Naan

September 24, 2008


I saw this recipe on Tasty Sensations, and I’ve always wanted to try it. I’ve never had Indian food before, so I don’t know if I got it right, but we really liked it.

1st attempt: Too much flour. They were kind of thick, and very filling. Hubby also made one of them into a pizza.
2nd attempt: Correct amount of flour. Perfect. Well, I think they were perfect. I’ve still never had naan other than my own, so I have nothing to compare against.

2-1/4 t active dry yeast (or one packet)
1 c warm water
1 egg, beaten
1/4 c sugar
1 c milk
2 t salt
4.5 c ap flour
butter/Pam
2 tsp. minced garlic (optional)

Mix yeast and warm water, let it sit for 10 minutes, or until yeast activates. Add egg, sugar, milk and salt. Slowly mix in flour (more or less) until you get a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface for 6-8 minutes. Place in well oiled bowl. Cover with a warm, damp cloth until the dough doubles in size (about 1 hour). After dough has risen, punch down and pull off small handfuls of dough and place on greased tray or cookie sheet, add garlic if desired. Cover tray with towel. Let handfuls rise again until double in size (about 30 min.). Heat grill to med-high heat. Press out balls of dough until flat. Spray grill, place dough and let it cook for 1-2 min. Meanwhile, butter uncooked side of dough, and flip to cook other side for another 1-2 minutes. About 10 servings.

*2 T of butter was perfect for mine.

*This is a very soft, sticky dough. Don’t be tempted to add too much flour. I think I started with 4 cups, and then added about another cup.

*We used our leftovers as pizza crusts, and they were awesome! Thin, chewy, yummy crusts. Hubby thought they were terrific, and I have a feeling we’ll be making naan into pizza again!


By Becky

Becky is a mom to 4 kiddos and wife to an awesome guy. She's a food fanatic and loves creating and improving recipes. Bread is her weakness and delicious food is her passion!