A Traditional North Indian Delicacy – Naan Recipe

A Traditional North Indian Delicacy - Naan Recipe

Naan is a flatbread making it a delicious combination with chole, paneer, butter chicken, or any other mouthwatering. These bread are baked in a tandoor which is a cylindrical desi oven made of clay and mud. It is one of the most popular in India which is also known as Naan ki Roti and is served in almost all restaurants.

To make naan dough, you have to first be well-equipped with yeast or a combination of curd and baking powder. This recipe consists of baking powder and curd for the leavening.

Naan is such a delicious bread that it makes you forget all-purpose flour. It is preferable to make whole wheat naan as a healthy alternative, but all-purpose flour gives a soft texture and melts in your mouth. The best thing you can do is combine whole wheat flour & all-purpose flour to make it a healthy and tasty naan. When we go to a restaurant, we usually order naan with a delicious curry or dal. Well, the good news is that you can easily make these delicious naans that are way healthier in the comfort of your home. 

Is There A Difference Between Naan And Naan Bread? 

Naan is the same as naan bread. This wonderful bread is known as naan roti in Asia and naan bread in the United States. For the greatest flavor and texture, naan roti is best consumed hot. It loses its flavor as it cools and instead becomes rich and complex. At least the ones in restaurants start to look like that. Not with this dish. Even when they are warm or chilled, the naan bread is still soft and slightly chewy. So now let us get started on the Naan recipe that will taste as good as restaurants. 

What To Eat With Naan Bread?

Naan can be the best combination with paneer curry, butter chicken, chole, dal and everything that is savory. Naan is a perfect partner to curries making it a fancy replacement for the regular chapati/roti. The answer to the question, what to eat with Naan Bread? Is that you can go with anything that suits your taste and preferences. 

Naan recipe: 

An easy step by step procedure on how to make naan is given below that you can follow to make naan roti: 

  • Place 1/4 cup of fresh curd or yogurt in a mixing dish. Use almond or cashew yogurt for vegan naan.
  • Make sure that the fresh curd isn’t too tart or tangy (yogurt).
  • Add a teaspoon of sugar, a bit of baking soda, and baking powder. Skip it if you don’t have baking soda.
  • With a spoon, thoroughly combine all the ingredients until the sugar melts.
  • Add two cups of all-purpose flour and one teaspoon of salt to the bowl at this time or as needed. A combination of whole wheat and all-purpose flour is another option.
  • To uniformly distribute the salt in the flour, stir it once more with a spoon.
  • Two teaspoons of oil are added to the center well. Keep in mind that butter can be used in place of oil. Use any oil with a neutral flavor.
  • Add up to 1 cup of water or as needed.
  • Make a soft and supple dough by kneading. You might need to add more water if the curd is particularly thick. Add more water and knead if the dough appears to be dry.
  • If it starts to get sticky, add extra flour and knead it once more. You’d benefit if you could find a soft, elastic dough. Even a stand mixer can be used to knead the dough.
  • Spread the dough out. If you’d like, you can cover the dough in oil and put it in the same bowl.
  • Place the dough entirely covered by a wet kitchen towel or napkin. For two hours, the dough should be allowed to leave in the covered bowl.

Now that we know the details of how to make naan indulge into the exciting process and have a healthy meal. Kritunga, the best restraunt in Hyderabad for Authentic Andhra cuisine has the healthiest dishes for your taste. 

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