Brust one side with water. Heat a heavy bottom skillet. Once heated, place the naan wet side down and cover with a lid. Cook the naan for several seconds or until bubbles begin to form. Cook the other side of the naan over direct flame of the burner with the help of tongs (or flip over in the skillet if you don’t have a gas range). When you see some charred brown spots that you know the naan is done. Serve warm.
A while back I went to visit my sister. One thing we love to do together is cook. She introduced me to this fabulous naan recipe. She lives in a community that is very into more organic and authentic culinary pursuits. This recipe arrived from one of the local artisans that also delivers their fruit and vegetable bins. It is absolutely amazing. I will do a bonus post with my trick to making an amazing butter chicken with little effort at all.
Amazing Homemade Naan
2 cups flour
1/2 cup warm milk
1/2 cup yogurt (I used Greek)
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 Tbsp oil
Mix all the dry ingredients together and make a well of flour. Mix milk and yogurt together and pour into the well. Slowly combine until the dough just comes together. Add oil. Grease hands and form the dough into a ball. Cover with a damp cloth, and let it sit in a warm place for at least 2 hours.
Dust your work surface with flour. Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes. Divide the dough into 4 small balls. Dust the board again and flatten the balls into circles or long, flat ovals.
We put some melted garlic butter and basil on top.
Of course your kids could help!
* Does this post mean the sickness has run its course? Not so much. My husband and Abby were just the last two to get this flu…self diagnosed. We had done naan and butter chicken a few weeks ago for dinner, but I had also done a craft that day, so I filed it away for a moment such as this. Good news is that some energy has come back, so I feel like I can be out of bed for more than 10% of the day.