – about 45 seconds. Flip the bread and cook for an additional 15 to 20 seconds, pressing down with a spatula. Flip the bread one more time and remove from skillet.
Keep the cooked bread wrapped in a clean kitchen towel until you are ready to serve. Enjoy!