Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Delicious Indian bread.
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄4 cup water (more or less will be needed)
- 1 teaspoon cumin seed
- 1 pinch curry powder
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- Put 2 cups flour into mixing bowl.
- Add water little by little, and knead at the same time. stop adding water when the dough becomes ball-ish.
- Add cumin seeds and garlic, knead inches.
- Take a handful of flour, knead dough until nothing is sticky.
- Make little balls about 2 inches in diameter.
- Roll out into flat circles, pat back and forth between hands, powder with flour and set aside.
- Heat pan for 2 minutes or until super hot, add olive oil, (the more oil, the more traditional it will taste, just don't overdo it) let oil boil.
- Put in flat dough until it bubbles and bottom has brown spots, flip.
- Once done, put naans into a bowl with ventilation (like a strainer) and keep napkins or paper towels between the naans.
- Serve with chicken curry on the side, or eat as a snack.
I am a little lazy and very inexperienced when it comes to making bread-type things. I did everything in the order the recipe states and ended up with chucks of garlic and cumin in some places and none of it throughout the bread. Next time I will definately add it with the flour at the beginning and probably just use garlic powder and ground cumin. I used half whole wheat flour, and about a teaspoon of baking soda to make it rise a little and let it rest for about 20 minutes, but it still turned out really thick and chewy. I have never made naan, but I thought I had rolled it really thin, but I'll try thinner next time and knead it way less. It might have been chewier because of the whole wheat flour too though. Who knows!! Altogether though it was a great recipe. I can't believe it's so easy to make naan!!!
This was great. The directions were easy to follow and this turned out perfect. I made them to compliment a curry carrot soup. Beautiful. I did add a pinch of salt though. Thanks so much for posting.
Very easy and tasty! It took 1/2 cup water (rather than the 1/4 c. called for) and I added a pinch of salt (seemed like it needed it).