Naan is a leavened flat bread made in some countries in asia. Usually naan is baked in a tandoor ( a cylindrical oven made of clay).
Today we are going to make it on tava using stove top.
For this dish to come out well,use iron tava as naan will not stick to non stick tava and you won’t be able to get tandoor effect.
Naan goes very well with Indian curries and even Dal.Preferably naan should be eaten hot as once it cools down then it becomes hard and chewy.
2 and 1/2 cups Maida.
1 cup Milk.
1 tbsp Sugar.
1 tsp Baking Powder.
3 tbsp Oil.
Salt to taste.
2 tbsp Butter.
2 tsp Black Sesame Seeds.
1 tbsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped(Optional)
In a bowl mix milk,sugar,baking powder,oil and salt,mix well till sugar is completely dissolved.Add maida and knead a soft dough,knead the dough for 10 minutes.
Cover with a moist cloth and rest for 1 hour in warm place.
After 1 hours, knead the dough slightly,to remove any air present in the dough.
Pinch a ball sized dough,gently roll to oval shape using rolling pin,make sure you do not roll too thin or thick.Sprinkle some sesame seeds and coriander leaves on one side of the Naan.(Optional).
Brush other side lightly with water.
Slowly place the naan on hot tava with water side down and and press gently.
After a minute, flip the tawa upside down and cook naan directly on flame till it turns golden brown in color.
Naan will get lovely spots like tandoor.
Spread some butter,gently scrape the naan from bottom and remove.
Serve hot with vegetable gravy or Dal.