This is not only a quick and easy recipe for the most delicious Indian flatbread, but also makes the softest, fluffiest Naan you can imagine. There is no yeast involved, so that’s why you don’t have any annoying resting-time, waiting for the dough to rise.
I have to admit, I am a little obsessed with flatbread. Nearly as much as I am with burger buns or pancakes. I simple won’t accept, that it is not possible to make a really good Pita or Naan at home. I mean, there are some good restaurants out there, that are capable, so why can’t I do it?? You see, my goals are ambitious and I am not easy to satisfy. So far, I ate the best Naan in South India, in Kannur to be precisely. The guys who baked it, had it in the tandoor oven just for some seconds and it came out so fluffy and delicious, David had to stop me ordering just a couple of Naans for dinner – nothing else. They usually don’t heat the tandoor oven for lunch, only for dinner; so that’s why I ate normal food for lunch ;-) and got to know some other Indian treats. Recipes following soon – hopefully.
Ok, so the recipe itself is pretty darn simple. You mix all the wet ingredients, and then add all the dry ones until combined. You have to knead the dough until smooth, 5 minutes or so. Let it sit for half an hour, then divide it into parts and roll them out. Bake this flatbread in a griddle, skillet or non-stick pan (I do the latter). Wrap the ready Naans in a (non-detergent smelling) kitchen towel, this will make them really soft. Brush them with melted butter and/or garlic to your liking before serving. This makes them even softer, if possible. I prefer my Naan plain or with butter – garlic seems to be too dominant, but that’s up to your taste. Nothing else to add, except: I’m sure it will not be the only time you’ll be baking this bread ;-)
Did you follow this recipe? You could share your result here. All you need to do is take a picture with your smartphone and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org User elkhaus (picture left) followed the recipe: "I would have never thought how easy it is to bake Naan in my own kitchen. I'll do it again soon for sure! Btw, the Aloo Masala right next to it was delicious too." the everyday kitchen writes: "I tried the blueberry nocken for breakfast and naan for lunch today! Both turned out really well! The recipe was so straightforward that I managed to attempt these two new recipes in one day!" Blog-reader Sofia: "This naan recipe is super-easy and the outcome is just great! I have been to India a couple of times and thus have already tried to bake Naan at home. At some point it was really frustrating. So far, this is the best tasting Naan I've had since visiting India!"