Believe me, this is one of the easiest recipe you’ll ever find 🙂
“Naan” means bread in Persian, and gets baked in a clay oven. Sometimes we get put off by the fact that you need a “special oven” to make naan bread, but it is also true that we can try and make something as similar to naan bread as possible.
While living in Egypt, I once had the chance to spend a night in the desert and saw how they make a similar bread, cooked on a very hot flat stone. I’m not about to tell you that you need a hot flat stone slab into your kitchen, a nice and very hot pan will do the job ! 🙂
for about 8 pieces of Naan Bread
- 200ml of warm water
- 4g of active yeast
- 500g of flour
- 1 – ½ of salt
- olive oil – a few tablespoons
- In a very large bowl put the warm water and the yeast, let rest for 5 minutes
- then add the flour and the salt
- Mix well and then start kneading, by hands
- Untill you get a nice firm dough
- Place the dough into a oiled bowl and let it raise for 30 minutes.
- When time has passed, place the dough onto a floured surface
- cut it into 8 parts and make 8 small “balls” out of them
- Roll out each piece with a rolling pin, must be about 1cm thick
- Lay each flatten dough piece on a very hot pan
- Cook for 4 minutes then flip over
- Keep cooking and flipping each Naan for about 10 minutes.
- Brush with olive oil when they are done
Simple as that. Of course this is teh easy recipe, but the result is absolutely delicious!