Naan Bread


Nan is a great accompaniment to any Indian meal.  It is light and airy, and sops up delicious sauces. Pretty easy to make, and you probably have all of the ingredients on hand.

  • 2 c flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 oz active dry yeast
  • 4 Tbsp lukewarm milk
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 Tbsp melted butter

Sift the flour and salt together into a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, cream the yeast with the milk. Set aside for 15 minutes. Add the yeast and milk mixture, vegetable oil, yogurt, and egg to the flour. Combine the mixture using your hands until it forms a soft dough. Add a little more of the lukewarm water if the dough is too dry. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes, or until it feels smooth. Return the dough to the bowl, cover, and let stand in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until it has doubled in size. Preheat oven to highest setting (or just use broiler), and preheat baking sheets. Turn out the dough back onto the floured surface and knead for another 2 minutes. Divide into 3 or 4 equal pices, shape into balls, and roll out into teardrop shapes. Bake on preheated baking sheets 3-4 minutes or until puffed. Place under broiler for a few seconds, until browned slightly. Brush with melted butter and serve warm with saucy dishes.


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