Naan (with yeast)/ Tandoor

I was gifted with a book of Indian flavors by an NRI author- Jeeti Gandhi by husband. I wondered what was the reason. I have so many friends and guides to help around when I need to cook something unusual. It did not even have any special dishes or so I thought. The book has been lying among the many books that I have collected gathering dust. 
Then last week I was looking for authentic tandoor Naan recipe. It appears that Jeeti has a winning recipe in her book.

Ingredients (Adapted from Jeeti Gandhi's Indian Flavors- Curry and Cumin)
4 1/2 cups All purpose flour 
2/3rd cup curd
1 egg (or 1/3rd cup curd)
2 tbsp sugar
1/3rd cup water
1 1/2 cup milk
2/3 cup melted butter or oil
1 tspn baking powder
2 1/4 tspn active dry yeast
salt to taste
1) In a large basin, add the flour, salt, baking powder and mix well.
2)In another sauce pan, heat the milk.
3)Add the water, butter/ oil, sugar to the milk and mix well.
4)When it is tepid add the yeast to it and mix again
5)Now add this mixture to the flour and start kneading it for 10-12 min.
6)Do not add more water or flour unless it is difficult to work with the dough.
7)Cover the dough and let it rest for 45 min to 1 hour or until it doubles.
8)Make medium sized balls of the dough.
9) Press them with the finger tips to flatten them.
10) Start rolling them out in one direction only
11)You can pull one end to stretch it and make it look like a tear drop.
12)Preheat the oven at 210c
13)On a lined baking sheet place the Naans, brush with some oil or milk on top.You can add poppy seeds or garlic at this stage
14)Let it cook for 5 min on the sheet. Remove and place them directly on the rack to get the spots.
15)It will take 12 min in total for first Naan and then 8 to 10 min.

Serve hot


Chef Mireille said…
perfect the tip to get the spots...thx!
Kalyani said…
Naan !! with any spicy side dish.. totally worth all the effort, huh :) perfect recipe !

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Srivalli said…
That's a good one! Love Naan anytime actually!
Priya Suresh said…
Naans are always our family favourite,urs came out prefectly..
Harini R said…
Good one. But would surely make the eggless version !
Anisha said…
Naan looks perfect!
Gayathri Kumar said…
Delicious naan...
With a blob of butter on top, heavenly!!!!
rajani said…
I have been planning to make garlic naan for such a long time now! Misti doi too, your blog keeps reminding me of my 'to cook' list :))

The naan looks awesome. very nicely done.
Jayanthi said…
Winning recipe and now I'm curious to try this one. Will let you know when I try it. Thanks for sharing and btw the naan looks awesome.
R said…
wow they look perfect!
veena said…
looks awesome...i will be trying this soon
Vardhini said…
Nicely puffed up naan. Looks yummy.

Pavani said…
Nothing beats a perfectly baked naan with a spicy Indian gravy. Your naans look yumm.
wow..that looks tasty & inviting..;)
Tasty Appetite
never tried n4..luks gud.
myFudo said…
I am intrigued to try this one out. Thanks for sharing.
Foodiliciousnan said…
Your naans look lovely you know any eggless version?
Padmajha said…
Naan looks perfect...
Archana said…
This one has been on my must do list for long now. Must make it soon.
somehow missed this post!...the naans look the texture!
preeti garg said…
awesome coooked
preeti garg said…
awesome coooked

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