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Homemade Naan

Ingredients

  • 150 ml warm milk
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 2 tsp active dry Yeast
  • 500 gms flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tbsp oil plus some for oiling the bowl
  • 150 ml plain yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 C warm water

Instructions

  1. Add the yeast to the warm water. Add in a pinch of sugar from the 1 tbs and reserve the rest. Stir to mix. Set aside for 5 minutes or until the yeast has dissolved and the mixture is frothy.
  2. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the remaining sugar, the yeast mixture, the 2 tbs oil, the milk, the yogurt and egg. Mix with the paddle attachment until everything combines and a somewhat sticky dough is formed.
  3. Allow to rest covered for 5 minutes and then knead with the dough hook until it looks shiny. It will still be somewhat sticky, but don't be tempted to add more flour.
  4. Form into a ball and take it out of the bowl. Now brush the base of the bowl with some oil and place the dough in it. Cover the bowl with a piece of cling film and set aside in a warm, draught-free place for an hour or until the dough doubles.
  5. 25 minutes before you are ready to bake, Pre-heat your oven to 550*F. Place a pizza stone in it to heat as well.
  6. Punch down the dough and divide into 6 equal balls.
  7. Working with one dough ball at a time,roll out into a tear drop shape. Wide on one side, narrow on the other.
  8. Lift up and place it on the pizza stone. Bake for about 2 - 3 minutes.
  9. Keep an eye on it after the first 1.5 minutes and take out when the gets a few brown spots. Remove from oven and brush with butter before serving.