Naan By sonaprem
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An Easy Indian flat bread, naan recipe which can be prepared by your own hands at home. A simple and delicious naan recipe with dough prepared from maida flour(refined wheat flour), curd, milk, salt and soda. The naan taste superb , when smeared with butter or ghee and served with paneer makhani or any chicken gravy dish.
- Mix together the flour, salt and baking soda. knead into a soft, smooth dough using as much yoghurt as required.
- Cover with a damp cloth and leave to rise in a warm, draught-free place, till double in volume. if in a hurry, place the container in a larger container of hot water. the time taken for the dough to rise varies according to the weather - about 3 hours in summer and 7 hours in winter.
- Punch the dough and leave to rise again. this time it will take much less time.
- Break the dough into pieces of desirable size and smooth into rounds. cover with a damp cloth and keep for at least 15 minutes.
- Roll the balls into flat ovals or rounds. you can also flatten them by slapping them between your palm - as experts do, stretching and pulling with your hands when required.
- Smear the surface with water and sprinkle with onion seeds. grease a baking tray and bake the naans in a pre-heated oven for about 5 minutes. better still is to grill them, if your grill has elements both above and below.
- If you have a tandoor, wet one side of the naan with water and stick it to the walls of the tandoor. you can also stick it to a hot griddle and turn the griddle upside down over the flame. the naan will fall off when cooked.
- Brush the hot naan with butter or ghee and serve.
This recipe was contributed by sonaprem on 13 Feb 2002
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