Every one knows that a good naan bread is the punch-line for just about every Indian course and nothing beats a freshly baked naan, which is not that much effort and is so better than those you get from a package at your local store.
Recipe for four persons
- 2 cups plain Flour
- 1/2 cup plain Yoghurt
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Baking powder
- 1/2 tbsp fresh Lemon juice
- 4 tbsp fresh Coriander
- 4 cloves Garlic
Add all dry ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Add 1/2 cup plain Yoghurt and mix until dry ingredients and yoghurt are combined. Add the warm water and about a table spoons worth of fresh lemon juice, note the dough is supposed to be sticky to the touch of hand. Cover with a damp towel and store in a warm place for roughly an hour.
Take an additional 1/2 cup of plain flour and pour on your counter, cover your hands in flour and pinch part of the dough to create a 2,5cm / 1 inch thick ball and use your flower covered fingers to stretch the ball to your liking.
Minch four garlic cloves into the 1/2 cup of olive oil and finely chop the fresh coriander.
Heat a dry non-stick frying pan to high heat, take your flattened dough and sprinkle with the chopped coriander and toss on the pan bake until golden (about two to three minutes) on each side and sprinkle the garlic oil over to your taste.
Worthy to note, if you are throwing a large dinner party you might either want to bake the naan in an oven set on high heat or you could bake it on a pan and warm it through in an oven just before serving.