Naan is a very popular Indian leavened bread which soft and loved by everyone with a spicy curry as a side. These Indian breads are traditionally made in charcoal oven in the tandoor and are a bit puffed up when made in charcoal but since the era have been changing things we also make some changes to the traditional recipes to suit our family taste, according to the ingredients and equipment available. At the same time some people use yeast as the leavening agent and some use baking pd . Here I have made a easy to make yeast free Tawa naan bcoz most of the household in India don't have an oven and so they get less chance to bake any bread and hence they might not have yeast readily available so this tawa naan will be a breeze to them.
When I was in India i didn't have an oven and so used make a tawa naan which H loves a lot and I used to hesitate a lot in buying yeast as we make only once a month or so and end up preparing naan with baking pd and yogurt . They taste equally yummy and soft, don't confuse them with kulchas . As far as I have researched naan are only made with yeast but the modern era we like to make some difference to the traditional dishes right. Kulchas are same as Naan but they are stuffed with potatoes or veggies where in naan varieties are made by topping them with some flavorful condiments . But its still a cliche question to ask whether yeast free naan's are kulchas ;) Now coming to my version tawa naan , I have used baking pd and soda as a leaving agent to add the additional softness yogurt is sure added to naans. I serve them with a spicy gravy usually they go very well with paneer gravy .Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#38. Lets move on to the recipe..
All purpose Flour / Maida - 2 cups
Yogurt- 1/4 cup
Baking pd - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Water as Needed
Salt to taste
- In a bowl put all purpose flour ,baking pd, baking soda, salt, yogurt and mix them well.
- Then make a well and add water , slowly combine them and make a soft dough out of it.
- Cover and leave to rest for 2 hours.
- After 2 hours knead them and smooth-en the dough.
- Divide them in to equal parts, and roll them using a rolling pin.
- Roll them into round circle or oblong shape.
- Heat a tawa and place this rolled naan on the tawa .
- Cook them till you see brown spots then flip and cook them.
- If you want to give tandoori flavor you can cook them on the flame by quickly flipping them on the flame.
- Spread some butter if needed and serve the warm with a spicy curry.