Introduction: Indian Naan Flat Bread

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To go with the delicious Chana Masala I made the other day, my friend suggested preparing Naan.

Naan is a flat Indian bread. I was surprised to learn that it originated in Central Asia.

Roti is another popular variation, but that one is made in a skillet on the stove. And just as delicious.

Naan is made with a little yogurt which gives it a nice softness.  

Step 1: Ingredients

2 cups Flour
3/4 cup Warm Water
2 tbsp Oil
2.5 tbsp Yogurt
Pinch of Baking Soda
Pinch of Salt
1/2 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Yeast

Step 2: Procedure

-In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, oil, yogurt and baking soda. Don't mix it yet!

-On a separate smaller bowl, mix the warm water sugar and yeast. Let it rest for 3-5 minutes until the mix is bubbly.

-Mix the yeast mixture into the flour mixture and mix well. Kneed for a few minutes until everything is well incorporated. Then shape into a ball and let it rise for one and half hours or until it doubles in size.

--Once the dough has doubled in size, divide into two smaller balls and roll each one into 7 inches long. then cut those into three smaller balls. Or just make 6 small balls, whatever is easier for you.

-Let them rise again for 10 minutes. Then flatten into round shaped dough.

-Grease a baking dish with a little oil and bake for 3-4 minutes each at 450 degrees.

Serve hot from the oven. You can brush them with a little Ghee (clarified butter).

Step 3: Finished Product

And there you have a beautiful stack of Naan to enjoy with some Chana Masala (recipe found here)

If you have any questions about this recipe, please contact me.