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Homemade Naan

When I was little, any time I had to go to an Indian party/function, I always knew that if I didn’t like the food, I could always fill up on Naan. It was my favorite bread and it is a staple in Indian restaurants and Indian parties. It isn’t just like any bread. The addition of yogurt gives this bread a tangy taste. This flatbread is normally made in a special Tandoor oven (Cylindrical clay oven). I have always told myself, that I will master this bread (despite the lack of Tandoor). Today, I decided to cook Indian Butter Chicken and Mint-Zucchini Raita, what better excuse to practice my naan making skills. The best part,  I have found that today’s attempt was my best ever.

Fresh Homemade Naan

Ingredients:

2 cups of all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon of active dry yeast

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of sugar

1/8 teaspoon of baking soda

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

2 1/2 tablespoons of plain yogurt

3/4 cup warm water

1 teaspoon of butter, softened

extra flour (For use when rolling)

1 tablespoon of melted butter (for brushing)

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients together and knead until dough is soft.
  2. Place dough in a greased bowl and cover with saran wrap and allow it to rest for 1-2 hours
  3. Place a baking tray, close to broiler and heat the oven to 500F
  4. Divide dough into 6 equal parts and form them into balls and coat with extra flour
  5. Roll each ball into thin rounds 1/4 inch thick
  6. Place oven on broil (you now have a hot oven and a hot baking pan in the oven)
  7. Carefully lay one Naan on the hot baking pan and shut the oven
  8. Watch as the naan starts bubbling and rising. As soon as the top starts browning a bit, take it out of the oven with a spatula
  9. Brush melted butter onto of naan and cover naan
  10. Continue with remaining naan.

Golden Brown and Soft


 

 

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