Naan and Batura are to North India what Poori and Chapati are to the South. Naan is the Indian version of bread and is eaten with a variety of vegetarian or non vegetarian dishes. It can be made with or without the addition of garlic depending on one’s choice. Posting a Garlic Naan today.
- 500gms Maida/All Purpose Flour
- 200 ml milk
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp soda bi carb
- 2 heaped tsps chopped garlic
- 1 tsp Black sesame seeds
- 2 tbsps oil
- Coriander leaves chopped fine
Pour the milk, sugar, salt and soda bicarb in a broad bowl and mix thoroughly. Drop in the Maida and the oil. Crumble. Add enough water to make a neither too tight nor loose dough. Knead well, cover and keep aside for a minimum of two to three hours. Again knead the dough well for a few minutes. Pinch lemon sized balls of the dough. Dust them with Maida and roll out into oblong shaped Naans. Sprinkle with chopped garlic, coriander leaves and the sesame seeds. Gently roll it one more time with the, rolling pin for the garlic, coriander leaves and sesame seeds to adhere to the dough. Heat a griddle /tava. Apply water over the tava to make the Naan stick to it and immediately place the Naan over it. Roast for a couple of minutes till bubbles appear on the open side of the Naan. Invert the griddle over the flame directly for a few seconds to roast the open side of the Naan. Check to see if the Naan, the garlic and sesame seeds are roasted. Remove the Naan and apply butter. Serve hot with gravy of your choice.
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