Let’s admit that, as soon as the weekend arrives, our desire to eat all our favorite foods increases. There’s something incredibly satisfying about enjoying a wide variety of delicious food. And, if you are a person who loves to cook Indian food, you have come to the right place. While you are familiar with the variety of curries, gravies and sabzis, Indian bread is also an important part of the cuisine. But perfecting them can be a task. Take, for example, naan. Naan is loved and eaten by many, but getting that soft and stretchy texture is a challenge. So if you want to perfect naans, here we have some tips that you can follow:
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Here are 5 tips for creating Naan
1. Choose the right flour
Flour is the basic ingredient for making naan. Many of us use both flour and all-purpose flour for dough. Wheat flour does not create toughness. Instead, it can make it difficult. So whenever making naan, use only all-purpose flour with a little oil.
2. Add yeast
Some of us don’t add yeast because we may not know how to use it. But the trick is very simple. Take some lukewarm water, mix a teaspoon of yeast in it and let it sit for a while. Now, you put the yeast in the center while kneading the dough and fold it in half gently. Let it rest and give it time to rise.
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3. Add yogurt
Full-fat yogurt is used to give the naan a chewy and nutty texture. Without this, your naan may not be as soft as you would like. All you have to do is add the yogurt and let it rest after kneading the dough.
4. Give naan a zing
When your dough is ready, you can add flavor to the naan by applying masala mix or garlic powder. If desired, you can even add herbs, finely chopped onions and potatoes to it. This enhances the flavor of your basic naan and makes it tastier.
5. Cook over high heat
At home, we don’t have tandoors. So the trick to cooking naan at home is to put your pan over high heat. Then, toss the naan on top of it with some buttermilk or butter. Flip the pan upside down so that the pan is directly facing the flame. You will notice that your naan has started to rise and is being cooked to perfection!
So the next time you make naan at home, keep these tips in mind!