Here is my stove-top naan recipe / tawa naan recipe loved by everyone who EVER I served it :).. You can make in oven too, but I always make the stove-top version as it is SUPER SOFT, FLUFFY, BUTTERY and always a SUPER-HIT among the tasters !!
The recipe is very simple with just 6 simple steps... Make & Enjoy these delicious Naans :)
Ingredients : ( For Naan Recipe ...... Makes 7 - 8 naans )
1.5 Cups / 220 gms - All Purpose Flour / plain flour / maida
1 tsp / 4 gms - Sugar
1/3 tsp / 1.5 gms - Baking powder
1 tsp / 3.5 gms - Yeast ( instant / dry )
1/4 cup / 60 ml / 2 fl oz - lukewarm water ( to ferment yeast )
1 Tbsp / 15 gms - Yogurt
1 Tbsp / 14 gms - Butter ( melted )
1/4 tsp / 1.5 gms - Salt
Water - as needed to make a soft dough
little Oil - to coat the dough
some butter to brush the naan..( use a small piece of butter to rub on top of the cooked naan)..
Step 1: Activate the Yeast
Step 1) In a big bowl, pour 1/4 cup lukewarm water and add the yeast.
Cover and let the yeast ferment for 5 minutes
Step 2: Make a Soft Dough
Step 2) To the same yeast bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, yogurt, butter, salt and stir. Pour little water at a time and make a soft dough. Pour a tsp of oil and gently knead for a minute only. Coat the dough with some oil. Cover and let it rise for 3 - 4 hours. ( 3 hours minimum )
( note: the dough has to be soft. It should be soft and slightly sticky while kneading, coat with 2 - 3 tsp oil while kneading to prevent stickiness and keep the dough soft - this is my secret to a soft fluffy naan)
Step 3: Heat the Tawa/griddle/pan
Step 3) Heat the tawa / griddle / pancake-pan on high for 2 minutes. Later, reduce the heat to medium on all induction cooktops (and on medium-low for gas cooktops)
Step 4: Roll the Dough Balls
Step 4) Take a small amount of dough and gently shape it into a ball. Dust and roll into a 1/4" thick flatbread
note: for a hand tossed naan, roll / press the dough ball into a 5" diameter, then toss the naan between your palms roughly 8 - 10 times until streched and elongated. then cook as in step 5..
Step 5: Cook the Naan
Step 5) Cooking Naan:
- Place the naan / flatbread on the hot tawa/griddle.
- Cook one side on said temperature for 40 - 45 seconds ( or until the bottom develops brown spots ).
- Once the bottom has brown spots, flip and cook the other side for 30 - 35 seconds (or until the bottom develops brown spots).
- Flip again, brush some butter on top and take out immediately.
note: do not flip after brushing butter. Cook both sides only until brown spots develops. 2 flips only ( as highlighted in bold )
- Please watch my video for a clear idea..
Step 6: Continue Rolling & Cooking Naan With Rest of the Dough
Step 6) Continue rolling and cooking naan with rest of the dough...
note: To keep the naan warm until eating time, preheat the oven to 200 C / 400 F for 1 minute only and Turn OFF. In a baking tray/wide steel bowl/glass dish, place a big foil and keep inside the oven. Once you cook the naan, open the oven-door and place the naan inside the foil. This will keep the naan's warm ( for 1 - 2 hours ) ..
Hope you will try this naan recipe. Please share your feedback :)