Naan

Naan bread is often one of the first things perceived when we think of Indian food. I used to think that naan is one of the hardest things to make, however it is not! As they say practice makes perfect! I personally enjoy eating my naans with some garlic butter spread on top, although this recipe is for a plain naan.

Ingredients:

  • 100g of maida (plain flour)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 50ml milk
  • 5tsp of Ghee or oil

Method: 

  1. Sieve the flour, salt, bicarb and baking powder into a bowl; add enough water to make a hard dough
  2. Whisk the egg and milk in a bowl and then knead in to the dough to make it soft and smooth
  3. Cover the dough with a most cloth, and keep aside for 10 mins
  4. Next, add the oil, knead and punch the dough again. Cover with a moist cloth and leave to prove in a warm place for a further two hours
  5. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)
  6. Divide the dough into 6 balls and place them on a lightly floured surface. Flatten the balls a little and keep aside for 5 mins
  7. Flatten each ball between your palms to make the dough into a round disc, then stretch one side of the disc so that the dough forms and elongated oval
  8. Place the naans on a greased baking tray and bake for 2-3 minutes
  9. Enjoy as an accompaniment to any curry
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