Serves: 2; Preparation Time: 15min
Dough Raise Time: 2-3 hrs
Naan is an “Indian bread” variety, which originates from India, where it is prepared typically on a traditional “Tandoor oven”. It is now a worldwide popular bread.
Naan could be prepared either with butter or could be given a twist by adding leafy vegetables/ garlic/ sesame seeds/ cashews & raisins, etc. Additionally, any ingredient that intensifies the taste, could also be added to it.
Varieties of Naan : Cheese Naan, Chopped Coriander leaves Naan, Mint Leaves naan, Garlic Naan, Kashmiri Naan (dry fruits stuffed), Butter naan, plain naan, and so on.
- All purpose flour (Maida) – 1 cup (medium size)
- Rapid raise Yeast powder- 2 teaspoon
- Sugar – 1 teaspoon
- Yogurt – 2 tablespoon
- Warm milk – 1-2 tablespoon
- Salt as per taste
Chopped mint leaves (for Mint leaves naan) is purely optional. In this recipe, Mint leaves just for the mint flavour.
- Take a mixing bowl, add 1 cup all purpose flour and salt. Mix with a spoon.
- Add 2 teaspoon yeast powder, 1 teaspoon sugar, 2 tablespoon yogurt. Mix well by adding warm milk if needed.
- The dough must be very soft. It will be sticky initially. Knead well.
- Once the dough is ready, cover it with a cloth and allow it to rest for 2-3 hours. After 2-3 hours, the dough becomes double the size as the yeast helps in raising.
- Divide the dough into equal portions. Shape them into round shaped balls.
- Flatten it with hand or a rolling pin. DO NOT make it very thin. Stick chopped mint leaves on the naan.
- Heat a pan,on a medium flame. Put the prepared naan and cook it on both the sides. Once the brown spots starts appearing, take the naan onto a plate and apply butter on both the sides.
- The fluffy “BUTTER NAAN” is ready to serve.
Butter Naan can be eaten with any spicy gravies.