Naan You Can't Handle

Here is a REAL simple recipe for making a delicious NAAN.

 Ready? LET'S COOK!

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servings: 8

  • 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.

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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!

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