Learn to make a restaurant-quality version of the versatile Indian flatbread at home.
By Sowmya Dinavahi
- 2 Cups of All purpose Flour
- ½ Cup of Warm Milk
- ½ Cup of yogurt
- ¼ tsp of Salt
- ¾ tsp of Baking powder
- ½ tsp of Baking soda
- ½ tbsp of Sugar
- ½ tbsp of Oil
- Finely chopped garlic, cumin, mint leaves for toppings, Optional
- Place all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk well . Make a well in flour and add milk and yogurt to it slowly and combine it together
- Knead well to form a soft dough. Dough should be soft enough to be able to dig your finger into it without any pressure
- Cover with damp cloth and let it sit in a warm place for 2 hrs
- After few hours, on dusted work place , take out the dough and knead for about 5 minutes and divide into equal portions
- Dust again and flatten the portions slowly into a thinly rolled bread ,a little thick and elongated like oval shaped
- If you like to add any toppings, you can add now like garlic ,cumin seeds,coriander leaves and some butter on naan on one side
- And apply some water on the other side
- Heat a wide skillet on medium heat, when its hot and place the wet side of naan on to the pan and cover with lid for 30-40 seconds , you will see some bubbles on it .
- Flip other side on direct flame with help of tongs until you see charred brown spots all over the naan.
- Smoother some butter over the naan and serve warm. It tastes delicious.
Sowmya shares her culinary journey and passion for cooking and photography on her blog named 'Messy Kitchen Stories'. Her cooking style is mostly authentic South Indian cuisine and a little bit of Baking.She likes to cook anything and everything vegetarian. Mostly She tries to recreate the magic that her mom creates in her traditional South Indian dishes. Apart from that, If she loves something that she had outside, she cannot rest until she make it exactly the way she had it. She is a native from India but currently residing in Lincoln, NE with her husband.