Indian Naan recipe

Getting started with the Ingredients

  • 3 cups self-raising flour (maida)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup curds fresh
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda (soda – bicarb)
  • Warm milk for kneading.

The Actual Cooking
Sieve together dry ingredients into a large rimmed plate. Add butter curds, oil and crumble with fingers. When does is like course crumbs, add milk a little at a time, till a soft pliable dough is formed. Cover with wet muslin cloth. Cover with another plate and keep aside for 5 – 6 hours.

Knead dough lightly. Break of piece, the size of a medium potato and roll into a thick triangle, using dry dough if required. Place on a prior warmed griddle (tawa). Apply water on the top part with hands. Invert naan and stick to griddle. Invert griddle and roast over the gas flame direct (or nothing like toasting over barbecue coals). Serve hot with a blob of butter on it.

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