Monday, April 6, 2009

Butter Naan

Naan is a round flatbread made of white flour.Naan resembles pita bread and,naan is cooked in a tandoor, or clay oven, from which tandoori cooking takes its name.Modern recipes sometimes substitute baking powder for the yeast. Milk or yoghurt may also be used to give greater volume and thickness to the naan. Typically, the naan will be served hot and brushed with ghee or butter. It can be used to scoop other foods, or served stuffed with a filling: for example, keema naan is stuffed with a minced meat mixture. Another variation is peshwari or peshawari naan, Peshawari naan and Kashmiri naan are filled with a mixture of nuts and raisins; aloo naan is stuffed with potatoes.Typical naan recipe involves mixing white flour with salt, a yeast culture, and enough yogurt to make a smooth, elastic dough. The dough is kneaded for a few minutes, then set aside to rise for a few hours. Once risen, the dough is divided into balls, which are flattened and cooked.Butter naan is one of my favourite, its was about a week i tried butter naan at home n cooked them in oven instead of stove top..as this butter naan suites prefectly for RCI-Lucknow guest hosted by Lavi of Home cook's Recipes, am sending this butter naan to the event started by Lakshmi...


4cups All purpose flour
2tsp Yeast
1/4cup Luke Warm water
1/4cup Luke Warm milk
2tbsp Butter (melted)
1/4cup Yoghurt
1tsp Sugar
Salt
Few tsps Butter

Add the yeast,luke warm water, luke warm milk with sugar n salt, keep aside let them stand for 15 minutes..now add the yeast mixture, all purpose flour, yoghurt and melted butter together, knead everything as stiff dough... if needed, can add water to knead..



After 2 hours the dough would have doubled their volume, knead again in a floured board until they turns soft..Preheat the over to 425F... make 8-10 large lemon sized balls n roll it out with the help of rolling pin... Place the rolled naans over a baking sheet and bake for 10-15minutes or until the top turn slightly brown...

Brush the cooked naans with butter once its comes out of the oven..

Serve with any choice of vegetables or curries..enjoy !!

25 comments:

Priti said... Reply To This Comment

Wow so many naan kulchas...u r rocking

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,
so many elaborate dishes one after the other :) wow girl! must say u r a patient cook to dish out such wonderful recipes...nice snaps.
TC

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

I made a Naan too for next week's post. Looks wonderfully flaky with Butter Priya, good one girl.
Glad to start Monday with your yummy Butter Naan, our weekend was hot and wonderful! :))

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

The naan looks perfect dear :)

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,the butter naan looks too delicious..I make stuffed ones often.

Madhumathi said... Reply To This Comment

Your butter naan has come out perfectly.Wonderful entry for RCI-lucknow

AnuSriram said... Reply To This Comment

That looks flaky and nice.. Delicious!

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

I love naan, this looks prefect Priya

Lavi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya..Kalakkal's..Naan have turned out so Good! Thanks for sending it to RCI-Lucknow.

Ramya Bala said... Reply To This Comment

comment post paninena? :(marandhuten sry..mrng saw the naans n nt sure if i left a comment.. :)))))

my Hubby is a butter naan fan and naturally i love ur recipe :)

Vicky Xavier. said... Reply To This Comment

very useful recipe dear. I will try soon and let u know.
ur naan seems so delicious.

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

I love garlic naans the best and butter naans are a close second :) Looks good Priya.

Deepa Hari said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy...Naan looks perfect Priya...Love to have them with chicken tikka masala.

Jaishree said... Reply To This Comment

Naan looks perfect & nice.I too made naan last week.Nice snaps priya

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Like ur butter naan recipe!

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow that looks so perfect looks so soft priya

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Looking perfect priya..tried once turned out hard...

Divya Vikram said... Reply To This Comment

Looks too good Priya. I have tried making naanas only stovetop. Will try this method sometime.

Superchef said... Reply To This Comment

your naan has come out so puffed up soft and perfect!! :)

Priya Sriram said... Reply To This Comment

I was wondering how would they prepare such wonderful soft naans at restaurants! Great recipe Priya! Thanks for sharing this wonderful looking naan! :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

I did love to put the naans in a oven so we dont have to wait to make all of them... Kewl Priya nice fluffy naans...

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

super po... kalaku.

Vani said... Reply To This Comment

Both the naan and the kulcha look great, Priya!

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

You r truly rocking...Naans always go away from me.Love the info given and also the steps .PERFECT Naan

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