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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Deliciously sesamed naan; Any need to go to a restaurant?

Naan is a special item available in all good restaurants in India. The so called Indian dhabas near the highway sides are very specialized in making naans in big country ovens/tandoors. It's very delicate, soft and tastes good with spicy vegtables. Good naan is the greatest attraction of dining out in an expensive hotel. But if you are calculative and methodical , you may get yummy naans at home and your kitchen may be your success route to a wonderful, soft , delicious and an  'ever to be remembered' item. Let's see the method of making this wonder filled, delicious, mouth watering item.

Ingredients: (for making 6-8 naans)
White flour ( 350 gms.),
Dry yeast ( 1 1/2 teaspoons),
Oil for making the dough,
Sesame seeds ( amount in a teaspoon)
Water ( 1 cup)

Equipments required:
Rolling pin

Procedure: Heat 100cc. of water in a container and put yeast in it. Wait till the bubbles come up. Add the white flour, salt and oil (2 teaspoons) in it and start kneading a dough. Dry heat the sesame seeds and add to the dough and keep it for about 30 minutes. The steps required in preparing the naan is represented in a schematic pictorical diagram for the convenience of the readers.

Step 1: Knead the dough and keep for 30 minutes.

Step 2: Dry heat sesame seeds for about 1 minute in a container.

Step 3: Make a rounded dough with the help of a rolling pin placed on a wooden board.

Step 4: Place the rolled doughs in a tray and place it in te oven.

Step 5: Bake it in the oven for 7-8 minutes on both sides.  You need to turn sides with the help of  tongs. They should be fluffy and you can see them raise from the oven glass.

Step 6: Apply butter on both sides of the naan. Transffer ot to a plate and it's ready to be served.

You may have naan with any spicy , gravy vegatables, chicken or mutton dishes. So, get the mind boggling essence of naan from your kitchen. At least bring the taste of Indian dhaba form your kitchen for a day.


  1. wow..sounds tasty...great recipe sweta..
    happy following you..;)
    check out mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite