- Mix yeast with sugar and warm milk or water.
- Leave for 20 minutes.
- Sift flour and salt together in a large bowl.
- Make a well in the centre and put yoghurt, 2 tbsps oil or butter with the yeast mixture.
- Knead well and leave aside for 3-4 hours in a warm place until it doubles in size.
- Punch down the dough and knead well again.
- Leave it till it doubles in size.
- Divide the dough into 6 portions.
- Roll out into a round disc of 6" diameter.
- Leave it aside so that it can double in size.
- Brush the top with remaining oil.
- Place them in a baking tray.
- Bake in a pre-heated oven (450 degrees Fahrenhit) for 5-6 minutes until the top turns brown in colour.
- Again, brush oil lightly over the sloping dark brown tops.
This recipe was a huge hit in this household. I found that the doubling time only took 45 minutes but I live in the tropics and my kitchen is a constant 30 deg C. I used olive oil and water and found the recipe worked perfectly. I didn't roll the dough - I pushed it out with my fingers making it look a lot more rustic.
I love this simple recipe! However, I was rather lazy and did not sift the flour and salt together, and just threw everything into my KitchenAid with the dough hook. (They were a little bit tough, and I place the blame for that on my lazy habits.) This is the first time I have made my own naan, and I'm happy to say that even though they were a bit chewy, I will be making them again (and sifting the flour and salt together as recommended.) Thank you for this recipe Charishma!
I am in love. Great recipe!! I was worried that one cup of liquid would not be enough, but it turned out. I slapped mine on a baking stone in my oven that I had heated for one and a half hours at 500 degrees fahrenhit. They came out perfect. It went great with the tandoori chicken I made for my husbands birthday dinner. He said it was the best naan he has ever had.