Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Naan recipe| Naan made on tava|How to make Naan at home

Naan is an Indian flatbread .It is conventionally cooked in Tandoor but can be made in oven or skillet(tava).
Naan revives me the old memories of eating in a restaurant with my parents and sister.That was the time when I could easily tell which restaurants butter naan is better.Cut to today  my son loves eating it too!!
He was so engrossed eating naan and paneer makhanwala that he didnt allow me to click a good picture:(
The below mentioned Naan recipe was seen by me on a TV cookery show.It was so well explained that I stuck bullseye in first attempt.)))

Preparation time:10 to 15 minutes
Resting time of dough:2 hours
Cooking time:5 to 8 minutes


  1. 2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 2 tsp active dry yeast
  3. 1 tsp sugar
  4. 6 tsp curd/yogurt(I have used curd)
  5. 2 tsp refined sunflower oil
  6. Some more refined sunflower oil to brush on skillet
  7. Salt as per taste
  8. Lukewarm water as required
  9. Melted butter for brushing on naans
I could make around 10 medium sized naans from above mentioned quantity.


  1. First you need to proof the yeast.Add yeast,sugar and water.Stir it and let it sit for 15 minutes.
  2. Take a bowl.Add flour,oil,yogurt,bloomed yeast and salt.Then gradually add water little at a time and knead to form a very soft dough but not sticky.
  3. Apply a light layer of oil on dough and place it in a greased bowl.Cover the bowl with kitchen towel and set aside for two hours.
  4. Dough will double up in size.
  5. Cut the dough into 8 to 10 balls of equal size.
  6. Take oil in one hand and flour in other hand.Start spreading the dough ball giving it a shape of naan.It should not be too thick or too thin.
  7. Heat  a nonstick pan or skillet.Brush oil over it.Place a naan over it and cover with a lid.
  8. Let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes on low heat and then uncover and check.
  9. If you see browning flip it and cook the other side as well by covering it.
  10. Once browned  on both sides,remove it from heat and serve it with spicy punjabi curries or any curry dish.
  11. Enjoy your meal!!
Check out the following recipes too:

Dahi Vada,Mushroom and Corn Puffs,Bread Bonda(Fried bread and potato dumplings),Arum Fry Veggie(Kurkuri Masala Arbi),Punjabi Chole Masala