Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 mins
Easy, tasty accompaniment to curry dishes
- 25 g butter
- 150 ml milk
- 400 g cake flour
- 15 ml cumin seeds (optional)
- 5 ml baking powder
- 5 ml yeast
- 20 ml sugar
- 1 egg
- 15 ml salad oil
- 10 ml salt
- 50 g melted butter, for brushing
- Heat the butter, milk, sugar and salad oil until the butter has melted and the milk is tepid.
- Put the other ingredients together in a bowl and make a soft dough, pouring in the milk mixture to keep the dough soft.
- Knead for 15- 20 minutes.
- Cover the bowl loosely with a cloth and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
- Split the dough into as many portions as you want and roll out into rounds and place on a floured tray near the cooker and keep covered.
- Heat a heavy-based frying pan over moderately high heat.
- Brush the pan with melted butter and toss the naan into the pan and let it fry for 2 minutes.
- Meanwhile brush the top with more melted butter.
- Turn the naan bread over and cook for a further 1 1/2 minutes.
- Brush the cooked side with more butter.
- When cooked place in tin foil to keep warm.
- Keep in tin foil if you wish to freeze them; place in a moderate oven to heat through.
- Cooking time of 4 minutes is for each naan bread, not total cooking time.
I thought this turned out very good. Had it with Chicken Masala and Basamati rice. Thank you for the recipe!!!!
Hi, Heidi & others- Well I just returned from an Indian restaurant that has the great tasting Naan we are all craving. I got up the courage to ask them for the recipe...and it's soo simple. They only use: all purpose flour and milk..and then they bake it in a tandoor (which is a clay oven, this is what gives it the great taste). Since many of us don't have the clay oven, try baking it on a pizza stone.
I tried this recipe out hoping it'd be more like the naan I get at any Indian restraunt, but I was disappointed. I've yet to find a great naan recipe. Does anyone have one?