Naan is a type of flat bread, like pita, but softer. I have been looking for a good recipe for Naan for awhile. We love it at our favorite Indian restraunt ‘Taste of Punjab’, but I have not been able to find a good recipe for it in the past. I tried this recipe last week, and it was FANTASTIC!!! My children absolutely loved it. It really was awesome–yum! I can’t wait to make it again!
Author: Melanie ~www.thesisterscafe.com
- 14 ounces (about 2¾ cups) all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons instant yeast
- 1 egg
- ½ cup plain lowfat yogurt
- ½ cup milk
- In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large bowl by hand), stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, and yeast.
- In a small bowl, mix together the egg, yogurt, and milk. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and stir for about 1 minute, until the dry ingredients are completely incorporated into the wet ingredients.Increase machine speed to 2 (or by hand) and knead the dough until it is smooth and shiny.
- Remove the bowl from the mixer and cover with a towel. Leave in a warm place to rise until the dough doubles in size, about an hour.
- Put a baking stone or heavy baking sheet on the lowest rack of your oven. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees for at least 30 minutes prior to baking.
- Divide the dough into eight pieces and form into teardrop (mine were more like oval) shapes with your hands, about 6 to 8 inches across.
- Cook two or three pieces at a time. Drop the dough onto the hot stone and shut the oven door, watching until they are just starting to turn brown in places, about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Remove the naan and lay on a board. You can lightly brush with melted butter or garlic butter, or just enjoy them plain. I served this with a yummy curry. I think it would be great dunked in a lentil soup too.
Recipe Source: My Kitchen Cafe