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We love naan! And you maybe cannot believe it, but this is possible even without a tandoor oven at home. Our homemade naan bread is soft, pillowy and so delicious! Making your own bread is not a miracle and really, everyone can do it. Nowadays you can find pre-bakd naan bread in many supermarkets. As we love to do our own bread, we show you in homemade naan bread recipe how to prepare the delicious naan.
What is naan bread?
Our homemade naan bread recipe
In my earlier attempts, I used to cook naan with eggs, but I have meanwhile strayed from it. The current recipe is just right and can be applied in many ways. You can really serve it almost with every meal! Traditionally you serve it with Indian dishes like a curry, but why not even as a healthy wrap? Like I said, you can eat it with anything. And this homemade naan bread recipe is always worth it to make it.
This recipe might be too much just for one meal. But, good to freeze, so you always have some fresh naan for the next meal. Simply let it cool down to room temperature, transfer it to a freezer bag and put it into the freezer.
Homemade Naan Bread
- 440 g All-Purpose Flour
- 60 ml Hot Water
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- ¾ tbsp Dry Active Yeast
- 180 ml Milk semi warm
- 250 g Plain Greek Yoghurt
- 1½ tbsp Baking Powder
- 1 tbsp Baking Soda
- Pinch of Salt
- Melted Butter or Olive Oil for brushing
- Fresh Cilantro You can use other herbs as well
- In a large bowl, whisk together the water, milk, sugar and yeast. Then set aside
- When the yeast is foamy and smells like bread, add yogurt, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix the with a wooden spoon until the dough comes together. As soon as it comes together, stop kneading. It should be sticky, but should form a ball and be soft. Cover the bowl with a damp towel or plastic wrap and let sit in a warm place 1 hour or if not using right away overnight in the fridge
- Divide the dough into 8 equal portions. Roll the dough to ca. 15 cm circles, using a rolling spin
- Heat up an iron skillet over medium-high heat (you want a hot pan). Brush both sides of the naan with melted butter or olive oil and if desired sprinkle on any spices you like such as cumin and garlic
- Place the dough on the skillet. When it puffs up and bubbles and burnt spots appear, flip it over and cook the other side. Repeat the same until all dough are done
- Brush with a bit more butter if desired, then sprinkle with a little salt, fresh cilantro or other herbs
- Enjoy your BeastFeast!