Monday, 4 May 2015

Naan without yeast | Indian flat bread

The mega marathon just got over in the Blogging Marathon and we are back to our routine blogging. So in BM #52 the first theme I have chosen is weekend special dinner.

Yes weekend dinners are special. Being a working woman, weekend I get ample time to plan and cook food. So I try to do something different and most of the times the menu turns out to be on the heavier side. Also, most of the blogging marathon dishes are planned in weekend.

One weekend I tried this Naan. The point with Naan is that the dough needs to rest for a minimum of 3 hours - so can't plan it in a weekday.


Maida/All pupose flour - 2 cups
Fresh thick curds - 1/2 cup
Milk,warm - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Baking powder - 3/4 tsp
Cooking soda - 3/4 tsp
Melted Ghee/Butter - 4 tsps


Sieve maida with baking powder and cooking soda for 3 times.( to ensure even mixing) take the seived flour in a bowl and make a dent in the centre. Pour milk,curd,salt,sugar in that dent.

Mix well after a minute,gather the flour with your finger tips and dont knead hard.Keep aside covered for 2-3 hours. (U can keep upto 7-8 hours)Knead the dough softly at the time of making and make even sized balls.The size should be larger than our chapatti making ball.

Dust the rolling platform generously with maida and roll it and pull one edge to make a tear shape Apply water on top of naan and turn over it to the hot tawa so that the water applied part sticks to the pan

Cook covered in medium flame and after a minute if u open,u could see it has puffed up.Now turn the pan upside down and cook the otherside on direct flame till the other side becomes light golden in colour. If u r not comfortable in this u can simply take and put the naan in direct flame as u do for roties ,otherwise also u can turn over it in tawa itself and cook. Its your choice.But cooking in direct flame sure gives a good finish to the naan. Apply butter/ghee over both sides and serve hot.! I served with tomato kurma.

Coriander Naan:

After rolling the naan - put some chopped coriander leaves and little till seeds. Press it with your hand slightly and sprinkle little water and cook it on the tawa. While putting it on flame put the other side of the naan which doesn't have the coriander leaves on flame.
It is coming very very soft and please do try it and tell me how it came!!!

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#52


  1. Naan looks great without yeast!

  2. a great looking version without the yeast

  3. That is a wonderful naan with out yeast. Looks perfectly made.

  4. Looks nice and soft. Great weekend dish.

  5. Inviting weekend dinner, makes me hungry.

  6. Very well made. Perfect for weekends.

  7. Those look great for a hearty & filling weekend dinner.

  8. This is a nice recipe for people who do not want to use yeast in their Naan! Looks very delicious :)

  9. I don't like yeast in my naan and this one sounds perfect.

  10. Perfectly made, Looks super soft and that coriander naan must taste and smell amazing!!!