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Video:Naan Recipe

with Natasha Levitan

Spice up your batch of naan with cumin, garlic, melted butter, or ghee. This leavened Indian bread can also be topped with meat, vegetables, or cheese.See Transcript

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Transcript:Naan Recipe

Hi, I'm Natasha Levitan for About.com Food. Today, I'm going to show you how to make naan.

What is Naan?

Naan is a leavened Indian bread with yogurt cooked in large tandoor ovens. It usually enhanced with cumin or garlic and have melted butter or ghee on it.

Naan can also be covered with various toppings of meat, vegetables, and/or cheese

Naan Ingredients

For this recipe, you will need:
  • 4 cups white or all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons warm milk
  • 2/3 cups plain yogurt
  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander
  • 2 tbsps yeast
  • 2 tbsps sugar

Prepare the Naan Dough

Mix together yeast, warm milk, and sugar, and leave it in a warm place until the mixture becomes frothy. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.

Make a depression in the center, and pour in your frothy yeast mixture. Then add milk, yogurt, egg, and ghee. Mix everything together until you get a smooth ball of dough.

Let the Dough Rise

Knead the dough well for 10 to 15 minutes. Oil a medium bowl, and place the dough into the bowl and turn the dough over so it is well covered in oil.

Cover the bowl with a towel, and place it in a warm place for two hours until the dough has doubled in size.

Shape and Roll Out the Dough

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Flour the surface, rolling pin, and your hands. Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes until it is smooth.

Divide the dough into eight pieces. Shape each piece into a ball. Then roll out the ball to make an oval about 6 inches long. Pull the ends to stretch the dough into an oval shape.

Bake the Naan

Brush your naan with melted butter or ghee and sprinkle it with chopped coriander.

Oil your baking sheet, and place your naan sprinkled side up. Place your baking sheet into the oven for 12 to 15 minutes until the naan turns golden brown.

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