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EASY HOMEMADE NAAN BREAD

Easy Homemade Naan Bread is a simple Indian flatbread that's yeast-free and comes with flavor options.

Delicious plain, but even better once you can add something as simple as sesame seeds or jazz-up the flavour up by adding chopped garlic and herbs.

EASY HOMEMADE NAAN BREAD
EASY HOMEMADE NAAN BREAD

If you’re a curry fan (and you recognize I am) you absolutely need to serve a side of naan bread because you would like to mop up all the delicious sauce. Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Madras and Butter Chicken are my favorites.

As i discussed , this is often a yeast-free naan. you'll say that bread needs yeast to rise and be light and fluffy, but I don’t think this needs it and without the yeast, it’s faster to form. The bicarbonate of soda helps the dough get the distinct bubbles, the yogurt and leaven makes the bread tender.

EASY HOMEMADE NAAN BREAD

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup (32 grams) plain yogurt, room temperature
  • 1 cup (120 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup (59 to 78 ml) water

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. To mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder and salt, mix. Add the yogurt, sugar and oil. Start mixing with a fork and add a little water and mix until the dough forms a ball. Use as much water as you need to, you don't want it sticky.
  2. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead until the dough is soft and stretchy.
  3. Rub the inside of the mixing bowl with a little oil. Place the dough in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a towel. Place in the oven (without turning it on) or a warm space for 30 minutes until the dough has increased in size.
  4. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Divide the dough into 4 equal balls. Roll out the dough into an long oval, teardrop shape. The dough should be soft and not sticky so you may not need flour for this. Sprinkle lightly with flour if you need it.
  5. When the pan is hot, carefully place the dough into the pan. Allow to cook until you start to see bubbles, 2-3 minutes. Use a large spatula to lift up an edge to check the underside, the bubbles should be very browned on the bottom. Flip the bread over, cover with a lid or foil and cook until the other side is browned, about another 1-2 minutes.