This bread is so delicious that it is definitely worth the effort to make your own at home. I’ve always thought that naan bread was made on the inside walls of a huge ceramic oven (so obviously not something I could do here) but this recipe is so easy and so much better than what you get in the store (and so much more satisfying to eat too). And the only ingredient that I might have to go to the store for is the greek yogurt, so it’s one I could make almost anytime.
Original recipe is here: http://budgetbytes.blogspot.ca/2010/09/naan-127-recipe-016-serving.html. This is an awesome site if you haven’t stumbled across it before.
2 tsp dry active yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup water
2.5-3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
1 large egg
Start the yeast, sugar, and water in a small bowl, letting it sit until it is froth on top.
Stir in the oil, yogurt, and egg.
In a larger bowl, combine 1 cup of the flour with the salt.
Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir until well combined. Then add the flour a half cup at a time until you can no longer stir it with a spoon (1 – 1.5 cups later).
Turn the dough out onto a floured counter. Knead the dough for about 3 minutes, adding flour as needed to keep it from sticking (around 3 cups of flour total). The dough should be smooth and soft but not sticky.
Cover the dough and let rise until doubled in size (about 45 mins). After it rises, gently flatten the dough and cut it into 12 equal pieces (the original recipe says to cut it into 8 pieces, but I like it a bit flatter so cut into 12 pieces last time). Shape each piece into a small bowl.
Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray lightly with oil. One ball at a time, roll it out until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Place the dough onto the skillet and cook until golden brown and bubbles have formed. Flip to the other side and cook until golden brown.
Note: Roll out only one ball at a time. Mine isn’t getting as bubbly as the original recipe either… maybe try lower heat next time? Also, added italian seasoning during the last batch and it was good!