Naan is essentially the Indian version of Pita bread – but actually even simpler to make since in this recipe you just cook it on the stovetop and not the oven. I can tell why people use this to make pizza on – since that is sort of what this reminded me of. I think next time I make these I’ll try a garlic version I’ve seen to give it some great garlic flavor.
Tomorrow I’ll share what I served this with – my first attempt at Indian food!! :) Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
- 2 tsp. active dry yeast
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/3 cup fat free plain yogurt
- 1 large egg
- olive oil, for cooking
1. In a large bowl, stir together the water, yeast and sugar and let stand for 5 minutes, until foamy.
2. Stir in the flour, salt, oil, yogurt and egg and stir, then knead until you have a soft, pliable dough. Cover with a tea towel and let rise until doubled in size; about an hour.
3. Divide the dough into 6-8 pieces and on a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece into a thin circle or oval.
4. Cook each naan in a hot skillet brushed lightly with oil until blistered and cooked, flipping as necessary.
Makes about 6- 8 naan, depending on the size you roll out.
Source: The Novice Chef blog