Easy naan bread

Easy naan bread

Easy naan bread

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 minutes plus 30 minutes proving plus 10 minutes cooking

Serves: 8 naan bread

I love baking any type of bread with my kids. It’s generally really simple, and I love that you can turn flour and a few other ingredients into something really tasty.

The only thing my kids, don’t always like when we make bread is waiting for the dough to prove – an hour or two is a really long time in the life of a 3 and 5 year old! That’s why we like this easy naan bread recipe with no yeast. It uses baking powder as a raising agent instead, so you don’t need to leave it for long. It’s still really delicious though – it’s soft, and when you grill it it gets the nice bubbles that all good naan bread should have!

My kids aren’t huge curry fans yet (we’re still working on that) so I like serving something on the side they can eat without fussing. The fact that they’ve made part of dinner makes them more invested in it and much more likely to eat it. Win win!



Ingredients

450g plain flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
200ml milk
100ml natural yoghurt
1 egg
1 tbsp caster sugar

How to make naan bread

Mix the dry ingredients

Get your kids to measure the flour, salt and baking powder and add them to a large mixing bowl.

Mix the wet ingredients

Measure the milk, yoghurt, egg and caster sugar into a jug. We found the easiest way to do this accurately was to pop the jug on our digital scales and use the ml setting – resetting it back to zero after each addition.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry

Get your kids to make a well in the middle of the flour mixture, then pour the liquid slowly into the centre. Using a fork or whisk, gradually mix the the flour into the liquid, until you have a soft,sticky dough.

Knead the dough

Lightly oil your work surface, then knead the dough for 5 minutes, until it is less sticky and comes together into a smoother ball. Keep the flour to hand and add a sprinkle or two if it gets really too sticky – it’s a much wetter dough than other breads we’ve made in the past.

Pop the dough ball into a oiled bowl, cover in cling film and leave for half an hour or so.

dough for easy naan bread

 

Make the naan bread

Sprinkle a little flour down on your work surface then tip your dough out. Get your kids to help you divide the mixture into 8 pieces (half it, half each again and then half again is the easiest way!) This is a great job for any child learning to divide or about fractions!

Roll the first piece into a ball then using a rolling pin roll it into a flat round shape around 3-5 mm thick (aim for around 20cm long x 12cm wide.)

Pop it on a baking tray. Do one or two more breads, if there is space on your baking tray.

Cook the naan bread

This job is for grown ups but kids might like to watch the naan bread bake as they bubble up when they cook.

On a high grill, grill the naan bread for around two minutes on each side. Once it bubbles, turn it over as it’ll will burn quickly after that.

If you want, when you remove them from the grill, brush them with melted butter or ghee.

Enjoy!

Easy naan bread

Easy naan bread
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Quick and easy naan bread

A great, easy naan bread recip which uses no yeast so is ready in no time. Kids will love getting their hands messy making it this delicious dish.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Proving time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: bread
Author: cookingwithmykids

Ingredients

  • 450 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 200 ml milk
  • 100 ml natural yoghurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar

Instructions

Mix the dry ingredients

  • Measure the flour, salt and baking powder and add them to a large mixing bowl.

Mix the wet ingredients

  • Measure the milk, yoghurt, egg and caster sugar into a jug.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry

  • Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture, then pour the liquid slowly into the centre. Using a fork or whisk, gradually mix the the flour into the liquid, until you have a soft,sticky dough.

Knead the dough

  • Lightly oil your work surface, then knead the dough for 5 minutes, until it is less sticky and comes together into a smoother ball.
  • Pop the dough ball into a oiled bowl, cover in cling film and leave for half an hour or so.

Make the naan bread

  • Sprinkle a little flour down on your work surface then tip your dough out. Get your kids to help you divide the mixture into 8 pieces.
  • Roll the first piece into a ball then using a rolling pin roll it into a flat round shape around 3-5 mm thick (aim for around 20cm long x 12cm wide.)
  • Pop it on a baking tray. Do one or two more breads, if there is space on your baking tray.

Cook the naan bread

  • On a high grill, grill the naan bread for around two minutes on each side. Once it bubbles, turn it over as it'll will burn quickly after that.
  • If you want, when you remove them from the grill, brush them with melted butter or ghee.

Easy naan bread

 

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