Tawa Naan ( Without Tandoor), Tawa Butter Naan
by Tarla Dalal
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This tawa naan recipe is a butter naan without tandoor and done as a restaurant style naan at home. Naan is the most well-known Indian bread and is popular the world over. The naan is leavened bread prepared in the traditional tandoor but here we give you an easier method to make tawa naan recipe.
Most Indian’s don’t have tandoors in thier kitchens, but all do have a tawa. So this is the most popular way to make tawa naan recipe at home.
You can give a variation to naan by adding ingredients like coriander, mint, paneer, garlic, etc. Naan itself has a lot many variants, butter naan, garlic naan, cheese garlic naan, you can give it whatever flavor that you wish to.
Making tawa naan at home is not at all complex. We have made restaurant style naan by ingredients that are easily available in every house pantry. Naan is prepared and relished in many ways yet the basic and authentic recipe remains the same. Traditionally, naan is made using refined flour, yet you can substitute it with whole wheat flour. We have made our tawa butter naan using refined flour and have used yeast. Yet some people use curd and baking soda for the fermentation of the flour.
Be very careful while kneading the tawa naan dough as if the dough would have not been kneaded well, the naan will come out chewy.
Naan is traditionally cooked in an earthen pot which is known as tandoor and has a smoky flavor. We have made restaurant style naan at home which tastes great and goes well with Punjabi sabzis. The seasoning of nigella seeds on top gives it a unique taste.
Serve them hot with any Subzis or Dals of your choice.
Enjoy tawa naan recipe | butter naan without tandoor | restaurant style naan at home | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.
- To make tawa naan, combine the yeast, sugar and 5 tbsp of lukewarm water in a bowl and cover and keep aside for 5 to 7 minutes.
- Combine the plain flour, yeast-sugar mixture, curds, melted ghee and salt and in a bowl and knead into a soft dough, using enough lukewarm water until it is smooth.
- Cover the dough with a lid or wet muslin cloth and allow it prove till it increases in volume slightly (approx. 30 minutes).
- Divide the dough into 10 equal portions.
- Press a portion of the dough flat on a rolling board and sprinkle ½ tsp of black sesame seeds over it. Roll out into an oblong of 125 mm. (5") using a little plain flour.
- Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and place the naan over it with the sesame seeds side facing downwards.
- Cook it on one side till it puffs slightly and then turn over.
- Cook it on the other side till it puffs a little and then roast it on an open flame till it turns golden brown from both the sides.
- Repeat the steps 5 to 8 to make 9 more naans.
- Brush each tawa naan with a little butter and serve immediately.
Tawa Naan ( Without Tandoor) Video, Tawa Butter Naan
Tawa Naan ( Without Tandoor), Tawa Butter Naan recipe with step by step photos
Naan is a popular Indian flatbread made using refined flour. It is cooked either in a Tandoor, oven or tava. You can give a variation to naan by adding ingredients like coriander, mint, paneer, garlic, etc. Enjoy piping hot tawa naan | butter naan without tandoor | restaurant style naan at home | along with sumptuous Punjabi subzis like
Also try other naan recipes from our website;
For activating the yeast for tawa naan recipe | butter naan without tandoor | restaurant style naan at home | take dry yeast in a small bowl.
Add sugar to it. The yeast will feed on the sugar and release carbon dioxide, which will cause the dough to rise.
Add 5 tbsp of lukewarm water. Dip your finger in water to check the ideal temperature. Water that's too hot can damage or kill the yeast.
Cover with a lid and keep aside for 5 minutes or till the dry yeast completely dissolves in the water. Covering prevents the dough from drying out.
After 5-7 minutes, it would look like this. The frothy layer on top indicates that the yeast is activated. If the mixture doesn't foam, discard and start over with new yeast.
To prepare dough for tawa naan | butter naan without tandoor | restaurant style naan at home | in a bowl take plain flour. Ensure you make use of a big bowl as the dough will rise and you do not want it to get messy.
Add yeast-sugar mixture. Many people including Jains do not prefer using yeast. Baking powder along with baking soda is a great alternative to yeast. Learn how to make butter naan wihtout yeast.
Add curds. Curd acts as a leavening agent and helps in making soft and crumby naan.
Add melted ghee.
Add salt and mix well.
Gradually add lukewarm water to knead into a soft dough. Do not add too much water or else the dough will be sticky.
Knead the dough for butter naan until it is smooth.
Cover the dough with a lid or wet muslin cloth and allow it to prove until it increases in volume slightly (approx. 30 minutes).
After 30 minutes, you will notice our dough has risen.
Deflate the dough for butter naan without tandoor and knead the dough again to remove the excess air.
Divide the dough into 10 equal portions.
To prepare tawa naan | butter naan without tandoor | restaurant style naan at home | take a portion of the dough, shape it into a round ball and flatten it between your palms. Dip into flour, knock out excess flour and place it on a rolling board.
Sprinkle ½ tsp of black sesame seeds over it.
Roll out into an oblong of 125 mm. (5") using a little plain flour.
Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and place the naan over it with the sesame seeds side facing downwards. Another technique of cooking naan without tandoor is by using a pressure cooker. Check out this recipe to learn how to make Pressure cooker naan.
Cook it on one side till it puffs slightly and then turns over.
Cook it on the other side till it puffs a little. Usually, butter naan is cooked in a tandoor, from which tandoori cooking takes its name called tandoori naan but, this method of cooking on tava and then an open flame gives a similar effect in texture and flavor.
Then roast butter naan on an open flame till it turns golden brown from both the sides.
Repeat the steps 1 to 7 to make 9 more butter naan on the stovetop without tandoor or oven.
Brush each naan with a little butter.
Serve tawa naan | butter naan without tandoor | restaurant style naan at home | immediately.
Q. My yeast did not froth. What could be the reason? 1. The yeast could have been old. yeast looses its leavning tendency over a period of time. It is important to use the yeast as early as possible. 2. The water was too hot. Yeast requires lukewarm water to activate, hot water kills the yeast. 3. Salt was mixed after the yeast was added to the dough. Salt kills the yeast and stops the process of leavning.
Q. What can i use instead of yeast? You can use curds, baking soda and baking powder to acheive the same result. Visit our recipe for Naan without yeast on tava.
Q. Can i make the Butter naan using whole wheat flour? Yes, you can. But traditonally Butter naan is made with all purpose flour or maida.
Q. Can i use oil instead of ghee in the recipe to make Butter naan? Yes, you can. However it's better to use ghee to get a rich flavour.
Q. My butter naan dough did not rise, what do i do? Make sure the yeast is bloomed before you add it to the dry ingredients. Also, when the yeast is added it should not come in direct contact with salt. Salt will kill the yeast and stop the fermentation process. Keep the butter naan dough in a warm spot after kneading and not under direct heat.
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