It’s dough is fairly simple to make and although it usually uses yeast, I left it made a yeastless versionand still managed to get soft and fluffy naans that youll want to make all the time. I used it as a pizza base in my Indian Chicken Tikka Pizza Recipe. Here’s how you can make naan at home in the broiler.
Indian Flatbread: Naan Recipe
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour or wheat flour
1/2 cup of warm milk
1/2 cup of yogurt
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp oil
4 tbsp melted butter (for brushing)
- In a mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand up mixer start with 2 cups of all purpose flour.
- Add to the flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, a teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teasoon salt and 1/2 tablespoon sugar.
- Mix all the dry ingredients well and then create a little well the in the middle.
- Pour 1/2 cup of yogurt, a tablespoon of oil and 1/2 a cup of milk that has been warmed in the oven in the well that you formed with the dry ingredients.
- Using the hook attachment with your stand mixer turn it on slow-medium. You’ll notice that by creating the well of wet ingredients in the center, the mixer incorporates the flour into the dough slowly and not all at once.
- Once all the flour has been mixed into a sticky dough, you can dust the rest of the flour (1/4 cup) and let it knead for a couple minutes.
- Then take the dough out and let it rest in a well greased bowl, covered with cling wrap for about 1-2 hours.
- After the dough has rested for a couple hours, roll it out onto a well floured surface and divide the dough into 8 balls of roughly the same size.
- Roll the bread into an oblong shape. Turn your oven broiler on high.
- Place the flat breads on a well sprayed/greased baking sheet and brush the top of the naan with melted butter.
- Place the baking sheet under the broiler on the middle rack for 3 minutes. Then take them out, flip them over…brush with some more melted butter and pop them back in for 2 minutes. As soon as you see little brown spots on the bread it’s done! It’s that simple.