When I visit any Indian restaurant, one special thing should not be missing on the menu: Naan bread. Dipped in, topped or gratinated, the airy pita bread from India tastes awesome. You can easily prepare it at home and you don’t even need an oven, because Naan bread is prepared on the stove in a pan. You should definitely try it.
Serves 6 | Time needed ~ 25 min + ~ 2 h waiting time
75 ml milk
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp dry yeast
250 g flour + some flour
1 tbsp oil
75 g full-cream yoghurt
- Warm the milk slightly (milk should be lukewarm). Add the sugar and the dry yeast and let the mixture rest for approx. 25 min. Mix the flour and salt together and add the yeast- milk mixture, oil, yoghurt and egg.
- First, mix all ingredients with a wooden spoon. Then, knead and shape the dough into a ball and allow the dough to rise, covered, for approx. 1 h in a warm place.
- Knead the dough once again on a surface sprinkled with flour, form dough into 6 balls a let them rest for approx. 15 min.
- Roll out each dough ball thinly (1/2 cm) with a rolling pin.
- Heat up a pan without oil and fry the pita bread for 1-2 min on both sides, until it is golden-brown. (Hint: When the bread gets bubbles, turn the bread and fry from the other side.)
- Enjoy as a side dish with e.g. meat, vegatbles…
Adapted from LECKER (June 2015 – N°6) magazine.