Nawabi Naan

Think Nawabi, and luxury is the first word that comes to mind! Indeed, what better way to recreate that richness than by using mixed nuts. This scrumptious Nawabi Naan is an amazing creation of traditional tandoori naan studded with nuts. This gives you a lovely texture and mildly sweet flavour as you chew on the naan. Once you sprinkle the nuts on the rolled dough, roll it lightly once again, so that they stick to the dough and do not fall off when cooked in the tava. Serve this naan with a tangy, spicy Subzis / Curries to make a memorable meal.

Nawabi Naan

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Nawabi Naan recipe - How to make Nawabi Naan

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 naans
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1 cup plain flour (maida)
1/2 tsp dry yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste
3 tbsp finely chopped dried fruits ( almonds , pistachio and cashewnuts)
melted butter for brushing

  1. Combine the yeast, sugar and 2 tbsp of lukewarm water in a bowl and cover with a lid and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine all the ingredients, except the dry fruits, in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough, using enough water.
  3. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 20 minutes.
  4. Press the dough lightly to remove the air.
  5. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll out each portion into an oblong of 125 mm. (5") using a little plain flour for rolling.
  6. Sprinkle ½ tablespoon of dry fruits over it, and roll it again lightly using a rolling pin.
  7. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and place the naan over it with the dry fruit side facing downwards.
  8. Cook it on one side till it puffs slightly and then turn over.
  9. Cook it on the other side till it puffs a little and then roast it on an open flame till it turns golden brown from both the sides.
  10. Brush each naan with a little butter and serve immediately.
Nutrient values per naan
Energy130 cal
Protein2.8 g
Carbohydrates14.5 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat6.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A109.5 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.5 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Calcium10.8 mg
Iron0.7 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium22.4 mg
Potassium24.5 mg
Zinc0.2 mg


Nawabi Naan
 on 01 Apr 16 01:49 PM

Tarla Dalal
01 Apr 16 04:29 PM
   Hi Sunilmehra , we are delighted you loved the Nawabi Naan recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
Nawabi Naan
 on 03 Aug 15 04:50 PM

nawabi naan.. this naan is actually very nawabi.. perfectly soft with lots of crushed nuts over it.. which makes you feel royal in each bite.. the crunchy flavour of the nuts gives a nice taste to the naan.. and the butter brushed on top keeps it soft..
Nawabi Naan
 on 11 Mar 13 10:40 AM

This naan recipes with nuts was fab! they tasted sooo good when they were hot..a good change to regular naan recipes...Do try it !