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July 9, 2015

How To Make Naan At Home Without Yeast on Tawa - Homemade Naan Recipe

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Naan recipe without yeast on tawa
Naan recipe without yeast on stove top with step by step photos. Naan is basically a flat bread recipe that is most popular in North India. It is loved by all irrespective of ages. Usually naan is prepared with yeast in a tandoor in restaurants. But my friend Shalini shared this stove top naan recipe without yeast and suggested me to try it. This recipe has no yeast, no butter and no ghee too. Yogurt is used in this recipe to bring softness. Yes, it comes out really soft and stays good for an hour. In my home, Sendhil likes garlic naan and my vote is for butter naan. I love to have with varieties of side dish in restaurants like paneer butter masala, palak paneer etc. Sendhil loved it very much and gave a big thumbs upHappy. Do try this  homemade naan recipe on tawa and share your feedback with me. So lets see how to make soft naan at home without tandoor or oven easily.

If you are curious to know the difference between Naan and Kulcha, please check this post.

homemade naan recipe without yeast

Naan recipe

Naan recipe Naan recipe - How to make soft naan at home without tandoor or oven
Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Dinner
Serves: 7 nos
Prep time: 120 Minutes
Cook time: 2 Minutes
Total time: 122 Minutes

1 cup = 200 ml
  • Maida/All purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Milk powder 2 tbsp ( I used Amul)
  • Cooking soda - 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/4 tsp
  • Baking powder – 1/4 tsp 
  • Curd + milk - 1/3 cup ( use equal quantity of milk and curd )
  • Salt - as needed
  • Warm Water – use only if needed
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp ( to apply over the dough while kneading)
  • Take the maida in a wide bowl and mix milk powder,salt,sugar,cooking soda to it. Mix them well.Make a dent in the center and add equal quantity of milk and fresh curd( make sure curd is not too sour)
how to make naan without yeast
  • Mix everything well and make a crumbly mixture.Add few drops of water only if needed and make a dough.The dough would be very sticky.Don’t panic.Just make it and cover with a wet cloth for 1-2 hours minimum.You can keep it maximum up to 10 hours.The more time it stays,the more soft naan.
how to make naan without yeast
  • After the resting time,apply 1 tbsp of oil all over the dough and knead it using your palms for 5 minutes or till the dough becomes non-sticky and crack free.If you keep kneading patiently,the dough will become elastic and soft.
how to make naan without yeast

  • Make small lemon sized balls from the dough and dust it with maida.Roll into oblong shape or round and pull the edges to bring the shape.Apply water in one side of the rolled naan.
how to make naan without yeast
  • Heat a dosa tawa and put the water applied side on the tawa.So the water side is facing the tawa.As soon as you put the tawa,bubbles will appear on top of naan.
how to make naan without yeast
  • Take the naan using a tong and show the other side directly in high flame.Cook it till golden brown spots appear all over the naan.Remove and brush the naan with butter or oil immediately.Serve hot with your favorite side dish.
how to make naan without yeast

Enjoy !
  • I rolled the naan slightly thin as per my family’s taste.
  • You can also add warm milk. But do not use very sour curd.
  • Add water only if needed. It may require only few drops. So be careful while adding water.
  • Use oil while kneading. Initially the dough will be sticky. But when you knead for 5-10 minutes, it will become non-sticky and soft.

Homemade naan recipe without yeast

Serve this soft naan with your favorite side dish.I served with paneer pasanda Happy 
how to make naan recipe without yeast

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Torviewtoronto said...

naan looks fabulous

Shobha said...

Nice recipe without yeast..they look good

Priya said...

Perfect naan..Really very useful for people who don't want yeast

Sarma said...

Can I skip cooking soda?

Chitra said...

I am not sure about the result if u skip cooking soda.But try it by giving more time for dough Keep the dough for 6-7 hours and then try it.U will get soft naan.

Sarma said...

Thank u sure will give a try