Pressure Cooker Naan, Naan with Yeast
by Tarla Dalal
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Naan is an Indian bread that is famous all over the world. While authentic naan is made in a clay oven or tandoor, this recipe lets you replicate the same taste and texture using a pressure cooker, a handy utensil that almost every Indian kitchen has!
The Pressure Cooker Naan is a typical example of ingenuity winning over inability. Not everybody has a tandoor to experiment with, but a pressure cooker is something everybody has. So, why not put that to good use!
The pressure cooker, placed upside down on the stove, emulates the same environment as a tandoor and gives the naan the same special wood-fired aroma and texture. Try it to believe us.
Have a go at other pressure cooker recipes like Pindi Chole and Panchratni Dal .
- Combine the yeast, sugar and 5 tbsp of lukewarm water in a bowl and cover with a lid and keep aside for 5 to 7 minutes.
- Combine the plain flour, yeast-sugar mixture, curds, melted ghee and salt in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough, using enough lukewarm water if required.
- Cover the dough with a lid or wet muslin cloth for atleast 30 minutes. Knead again for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.
- Press a portion of the dough on a rolling board. Roll out into an oblong of 125 mm. (5") using a little plain flour for rolling.
- Remove the lid from the pressure cooker and heat the pressure cooker upside down.
- Take a naan, apply a little water on one side and stick the wet side around the inside of the pressure cooker using hand gloves. Place the pressure cooker upside down and cook on a medium flame till brown spots appear.
- Remove and brush it with 1 tsp of butter.
- Repeat steps 5 to 8 to make 7 more naans.
- Serve immediately.
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