This homemade Naan bread is incredibly soft and delicate and very tasty. It’s my favorite bread recipe! Also this homemade Naan bread is very easy to make with a handful of simple ingredients.
What is Naan bread?
Naan is a leavened, traditionally oven-baked flatbread very popular in Western Asia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Caribbean.
It’s a type of thick flatbread, leavened with yeast or with bread starter. You can also use unleavened dough to make Naan (similar to the dough used to make roti). Also, you can substitute baking powder for the yeast.
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Traditionally, this delicious flatbread is served warm, brushed with melted butter. You can use Naan to scoop other foods or fill it with delicious toppings like meat, veggies or cheese.
What dishes to serve with Naan
This delicious flatbread goes great with dishes with sauce, with grilled meat, with roast or with salad.
Ingredients (for 16 Naan breads):
– 560 gr (4 1/2 cups) all purpose flour
– 12 gr (4 teaspoons) dried yeast
– 240 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
– 240 gr (1 cup) plain yogurt, room temperature
– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon sugar
You also need:
– vegetable oil for frying (2-3 tablespoons)
– melted butter for brushing (2-3 tablespoons)
How to make Naan bread
Use a large bowl to combine lukewarm water, sugar and dried yeast. Let sit for about 15 minutes to activate the yeast.
Add about 1/3 of flour. Stir to combine. Then add salt, yogurt and vegetable oil and stir to combine. Then add the remaining flour and stir. When the dough becomes too thick to stir, continue to knead until all the flour is incorporated.
Transfer the dough to a slightly greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise for about 1 hour or until double in size.
Transfer the risen dough to the floured table. Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces. Then divide each piece of dough into 8 equal pieces. So, you’ll obtain 16 pieces of dough.
Shape each piece of dough into a thin circle.Brush a skillet with vegetable oil. Heat the skillet.
Place one circle of dough into the skillet. When it puffs up flip and cook the other side.
Repeat with the remaining pieces of dough.
Brush warm Naan bread with melted butter.