Naan bread is one of the many variants of Indian bread, which goes well with a spicy curry. My personal favorite combos are Naan with Chhole and Naan with mutton curry.
Making naan bread is super easy. We realized that after trying out several recipes and several proportions. The following recipe worked out well for us.
Things you need:
- Sugar (2 tbsp)
- Water (1/2 cup)
- Yeast (1 tsp)
- All purpose flour / Maida (3 cups)
- Milk Powder (2 tbsp)
- Yogurt (4 tbsp)
- Vegetable Oil/ Melted butter (2 tbsp)
- Salt (1/2 tsp)
- Baking Soda (1/2 tsp)
- Baking Powder (1 tsp)
Baking Soda-baking powder are optional ingredients.
Use room temperature yogurt for the best result.
Amount of sugar and milk powder can be adjusted according the preference of sweetness.
Personally I like the naan a little bit on the sweeter side, which complements the spicy gravy really well!
- Mix the sugar and yeast with half a cup of water. Keep it aside for at least 10 minutes.
- Sift the dry ingredients to get rid of any lumps or bugs.
- Mix the flour, milk powder, yogurt, vegetable oil/butter, salt, (baking soda + baking powder) all together.
- Add the yeast (which should have created a foam by now) to the mixture and make a dough. Kneed for about 7-8 minutes to make a smooth dough.
You may need a little bit of water at this stage.
- Cover the dough ball with a little bit of oil and set it aside for 2 hours.
- The dough will puff up because of the yeast. Kneed for another 2-3 minutes and make small ball.
- Roll them into naan.
- Cook them on a preheated pan/ tawa on medium-medium high flame. No oil/butter required required at this stage.
- Brush melted butter and serve them hot with your favorite gravy.
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