Hyderabad offers you endless number of fine restaurants who serves exotic food. All you’ve to do is just decide on the cuisine you are choosing for that day. Ohri’s is one of such restaurants where we landed for our lunch on a beautiful Sunday. While we were totaly engrossed in the flavours of juicy chikken tikkas and kababs, my younger son, Aarush asked me , ” Mom, do you know how to make these butter naans at home?” I paused for a while and then nodded as a positive answer. I remembered the day i tried making it at home couple of years back when i was just a novice at kitchen. Needless to say, it was a disaster. But didn’t wanna tell my baby about that sad story.I decided to try the naans at home and this time i do not want failure for sure. Thank you Vahchef for the wonderful recipe and i ended up making superb naans at my kitchen finally. 😉
Maida/ all purpose flour – 2 cups
milk – 1/2 cup
yeast – 1 tsp
sugar – 1 tbsp
salt – to taste
oil – 1 or 2 tbsp
1. Mix yeast and sugar in luke warm water and keep aside for 5 minutes.
2. Take the flour in a flat plate where you will be kneading the dough. Add yeast water into the flour and some salt. Knead the dough with your hands softly using milk .
3. Do not panic if the dough turned out slightly sticky. Apply some oil on your hand and knead again.
5. Leave the dough to ferment for 20 minutes.If the room temperature is too low, please ferment 40 minutes more or till the time dough puffs up nicely.Do not refrigerate the dough after kneading.
6. Make small balls of the dough and flatten them into the naan shape ( triangular) using the roller pin.
Now i’m gonna explain the Tawa as well as Oven method. Choose what you like.
Tawa/Hot plate method
1. Apply some water on one side of the flattened naan and put that side on hot Iron tawa. Once you see bubbles on the outer side, take the tawa using handle and turn it upside down. Cook the other side of the naan on the flame directly on slow flame. Do not burn the side.Apply butter and serve hot!
1.Preheat the oven to highest temperature possible in your oven. Arrange two flattened naans on one non stick tray and leave it in the oven for about 4 to 5 minutes on 250 degree celcius or until the naan is brown. Switch off the oven to take out the tray. Flip the sides and bake for another 3 minutes. You can put chopped garlic or mint leaves for some flavour on top of the naan at this stage. Take the naans out of the oven and apply some butter before serving.
Naans are more enjoyable with rich gravies like shahi paneer, Butter chicken etc.