You do not need tandoor to bake flat naan bread at home. In English language The naan نان, a word that just means bread in its original Persian, is a flatbread native to west, central and southern Asia .
Naan traditionally baked in a clay oven that is called Tandoori تنور . But nowadays, life is easier and we can bake these yummy flat breads at home in a pan. Easy peasy☺
Naan is a staple food in Iranian cuisine and in everyday breakfast, lunch or dinner we have different types of Persian naan bread.
You can get your daily fresh naan bread for breakfast, lunch or dinner from bakery, while you are waiting in long queue to get your delicious warm bread.
In following naan bread recipe, there is no baking powder, or yeast. Just with flour, salt and spices I baked these wonderful naan bread. One more thing I should mention is: this naan bread is a kind of semi soft naan bread.
For flavouring I added curry and coriander powder and that’s why this bread is called curry-coriander naan. But you have loads of choice. You can add any dried herbs or spices you wish 🙂 So as you see it is very flexible recipe.
For topping the baked bread you can use butter or olive oil along with a plate of Feta cheese and tomatoes or with soup.
275 g plain flour
140ml lukewarm water
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp coriander powder
Sieve the flour, salt, coriander and curry powder into a bowl. Use a wooden spoon and make a well in the flour and pour in warm water and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Mix it with hand until you all ingredients come together and you have a nice elastic dough. If dough is sticky , add a little bit flour.
Cover the dough and set aside for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, divide the dough into 6 pieces. On a floured surface, use rolling pin and roll each dough ball into an oval or round shape.
Heat grill pan (if not available, simply use ordinary pan). Grill pan make nice ridges on the surface of naan bread, but as I mentioned it is not a MUST.
Place flatten naan on the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes each side. Then remove and drizzle with remaining of olive oil and serve it.