Naan-Indian Flat bread- Olive Naan, Garlic Naan, Nigella seeds & Coriander Naan- No yeast and Stovetop version

Naan, like many Indian foods is a worldwide favourite. Traditionally ,fluffy naan is made with all-purpose flour and yeast. The dough is slapped against the chimney wall of a clay tandoor oven and baked over wood fires, but replication the same at home is quite challenging but its stovetop version is quite close to it.

Olive & Garlic coriander naan

Olive & Garlic coriander naan

I have baked naan many a times in oven (yeast based recipe) but never thought of making its easy peasy version by using soda water & baking soda instead of yeast for leavening the dough until I had them in one of our close relatives home. I was quite surprised when I got to know , they used soda water for making the dough & I was tempted to try out this version of naan recipe at home.

Well, that is quite a science of making breads, A chemical reaction of base(baking soda) & acidic component(yogurt) & Liquid(soda water) to rise up the dough and make super soft , pillowy and elastic naan, that’s all you need 🙂

Olive & Garlic coriander naan

Olive & Garlic coriander naan

Today, I made yeast free version of naan on stove top instead of oven. Taste & texture was just outstanding. Checkout the recipe here:

Ingredients:

1 Cup Whole Wheat flour
1 Cup All purpose flour
1/2 Cup Soda water
2 tbs Yogurt
2 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Sunflower oil
Salt to taste
2 tbs Butter, melted
2,3 cloves Garlic, grated
1 ts Nigella seeds
1 tbs Olives, chopped
1 tbs Coriander leaves, chopped

Method:
– Sift the flours and baking soda into a large mixing bowl with a fine sieve & mix well.

– Add salt, yogurt & oil and mix it.

– Now gradually add soda water and crumble the dough mixture & it into the flour with your hands.

– Now punch the dough with your knuckles over and over again in a rolling motion. Make sure that you get a pliable dough. If the dough feels sticky, use some oil to make it little soft.

– Transfer it to a bowl greased with the oil & allow it to sit for an hour, cover the bowl with a lid or clean cloth.

– After an hour, the dough will rise up. Now take out the dough and divide it in equal parts and shape them into balls.

– Take one ball and roll it in dry flour & use a rolling pin to roll it in to oval or circle shape.

– Now, there are different types of naan , you can make at this point of time:

  • For making garlic naan, Mix grated garlic in 1 tbs of melted butter and brush it over the rolled naan.
  • For Making chili coriander naan, Mix red chili flakes & coriander leaves in the butter and brush it over the rolled naan. You can also sprinkle some nigella seeds over the the top of buttered layer.

I also tried a new version of naan this time at home, i.e; Olive Naan, which I had first time in ‘Sahib Singh Sultan’,famous for its authentic North Indian delicacies, in ambeince mall,Gurgaon. The restaurant is a reminiscent of bygone era of traditional Indian royalty with a touch of old style royal interior.

So the idea of making olive naan was quite interesting to me. I found it very simple, it was nothing but a simple butter naan sprinkled with chopped olives and chili flakes but full marks to their Chef on the imagination and concept, I must say.

  • For making Olive naan, you just need to mix chopped oilves & chili flakes in melted butter and brush it over the  rolled naan- That is my third variation to naan, I skipped the chili flakes as I didn’t want to make it spicy.

– Now heat a cast-iron skillet over high flame.

– Dampen your hands with water and pick one of them and gently lay it in the skillet with buttered side on top.

step by step recipe of making naan

step by step recipe of making naan

– Once you see the botton side little fluffy,flip the naan and let it cook from the butter side by pressing with a cloth, with light hands.

– Once the naan cooked from both side, take out from the skillet, Apply some butter or ghee and serve it with spicy Indian curry.

– It is best savoured hot and slathered with ghee & today, I served them with Khatte chole & Seven Spiced Seven Vegetable Mix 🙂

Olive & Garlic coriander naan

Olive & Garlic coriander naan

 

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