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January 21, 2012

Homemade Naan Recipe Without Yeast | Stove top Method | Step by Step Recipe

Homemade Naan

 

Trust me when I say, you won’t have to go to a dhaba again to enjoy naans again. Ever since I posted these Butter Naans, there has numerous requests for a detailed step wise recipe. Finally I made it and here I present to you a step wise cooking of Naans with variations to convert them into butter or garlic naan. I’m a bit lazy to click step wise pictures as it takes more time and patience and ever since my previous camera got repaired due to exposure to heat I avoid clicking near the stove or hot food. Phew... this is probably one of the longest posts done by me so far but I totally enjoyed cooking these specially for you all and writing this post. I hope you cook up these and make your family a happy lot too.

 

 

Homemade Naan / Butter Naan / Garlic Naan

You’ll need:

  • All purpose flour – 2 cups (approx.)
  • Fresh Bread slices – 4 nos
  • Yogurt / curd – 1/2 cup
  • Baking soda – 2 pinch
  • Milk – 1/2 cup
  • Sugar – 2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 to 3 tsp
  • Garlic powder – 2 tbsp (Refer to variations)
  • Butter – 4 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp (optional)

 

Method:

 

1. Trim the brown edges of the bread and roughly tear them into pieces.

 

 

2. Place the torn bread pieces in a mixie and pulse it till resembles bread crumbs and transfer to a bowl in which you are going to knead the dough.

 

 

3. To the bread crumbs add sugar, baking soda, yogurt and milk. Mix well and keep aside to let it rest for 1/2 hour.

 

4. After half an hour add flour and salt and bring about everything together into a dough. If the dough is sticky add more flour. Grease your palm with oil and knead lightly. Repeat again with another spoon of oil. Finally apply oil to the surface of the dough and close with a lid. Let it rest for at least 3 hours.

 

 

5. I use these 2 types of stainless steel mesh to cook the naans directly over the fire. You can use any wire mesh but avoid iron ones as there is change of it rusting.

 

 

6. Pull an orange size of dough. Sprinkle flour on the rolling board. I did not use a rolling pin but patted the naans with my hand as the dough will be very elastic and soft. Do use a rolling pin and form any shape you prefer. I have an oval shape here.

 

 

7. Place the tawa in the big burner and the mesh over the other burner like shown in the pic above.

 

 

8. Sprinkle water onto the hot tawa and immediately place the naan over the sizzling water and close with a lid. The water will make the naan to stick to the tawa thereby giving it a smoky flavor as there is no way for the steam to escape. The flame should be high. Do not cook over low flame.

 

 

9. Give it a few seconds and insert a spatula under the naan to release it and flip it on to the mesh to cook it directly over the flame. The uncooked part should be facing the flame.

 

 

10. Can you see that ? I have shown the naan being cooked with both the stainless steel mesh. I usually use the ladle type as I can rotate it around with ease holding to the handle. The flame should be high here too. I have simmered the flame to prevent it from burning while I clicked the picture.

 

 

11. The Naan cooked directly over the fire will look like this. Transfer it to a plate and serve hot.

 

 

Now to the Variations:

To make Butter Naan: Replace the oil with melted butter in Step 4 and continue to the end. Finally brush the side that got directly cooked over the fire with more melted butter and serve.

 

To make Garlic Naan: In step 4 along with flour add a tbsp of garlic powder to make the dough and continue cooking. Mix another tbsp of garlic powder to the melted butter and coriander leaves if you are adding and brush the naan before serving.

 

* Replacement for Garlic Powder: In case you do not get garlic powder, you can use finely chopped garlic cloves instead. But if you do not like the pieces in your mouth, you can pound a few garlic cloves or use homemade garlic paste and let it steep in the milk that you use for kneading. Remember to filter the milk to use before kneading.

 

Can I use Whole wheat flour:

Yes, you can but use it in the ratio of 3 : 1 ie., 3 parts all purpose flour and 1 part whole wheat flour. All purpose flour gives the dough more elasticity than the whole wheat flour and does not become sour too quickly if you let it rest for longer duration.

 

How much milk / water to use to knead:

The general rule of thumb to get softer Naans that do not turn into plastic Frisbees is to use 50% of liquid to the quantity of flour we use. If you note the ingredients, I have used 1 cup of liquid (yogurt and milk together) for 2 cups of flour. Use milk instead of water for a good taste.

 

Notes:

  • The curd has to be either fresh or slightly sour. If it happens to be too sour the whole dough will turn sour on resting and the Naan will not taste good.
  • Use fresh bread slices. The stale ones do not work well.
  • If you are going to serve later, stack the naans one on top of the other and roll it in a clean kitchen towel.

59 comments:

  1. wow this is good.. i make more like maida roti but on tawa. never used mesh.. i think ur way is good though

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  2. You floored me Radhi!! I ll never look at naan the same way again

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  3. This looks super good, tasty Naans at home. Thanks for sharing the recipe & the different variations :)

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  4. Super duper post Radhika!!! I have never tried this method and didn't quite enjoy the ones I made in an oven as it too ages!! I will definitely give ur method a try, I am sure its a breeze!! Kudos to u for having put the detailed pics with so much patience! Thanks!!

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  5. Looks so yummy!! Feel like trying it now itself :)

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  6. Totally Yummy

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  7. Really a very useful post. Naan looks nice. bookmarked.

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  8. wow gr8 dear...really thx for the detailed recipe.....

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  9. perfect naans and thanks for taking the effort for stepwise pics

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  10. Yummy recipe and thanks for sharing.

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  11. superlative- make it almost the same way except for the addition of fresh bread slices; will remember that for my next naans at home.loved the post radhika !

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  12. no words other than "wow". Bookmarked :)

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  13. who can resist these soft fluffy naans..The pictorial is soo helpful! Soo going to try this soon!

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  14. Wow...they looks really soft n tempting,great work n thanks for sharing the detailed recipe with step wise pictures...can't wait to try it :)
    Some more doubts ..
    Can I use any breads- as we mostly buy whole wheat/grain bread??
    Thus the the halogen/coil stove will suit to make this Naan ?? I don't have gas stove :(

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  15. Pakkaa soft soft Naans!!Loving it..

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  16. so soft and perfectly made naan!!

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  17. Naan looks yummy..:) I love this stove top method of preparation as it makes much more easier..:))
    Love it..
    Reva

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  18. What a description, sweetheart!
    I knew either the yeast method or the curd one, but bread+curd is just so new, though I can understand how yeast has partially been incorporated through the bread here. I loved the way you went step-by-step and elaborated just everything you knew. Phenomenal!! :)

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  19. Yeast free?will try this some time..looks delicious n perfect like the oven made ones!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  20. Naan looks simply mouthwatering. Lovely preparation dear.


    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  21. i love the way u have described it step wise and for people like us who have never made naans this is defintiely a stepping stone :) :).. thanks a ton and i m bookmarking this for sure :)

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  22. Wow! Looks fantastic! I am drooling all over it :)

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  23. wow, this is too good. Bookmarked !!

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  24. now..I'm confident in preparing home made naan..thanks for the awesome recipe dear..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  25. I love this..I love this radhika.. Very useful notes too. Bookmarking right away.

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  26. Lovely Naan.....Thanks for the detailed recipe.

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  27. Cann i come by? would love it with some paneer butter masala

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  28. Thanks a lot radhika for sharing the stepwise pics and for detailed explanations.Notes are really useful.

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  29. Mmmmm....that looks awesome...perfect dhabha style..Very nicely explained pictorials

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  30. What a beautiful narration of the recipe along with the pics,Naan looks sooper yummy and almost has restaurant finish ...Thanks for sharing this recipe...

    Happy Blogging n Enjoy Cooking.....

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  31. Wonderful recipe to have Radhika.I simply loved it.Bookmarked.Thanks.

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  32. neat explanations and nice recipe

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  33. woww.... want to try dis..but have never done even chapathis by own....pls help me with a simple recipe to soft chapathis....thanks

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  34. Looks stunning, well done Radhika, unfortunately i dont have gaz,thanks for sharing this incredible naan.

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  35. superb! i think i need to go pick a mesh now soon :)

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  36. Superb! I think i need to go pick a mesh now :)

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  37. Hi!
    Naan looks mouth watering!!!A must try one!

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  38. This looks wonderful. I have never heard of this method before. Love it will try to make naan soon!

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  39. awesome! without yeast it looks superb

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  40. just tried this RAdhika , although with a slight variation.. will let u know how it comes out...

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  41. thanks radhika, lovely dinner. let me try it out.

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  42. I would like to thnkx for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I am hoping the same high-grade blog post from you in the upcoming as well. In fact your creative writing skills has encouraged me to get my own blog now. Actually the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a great example of it.
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  43. This is one keeper of a recipe, for yeast free situations..looks just perfect!

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  44. Tempting me ! Will try this for sure !

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  45. Hi, Tried & results were really good. I am allergic to yeast.Only made variation using whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour. Result was fantastic.
    Have posted this recipe link on my blog in LINKS.

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    1. I'm so glad you like the result. I too make it sometimes with whole wheat flour. Love them both.

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  46. I made these naans & the buttered ones along with the panner makhani from your space. You are so right. I'm all in for homemade ones from now on. Came out great and tasted so delicious. Thanks for posting step wise pics that gave me confident to try out Naans at home.

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  47. Turned out great!... Thanks.... Had it with butter paneer mutter :)....yummy!

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  48. gr8 resipe...thanx 4 sharing....

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  49. What an original recipe - I have never seen Naan made with fresh bread crumbs. I am really curious to try. Love this recipe! Thank you for sharing it on RecipeNewZ, it was very popular, so we featured it on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/RecipeNewZ Congrats!

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  50. Wow what a recipe i will try soon

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  51. very good recipe. without yeast naan looks very tempting. thanks for sharing it. happy to follow you.

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  52. This must be the most interesting naan recipe I've seen. The naans looks incredibly soft, will give them a try soon and let you know how they came out. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

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  53. Bookmarked. will try soon :)

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  54. Thaaaaaaannnnnnkkkkkkk yyyyyooooouuuuuuu. That's exactly how I feel right now. I cd have hugged u if I cd see u.

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  55. Looks so nice I prefer home made naan thank you for posting

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