Toasted Sesame and Garlic filled Naan
A super soft and delicious yeast free Toasted Sesame and garlic filled naan, just so perfect used as a wrap or for mopping up your favorite curries.
FOR THE NAAN
- 2 cups / 240g all purpose / cake flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda / baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon white granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup / 80ml plain unflavoured yoghurt or buttermilk
- ⅓ cup / 80ml water
- 2 Tablespoons / 30ml oil
- 2 Tablespoons / 30g butter melted for brushing naan
FOR THE FILLING
- 2 cloves crushed garlic
- 1 teaspoon crushed cumin
- 4 chives/ shallots/ spring onions finely chopped
- 1 ½ Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds SEE NOTE 1
MAKING THE NAAN
Combine flour, salt, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda ( baking soda ) in a large bowl.
Stir in the yoghurt, oil and water until the dough starts to form. Add a little more water if you find the dough too dry.
Mix together to form a smooth soft dough. If you feel that the dough is too sticky, then just add a bit more flour. Up to a ¼ cup extra added flour added should be fine. Allow the dough to rest for 30 minutes.
FILLING, ROLLING AND COOKING THE NAAN
After the dough has rested for 30 minutes, divide it into 8 to 10 equal pieces.
Flatten a piece of the dough to form a little circle. Place a teaspoonful of the filling onto the flattened circle and gather the dough to form a pouch keeping the filling inside.
Flatten the filled dough and gently roll out to about a ¼ cm thickness onto a floured surface. Avoid rolling out the naan too thick, because it will puff up while cooking on the pan. Rolling it out too thick will also result in a stiff textured naan when cooked and it will lose that soft, pliable texture.
Once the naan is rolled out, brush it with a little melted butter and place the buttered side down onto a pan on medium heat. You will see bubbles appear on the surface. When this happens, brush the top with the melted butter and using a spatula flip the naan over. Cook on each side for about 45 seconds.
Continue and do the same with the rest of the dough and filling.
Stack the cooked naan and keep covered with foil or a tea towel. The moisture will helps soften the naan and make them more pliable.
- Toast sesame seeds in a dry pan over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg