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Posted by Annita on July 30, 2006

Last week i’ve tried an amazing recipe from our dear cake girl,Archana of Spicyana.Her naan was super tempting and I couldn’t wait to try it out .It turned wonderful,Archana.I haven’t prepared naan as good as this one.It was very soft and fluffy and indeed a beauty.It is now in my treasured recipe list and a very easy one too..


Here’s the recipe….


All purpose Flour – 2 cups.
Dry Yeast – 1 tsp
Sugar – 1 tsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Ghee/Melted Butter – 4tbsp
Yogurt -2 tbsp
Luke warm Water – 2/3 rd cup.

Toppings I used:-
Sesame seeds
Dried parsley


Take luke warm water in a cup,dissolve yeast and sugar in it and keep it aside.Allow it to rise.It normally takes only about 5-10 minutes to rise well.Sift flour and salt into a bowl and add yeast- sugar mixture,yogurt and half of the ghee into it.Mix together to form a smooth dough.Again knead it on a flat surface to make it more smoother.Then it has to be kept in a greased ,covered bowl(preferrably in a warm place,may be inside the cooking range) and allow it to stand for almost 1 hr,by which the dough will be sized double.Knead the dough for 5 more minutes by punching it down.Divide into lemon sized balls.Flatten each ball using hand,and add the toppings .Now heat a skillet( I didn’t have a grill pan,so I used a skillet) on the stove top.Grease it with oil and wipe it off with a cloth or kitchen tissue.Place the flattened dough on it ,and cook it on medium heat.Within few minutes,it will puffs up ,then apply ghee on 2 -3 spots and turn it over.Cook for few more minutes and remove.Immediately wrap it in a kitchen towel.Serve hot.

Thanks for this lovely recipe,Archana.


12 Responses to “Naan”

  1. Reshmi Menon said

    hi ann,
    Naan is awesome.well,i am going to try out your boli recipe today.Appol “Guruvee…vettilayaum adaykkayum vechu namskarikatte..”

    Ok,Reshmi..ella anugrahangalum nerunnu..Poyi nannayi undaakki varu..:)

    And be careful with the grinding of daal.Do not add water and grind it soo well..

    Also roll out the boli as thin as possible..All the best..and let me also know about the result,ok?


  2. shynee said

    Kollam,kollam…blogging is definitely adding plenty of variety to our kitchen…though i did blog naan quite a while ago…archana’s naan was just too handsome…and now u’rs too!!

    have u also posted naan..Ooh..njan athu kandillello..ok..will check it now..


  3. shynee said

    Annita,read the ‘l’ of ‘kollam’ with a twist!!No killing!!

    ok..kure naalayille shynee nammal ‘manglish’ use cheyyan thudangiyittu..So it’ll come automatically…

    And in..’nalayille..’, there’s no twist.:))


  4. Enthanu peningale ende naadu Kollathine kaliyakunadhu;)
    Annita naan looks very good and I loved the idea of adding dried parsley,delicious!

    Ooh..sumide naadu kollam aano…!!Kollam kaari sumi kutti,alle?


  5. Archana said

    Entamme, Shynee venda … venda… onnu samdhanikku. Mh… Sumi orum kollam kari anallae !!!!
    Naan looks sooo good Annita, a job well done. Thank you for linking me up.

    Thanks for that recipes Archana..Here we all liked it…Kollam..


  6. RP said

    Oh Annita, I was about to comment on the various dishes you have tried so far.
    But the comments above mine made me laugh out loud!
    Hmmm…Kollam kollam!! Ellam kollam! :)

    Thanks RP!!


  7. Rg said

    annita, I tried this recipe on friday for dinner without the toppings that you’ve mentioned. It tasted more like pita bread than naan….but I guess not bad overall. thanks.

    Actually i haven’t tasted a pita bread don’t know how it tastes,RP!!..Infact this was the best naan i prepared by myself…


  8. jisha said

    hi anitta
    i tried comes out good..but not exactly like naan..anyway it’s good.thanks

    Thanks Jisha..This was the best naan i’ve ever made…

  9. Anita Christy said

    This recipe is fantastic – the Naans are so soft. I tried doing it on a grill pan – but that did not work as well as an ordinary pan. keep the recipes coming!

  10. Veena said

    thanks Anitta, i tried this recipe and comes out very good
    U GO GAL

    Thank you Veena

  11. vrush said

    Hi Anitha,

    I’ve one querry.Can we use Maida insted of All purposr flour.Pls reply.


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