Soft and delicious Naan bread is soft and chewy and comes together in 30 minutes. Any stew of your choice best accompanies it. Start by placing a sachet of dry yeast into a bowl, add one teaspoon of sugar, salt, and Greek yoghurt, then 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 use instant yeast, you can start working on it immediately. You don’t need to wait for the yeast to activate.

Add about two cups of plain flour and bring everything together until the dough forms. Add more flour if necessary until the dough is well-formed. Once the dough comes together, take it out and knead it for about 5 to 10 minutes on a work surface. The amount of flour can vary depending on where you come from and the humidity, which is why it is essential to add the flour gradually while kneading the dough.

Once the dough is well-formed, please place it in the bowl and cover it, then let it rise for about 45 minutes to an hour. Now, you will decide whether to bake it or put it in a frying pan. If you want to bake it in the oven, preheat it 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 it into half or quarters depending on the size of your bowl then roll the cut dough into a ball and then flatten it out, you can use a rolling pin or by hand. Make sure you keep stretching it out and maintain a nice circle. Place the pan on high heat and add two tablespoons of oil to ensure 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. You want a little golden brown that is still soft on both sides. Add two tablespoons of oil on top and then flip it over. Brush the 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.

Ingredients;

  • One sachet of 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

Toppings;

  • 4 tbsp oil or ghee
  • 1 tbsp butter + 1 tbsp chopped parsley