Easy to make Naan Bread Recipe (with Yeast) on a stove top
For the Naan Dough
- 3 cups All Purpose Flour (maida)
- 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Plain Yogurt
- 3/4 teaspoon Salt (adjust to taste)
- 1 cup Water
- 1 teaspoon Yeast (Instant or Active Dry)
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Black Caraway seeds (Kalonji) – optional
- Butter, optional
- If using active dry yeast you’ll have to activate the yeast. Dissolve sugar in warm water and add yeast. Let it rest for 3 minutes. You’ll notice that the mixture starts bubbling. If you’re using instant yeast, you can do the same thing. Only difference is that the mixture wont bubble up
- Mix the black caraway seeds, salt and flour together. Add oil, yogurt and mix well.
- Pour in the warm yeast solution and mix until combined.
- Knead the dough for 5-10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
- Place in an oiled bowl. Cover and let the mixture rise in a warm spot for 45 min to 1 hour or until the mixture doubles in volume.
- Gently deflate the dough and divide into equal portions. Roll into smooth balls.
- Meanwhile heat a non-stick or flat pan on the stove top.
- Take a rolling pin and roll out each ball of dough into a circle. The thickness can be as much as you want. Ideally, you should roll out to about 1/4 inch thick circle. On the side facing above, lightly dab with some water and sprinkle a few black caraway seeds on top. This will help them stick to the dough and enhances flavor.
- You can directly cook this as is. If you want a more authentic Naan shape, pick up the rolled out Naan and slightly pull in from the opposite directions to elongate the circle into a oval shape.
- Place the side facing above ((the one with the seeds) directly onto the pan. Let it cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Once it is cooked, it will start releasing from the sides. Flip and continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes.
- If you want, you can spread some butter or garlic butter on the top side.
- Serve hot with any gravy dish of your choice.
- You can also bake them. But the stove top method is quick and easy
- Category: Bread
- Cuisine: Indian