Servings : 2 big naans or 4 small naans
These are soft and flaky naans that go perfectly with sooo many dishes. Perfect accompaniment to all sorts of curries or kababs.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. yeast
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tbsp. milk powder
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tbsp. oil
- butter - for applying on naans once done
- sesame seeds - for sprinkling on the naans
Warm the water with the milk. You may not need to use all of it in the dough.
Sift the flour, then add milk powder, salt, sugar, yeast and baking powder. Stir together to combine. Make a well in the center and add the oil plus HALF the egg. Mix it into the flour, then gradually add the water & milk and combine until dough is very soft and quite sticky. If it gets too sticky, just touch a bit of oil and knead it, then put the dough in an oiled bowl and cover. Let it rest until it doubles in volume.
Turn the dough out on a floured surface and divide into 3-4 balls (depending on how big you want the naans, I make mine quite big so I just make 2 out of this amount). Let the balls rest for 10 minutes. Again, the dough will be quite sticky so just sprinkle a bit of flour on them and on the work surface.
Preheat your oven at 240 C.
Flatten each ball of dough with your fingers and stretch out to form a circle. Then gently pick it up and toss it from the left palm to the right palm multiple times to help it stretch and form the naan shape.
Place the naans on a greased baking tray, then brush the tops with the remaining half egg. You can sprinkle some sesame seeds on them if you want.
Bake for about 4-5 minutes or until the naans are spotted with brown. Remove and brush with some melted butter.
Keep covered until time of serving.
Hi Fauzia, I tried your chicken bread ( in fact my whole office has )and it was a huge sucsess ! Thanks sooooo much and keep the recipes coming.
ps do you have a masala recipe ? I’m camping with mates this weekend and want to make a curry potjie with your naan breads.
Hi and thanks for the awesome feedback! Yes, which specific masala recipe did you need? A chicken/meat/fish or veg one? Please check through the relevant albums to see some options. 🙂
salaams…..can we omit brushing the top with egg and just brush it with butter…i tried the tawa nan and it turned out very nice. Bless you!!!!
W/Salaam, yes you can omit the egg.
salam sis….. wat is suitable side dish 4 naan rotti??????
W/Salaam, just about any curry or bbq dish will be fine.
can we make the dough for these in the morning n bake them in the evening, if we intend to serve them in the dinner, or will it effect the results?
W/Salaam, yes you can make the dough early but if your climate is warm I would suggest to store the dough (wrapped well) in the refrigerator to avoid the dough getting too yeasty.
Do we need to make slits in the naans before putting them into the oven?
Hi, no because the naan is stretched thin as it is, no need to slit it.
Thanks! Really appreciate the time you take out to reply.
So, the naans should be thin when placed on the oven tray? Should they rise? Also, will they stay okay if made 6-8 hrs in advance and covered with a cloth?
Yes the naans should be thin and they wouldn’t rise very much. And yes you can make them ahead of time and keep them covered.
Is it necessary to use yeast. Can I double the potion of baking soda for makin naan.
W/Salaam, yes yeast is needed for best results. 🙂
Salams, I am going to try this recipe today but before this i want to ask what type of yeast is used for these naans?As in your bread recipe you mentioned instant yeast.For the naan is it the same yeast?Please tell me how i can make these naan as qeema bharay naan (naan stuffed with minced)? Jazakallah.
W/Salaam, yes I use instant yeast. Will post a mince-filled naan recipe soon.
Slaam. Insha ALLAH I shall
Slaam. Insha ALLAH I shall try it tomorrow,bt i have not milk powder.
🙂 My 13 years old nephew
🙂 My 13 years old nephew Afnan will b very happy to cook these NAANS in the wooden oven.He is found of cooking, n baking.
Salam aleykum Fauzia..
Salam aleykum Fauzia.. Mashallah, the nans look very tempting indeed, perfect color!
My query is w.r.t. my oven which can only operate any one grill burner at a time, either the bottom or upper one, and not both together. It’s never been a problem when I bake cakes, pies and puddings. When baking crescent rolls or pizzas, after using the lower grill, I switch to the upper one towards the end for the crust browning. I would love to try out the nan recipe but since reading from the comments section that broil function is required, what would you advise?
W/Salaam. I guess it will be
W/Salaam. I guess it will be a matter of trial and error, try and bake them using the top grill alone, then turn them over midway so the other side gets done and see how the results turn out. 🙂
I have a kneading machine that requires putting the liquid ingredients first, I was wondering if it is ok to put the milk and water first and gradually adding the dry ingredients to it little by little through the kneading process? will it give the same results ?
thanks a lot,
W/Salaam, yes that should be
W/Salaam, yes that should be fine. 🙂
With this recipe, is one naan
With this recipe, is one naan enough for one person (an average eating person)?
Yes that will be fine.
Yes that will be fine.
Asak. My oven has the
Asak. My oven has the following settings, a curve top line, curve top line with grill symbol, topand bottom curve lines. I normally use the top and bottom curve lines setting. Which one should I use for this? Is it the top line with grill symbol one? Please advice.
Yes use the one with the
Yes use the one with the grill symbol.
Salaam fauzia..my dough isn’t
Salaam fauzia..my dough isn’t rising much..can I still use it?i did the yeast test (put in warm water with sugar and leave and if it bubbles yeast is ok) I’ve also kept in warm conditions(cup of bowling water in the microwave and placed the dish with dough in it next to it) I’m in the process of making it now!many thanks!
W/Salaam, I wonder why it
W/Salaam, I wonder why it didn’t rise much, did you use the recommended amount? Was it instant yeast? Yes you can use it but hope it gives good results.
Hello…i wanted to ask what
Hello…i wanted to ask what will be the difference if we use white flour instead of plain flour?
and also pls tell me whenever I make pizza its edges becomes hard and so does the edges of jaan….what can I use to keep it soft?
White flour is the same as
White flour is the same as plain or all purpose flour. Try to reduce the temp or lower the tray holding the pizza midway through baking.
I can either use the baking option of my oven or the grilling option – not both simultaneously. What option should i use for this recipe, what temperature and how much time?
Thanks a million!!!
W/Salaam, you may need to
W/Salaam, you may need to experiment with first using just the grill and then using just the baking option and see which gives you better results.
Asalam U Alaikum
Asalam U Alaikum wrehmatullahi wbarkatahu.plz tell me for how long shud I keep the dough to rise for the 1st time.plz reply as m making it tonight 4 dinner insha allah.i have already kneaded the dough.hav used SAF Instant Yeast
W/Salaam, about an hour or
W/Salaam, about an hour or until it almost doubles in volume. 🙂
Masha Allah it turned out
Masha Allah it turned out awesome . Jazakalakhairun Habibtee
Asalam U Alaikum
Asalam U Alaikum wrehmatullahi wbarkatahu how preserve leftover instant yeast.wht if I keep in fridge will it work the same plz reply
W/Salaam, put it in airtight
W/Salaam, put it in airtight container and yes refrigerate it until the next use. Do not freeze it.
do u hv recipe of tandoori naan i tried ur baked naan recipe twice it was superb but i need tandoori naan recipe pakistani style..
W/Salaam, please check here
W/Salaam, please check here for my other naan recipes.