Naan Bread on the stove top



Naan is an Indian bread recipe which we love to eat. I usually cook this at home, but couldn’t share the recipe here. The taste is bit different from roti and well goes with any spicy gravy. Found that Naan is traditionally cooked in a clay oven called tandoor. I adapted this recipe from Chef Sanjay Thumma and in his video recipe, he explains how to cook it in an oven or even on stove top.

Indian Naan Bread on the stove top

As of Chef Sanjay’s tip,I brushed some butter on Naan after cooking and that helped to keep the naan soft.We loved this way than without butter.

Indian Naan Bread recipe-on the stove top

Usually I don’t try it in the oven because it takes time to repeat the procedure and cook few Naan breads. So, here is my favourite method using a flat pan and on a stove.

Ingredients (for 6 Naan breads)
 3 cups of All-purpose flour /(Maida )
2 tsp of cooking oil or butter
1 tsp yeast
¾  tsp Salt  (or to taste)
1/2 tspn sugar
1 cup warm water
1 cup fresh milk/(or  2 tbspn yogurt/curd)
Water as needed
Butter for applying on Naan bread

How to cook Indian Naan Bread on the stove top
Naan Bread
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Then add sugar and salt into this & keep aside for about 5 minutes.
Meantime sieve flour.
Now add oil and milk into yeast mixture.
Add this slowly into flour and knead well until get a soft dough. If the dough is bit sticky, it is ok and it will ensure naan to be soft.If yogurt is used instead of fresh milk,mix it with flour when making dough.
Then make small balls from the dough.
Cover the balls with a damp cloth.
Keep them aside for 2-3 hours or until the dough is risen and double in volume.
To make naan, I used stove method.(instead of oven)
Apply some flour on a cutting board/kitchen top.
Then roll out the balls into thin oval shaped naan. If the dough is too sticky, apply some oil.
Heat a non-stick pan. Place the Naan & cook both sides on medium flame.
Once Naan is done and removed from the pan, brush some butter on them. This is to ensure that Naan is soft.
Serve hot with any spicy gravy.Even it tastes good with a spicy chicken curry.

Naan Bread on the stove top

Naan Bread on the stove top

I cooked a little bit spicy mixed veggie curry and that was a perfect match with this Naan bread.

Anyway there are days I really cannot capture a photo of food as I want.This was a day like that and the photographs didn’t come out as I wanted.But I want to share the recipe,so thought of sharing it without much concern for the photos. 🙂
How about you?Do you experience days with no mood for food photo or even in mood,cannot get the photo as wished? 🙂