Just about a year ago, I made homemade naan for the first time. I was pretty excited, but the naan was missing some flavor. So I tried again and made Roasted Garlic Naan, which had a great flavor but poor texture. Dough can be tricky, so I tried that recipe again for some for friends last year. The consensus was that it was good, but didn’t taste like naan.
So I went back to the kitchen this weekend for yet another try. This time I used this naan recipe from Budget Bytes. The dough is much richer because it contains oil, yogurt, and egg. It was easy to work with, and rose perfectly. To cook the dough, you roll out 6″ circles and fry them one at a time in a hot pan coated with cooking spray. When the first one was done, I was in heaven! The naan was soft, fluffy, and had a nicely fried flavor. I could have eaten it by itself standing over the stove, but I happened to have a batch of chana masala ready.
I am pretty sure that this will be my go-to naan recipe now. There are just two things left to do. First, I want to try adding either garlic butter or butter with fresh herbs next time, which might make this naan perfect. I’d also like to try cooking these 4 at a time in an electric fry pan, because standing over the stove to cook them one by one was a little time consuming. And of course, I need to get some people to taste test this version!