Easy Indian Naan

 

I bet your favorite thing in an Indian restaurant is the naan. Chewy, bubbly, and buttery bread hot from the tandoor oven. Easy Indian naan is just that, easy. You will want to serve this easy Indian naan with every meal.

Easy Indian Naan

I bet your favorite thing in an Indian restaurant is the naan. Chewy, bubbly, and buttery bread hot from the tandoor oven. Easy Indian naan is just that, easy. You will want to serve this easy Indian naan with every meal.
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup all purpose white flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup whole fat yogurt room temperature
  • 1/4 cups warm water
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oil
  • Optional items:
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup ghee or butter melted

Instructions
 

  • Mix the dry ingredients together, add 1 tablespoon of oil and yogurt mix it well. Then add the water gradually to make very soft dough but not sticky. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface, making sure you've kneaded the dough well. Apply light oil to the dough and cover. Let the dough sit for about 1 hours in warm place.
  • Mix together melted ghee, garlic, and cilantro. Set aside to baste on fresh cooked naan.
  • When the dough has slightly risen divide into 4 pieces. Knead each dough pieces into a ball and place onto a baking sheet. Dust each piece with flour and covered with a tea towel.
  • Remove one dough ball from the baking sheet onto a lightly floured surface. Stretch into a naan shape and roll out if needed until 1/4 inch.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet to the smoking point. Pick up a naan and dust excess flour off, place in one hand, sprinkle with water and slap into the hot cast iron skillet. Cook until bubbles form then flip over to brown quickly on the other side. If you have a gas flame it works great to flip that over onto the grates and allow to brown. It gives the appearance of being cooked in a tandoor oven.
  • Remove from skillet and place onto another baking sheet drizzle butter or ghee mixture over the bread (and optional items also) and place in a warm oven. Repeat with the remaining naan. Enjoy!
Keyword indian naan, naan bread, tandoor oven

 

 

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