Thursday, 16 July 2009

Naan /Indian bread

NAAN

Ingredients:
3 cups All purpose flour,
1 tsp yeast,
1tsp sugar,
1/2 tsp salt,
1 tbsp yogurt,
1 cup milk,
1egg and
1 tsp oil.

Method:
In a bowl, mix the yeast with some warm water. Stir in the sugar and salt and leave it ina warm place for 5-10 minutes, till the yeast becomes frothy. Add the milk, yogurt, 1 beaten egg and the oil to this and mix well.
Take the flour in another big bowl and add the above mixture to make a very soft and sticky dough. Now add 1/2 tsp oil on top and cover the dough with a damp kitchen towel and rest it for 15 to 20 minutes.
After 15-20 minutes, make medium sized balls with the dough, and place them on a flat sheet , covering them with a damp towel again and rest it for another 20 monutes. Pre-heat the oven to highest temperature or on broil mode. Now roll the balls into long oval shape. Place them on a greased baking tray and bake them in the Oven for 2-3 minutes / until cooked. After taking it out from the oven, apply butter on top. Serve hot with any curry/ gravy

Tips:
The Naan should not not be rolled out very thinly, because they will become very crispy.
For a variation, chopped garlic can be sprinkled on the Naan, before putting it in the oven.

11 comments:

sangi said...

Looks sooo yummmm...!

Carrie said...

We love Naan!! We have eaten at Indian restaurants a couple times and the flavors are so unusual for us we don't always enjoy what we get but we love the Naan! My boys will be so excited I found a recipe for Naan!

Faiza Ali said...

Thanks Sangi.

Faiza Ali said...

Even I love Naan very much Carrie. I always prefer Naan over rice when eating out at Indian restaurants. Do let me know How it turned out :)

Humaira said...

Faiza, Thank you for visiting my blog.The naans look so yummy. I usually make them a little thicker as I fear them getting crisp but yours look perfect

Babli said...

Mujhe to naan behad pasand hai par maine kabhi bhi nahin banaya par ab to aapka lajawab recipe mil gaya hai zaroor banaungi.

Faiza Ali said...
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Faiza Ali said...

Thanks Humaira and Babli.

Rahin said...

Hi Faiza, first time here, nice blog you have , naan looks perfect

Shabs.. said...

ya , im a pure keralite, a Malabari (Northern Kerala) which is well known for its rich cuisine, brought up in uae and now here with my husband and 2 year old....I guessed u werent mallu from the cuisines u have here, but since u told me u miss kerala food, i got confused:)

Shabs.. said...

2 year old eh?....woooow....My son gives me no rest....where from kerala is ur dad?

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