Naan Bread Recipe

Tasty nan bread
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One thing that really amazd me in Europe was that almost everybody knew what Naan was and frequented Indian restaurants just for Naan and curry. So this particluar recipe is for you my friends sitting miles away and in absolute love with this unique for of Indian bread!

All purpose flour (maida) – 250 gms

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Powdered sugar – 1 and 1/2 tsp

Baking powder – 1/2 tsp

Soda bicarbonate – 1/4 tsp

Milk – 4 tbsp

Curd (yogurt) – 4 tbsp

Egg – 1 no.

Clarified butter (ghee) – 2 tbsp

Poppy seeds (Khus Khus) – 1 tsp each mixed with clarified butter

  1. Sieve flour along with salt and sugar
  2. Warm milk and curd slightly and add baking powder,soda bicarbonate, melted ghee and egg.
  3. Pour this mixture into gradually into the seived flour and knead to a pliable dough. Stretch and knead for 10 minutes. Oil your hand if required while kneading.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover and keep it in a warm place (3-4 hrs)
  5. The dough will double in its size. Knead again and divide into equal portions (balls)
  6. Roll out the each portion into a oblong / triangular/ oval shape.
  7. Brush one side with water and spread khus khus on the other side.
  8. Place it on a warm griddle (tawa) with the side brushed with water facing the griddle or tawa.
  9. Invert the griddle and cook over direct flame
  10. In case you are baking them in an oven, then pre heat the oven on maximum temperature and place the rolled out naan on a baking sheet and bake for 4-5 minutes
  11. Just before serving pre heat the oven on broiler mode and broil the naan for 15-20 seconds and serve or alternatively you can brown  then by holding the naan with tongs and showing it over direct flame for 10 seconds
  12. Drop a dollop of butter over the naan or serve as is as snacks or with curry!

Till next time…happy cooking!