Naan You Can't Handle
Here is a REAL simple recipe for making a delicious NAAN.
Ready? LET'S COOK!
- 1 1/2 tsp active yeast
- 2/3 cup warm water
- 1 tbsp sugar (optional)
- 2 tbsp Vegan butter, melted ( "EVOO" extra virgin olive oil, or coconut oil- optional)
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups of All-Purpose flour
- optional ( thyme, rosemary, sage)
In a big bowl - start by proofing your yeast, sugar and water - mix well, let it foam up (and if it doesn't foam up - the water might be too hot and killed the yeast) - compost and start over - practice makes perfect!
Once the yeast and water mixture foams nicely, let it sit for one to two minutes - add your EVOO (or melted vegan butter) and salt to the mixture and give that a good stir once again. I like adding the wet mixture into the flour while it still has a bit of heat to it.
In a separate bowl, sift through your 2 cups of flour and pour your wet mixture - little by little and mix well together. You may need add a bit of flour to have a even consistency throughout- remember less is more and you can always give add more flour or more water, if needed.
Knead, knead, knead.
Work that dough with your fingers and the base of your palm. After a few minutes, roll dough into a ball and place in a dry, warm area (I usually have it sit in the oven) and cover with a cloth and let it rest. After about 30 minutes, you are good to go! The longer you wait (preferably one hour) the better, but I know you want it naan (now).
Sprinkle a bit of flour on a clean surface. Take your dough and cut into pieces the size of your fist and gently add pressure to the dough.
Heat a pan with a touch of EVOO on a medium heat. Add your dough to the pan. Watching the bubbles form on the raw dough side, after about 1-2 minutes, flip on theater side! Less time is needed on this side - give it about 1 minute - you may need to reheat both sides one more time for a brief moment. Play with it and see where it goes and ENJOY!
There you go! Naan you can't handle - let me know how you make out with this recipe and please share with your friends and family!
BONUS: in a frying pan, add some chopped garlic with some EVOO or coconut oil- on a low heat- after a few minutes - spread this garlic oil to your naan! You're welcome!