Flat breads are commonly eaten in India with every meal and the variety you get here is not less than any other cultural cuisine. The softness , fluffiness and moistening effect of these breads raise your appetite for sure. Todays I have to a very popular bread recipe to share , which is eaten mostly with tandoori food. Our very own Butter Naan.
Ingredients :2 cup Plain refined flour, 1 cup yoghurt, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate, 1 teaspoon onion seeds, 1 tablespoon butter to glaze the naans.
Servings : 3 to 4
Method : mix plain refined flour, baking powder, sodium bicarbonate and sieve it well to add up air . (this process makes fluffy & soft naans). Kneed the flour mixture with yoghurt into a fine soft dough , if you feel yoghurt is little less then u may add some Luke warm milk to make a softer dough. wrap the dough with a damp cloth and keep it for minimum two hours ( You may keep it overnight if you have preparation time ). This gives the dough time to ferment well , more the fermentation more fluffy and softer naan you would get. Once the dough is fermented you can make naans of your desired size with the help of a rolling pin . Once you get the desired shape, with the help of your hands elongate it from two ends to get a longitudinal shape of naans. Now the way you cook chapatis/ Indian flat bread you just have to repeat it for these naans (No tandoor required , just simply toss it both sides on a hot tava/flat pan ) the naans themselves will blow u beautifully. Once done glaze it with butter on top and serve hot .