Naan You Can't Handle

Here is a simple less than 30 prep for making a delicious naan.  Ready? Let's go!

servings: 8

cook on a stove top

  • 1 1/2 tsp active yeast
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp sugar (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Vegan butter, melted ( EVOO optional)
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 2 cups of All-Purpose flour
  • optional ( thyme, rosemary, sage)

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!  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 warm water 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 a bit of flour to have a even consistency throughout.  Play around with it - remember less is more and you can always give 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 into a ball and place in a dry, warm area (i usually have it sit in the oven) cover with a cloth and let it be.  After about 10 minutes, you are good to go! The longer you wait (preferably one hour) is better, but I know you want it naan (now).

Bring out you dough and sprinkle a bit of flour, so it doesn't stick to the surface of your counter.  Cutting a piece the size of your fist will do - heat a pan with a touch of EVOO on a medium heat - pressing and sizing your ball of dough - it's now ready to hit the heat.  Watching the bubbles form on the raw dough size, after about a minute to 90 seconds, flip! Less time is needed on this side - give it 30-45 seconds -you may need to reheat both sides one more time for a brief moment. Play with it and see where it goes!  

There you go! Naan'n you can't handle - let me know how you make out with this recipe! Please share!

BONUS: in a frying pan, add some chopped garlic and diced onions with some EVOO or coconut oil- on a low heat- after a few minutes - spread this garlicky onion oil to your naan! You're welcome!

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