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Naan…it’s that simple

on April 8, 2011

At my house we are big fans of Naan bread. We are used to buying the stuff in the bakery section of our local grocery at about $4.00 for three slices. Not very cost effective. I was on a mission to find a simple, low cost recipe as an alternative and I hit the jackpot. Over at food.com there is a great post with step by step directions of everything. The ingredients couldn’t be more simple and the end product was just as good as any Indian place and way better than that plastic wrapped stuff from the store.

INGREDIENTS

4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups plain low-fat yogurt

You simply add the flour, baking powder and salt together and give them a good mix. Now add in the yogurt and stir until you can no longer stir with your spoon, now get your hands in the bowl and knead the dough into a nice ball adding more flour if needed. That’s really all there is to it! You know have this perfect dough and are ready to make some really good homemade Naan.

Now I cut the dough into 10 equal parts and and rolled each one out to a pretty thin Naan shaped piece

This is where you have to make a choice on cooking. Some folks heat it on a hot skillet like a pancake and then throw it in a 500 oven for a few seconds to puff up, others just bake it. I used a hot skillet and then finished it over an open flame on my gas range to get those nice char marks that give it so much flavor. You really do cook just like a pancake, put you dough strip on a screaming hot skillet and wait for some bubbles and watch as the edges start to turn under then flip for just a second and put it on the open flame with some tongs and shake it around till it looks good. While it was still hot I brushed it with some garlic butter and let it cool.

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2 responses to “Naan…it’s that simple

  1. Steph says:

    I love naan!It’s so delicious and simple 🙂

  2. Amanda says:

    Thanks! I have been looking for a good Naan recipe for a long time!

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