Every time I prepare Indian food, I like to have naan around to complete the meal. Until recently, I used to buy the packages from the store and heat them on the grill. But I was never satisfied and neither should you. Once you find the way, Naan is very easy to make and the results far superior to what you can buy in a package. As an option, add garlic to the butter for additional flavor.
- 1 package dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 3 Tablespoons milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 4-½ cups bread flour
- ¼ cup butter
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in the water and let stand about 10 minutes. Add the sugar, milk, egg, salt, and enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead for 8 minutes or until smooth. Place dough in an oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and set aside to rise. Let it rise 1 hour.
- Punch down dough. Break the dough into balls the size of a golf ball and roll between your hands until well rounded. Place on a tray and cover with a towel for 30 minutes.
- Naan is best cooked over charcoal but a gas grill can be made to do. Light your charcoal, allow the flames do die until we have coals.
- Roll one ball of dough out into a circle. Place dough on grill, and cook for 1 to 3 minutes, or until puffy and lightly browned. Brush uncooked side with butter, and turn over. Brush cooked side with butter, and cook until browned, another one or two minutes.