Friday, 22 July 2011

Naan / Butter Naan (In a Tawa)

Naan is an Indian flat bread, traditionally made in a tandoori oven. We can also make Naan using a regular tawa at home. 

Ingredients - Serves 4

·         All purpose flour / maida – 2 cups
·         Rapid rise yeast – 1tsp
·         Warm water – ½ cup
·         Sugar – 1tsp
·         Salt – 1tsp
·         Yogurt / curd – 2 tblsp
·         Oil – 1tblsp
·         Extra flour for dusting and rolling



  • Add yeast and sugar to warm water, mix well, cover and keep it in a warm place for 10 – 15 minutes
  • Mix All purpose flour / maida, salt and oil without lumps in a large bowl
  • Meanwhile, the yeast and water mixture will become foamy
  • Add foamy mixture to the flour
  • Mix well with 2 tblsp of yogurt / curd and knead it into a soft dough (Do not add anymore water, if needed add yogurt / curd)
  • Add 2 tsp of oil over the dough
  • Cover the dough and keep it in warm place for 1 hour
  • If you live in a colder place, you can pre-heat the conventional oven for 10 minutes and turn it off and keep the dough inside 

  • Once the dough has risen, add a little oil to the dough and punch it well
  • Make medium sized balls and roll them in a floured surface into a round chapatti like shape and then stretch from one side to form an oval shaped Naan
  • Heat the tawa and place the rolled Naan in it
  • Cook them in medium flame on both sides until you get a nice brown spots
  • Apply butter and serve it with a suitable side dish

·         You can make this Naan in a conventional oven using regular baking trays
·         You can also use different toppings (garlic, chat masala, sesame seeds etc)
·         If the dough is sticky don’t worry, it will only make the Naan softer
·         Allow the dough to rise for another 1 hour if you use regular yeast instead of Rapid rise yeast

Nutritional Information
·         Naan is high in carbohydrates
·         One butter Naan = 79 calories approximately
·         One plain Naan = 46 calories approximately 

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