What’s for Dinner: Naan
My parents recently got me a stand-mixer, and I put it to use today by making my own naan for the chicken gyros I made for dinner tonight! In the past, I’ve had such a hard time with making dough and today, it was ready in mere minutes… dough’s just got a whole lot easier to make.
What I used was:
- 1 (.25 ounce) package of active dry yeast
- 1 cup of warm water
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 4 cups of [AP] flour
What I did:
- In my mixing bowl, I dissolved the yeast in one cup of warm water. Let it stand for about ten minutes, or until it becomes frothy before moving on.
- Next, add in the sugar, egg, salt and flour. Mix in the ingredients until everything is incorporated [using the flat beater].
- Switch over to your dough hook and let it do all the hard work in mere minutes! Then, just pat it into a ball.
- Place your dough in a bowl [I sprayed the bowl with non-stick cooking spray to make sure it didn’t stick], and cover with a damp [paper] towel and let it rise. Tip: I always let my dough’s rise in a turned off oven. For this step, let it rise for about an hour or until it has doubled in size.
- Next, take pieces of the dough, and roll them into balls. Place them on a [baking] tray. Again, cover with a damp [paper] towel and let them rise again for another hour or so.
- When you are ready to make your naan, turn your George Foreman grill on.
- On a floured surface, roll each of the balls into a thin circle/rectangle [or whatever shape you want or it turns into] 🙂
- Let each naan cook in the grill for a few minutes, flipping half way. I used the George Foreman grill because I wanted the naan to have the grill marks and it was convenient!
I am sure you can do this on the grill, the stove, in the oven, but today I made it in my George Foreman grill. Without adding any oil or butter and still got the great naan taste.
P.S. This post is a part of my “What’s for Dinner” series, where I share what I’ve been cooking and my recipes.