I always wanted to try a naan recipe that taste similar to restaurant style. I have made a quite a naan recipe in this blog. Check out my Wheat Naan, Garlic Naan, Butter Naan Recipes..Traditionally naan bread are made in a tandoor oven and has yeast in it. But i made this naan without a tandoor and yeast. but the result was amazing..Now i am glad that i found this new trick for cooking a naan on tawa, you have to try it to see the magic..
I added some coriander in this naan to make it more flavourful. You can add whatever makes you fancy. I have so many different types of naan on my mind, will post them soon. I will soon post the traditional naan recipe too..So keep on checking..
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Resting Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time : 1 to 2 mins per naan
Makes : 10 to 12 naan
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3 cups + Extra if need and for rolling
Milk - 1.5 cup
Sugar - 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves / Cilantro - 1/2 cup finely chopped
Oil - 2 tblspn
Butter for smearing on naan
Take milk in a mixing bowl, add in salt, sugar, baking soda, 1 tblspn of oil, chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
Add in flour and knead into a soft dough. If you want add more flour.
Now drizzle the remaining 1 tblspn of oil over the dough and knead it one time. Cover and let it rest for 30 mins.
Dust the work surface generously, punch a little dough and roll into circles. Now use your hands to elongate the circle, so it forms into a traditional naan bread shape.
Heat a tawa with handles.
Now dip your fingers in water and spread water on top of the naan bread.
Once you have applied water, flip the wet side on hot tawa, as soon as you drop it, small bubbles will appear. Dont cook it too long at this point, if you cook long then the naan will get cooked and leave the pan, so you cannot flip it over.
Once you see small bubbles, flip the tawa and show the top side over the open flame. Show it on all side, you will see some black spots on the naan.
Now apply some butter generously on top of the naan.
Remove the naan to a plate. Serve hot with your favorite curry.
1) Dont cook it too long once you put the wet side on hot tawa, if you cook long then the naan will get cooked and leave the pan, so you cannot flip the tawa over and show it on open flame.
2) Use a tawa which has plastic handles, so it is easy to flip the tawa and cook.
|Take milk in a large bowl|
|Add in sugar, salt and baking soda|
|Mix that well|
|Add in the oil|
|Add chopped coriander leaves|
|Mix that well|
|Add in flour|
|Mix that to form a dough|
|Drizzle some oil|
|cover it and let it rest for a 30 mins|
|Looks like the dough has risen a bit|
|dust your rolling board|
|take a small portion of dough|
|Once you have rolled it into circle|
|just elongate it a little|
|Heat a tawa with handles|
|Now dip your fingers in water|
|Apply water on top|
|Place the wet side over the hot tawa|
|Once you see bubbles on top|
|Flip the naan over|
|Show the top side on open flame|
|You must get black spots like this|
|Apply generous butter on top|