Bread is a wonderful thing. There are so many awesome breads.
One of my personal favorites is flatbread. Warm flatbread. Mmm. With something yummy to dip it in.
I have tried several recipes to make it at home, and this naan (Indian flatbread) is my favorite. Warm, buttery, garlicy and just great paired with so many things.
Dipped in hummus, used to eat fantastic Indian dishes or curries, or even as a wrap (there might just be a recipe coming soon with that very idea in mind). The possibilities are endless.
- 1 cup warm water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 package rapid-rise yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
- 3 1/2-4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 egg, room temperature, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Place warm water in a bowl with sugar. Stir gently and sprinkle yeast on top. Let stand 10 minutes or until bubbly.
- While you're waiting for the yeast, add 3 cups of flour and the salt to a stand mixer.
- Add proofed yeast mixture, egg and yogurt. Mix until it forms a very soft dough, adding additional flour if needed keeping the dough soft and sticky to the touch. Knead with dough hook or by hand for about 5 minutes.
- Place in lightly oiled bowl and cover to let rise until nearly double in size, about 1 hour.
- Pour dough out onto lightly floured surface and form into mound and divide into 12-14 equal size portions.
- Place on a baking sheet and let rise again for about 30 minutes. While dough is rising, preheat grill, panini press or skillet.
- Place butter in a small bowl and mix with the garlic powder.
- When dough is ready and pan is hot, brush the pan or press with garlic butter.
- Roll out each portion of dough a bit thicker than a tortilla and place on the hot pan and grill about 1-3 minutes until small bubbles form on top.
- Brush the top side with the garlic butter and flip, cooking another 1-3 minutes.
- Keep naan covered with foil while you cook all of them, to keep warm.
- Serve with hummus spread, or use as wraps, or to sop up your favorite Indian dish.
Adapted from Our Best Bites Savoring the Seasons