Naan (Indian Flat Bread)

This easy stove top flatbread is great for sandwiches, pizza, wraps or as a side for soups and stews. 


Details

Difficulty

Moderate

Yield

9 flatbreads

Prep Time

20 minutes

Rise Time

30 to 40 minutes

Cook Time

5 to 10 minutes

Ingredients


  • 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup very warm water (120º to 130ºF)
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter OR margarine, melted
  • For shaping, corn oil

Directions


Whisk together 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large mixer bowl.  Combine water, yogurt, milk and butter in a separate bowl and stir until smooth.  Gradually pour liquid mixture into flour mixture and stir until well blended.  Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.  Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 15 to 20 minutes. 

Divide dough into 9 equal pieces and roll into balls using oiled hands.  Cover and allow to rise for 15 to 20 minutes. 

Dip fingers in oil and shape each dough ball by first flattening and then gently stretching by pulling edges and lifting until about 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick.  Naan flatbread is typically an elongated teardrop or rounded triangular shape.

Preheat stove top griddle or heavy bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. 

Lightly oil griddle or pan.  Cook in batches depending on pan size.  Place flattened dough pieces onto heated cooking surface and cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side.  The flatbreads are ready to turn when large bubbles appear on the top surface; bottom surface should be lightly browned. 

Transfer to a plate and serve immediately or cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.