Wednesday, August 23, 2006

NAAN

Ingredients:

1. Maida (All purpose flour) - 4cups
2. Salt - 1/2tsp
3. Sugar - 1tsp
4. Baking Soda/ Powder - 1/2tsp
5. Egg - 2pcs
6. Milk - 1 cup (For making the dough)
7. Ghee / Butter / Oil - 5-6 tsp

Method:

1. Mix all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder & salt) properly
2. Beat eggs in one bowl
3. Mix eggs' paste with dry ingredients prepared in step 1.
4. Pour milk slowly while stirring the mixture. Add sufficient milk to make a soft dough.
5. Knead it properly (around 10-12 minutes) until all the ingredients are mixed.
6. Rub your hands with 1 tsp of ghee and apply it smoothly over the dough (it will make dough less sticky)
7. Place the dough into a bowl (draped with moist kitchen towel) and leave it for 2-3 hours at room temperature.
8. Divide the dough into 6-8 pieces.
9. Preheat the oven and baking sheets at 450 F
10.Moisten your fingures (and palm) properly with GHEE and take a dough ball in your hands. Ghee is required to avoid stickness and to give proper texture.
11.Apply pressure by your fingures in such a way that it looks like a triangle (or leaf) shape. Give initial triangle shape with your fingures and then pick one corner of the triangle. Allow it to fall (or throw it downwards without releasing the corner) to take the leaf shape. If you are not able to give a proper shape, dont worry. Use your hands (and mind). Give any shape but make it smooth.
12. Arrange the NAAN leaves on the preheated baking sheets (side by side) and bake them for about 6-7 minutes (Until they are baked properly and firm to touch).
13. Now slide the sheets under the broiler for 1 minute (DO NOT PUT FOR MORE TIME ELSE IT WILL GET BURN and all your efforts will go waste. It happened to me :(
14. Remove from oven and serve warm

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