Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs
This is a classic flat bread of India. We have this almost every time we cook an Indian meal. This is based on a recipe from Madge Rosenberg's The Best Bread Machine Cookbook Ever -- Ethnic Breads .
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 2 cups bread flour
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 cup plain yogurt
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds (you may find these in an Indian or Chinese shop, otherwise, use regular sesame seeds)
- Add all ingredients except the butter and black sesame seeds in the order recommended for your bread machine. Process using the dough cycle.
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. When the dough cycle ends, remove the dough from the machine and divide into 8 pieces. On a floured surface with a floured rolling pin, roll each piece into an 8-by-4-inch oval. Cover and let rise 20 minutes, or until doubled.
- Melt the butter for the topping. Brush the top of each naan with butter and sprinkle witht sesame seeds. Bake 7 to 10 minutes, or until golden. Lightly brush the bottom of each naan with water, stack, and cover, or eat as soon as they are cool enough to handle.
I have to admit my first attempt at this was a disaster...when I got from errands the ingredients were still in the bottom of the bread maker even though it said the dough cycle had completed. DOH indeed! Fortunately, this recipe is easy and speedy done by hand as well as machine. I proofed the yeast in the milk with the sugar, then added all else and kneaded for a few minutes before a first rise. Followed the directions to a "T" after punching it down, and it worked out fine! In trying to "health" them up a bit I skimped on the butter spread and now wish I hadn't--this is a very basic bread that needs the saltiness of the butter to come alive. Next time I will experiment more with things like minced garlic, onion, etc. Thanks for posting! Made for the October 2008 Veg*n swap.
A very delicious and lovely recipe! I did have to add about 1/4 cup of additional flour to the bread machine, as I checked it five minutes in. I also used 1 cup of white and one cup of whole wheat flour - that worked perfect for me! I heeded smelly's advise about the butter, and she's so right, it really elevates the bread to another level! I love the big bubbles in the bread - they came out in the oven beautifully! Thanks for posting this, mersaydees! Made for Veggie Swap 20 - March 2010.