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Monday, August 2, 2010

Naan (Indian bread)


3 cups +2tbsp All purpose flour (Maida) (latter, for dusting)
1/4 cup warm Milk
1 cup warm Water
1tsp Fast rise Yeast
1tsp Sugar
3/4tsp Salt
1/2tsp + 2tsp Oil 
3-4 Garlic pods (minced)

How to:
  • In a bowl with water, add salt, sugar, milk, 1/2tsp oil and yeast, give it a good stir and let stand for 6-8 mins.
  • In a large bowl, measure the all purpose flour and slowly add the yeast mixture and start kneading.
  • Then apply some oil in the palm(to avoid sticking), also drizzle the remaining on the dough and keep kneading until the dough is soft and smooth. 
  • Wrap it up and let rest for 40 mins in a warm place for the dough to rise. (I kept it inside the oven.)
  • Once the dough doubles in size, punch it with your fist and remove the air inside.
  • Divide the dough into lemon-size balls and flatten it with a rolling pin on a flour-dusted surface. (Do not roll it thin. I made both plain and garlic naan.)
  • Sprinkle the minced garlic on top of the dough and gently press it with the rolling pin.
  • Heat the broil to high, with the rolled dough on a non-stick cookie sheet, place it on the top shelf.
  • Let broil for 3 mins, flip it and broil for couple more mins or until brown spots appear.
  • Remove it and drizzle ghee over the naan and place it in a container.
Serve hot with cauliflower/paneer/chicken curry. 

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  1. Naan looks wonderful and fluffy.Must have tasted super too.My 1st visit here you have anice space.Do drop by simply.food some time.

  2. Thanks simply food.Glad you stopped by. Yep, tasted good.

  3. wow wonderful....yet to try my hand on naan :)



  4. nice one nithu...



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