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"Is It Possible to Make Delicious Naan Bread at Home with Just a Few Simple Ingredients?"

Basic Easy Naan Recipe



A bread for every Indian food
Naan, Garlic Naan, Butter Naan

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk (2% milk works well, but any kind will do)

  • 1/4 cup yogurt (Greek yogurt, regular yogurt, kefir, or soy yogurt) - Optional

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (or a mix of whole wheat and all-purpose)

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda - It can be option if yogurt is sour.

  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)

  • Butter for brushing (optional)

  • Fresh herbs (such as chopped cilantro) for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Wet Ingredients:

  • In a bowl, whisk together the milk and yogurt until well combined. This mixture will act as our wet ingredient base.

  1. Mix the Dry Ingredients:

  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt.

  • Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients.

  1. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:

  • Pour the milk-yogurt mixture into the well in the dry ingredients.

  • Mix everything together to form a soft dough. You may need to add a little more flour if the dough is too sticky.

  1. Knead the Dough:

  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface.

  • Knead it for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.

  1. Let the Dough Rest:

  • Place the dough back in the bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rest for 1 hour. This allows the gluten to relax and makes the naan softer.

  1. Divide and Shape:

  • Divide the dough into small portions (about the size of a golf ball).

  • Roll each portion into an oval or round shape, about 1/4 inch thick.

  1. Cook the Naan:

  • Heat a cast iron skillet or non-stick pan over medium-high heat.

  • Place a rolled-out naan on the hot skillet, with one side have a enough water applied so that it stick firmly on hot pan.

  • Cook for about 1-2 minutes on each side until bubbles form and it puffs up slightly.

  • You can brush the cooked naan with melted butter for extra flavor.

  1. Serve Warm:

  • Serve the naan warm with your favorite curry, chutney, or enjoy it plain.

  • Garnish with fresh herbs if desired.

Notes:

  • For butter naan we roll the dough balls a oval and round shapes, brush of butter and then fold it to make a round turban and then roll it again in to 1/4 inch thick.

  • Naan can be customized by adding garlic, nigella seeds, or other spices to the dough before cooking.

  • Don’t worry if your naan isn’t perfectly round—it’s the taste that matters!

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