This super simple Naan bread recipe on the stove top yields amazing & authentic results! The Naan made this way tastes just as a restaurant Naan – IF not better!
If you were to step into an Indian restaurant and gaze around, chances are you spot these beautiful, spongy Naan breads on almost every table. They’re just so elastic yet soft at the same time that make them so fantastic to pair with spicy sides. Sure, they aren’t the best breads to bet your health on. But once in a while, go ahead and treat yourself to something as exotic and yet as humble as a Naan.
There is another Naan recipe on this blog. And that was kind of an attempt to recreate the texture of a restaurant Naan without using Yeast. While I still love that recipe, I’ve also discovered that using yeast in the Naan dough definitely pays off. If you’re looking for the authentic texture, you absolutely should consider using yeast in your dough.
Another point to note is that Naan is often cooked in clay ovens, which are impossible to store at homes. So you can either bake them in the oven (which would be a slow and boring process) or speed up things by directly cooking them over the fire. I don’t know if I can claim this as the most authentic recipe there is, but I can promise you a restaurant quality Naan in just 15 minutes (that is of course, minus the waiting-for-the-dough-to-rise time). Continue reading