My best friend and I have been trying to make naan and while each attempt has turned out yummy, it’s never tasted like naan. We tried a bunch of variations on the leavening agents and different ways of cooking/baking the bread. This one has come the closest to that delicious delicious light fluffy flatbread called naan.
Ingredients (adapted from Food 52):
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup lukewarm water
- 3/4 cup warm milk
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- melted butter (or ghee) for brushing
- Combine yeast, sugar, and water and let sit for 5 to 10, or until foamy (this activates the yeast).
- In a separate bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, and baking powder.
- In a small bowl, combine the yogurt and milk until combined. Add in the foamy yeast mixture.
- Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined and knead until smooth.
- Place dough in a well oiled bowl, cover with a towel or plastic wrap, and let rise for an hour or until doubled in size.
- When dough is ready, punch down on well floured surface and divide into 16 equal pieces. Roll each piece to about 1/8 inch thick.
- Brush the dough on both sides with butter and place in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat for about 1 minute until bubbles form.
- Turn over and cook the other side for about a minute.
- Do the same for the remaining dough, let cool, and enjoy!