Butter Naan, How To Make Butter Naan

Butter Naan, How To Make Butter Naan

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Naan is the most well-known Indian bread and is fast gaining popularity the world over. The naan is leavened bread prepared in the traditional tandoor.

However for those of us who do not have tandoors in our kitchens, here is a great way of preparing the naan using a non-stick tava. Serve them hot with any Subzi or Dal of your choice.

Butter Naan, How To Make Butter Naan

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 10 naans
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1 cup plain flour (maida)
1/2 tsp dry yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp fresh curds (dahi)
1 tbsp melted ghee
salt to taste
5 tsp black sesame seeds (kala til)
plain flour (maida) for rolling
butter for brushing

  1. Combine the yeast, sugar and 5 tbsp of lukewarm water in a bowl, cover and keep aside for 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Combine the plain flour, yeast-sugar mixture, curds, melted ghee and salt in a bowl and knead into a soft dough, using enough lukewarm water.
  3. Cover the dough with a lid or wet muslin cloth and keep aside to prove for approx. 30 minutes or till it increases in volume slightly.
  4. Divide the dough into 10 equal portions.
  5. Press a portion of the dough, flat on a rolling board and sprinkle ½ tsp of black sesame seeds over it. Roll out into an oblong of 125 mm. (5") using a little plain flour for rolling.
  6. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and place the naan over it with the sesame seeds side facing downwards.
  7. Cook it on one side till it puffs slightly and then turn over.
  8. Cook it on the other side till it puffs a little and then roast it on an open flame till it turns golden brown in colour from both sides.
  9. Repeat steps 5 to 8 to make 9 more naans.
  10. Brush each naan with a little butter and serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per paratha
Energy191 cal
Protein3.6 g
Carbohydrates21.6 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat9.9 g
Cholesterol16.2 mg
Sodium55.2 mg


Butter Naan, How To Make Butter Naan
 on 16 Mar 16 01:53 PM

Hi. In our house it s been decided as Sunday-Recipe day. I love your recipes from years & so Decided to attempt. We did dal makhani & butter nan from your recipes. It was simply put, EXCELLENT. DID ALL AS PER YOUR INPUTS & WE HAD A FANTASTIC TIME. Noe Tarla Dalal on Sundays is a permanent fixture,trust me cooking gas become FUN from ROUTINE. Thank you very much. Regards
Tarla Dalal
16 Mar 16 03:12 PM
   Hi Vasudevan , we are delighted you loved the recipe and it came out perfectly. Thank you for your kind words and know that you cook Tarla Dalal recipes regularly. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.