Soft and delicious Naan bread is soft, chewy, and comes together in just 30 minutes. It is best accompanied by any stew of your choice. Start by placing in a sachet of dry yeast into a bowl, to that add one teaspoon of sugar, salt, greek yogurt then add one cup of warm water. Make sure your water is warm and not hot or cold, mix that up until everything is dissolved. If you are using instant yeast you can start working on it straight away you dint need to wait for the yeast to activate.
Start adding in about two cups of plain flour and start to bringing everything together until the dough starts to form and add more flour if you need until the dough is well-formed. Once the dough starts to come together, take it out and onto a work surface, knead it for about 5 to 10 minutes. Depending on where you come from and humidity, the amount of flour can vary that is why it is important to add the flour gradually while kneading the dough.
Once the dough is well-formed, place it in the bowl and cover it then let it rise for about 45 minutes to an hour. At this point, you will decide if you want to bake it or put in a frying pan if you do want to bake them in the oven, preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celcius. For the frying pan, you need to determine the size of your pan, that way you will cut the dough and roll it according to the size of your pan.
Take the dough out then onto a lightly floured surface, cut into half or quarters depending on the size of your bowl then roll the cut dough a ball and then flatten it our, you can use a rilling pin or by hand. Make sure you keep stretching it out and ensure you are maintaining a nice circle. Place the pan on a high heat and add about two tablespoons of oil then make sure it’s nice and hot then turn the heat to medium and place your round dough into the pan.
You should cook for about 5 minutes on both sides if you are cooking in the oven, it’s still about 5 minutes as well. You just want a little golden brown color on both sides and still soft. Add two tablespoons of oil on top and then flip it over. Briusnhthe top with one tablespoon of butter and one tablespoon of parsley then flip it and brush the remaining on the other side. Serve the naan bread and enjoy it with any stew of your choice.
- 1 sachet dry yeast
- 1 tsp white sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp greek yogurt
- 1 cup of warm water
- 3 cups plain flour, extra for dusting
- 4 tbsp oil or ghee
- 1 tbsp butter + 1 tbsp chopped parsley