Naan is an Indian flat bread, traditionally cooked in a clay oven or a tandoor. Though the smoked naan from a tandoor is absolutely delicious, you can enjoy homemade naan which is also very tasty, simple & quick to make with ingredients easily available in your own kitchen. Here is an interesting & delectable recipe for Butter Garlic Naan which is fresh, hot, tasty, aromatic & straight from the tawa on to your plate… Just enjoy like the way we did! 😀
- 2 cups Maida
- 1 tbsp. Rice Flour
- ¾ tsp. Baking Powder
- ¼ tsp. Baking Soda
- ½ cup Curds (Yoghurt)
- ½ cup Milk
- ½ tsp. Salt
- Butter, sesame seeds
- Finely chopped fresh garlic & coriander
Sift together maida, rice flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt in a sufficiently large bowl.
Mix curds in warm milk or microwave the mix for a few seconds until just warm. Make sure it is ( not hot).
Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients & pour in the warm curd-milk mixture.
Mix until a rough & sticky dough is formed.
The dough should be very soft & sticky. Use a little extra water if required. Transfer the dough onto a floured surface & start kneading with your hands. Stretch & roll again & again.
Cover the dough & set aside for at least 30 mins.
Knead again for a while & then divide into 5-6 balls. If you want smaller naans then divide the dough accordingly.
Roll out one ball of dough at a time into a round flat circle.
If you like,you may stretch one end of the dough to make it oblong/oval/tear drop shape. Use a fork, a pair of gloves or your finger tips to poke holes in the centre of the flattened disc.
Rotate the disc & poke again so that you achieve a desired pattern.
Meanwhile heat the tawa till hot.This will help the naan to stick properly to the surface.
Wet your fingers or a pastry brush with water & lightly brush the surface of the naan.
Sprinkle sesame seeds, chopped garlic & coriander & press in lightly.
Turn over & brush the other side of the naan.
Stick the plain side of the naan gently on the hot tawa & cover with a lid.
After about 2 mins. or when you see the smoke escaping from under the lid; take off the lid.
You will be able to lift the naan easily with the spatula.
Flip the naan & again cover with the lid & roast for another 2 mins.
Transfer the naan on a serving plate.
Brush liberally with butter, if desired.
Serve & enjoy hot garlic tawa naan, plain naan or butter naan with prepared vegetables, dal or gravy/curry of your choice.