Cilantro Naan

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Total Time:
2-4 hours
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 5 cups - bread flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • 1 cup - plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp - coriander seed
  • 1/2 cup - water
  • 1 tsp - dried yeast
  • 1 tbsp - salt
  • 2 tbsp - vegetable oil, plus extra for brushing
  • few sprigs - cilantro for garnish

How to Make Cilantro Naan

  • Dry roast the coriander seeds until fragrant. Crush them coarsely using a mortar and pestle.
  • Put them into a pan with the water and bring it to a boil. Set aside.
  • Put the yogurt into another bowl, add the yeast.
  • Add the coriander water and 1.5 cups of flour to it, stir well, and leave it to rest, covered, for 30 minutes.
  • Then add the salt, oil and the remaining flour.
  • Knead it well on a lightly floured surface until it is smooth and place it back in the bowl.
  • Cover it and let it rise for approximately 1 hour.
  • Then punch it down, turn it down on a lightly floured surface and knead in the chopped cilantro.
  • Divide the dough into small balls and then using a rolling pin, roll it out into an oblong shape.
  • On a skillet, place the naan, brush it with a little oil.
  • Once it's done on one side, turn it to the other side.
  • Brush it with little melted butter/ghee (optional) and serve it with spicy chole/chickpeas curry.
  • Recipe courtesy: Dhivya Karthik