I know, I know. Easy? Naan? Made on a stovetop? And that too without yeast? It IS possible. And the result is heavenly – soft, fluffy, chewy and utterly delicious.
Servings: 7small naans
Author: Natasha Minocha
1cupAll purpose flour
1/4 -1/3cupWater, for kneading the dough
1/2tspOil, for spreading on the kneaded dough
2tspKalonji/ Onion seeds/ Nigella seedsYou can use sesame or melon seeds too.
2-3tbspMelted butter to brush on top of naan
In a bowl, combine both the flours, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
Mix in the yogurt and knead the dough using water. Knead the dough for 4-5 minutes. If it's too sticky, add some flour, if it's too dry add some water or extra yogurt. You should get a smooth soft dough,
Rub a little oil over the ready dough, cover with a kitchen towel and let the dough rest for 30-60 minutes.
Divide the dough into 7 equal-sized balls. Flour the work surface. Working with one dough ball at a time, flatten the dough a bit. Sprinkle the onion seeds on top. Roll out into an oval shape.
Heat a tawa or a griddle pan, place the rolled out naan on it, seed side should face up.
Let it cook for a minute till you see bubbles on the surface. Now flip the naan and let it cook on the other side for 2-3 minutes. It will get a bit puffy.
Once cooked, take it off the heat and brush liberally with melted butter. Sprinkle some chopped cilantro leaves on top if you wish. Serve hot. Enjoy!