Soft and Fluffy Naan is not tough to make at home if you follow this trick. All you need is a cast iron tawa that every Indian household have one and a wire rack. This recipe is yeast free as well. If you eat egg, you can use 1 egg while making the batter and omit water. Even without egg it turns out very soft. Trick is to rest the dough for at least 3 hrs or even more to get soft and fluffy Naans. You can use the same dough for making pizza. Hope you enjoy them.
Watch the detailed step by step recipe here:
Makes – 5 big Naans
- All Purpose Flour/ Maida – 2 Cups
- Yogurt/ Curd (room temperature) – 1/4 Cup
- Salt – 1/2 tsp or to taste
- Baking Powder – 1/2 tsp
- Baking Soda – 1/8 tsp
- Milk (room temperature – 1/2 Cup
- Water – 3 Tbsp or as required to adjust the consistency of the dough
- Oil – 2 Tbsp
- Butter – 2 Tbsp
- Garlic (finely chopped) – 1 Tbsp
- Cilantro (finely chopped) – 2 Tbsp
- Chaat Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
- In a mixing bwl add maida, baking powder, baking soda, salt and mix all these well until combined.
- Add yogurt and mix well into the dry ingredients.
- Also add milk and water to make a sticky dough.
- Now apply oil to your palm and knead the dough till you get a smooth dough.
- Cover the dough and rest in a warm place for 3 hrs atleast or upto 7 hrs.
- Apply oil to your palm and knead for few secs.
- Divide the dough into 5 dumplings (if you want big naans).
- Rest them covered for 5 mins.
- After 5 mins, take one of the dumplings and dip into the dry flour.
- Start rolling it into a thick roti using a rolling pin, or stretch it with your hands.
- Apply water on one side of the Naan.
- Heat the iron tawa for 5 mins.It should be very hot.
- Transfer the Naan onto the hot tawa, so that the water side faces the tawa, that way it sticks better.
- Make sure it sticks properly to the tawa.
- Fry for 30 secs on med high flame or until you see bubbles on top.
- Now carefully take it out from the pan, flip and directly fry it using a wire rack on HIGH flame.
- Fry till the bottom side gets nice golden spots.
- Remove from the wire rack and apply some butter. Serve hot with any curry.
- Repeat the process of rolling and frying with the remaining dumplings.
- Keep the fried naans covered so they stay soft for long time.
For Garlic Naan:
- Repeat the process of rolling and transfer onto the tawa making sure the water side faces the tawa.
- Immediately press in some garlic and cilantro into the Naan.
- And fry it till you see bubbles on the top side.
- Flip it then fry it on the wire rack on HIGH flame till you see golden brown spots on the other side.
- Take it out from the wire rack and sprinkle some chaat masala powder.
- Apply some butter.
- Garlic Naan is ready.
- Serve with any curry of your choice.