Tuesday, August 11, 2009

SIMPLE NAAN (Flat Rolled Indian Bread )

Naan is one bread that mom started preparing only after we came down to Bangalore. If not while at Puttur, the only bread that was prepared, was chapati with a little oil. But after we came down to Bangalore, while we ( My brother & me ) were still small, mom prepared naan to celebrate any special occassion with chicken. Since then it has been a trend at home that any special occassion like B'days & anniversaries would not be complete without the 'Naan'.

Earlier mom prepared it on a tawa, now she uses the tandoor too. Sometimes if the number of guests are more, we use both, the tandoor as well as the tawa (Iron Skillet).


Flour (Maida) - 2 cups
Curd or Yoghurt - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Salt to Taste
Water as required


Coriander Leaves - 1 cup, finely chopped
White Sesame Seeds (ಬಿಳಿ ಎಳ್ಳು or तिल)- 1 tbsp


Mix all the ingredients well, in a deep vessel to make a smooth dough. Keep it aside covered for 1/2 hour.

Prepare lemon sized balls & roll it with the help of a rolling pin( belan - बेलन ) to any shape you like. Once the dough has been rolled to a not so thin consistency, sprinkle coriander leaves & sesame seeds & roll it out further a bit hard so as to let the garnish stick on to the bread well.

If using an iron skillet, heat the tawa & then place the rolled bread on it & cook a side. Once it has been cooked, turn it over with a help of a spoon & cook the other side, while you smear some oil or butter on the side facing you. repeat the procedure with the other side as well & cook both the sides after it has been oiled to let the oil cook.

If using a tandoor, place a thick sheet of aluminum foil, heat the pan, & then add spread some butter & place the rolled breads & spread some more butter on the side facing you. Now place the pan in the tandoor & let the bread cook well. When the bread seems fluffy, remove it from the pan & apply some more butter & cook again. Once done remove & serve.

Serve it hot with any veg or non veg gravy of your choice. For those who are oil conscious, just sprinkle oil & not spread.


  1. Hello., first time in ur blog..its looking good with so many new recipes to me..This naan looks absolutely yumm..simple too :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by & dropping your valuable comment. You do not know how much it matters.


  3. Oh wow..first time have yummy recipe that pictorial of naan....will try it soon...


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