August 13, 2012

Tuesdays At The Table - Naan

It has been H-O-T {and grossly humid} this summer.  I don't know about you...but for me, that means less time in the kitchen and more time consuming salads and finger foods.  During the summer, I love hummus and pita chips.  However, if you're looking for a less crunchy - but equally yummy option to pita chips, I like naan.  It is so easy and pretty healthy too.



4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups plain greek yogurt
1/8 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoon minced garlic (optional)
In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt.  Stir in the yogurt and oil till the dough is too stiff for a spoon, then knead it in the bowl till it holds together well, adding more flour if necessary.
Turn the dough out on a floured surface and continue kneading for about 5 minutes till the dough feels smooth and elastic.  Form the dough into a ball and put it in an oiled bowl, covered with a towel, to rest for an hour or longer.
Take the dough out and cut it into 10 equal pieces. Form each into a ball and press the balls flat into round discs.

Heat a large frying pan or griddle to medium and heat your oven to about 500.
Take 1 piece of dough at a time and roll it out on a floured surface till it is about 8-10 inches across and less than 1/4 inch thick.

Lay it on the hot griddle and cook it over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes (I don't think mine took that long). It will puff up in places or all over, and there will be some blackish-brown spots on the bottom.  Slide a spatula under the naan and transfer it to the oven, directly onto the rack, for a minute or two, just till it finishes puffing up into a balloon and begins to color lightly on top. Remove naan from the oven and brush it lightly with melted butter if you like.

What's cooking in your kitchen?


  1. That sounds yummy! One of my favorite summer lunches is tuna salad eaten with plain pita chips. So good!
    Nola's Mom

  2. Love Naan Bread, had some last night w/ Chickpea Korma! My husband is the Naan Bread maker in the family, will have to give your recipe a tray.

    Today I am sharing my Cold Summer Mediterranean Quinoa Salad. Light and refreshing on a hot summer day.

    Love your Fur Babies. Thanks for Hosting.

  3. I love that you add garlic--I've never thought of doing that.
    Thank you for hosting. Hope you have a great week.

  4. Thanks for hosting. Naan doesn't seem nearly as difficult as I'd imagined it'd be to make. :)


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