Tawa Naan (no yeast naan bread)

Althoug looking at the picture it may seem we keep talking abot the beetroot hummus, this post actually talks aboout the Naan bread I made to side the hummus and dip it with. It is so easy and you need so little (both ingredients and time) to do it that you can go for it at any time. Another good thing of this naan bread is that it can be used to do pan pizzas (which are very “in” at the moment, don’t you think?), and you’ll only need a bigger pan. The only thing to take care of is the pan needs to have a lid as you need to generate an “oven effect”. I made my naan bread with black sesame, but it can be plain, with garlic, coriander… in this case, the “toppings” need to be added to the dough during the kneading… and with no more delay, here you have the recipe…

Tawa Naan
Serves 6
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups of 000 flour
  2. 1 tsp of baking powder
  3. 2 table spoons natural yogurt or buttermilk
  4. 2 table spoons olive oil
  5. 1 pinch of salt
  6. water (as needed, around 150-200 ml)
  7. 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Make a well in the centre and add the buttermilk and oil.
  3. Mix with your hands and go adding water until the dough is soft and homogeneous but not sticky.
  4. Knead for 5 minutes, wrap in cling film and let rest for 30 minutes.
  5. After half an hour, cut your doug in 6 portions of the same size.
  6. Sprinkle your working area with a little flour and put you pan with lid to heat up.
  7. We will need to have a recipient with water next to our cooker because will need to moist the dough to cook it.
  8. Roll up the dough with the rolling pin until it gets the diametre of our pan (I used a 6") so my Naans were the size of a pita bread.
  9. When the pan is really hot, moisten one side of the disc you've rolled, stick some sesame seeds, and add it to the pan upside-down (I mean, the moist part of the dough in touch with the pan). Sprinkle some water over the upper size, put the lid on and wait until big bubbles appear on your dough.
  10. Turn upside down again and cook the other side for about 2-3 minutes.
  11. Repeat this operation until all the dough balls are cooked.
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