Naan is the most popular Indian bread and is served at all Indian restaurants across the world. I recently started making Naan at home and I was really surprised that its so easy to prepare and actually tastes so much better than the store bought versions. The following recipe makes about 5 to 6 Naans.

What you will need:
  • Maida / all purpose flour - 2 cups
  • Lukewarm water - 3/4 cup
  • Active dry yeast - 1 tsp
  • Yogurt - 2.5 tbsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp

 How to prepare
Add 1 tsp of active dry yeast to 3/4 cup of lukewarm water. Make sure the water is neither too hot nor cold.  Leave it for 10 mins for the yeast to activate.
Mix the flour with sugar, salt and yogurt. Add the yeast, water mixture and mix well. Finally add 1 tbsp of oil.
Cover with a plastic wrap for about 3 to 4 hours. The dough rises and doubles up in volume.
Make balls out of the dough, dust them with some flour and roll them. Do not roll them too thin as it gets hard when cooked. I roll them as thick as stuffed paranthas.
Preheat oven to 500F and set it to broil mode. Place the rolled naans(2 or 3 at a time) on an aluminium foil and place them in the oven. They puff up in about 5 minutes and the top surface gets brown spots.
Apply butter on top and serve hot with vegetable or chicken curry.


Anonymous said...

mmmmmmmmm ;-)