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Web's Best Naan Recipe

Naan is a warm flatbread made of wheat flour. This naan recipe is one you will want to serve with your Indian or east Asian dishes.

Trivia: Naan is popualar in India, Pakistan and Central Asia. Traditionally, it is cooked in a tandoor or clay oven.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 egg -- slightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup milk
Ghee or vegetable oil
poppy seeds

Tip: Ghee is a type of clarified butter used in Indian cooking.

Mix all ingredients of your naan recipe, except milk, ghee and poppy seeds. Stir in enough milk to make a soft dough. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl; turn greased side up. Cover; let rest in warm place about 3 hours.

Divide dough in 8 equal parts. Flatten each part on lightly floured surface, rolling it into a 6 X 4" leaf shape (round at one end, tapered at the other) about 1/4" thick. Brush with ghee or oil; sprinkle with poppy seeds.

Place 2 cookie sheets in oven; heat oven to 450F degrees. Remove cookie sheets from oven; place breads on hot cookie sheets. Bake your naan until firm, 6-8 minutes.

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