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Deliciously simple ... I didn't have yogurt or cumin seeds, so made buttermilk (1tsp white vinegar, 1c whole milk - very low pasterized milk) ... added a tsp of salt and a 1/2 tsp garlic powder. YUM!
This is a glorified giant biscuit...not naan at all
This is a very non authentic attempt at naan bread. I have tried it twice now hoping it would turn out better... it did not. I would rather go pick up the frozen kind or the trader joes brand naan. Wouldnt waist my time if you are looking to make authentic naan.
I have made this bread twice. Once broiled and once pan fried, and I prefer the pan fried. I found it's best to roll a handful of dough in your hand, and then flatten it thinner than the 1/2 inch thickness stated in the recipe so it will cook all the way through without burning too much. You get about 5 small breads this way. This bread is very easy to make, but it's not like the puffy naan bread you get in an Indian restaurant. It's much heavier/denser. Nice to nosh on. Definitely needs the cumin seeds, and a bit of salt to keep it from being bland.
This recipe is all the right things: quick, easy, tasty. I made some changes based on the feedback - added a little more cumin seed, added a little salt, quite by accident added a little more sugar, buttered one surface, oiled the other. I would add, though, that if you've never made this kind of bread before the directions were a little sketchy. When you bake them under the broiler the baking sheet should be oiled or the stone should be lightly floured; make sure not to over-knead (makes some breads too tough). But this recipe is a keeper.
Since I also doubted the idea of broiling this in the oven, I chose to divide the dough into 6 parts, roll it thin like a tortilla, and cook on a lightly oiled pan (wok worked great). After it began to form raised bubbles and was lightly browned on one side, I flipped it. I added 1/2 tsp. of salt. The dough will rise some, and the result a bread-like texture (not a tortilla or biscuit one). Cooked in this way it turned out great.
After many attempts at Naan bread (all of them failures), this recipe was surprisingly easy and delicious (even after a few mishaps along the way)! You really have to watch it in the broiler, our first batch turned out really burnt. It is MUCH better with salt!
Thanks for this excellent recipe. Really easy and really good. Even better if you add some salt (though obviously it's healthier without).
Nice and easy. They were a little thick, and I didn't have any cumin, so I am going to try again! Definately worth working with though.
excellent, excellent, excellent!!! i read your recipe as I was surfing recipezaar and it looked so easy and simple i decided to throw it together for dinner last minute and it turned out great! The first naan i made was a bit off since I was trying to figure out how to work the dough but once i figured it out, it was easy. Its super quick both to make the dough and cook the naan in the oven. I would have never come up with this on my own. My husband was first really surprised to have home-made naan for dinner, then he couldn't stop raving about how great it was- he used to own a restaurant of his own and wanted to pass on the recipe to new management to improve their naan! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, it's a keeper!