Naan BreadPrep Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
- 1 tsp sugar
- 3/4 cup (210 ml) water, warm
- 1 oz (30 g) dried yeast
- 1 lb (455 g) white flour
- 1 tsp nigella seeds
- 1 tsp salt
- 6 tbsp yogurt
- 2 tbsp ghee or butter, melted
- oil to coat
Dissolve sugar in the warm water and sprinkle yeast on it. Leave for 15 minutes. Make sure it froths, otherwise use a new batch.
Sift flour and salt into bowl and mix in nigella seeds.
Make a depression in the flour and pour in yogurt, ghee and the yeast mixture. Mix well and knead into a dough for about 10 minutes. Form a ball.
Put a little oil in another bowl and turn the ball of dough in it until it is covered in oil. Discard excess oil. Cover with a damp cloth and allow to double in size - about 2 hours.
Knead the ball down again and divide into 6 portions. Flatten these in turn and mould into pear shapes. Place on a greased tray and bake for 10 -15 minutes at 450°F (230°C). Finish under grill if necessary.