A curry without Naan bread just isn’t the same. There is something about tearing off a little piece and mopping up all the remaining flavors, It’s well worth the effort. You may need a little help for your breath afterwards, but hey, it’s all about taste. This is an easy Naan bread recipe that you will be glad glad you tried.
What you need
1 packet dried yeast
6 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
180ml warm water
Olive oil and garlic
You can add seeds of your choice, kanolfi, aniseed etc to give it a distinct flavor or brush with oil and garlic like we have.
Dissolve the sugar in the warm water, luke warm to activate the yeast. Add the yeast and wait for it to froth. This is a must.
Sift the flour and salt together in a separate bowl and make a well in the center. Add the melted butter, yoghurt and yeast mixture. Mix and knead it well until a dough forms. It should be quite elastic and may need a little extra flour, in which case, sprinkle over a little flour and knead again.
Place the dough in a clean bowl that you have greased lightly or sprayed with spray and cook. Coat your hands with a little oil and coat the dough ball, then cover with a tea towel and set aside in a warm area to rise for about 2 hours or until the dough has doubled in size.
Heat your oven to 220 Celsius.
Remove the dough and knock out the air, separate into 6-8 pieces and form into rounds or pear shapes that are about 5mm thick.
Place them on a baking sheet, brush with olive oil and garlic(your choice) and after 10 minutes your Naan bread is ready.