This scrumptious naan flatbread turns out soft, tender, and flavorful. They cook up with plenty of nice, airy bubbles and are deliciously chewy.
Naan Grilled Flatbread
I previously shared my favorite recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala which was a huge hit with everyone who has tried it. Now, this fabulous naan style recipe has been waiting for its turn in the spotlight. It very well could steal the show.
Like the Chicken Tikka Masala, I have tried numerous times to create a decent flatbread that reminds me of the naan I’m so used to ordering from my favorite Indian eateries. I even tried a popular naan recipe that looked promising.
Unfortunately, none of the recipes worked out well enough to write home about. Until now.
Naan Recipe, Easy to Make
This could well be the closest I’ll ever come to making flatbread akin to Indian or Asian naan. I’m very okay with that, given the happy results of this delicious flatbread.
In all truth, it’s extremely difficult – maybe next to impossible – for most home cooks to make authentic naan bread. We can come pretty close to the real thing, but won’t actually replicate the original classic entirely.
The reason for that is due to the fact that most of us do not happen to have a home kitchen adorned with a traditional clay oven, which can get up to 900F. At least, I don’t. It’s that extremely high heat that creates the unique texture of authentic naan flatbread.
Soft, Tender, Flavorful
This scrumptious naan stye flatbread turns out soft, tender, and flavorful. These cook up with plenty of nice, airy bubbles and an irresistibly chewy bite.
Tip: don’t over your just-cooked naan with foil. The warm condensation will your big, pretty bubbles to flatten. That’s basically what happened to mine. I share that tidbit so it won’t happen to you 😉 Regardless, none of my eaters noticed – these were gobbled up as soon as they were released.
Overall, this tasty flatbread is a bit thicker and chewier than traditional naan, but it has made a worthy name for itself – every last bit of the bread was scraped up. No leftovers means no experiments with reheating. Therefore, I can’t say how well leftover naan keeps, but my guess is your freshly cooked naan will be devoured in a flash.
Fresh Off the Pan
This naan recipe is is simple and straightforward. You just have to stay patient while cooking them because (unless you have multiple cast iron skillets and uncanny hand-eye-speed coordination) you will probably be cooking them one at a time.
You’ll have to bat away all those hands trying to grab the bread before you’ve officially rung the dinner bell. Good thing these cook up fast!
Do be sure to serve these up while still warm and fresh, so cook them up right before you’re ready to nosh. Enjoy!Print