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Naan: Tandoori Flatbread

Servings: 6 servings
Author: Jennifer Locklin

Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 1 ⁄4 cups 2% milk
  • 1 ⁄3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • Butter optional
  • Fresh minced garlic optional
  • Fresh chopped parsley optional

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar; set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together milk, yogurt, oil, and egg. Add flour mixture to milk mixture and mix into a dough. With a dough hook, knead dough into a smooth ball, about 3 minutes. Remove dough onto a floured surface and clean out bowl. Lightly spray inside of bowl with cooking spray and place dough ball back inside; cover with towel; let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Place a baking stone on the middle oven rack; heat oven to 500°.
  • Divide dough into 12 pieces; cover with towel or plastic wrap. Working with 1 dough piece at a time, stretch it over a medium inverted bowl into a 6"–8" circle. Peel dough off bowl; lay on baking preheated baking stones. Bake until puffed on top, 2–3 minutes. Brush Naan with garlic butter and sprinkle with parsley, if desired.
  • * For garlic butter, take 1 stick of butter and place in a microwave safe bowl. Add 2 cloves of fresh minced garlic. Microwave together just until butter is completely melted. Use to brush onto hot, fresh Naan, if desired.