Naan

Naan is a leavened, oven-baked flatbread which was introduced at the Imperial Court in Delhi, India sometime in 1300 AD. Since then, it has been a staple food in Asian countries. Naan, in old Persian, means bread. Which means saying “naan-bread” is merely just repeating the phrase 'bread-bread'. Politely remind your guests of this ‘dinner no-no’, while you add another piece of Naan to their plate.


While this naan recipe calls for Butter-infused Olive Oil, feel free to explore other flavors like Tandoori, Garlic and Basil. Naan is a wonderful compliment – albeit necessary piece of the dinner menu – with any Mediterranean-style dish like baba ganoush or Indian-style cuisine serving veg or non-veg curry dishes.


Whatever you are in the mood for, make sure you include Naan in your dinner plans. You and your guests will love it.
Enjoy!

 

 

Naan

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup of plain yogurt
  • ¾ warm milk
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp of Bari Butter infused Olive Oil

Instructions:

Step 1:

  • In a large mixing bowl combine flour and salt and create a well in the center.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine warm water, yeast and sugar, mix well and cover
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes
  • Then mix in the yogurt and milk, pour over the flour and mix until dough is formed
  • Then drizzle olive oil on top of it and cover with a kitchen towel
  • Let rise for an hour in a warm place.


Step 2:

  • After the dough rises, flour a flat surface and turn the dough, knead and then cut into 12 equal pieces and shape into a small ball.
  • Flour the flat surface and shape the balls into disc about ¼ inch thick and about 6 inches wide, do not create round shapes but instead create oval shapes.

Step 3:

  • Heat up the iron skillet
  • Once it is very hot, lower to medium and drizzle olive oil and cook each naan (do not flip until you see bubbles forming about 2-3 minutes each side). Keep the cooked naan covered with a kitchen towel.


Step 4:

  • Mince 2 garlic
  • Chop about ¼ cup of cilantro
  • Mix garlic and cilantro with ½ cup butter olive oil, brush the naan with the olive oil.

Enjoy warm!!!

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