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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Naan- Indian Bread(No yeast)

Naan which is an oven-baked flatbread is available and popular world wide and is an excellent accompaniment to any curry. Naan is traditionally prepared in a charcoal-fired clay oven or tandoor. But you could even bake them in the regular oven.


This recipe is from the book, "Curry Cuisine -Fragrant dishes from India ,Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia".

Ingredients :
  • 2 heaping tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups whole milk
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 3 1/2 tsp vegetable oil

Caster (or castor) sugar is superfine refined sugar. Its finer than granulated sugar but not as fine as confectionary sugar. Keep some milk handy, when kneading the dough, I did have to add a little more milk approximately 1/4 cup more than recommended.

Preparation :

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place 2 non stick baking sheets in the oven to heat up.
  2. Whisk sugar and eggs with milk in a small mixing bowl, until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Take the flour in a large mixing bowl and mix in the baking powder and salt.
  4. Gradually add the milk mixture to the flour, mixing with your hand, and knead lightly,just enough to make a soft dough. (Take care not to knead too much or the dough will beome too stretchy). Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and leave to rest for 15 for minutes.
  5. Add the oil and mix lightly to incorporate it into the dough. Divide the dough into 16 small balls. Roll out each ball into a round about 4" in diameter. (To Form into the traditional "teardrop" shape, lay a round over one palm and gently pull one edge down until it stretches a bit).
  6. Place the breads on the hot trays and bake for 4-5 minutes.
  7. Serve warm. You could apply some butter before serving just when its hot out of the oven. It tastes divine. This recipe yields 16 Naans.

**You could even bake the Naan directly on the oven rack. If you wish, just layer it with aluminium foil. Thats how I did it.

33 comments:

  1. ur naan cameout really well n that too without yeast.super!!!!

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  2. This looks so yummy ! I usually do a tawa version...

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  3. Naan came out really well, my son loves it. Nce click.

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  4. Oh! I just made Naan on Sat for the first time!!! I watched You tube video on how to make Naan and made it with my husband. It was so much fun! I will write about it tomorrow!

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  5. Hey Dolly

    Naan looks yummy and looks great...i'made once or twice using Yeast...beautiful clicks..:))

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  6. Naans look extraordinery. I once tried making them and that came nice but yours is a full proof recipe. very soon gonna try it. bookmarked.

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  7. Yummy naan, dear.....looks so delicious n soft!

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  8. Awesome...Loved your version without yeast.Will try it next time.Didn't get the idea of using caster sugar.Do you have any idea?

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  9. Dear Gulmohar - thats a very good question. Thanks for reading the post thoroughly and folr ur comments.Castor sugar is used as it dissolves quickly and there are is no undissolved sugar remaining. You could just grind the regular granulated sugar in a blender and it makes it super fine.

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  10. Fresh and home made,love the hearty naan :D

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  11. Nice recipe Dolly without yeast,will giv a try..looks too good

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  12. Wow!!! nan looks perfect and yummy!!! really tempting deary!!!

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  13. Naans look yummy!!! Awesome clicks!!!

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  14. wow.. that is an absolutely tempting Naan!!:), yummmy and nice clicks:)

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  15. Oh Dolly that is real treat to my eyes...gosh where did you learn to take pictures like this, extraordinary. Love the part 'no yeast' it sounds healthy and nice.:)

    And thank you so much for all those lovely words at my space, dear. Its really really means a lot to me...very motivating. I really enjoy and cherish you honest comments.:)

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  16. Naan looks so perfect and delicious:)

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  17. This looks and sounds great. I think it's also a great way to keep yeast to a minimum since most breads are done with them. Nice pick Dolly and the photos looks very pretty

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  18. I never made naans at home. YOurs look absolutely delicious!!

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  19. Looks so yummy and perfect.. loved all the clicks and stack click is awesome..

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  20. Hi. The naan has turned out so well and liked your stack click.
    I make a whole wheat version and prefer making them on Tava...if u want a whole wheat version you can check my blog.

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  21. Wow! Naan looks soft and yummy! Lovely pictures!

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  22. WOw! Naan looks really delicious with butter applied on it.I have never prepared naan at home.
    http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  23. wow looks beautiful,perfects naans for any spicy gravy...

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  24. Dear Dolly,

    you're making me crave with those pictures of the Naan with the melted butter on top, Mmmmmm, simply delicious; this recipe is new for me, will try out without yeast next time, looks too good!!

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  25. and please collect your award dear :)

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  26. Dear dolly..
    Great recipe without yeast..
    WHy didnt you send ur kids over for pizza?? I waited for kids and mommmy..:) he he
    Would defintely like to meet u all one day.

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  27. Healthy and delicious naan without yeast..Great recipe yaar...

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  28. Lovely lovable naan..... I loved it a lot....It is so yummy & mouthwatering & wanna taste it with some rich & creamy gravy...... like butter paneer or chicken.... Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.............
    KUDOS to you Deary!!!!!

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  29. WOW !! No yeast naan sounds interesting,,,It has turned out perfect dear. will try this version next time.

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  30. wow dolly this nans luks superb...loved ur recipe without yeast...i wanted one such recipe and got it, thnx for sharing.Nice clicks

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  31. Awwww Dolly, they look so perfect!! Thanks for the lovely recipe sans yeast!

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