Naan - Indian Flat Bread

Naan is a leavened (using yeast) bread, traditionally made in a Tandoor. At home we make it on a Tava. Take care and cook over a high flame to simulate the tandoor effect. Serve it plain or brushed with butter.

Various toppings and fillings are possible.

Maida - 2 cups
Salt - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 Tbsp

Water - 1/4 cup
Fresh Yeast - 1 Tbsp
Sugar - 2 tsp

First, dissolve sugar in lukewarm water. Add yeast and keep aside for 3 minutes.
Measure flour, and add salt and oil to it.
Make a well and pour in the yeast mixture.
Mix and gather adding extra water or milk into a soft dough.
Then stretch and knead - for 5 to 7 minutes.
Keep covered for 2 hours.

Clean a Iron Tava (there should be no grease on the surface) well and heat it.
Punch dough and divide into even sized balls and flatten them (use very little flour for dusting) - one at a time.

Brush the surface with water and drop it on the hot tava, wet side down.

Cover and simmer for a minute.

Remove cover and upturn tava over a high flame and cook for a minute.

Gently remove the cooked Naan. Brush with butter (optional).

Serve hot with a gravy of your choice.


revathi said…
Lovely naan.... it has come out very nicely... U have an award waiting for u in my blog...please do collect it... Keep posting some yummy recipes... U deserve a lot more...
Kalpana Sareesh said…
wow gud demo will def try it out..
anu said…
Naan is one of my fav Indian breads.

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