Picture this: a fragrant curry simmering on your stove, filling the air with enticing spices, while you whip up your very own soft and pillowy naan bread from scratch. The best part? It’s surprisingly simple and incredibly rewarding. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps of making homemade naan bread, allowing you to elevate your fakeaway curry nights to a whole new level. Get ready to impress yourself and your loved ones with this irresistible combination of flavours. Let’s dive in and discover the joy of creating your own Naan Bread from Scratch at home.
Make naan bread at home
Making naan bread at home is a rewarding and delicious experience. Here’s a simple recipe to make naan bread from scratch:
Naan bread Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup warm milk
Butter or ghee for brushing (optional)
Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish (optional)
Instructions to make your Naan Bread
1. In a small bowl, combine the warm milk, sugar, and active dry yeast. Give it a quick stir and let it sit for about 5 minutes until the yeast becomes frothy.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder. Make a well in the centre and add the activated yeast mixture, yogurt, and vegetable oil.
3. Mix the ingredients with a spoon or your hands until they come together to form a dough. If the dough feels too dry, you can add a little more warm milk, one tablespoon at a time.
4. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead it for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. You can also use an electric mixer with a dough hook attachment for this step.
5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a damp cloth or plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours or until it doubles in size.
6. Once the dough has risen, preheat your oven to the highest temperature setting or a broiler if your oven has one. Place a pizza stone or an inverted baking sheet on the top rack of the oven to preheat.
7. Punch down the dough to remove any air bubbles and divide it into small portions, about the size of a tennis ball. You can make them smaller or larger depending on your preference.
8. On a floured surface, roll out each portion of dough into an oval or teardrop shape, about 1/4 inch thick. If the dough sticks, you can dust it with a little more flour.
9. Carefully transfer the rolled naan dough onto the preheated pizza stone or baking sheet. Bake for about 2-3 minutes until the naan puffs up and the top is slightly browned. You can also cook the naan on a hot cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat for about 1-2 minutes per side.
10. Remove the naan bread from the oven or skillet and brush it with melted butter or ghee for extra flavour and softness. Sprinkle fresh cilantro leaves on top if desired.
11. Repeat the process with the remaining dough portions until all the naan bread is cooked.
12. Serve the naan bread warm with your favourite Twisted Curry!