Thursday, 4 February 2010

Sesame Naans

In my previous post, I had promised to post the Sesame naan recipe , which I learned from my friend. After tasting her naan I wanted to learn how to make it, and till then I had not baked any naans at home. I had always thought that making naan at home was impossible...Naan for me was something, which can be baked only by professionals. So, this this the first naan I learned, while living in the States. And I was very delighted to see the results..I was soo happy to bake my first naan and I immediately took the naans to her house, to ask if they have turned out good . And I was over the moon, when she complimented me by saying that they were not like her naans, but better than hers(blush)..I am really grateful to her that she gave me this recipe and encouraged me to try them. It is time consuming but is its all worth it because these special beauties are baked only once in while and on special occasions. So, here goes the recipe.....

SESAME NAANS

Ingredients:
3 cups maida /all purpose flour,
1 tsp of dry active yeast,
1 tsp of salt,
1 tsp of sugar,
1 cup of milk,
1/4 cup vegetable oil,
1 tbsp of yogurt and
2-3 tbsp of white sesame seeds.

Method:
Soak the sesame seeds in 1/2 cup of milk. In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients-flour, salt, sugar and yeast . now add the oil, 1/2 cup of milk and yogurt and make a soft dough using some water if needed. Knead well, cover with a damp cloth and keep aside in a warm place for 2-3 hours. After 2-3 hours, make 4-5 balls with the dough, cover withe cloth/ with a cling wrap and let rest for 5 more minutes. Heat a tawa/ griddle and also the oven to broil, strain the soaked sesame seeds in a strainer to use it on the naan. Roll each ball a little bit, just the size of a small poori, top it with some sesame seeds and make holes on it, with your finger ('YES' with your finger). pat this between your palms to stretch and to make it larger. Cook one side on the flat griddle ( not the side topped with sesame seeds, but the other plain side) Cook on low flame until the base turns light brown in colour. take from the griddle and place on a baking sheet and place the baking sheet in the oven and cook till the naan turns light golden in colour. Remove it from the oven, and immediately, brush it with some butter and wrap in an aluminum foil (to keep it hot). Do the same with the rest of the dough and serve hot with Achari gosht or any vegetarian or meat curry.

Note:
The thicker the naan, the more softer it will turn out. So, make sure not to make it too thin because it will become very crispy.

I am sending this to Priya's Cooking with seeds-Sesame seeds event.

46 comments:

Sarah Naveen said...

Thats a nice version to nan..Looks yummy!!!!

Gulmohar said...

Scrumptious...will try this when I make naan next time :-) Thanks Faiza ! Another perfect entry for the event !

Priya said...

Woww Faiza, sesame naan looks beautiful dear, even i was planning to make some rotis with sesame but i have completely forgotten, thanks for sending to CWS..

Asha said...

True! No matter how good the "Nan bread" is which we make at home, it doesn't match what they serve in restaurants. But we can try always, can't we? :)

This one is beautiful with great lacy design, almost look like one of those Arabic breads they make. Great for dipping in garlic butter too. YUM.

ruchikacooks said...

Nice Naan Faiza..Looks very crunchy. and the sesame seeds are like little jewels :)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Looks great.....

San!!! said...

Naan looks wonderful ,amazing click faiza.

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow they look wonderful I adore naan

Rachana Kothari said...

Naan looks so good... another lovely entry for the event!

Cristie said...

What a beautiful naan. I've never actually made one, but now I can!

Carrie said...

Wow, your Naan looks amazing!!!

jayasri said...

Hi faiza, first time in your blog, you have a very pleasent looking blog, I love this colour!!, :), thanks for visiting me and leaving a beautiful comment too, this naan is looks very good with small holes in it, I will do this I know my kids will love it!!, please do visit again, and i wil here too..., thanks once again

sowmya.s said...

looks wonderful...i made naan once , used whole wheat ..love it..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow the naan looks perfect... You have made it like a pro... Your friend has taught you well... now its our turn I guess...

Sook said...

Oh the naan looks lovely. Sesame seeds is a great addition to the recipe, too!

Fathima said...

never had a version of naan w/ holes...this one looks awesome!

Rekha shoban said...

looks cute and perfect naan!

shanthi said...

This is gr8 and the crust is good

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

this is such a nice version of naan! loved it alot..
Renuka
http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

Shabs.. said...

Woooww....U always make naans at home??!Hats off to u. I used to make them at home before and thought it was a bit more than time consuming. But seeing urs i feel like making them again!!!They look so good...

Hey, how did the carrot cake turn out? I dono how many times i have gone over that book. its never boring, isnt it? But only sad thing i find is too many butter in most recipes and im just trying to cut down some...And marzipan?....how did it taste?..was it pliable?how do u store it and how long will it last?....let me know ok....cant wait to see ur cake..
Love,
shabs.

priya said...

looks so perfect and yummy, dear..love to have it anytime!

Jyoti said...

hi, thanks for visiting my blog.. i love naans but am at aloss making thses at home.. thet never come out right.. will try ur version soon...

Cheers

Jyoti

Valarmathi said...

Wow....naan looks wonderful and perfect, looks delicous.

AshKuku said...

Very new & uniquely made... The uniqueness gives it that extra zing....

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Simply Life said...

WOW this looks amazing! I'd love to try that!

Ramya Manja said...

Wow!!How beautiful they are looking,I am sure it tastes awesome,crunchy n crispy...

ARUNA said...

looks gorgeous!!!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Sesame naans looks very nice and yummy

Devi Meyyappan said...

Hey.. wondeful naan!!.. I love the shape:).. and looks perfect!

deepti said...

thanks 4 visiting my blog & for ur lovely words.
Ur Naans r looking soft n tempting :)
Nice collection of recipes...Adding u 2 my blogroll...
Cheers
deepti

Angie's Recipes said...

Awesome! That looks so much like the bread I saw in the Turkish bakery here.

TAZAIKA said...

OH I LOVED UR SESAME NAAN RECIPE.VL TRY OUT SOON.TAKE CARE

Abhilash said...

the naan looks great. We get naan here in hotels but they dont appear nice neither in taste.

Katy ~ said...

I am so excited to see this recipe. I have read about naan and have seen the packaged product at the grocery store. This looks so much better. Thank you for sharing this!!

Yasmeen said...

Naan looks so pretty Faiza with the sesame topping :D

Divya Kudua said...

Love the sesame Naans Faiza..got to try making it..:)

meeso said...

Yum, reminds me of pretzels!

Parita said...

Naan looks perfect!

Fathima said...

Have some awards waiting for you at my blog... Please accept those..

Aparna said...

wowwwww simply superb faiza..:)

PJ said...

I haven't tried naan at home either, but reading your post is tempting me to try now! Sesame seems like a wonderful addition to the naan. looks perfect!

Swathi said...

Faiza,

sesame nan looks really good

rekhas kitchen said...

Wonderful naan looks great Fiza have to try them .....

Pavithra said...

Wow that looks yummy and nice texture too..

Latha said...

Wow....lovely naan....looks so perfect & crunchy.

hAndyman in Canada said...

Your pictures of this naan drew me in - they are lovely. I made the recipe today, and grilled it on the barbeque for some added smokey flavour - yum, yum, yum. Wonderful flavour and texture, and beautiful as well. What more could we ask? Thanks for posting the recipe.

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