HOMEMADE NAAN

Complexity: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 4½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ small sachet active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ¾ cup warm milk
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • Extra sea salt to sprinkle (optional)

Directions:

  1. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl. Set aside.

  2. Mix together the warm water, sugar and yeast in a bowl until dissolved. Leave for 8 – 10 minutes or until the yeast rises to the surface. Add the warm milk and yogurt and stir to combine.

  3. Add this mixture to the flour mixture and mix with a spatula until the dough comes together. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead just until smooth, approximately 1 minute. Place dough back in bowl, cover and leave to rise.

  4. When the dough has doubled in size, punch down and  form into even sized balls. Roll the balls into a long, oval shape and about ¼ inch thick.

  5. Heat a large frying pan, cast iron pan or tawah over a high heat. Lightly brush one side of a nan with olive oil. Place the oiled side down in the hot pan. When the bubbles form on the surface, after1 – 2 minutes, turn onto the next side to finish cooking for another minute. Remove and repeat with remaining nan.

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