Lillian's StoryThis is a recipe for Middle Eastern flat bread. Its sort of like a tortilla. Its delicious served warm! This recipe is by a cook named Aravi Vei, He is from India. I've made this recipe many times. I added my photo.
flour-you may need slightly more
active dry yeast
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luke warm water
1Take luke warm water in a cup, dissolve yeast and sugar in it and keep it aside. Allow it to rise. It normally takes only about 5-10 minutes to rise well.
2Sift flour and salt into a bowl and add yeast- sugar mixture, yogurt and half of the butter into it.
3Mix together to form a smooth dough. Again knead it on a flat surface to make it more smoother. Add more flour if dough is too sticky.
4Then it has to be kept in a greased, covered bowl (preferably in a warm place,may be inside the cooking range) and allow it to stand for almost 1 hr, by which the dough will be sized double.
5Knead the dough for 5 more minutes by punching it down.
6Divide into lemon sized balls. Flatten (extreme) each ball using hand,and add the toppings.
7Now heat a skillet (I didn’t have a grill pan, so I used a skillet) on the stove top. Grease it with oil and wipe it off with a cloth or kitchen tissue.
8Place the flattened dough on it, and cook it on medium heat.
9Within few minutes, it will puff up, then apply melted butter on 2 -3 spots and turn it over.
10Cook for few more minutes and remove. Immediately wrap it in a kitchen towel.
Leah Stacey CookingMaven - Aug 16, 2010
OMG I love naan bread! I will def give this a try!
Linda Bowers ImaHappyKooker - Aug 16, 2010
This sounds great and really easy I will def make this for my family and friends
Juliann Esquivel Juliann - Aug 16, 2010
Hi Lillian, I love naan bread. I buy at the store. This recipe looks so easy and fast. Oh thank you for the recipe. I will be making this before the weeks is out. You are right it does look like a tortilla. LOL
Lillian Russo Lilliancooks - Aug 16, 2010
Thank you everyone! I hope you all will try it...this also goes great with the Baba Ghanoush recipe!