Naan Bread is not a Sri Lankan food, it´s an Indian food. but now days in Sri Lanka also Indian food is famous just like other countries in the world.
This is a home made Naan Bread recipe which I tried by my self & it came very tasty.
in my family & friends, we all love garlic Naan very much, than Plain Naan.
But you can try it by your self & decide which Naan is more tasty for you :-).
Good Luck with the recipe!!!
For Plain Naan Bread Dough:
2 cups purpose flour
1 - 1½ cups (warm) milk
5g dry yeast
1 cup warm water
4 - 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 - 1½ teaspoons sugar
Salt – to taste
For Garlic Naan Bread Dough:
8 – 10 garlic cloves - finely chopped
2 -3 tablespoons garlic paste (optional)
Making The Dough:
In medium size bowl mix the yeast with warm water, milk, salt, sugar & oil and stir it well. Keep it a side for 2 - 3 minutes.
Now in a large bowl or saucepan mix flour garlic paste together,
Then add yeast mixer into the flour and mix it till its form a nice ball. It will be little bit sticky, but it’s okay.
Kneads the dough nearly 5 – 10 minutes, and applies little oil on the whole surface of the dough, cover it and let it rest for ½ hour.
Preheat the oven for maximum heat, and also ready a non-stick baking tray, 1 cup of flour in a small bowl & small part of butter.
Making The Naan Bread:
After ½ hour take the hour and give a quick knead, then make small balls. (Golf ball sized)
Flatten it bit and dip the both sides on the flour.
Then with the help of the rolling pin, or without that, make the balls into a little bit thick circle or oval.
Sprinkle chopped garlic on the top of the naan and,
Place it on the baking tray and bake it till the naan gets nice brown spots on the top surface. (Time is depends on the temperature you heat the oven)
As you take the naan bread out from the oven, apply little butter on the top surface.
You can have it with your favorite vegetarian or non-vegetarian dish.
1. If you can’t find garlic paste just chopped or blends the fresh garlic cloves with little water. (I did it like that)
2. When you are adding yeast mixture into the flour, do it little by little.
3. If you like you can add an egg into the dough.
4. If the yeast mixture is no enough, you can use water.
5. If you don’t have a non-stick tray, take you baking tray, cover the bottom with a foil & greased with little bit oil or butter. (I did it like that)
6. Before you make the small balls from the dough, apply little oil on your hands, so the dough won’t stick on your hands. (Every time)
7. After you make the balls, if you like you can cover the balls with a towel and keep it another 15 minutes. (I didn’t do it in the video.)