This time i followed US Masala's recipe and am glad i did that. This Naan was so soft like bread and we liked it. But having a baby around with no one's help is bit difficult to try out some good recipes that requires little bit effort..Actually I made this a week ago and i's planning to send it to Bookmarked recipes 2day but couldn't make it since i had my dentist appointment exactly @ 1 p.m. Seriously, my lil one gave me lotsa trouble while making this esp during those Oven process.. My baby was running all around and he was by my side all the time.. So, it was bit furious but all went well and we had a nice dinner..Thanks aipi ...
All purpose flour ----3½ cups
Rapid rise yeast --- 1 tsp
Warm water --- 1 cup
Milk at room temperature--- ¼ cup
Yogurt ---- 4 to 5 tbsp ( beaten)
Salt --- 1 tsp
Sugar ---- 1 tsp
Vegetable or Canola oil ---- 5 tsp
Garlic cloves ---2 tsp --finely chopped
All purpose flour --- 2 tbsp for dusting
For the garlic butter:
Butter ---3 tbsp
Garlic ---- 4 cloves finely chopped
cilantro leaves .--- 2 tsp chopped
To make the dough :
We need to dissolve the yeast first. So dissolve the yeat in warm water and wait for a minute or so..By the time, the yeast will dissolve and becomes frothy. Now add the sugar,salt,oil and milk and mix well. Keep this aside for 10 minutes. Take a large mixing bowl and add the flour. Make a well in the center and add the yeast mixture and the yogurt. Form a dough adding enuf water ..Keep in mind in order to get fluffy and soft naan , the dough has to be bit sticky and thatz wat we r aiming for aswell. Apply oil to this dough and knead well for 3 minutes.
Cover this and wait till the dough doubles it's volume.. This might take 45 minutes ..If we use rapid rise yeast, it doubles in a short time..If u use normal yeast and that might take 4 hours to rise the volume. Once the dough risen , give them a good knock out..I mean, punch them so that the air inside finds it's way out.. Divide this dough into 8 small lemon sized balls. But i made 5 big sized lemon balls as we like a big plumpy Naan.. :)
Grease the counter / any slab where u gonna make this naan with the flour and start making naan.. U don't have to roll it. Just pat it with ur fingers to a oval shaped naan and tarnsfer this to a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil..This makes our job easier from clearing the mess..:) .. Or else u may directly make the naan in the cookie sheet and cook it..either way it's fine.. Heat the oven in high broiler mode. This might take some time.. By the time make the naan and sprinkle the chopped garlic and flatten or press it with a spoon so that it sticks with the dough and not falling out. U may prepare two naan per cookie sheet. Cook this naan in the oven for 3 to 4 minutes (time totally depends on ur oven ) until u see a brown spot and may be puffed up a little. Now flip the naan and cook the other side for 1 to 3 minutes.. Take the Naan out from the oven and apply the butter spread liberally on the hot naan and serve hot !!!! And thatz a good dinner !!!
If u have any dough left, just freeze it and use as per need. If u've any left overs, just pack in a aluminium foil and keep it in the fridge and use within 24 hrs...