Naan is a flat bread and bigger in size compared to ‘Pharata’ and ‘Puri’. It can be served with Rougaille, Pickles, Chutneys, Dhal, Potato and Peas Curry and many other curries.
There are several varieties of Naan bread such as:
Naan with Butter
Naan with Cheese
Naan with Butter and Cheese
Naan with Onion
Naan with Herbs
I tasted ‘Naan’ for the first time in an Indian Restaurant in Mauritius. I prefer Naan with Butter and Cheese the most but you can try the other above mentioned too.
Today, I am going to share with you the easiest way of making Naan Bread. This is how I normally make at home.
Homemade Naan Bread Recipe
- Serves: 7 persons
- 1 lb White Flour
- 2 teaspoons of Dried Yeast
- 1 teaspoon of Sugar
- 11/2 teaspoon of Soda Bicarbonate
- 1 tablespoon of Sesame Seeds
- 35 gms of melted Butter
- 60 gms of plain Yoghurt
- Mix the yeast and sugar with 1 tablespoon of warm water.
- Leave it aside.
- Sift the dough, salt and soda bicarbonate together.
- Add butter, yoghurt and the yeast mixture.
- Knead well with enough water to form a smooth soft dough.
- Cover with a cloth and leave aside for 2 to 3 hours for the dough to rise.
- Knead again and make 10 to 15 balls.
- Roll out the balls into 6 to 7 elongated oval shaped Naans on a wooden board on which you will add a little flour so as the Naans do not stick on the board.
- Coat with butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 200* C for 5 to 6 minutes until light brown.
- Serve hot with curry, dholl or vegetables.
Note: You can also add other ingredients in this Naan Recipe such as grated cheese, onions, or any other vegetables of our choice.