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Sunday, 7 October 2012

Masala Naan

What goes well with a Punjabi sabzi, the answer is naan. I prepared naan with the great help of mom. Infact it would be more correct to say that I had helped mom making naan.

It tastes superb even when ate alone as this is more of a masala naan. I had cooked naan to eat with paneer butter masala.

Preparation time: 10 minutes (to make dough)
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 10 makes

What goes in it:

Maida- 300 gms
Yeast- ½ tbl son
Cooking soda powder- ¼ tbl spn
Sugar- ½ tbl spn
Warm water- 1 cup
Ginger, finely chopped- small piece (about an inch)
Garlic, finely chopped- 2-3 cloves
Green chilli, finely chopped- 2-3 nos
Coriander leaves, finely chopped- ½ cup
Sesame seeds (Til)- 1 tbl spn
Salt- as per your taste
Ghee- 3-4drops

How did I make it:

In a bowl, mix yeast, soda and sugar. Mix them well.

Heat water in a small cooking pot. Make it warm. Now add yeast mixture to the water and stir it al properly till sugar dissolves. Keep it covered for ½ hour.

After half an hour, you will see yeast water has swollen a bit. So this water is now ready to knead your dough.

To make the dough take a wide plate, put in maida add ghee, salt, ginger-garlic-green chilli paste, coriander leaves and til to it. Mix them all well. Knead the dough by adding yeast water little by little so that it becomes pliable. Keep it covered for 4-5 hours in a dark place. So that you get nice swollen dough.

Make small lime sized balls just before you are to prepare naan.  With the help of rolling pin, roll the dough. Apply water on the entire circular side of the naan. So that it does not drop off tawa.

Heat the tawa. Put naan on it. Cook one side of it till it runs brown. 

To cook second side turn the tawa upside down.  Cook till it browns.

You may find this technique of truning tawa a bit difficult but trust me it is not. If you are not able to turn it upside down simply cook the second side of naan on stove directly as you do for chapatti. But tawa will give you a nice taste...

Once it is done put in a plate. Apply ghee/ butter to it.

Serve it with any vegetable you want. I had it with Paneer butter masala. Also if you eat this naan alone, it will taste good.

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