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Tandoori Naan

- submitted by Dahlia on 08-15-2008 
(Plain Naan, Butter Naan, Garlic naan)

All Purpose flour(maida) - 2 cups 
Active dry yeast - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tblsp
Yogurt/ Milk - 1/4 cup 
Water(lukewarm) - 1/2- 3/4 cup (as needed)
Butter/ Ghee - to spread on naan
Salt - 1 tsp(or to taste)
Sugar - 1 tsp
1. Dissolve active dry yeast and sugar in lukewarm water and set aside until it becomes frothy(app. 10 min). 
2. Add some salt, oil and yogurt with the maida and mix well. 
3. Next add the water/yeast mixture little by little to the flour and knead it. Knead until you get a very soft dough. (The dough should be little sticky which ensures very soft naan).
4. Cover the dough with a moist paper towel and keep in a warm place for atleast 15-20 minutes.
5. Preheat the oven to the highest temperature or put it in broil mode.
6. If you have a pizza stone preheat the stone also for half an hour. If not you can use a normal baking tray.
7. Divide the dough into lemon size balls. Roll it out into oval shape (the typical naan shape) using rolling pin or with hand.
8. Place the rolled out naan on the pizza stone/ baking tray and cook it for 2-3 minutes. (If the pizza stone is preheated, you can remove it in 2-3 minutes. If not flip the naan and cook for another 1 min.)
9. Remove the naan immedietely. If you keep it longer, the naan will become dry and hard.
10. Serve naan with palak paneer, malai kofta, paneer gravy or any non veg gravies.
Fot butter naan
-After removing the naan, brush some butter/ghee on top.
For Garlic naan
- Sprinkle some minced garlic on top of the rolled out dough before cooking.
    - If you do not have oven, cook the rooled out dough on stove top like making chappattis. Keep the heat to the maximum.

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Comments (10)

Person JT   (September 28, 2015)
Is it possible to prepare the dough, freeze and cook only when required?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 6, 2015)
Hi JT, I have frozen chapatti dough and made them later. It comes out very good. With Naan dough, I haven't tried freezing. So I am not able to say how it works. However, my guess is that it will come out just fine.
Person Teshawn   (June 21, 2014)
I a chef in training and at scholl they gave us an assignment to find out what are accompaniments for naan bread
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 22, 2014)
Naan goes well with all creamy gravies like Paneer butter masala, butter chicken, malai kofta, chicken tikka masala, matar malai etc.
Person VPK   (August 13, 2013)
What is the kcal count for one naan? And the carbs? Thanks!
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 14, 2013)
about 140 cal and 19 gms of carb for an average sized naan made at home..
Person asma   (April 24, 2012)
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 24, 2012)
Person nisha   (June 16, 2013)
kem cho
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 17, 2013)

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