Homemade Quick Garlic Naan
When I make curries or like tonight, for the Chicken Tikka Masala, I always pair it with some Naan bread. Usually I'll buy it premade but last year I came across a recipe for some quick homemade Naan and since then I have not bought from the store.
The recipe doesn't make many at all, matter of fact first time I made it, I ended up with just 4 small Naan's and we do love our Naan so the next time I tried it, I tripled the recipe.
The recipe comes from The Fresh Loaf, and she says that for each cup of flour you get 3 or 4 naan, depending on the size of your tawa or skillet.
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 tbsp sugar
generous pinch of baking soda
3 tbsp yogurt
little water if needed
Garlic (optional, if you don't want garlic naan just omit it)
In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients together. Add 3tbsp yogurt and a little water if needed.
Knead in the bowl until smooth and cover for 30 minutes.
Preheat the tawa or a heavy skillet on medium high heat. Divide your dough and roll in to balls. For a 12" tawa, you will get 3 pieces of naan per cup of flour.
Roll on a lightly floured surface to approximately 1/4" thick. Dust off any excess flour and place on the hot tawa or skillet.
Optional- brush the top side with ghee (clarified butter) or oil. This recipe works perfectly well without the added fat but butter is tasty and it'll give you a crisper naan.
When bubbles begin to form (10 to 20 seconds), flip and use a clean, folded dish towel to constantly rotate the naan so it doesn't burn. It may puff up like a pita.
Optional- brush the 2nd side with ghee or oil
Flip once more after a minute or less once you have browning on one side and repeat the rotating until done.
Best enjoyed shortly after making. Dough balls will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.