Nigella Naan

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This Indian bread, flavored with traditional peppery nigella (also called black onion seeds) is traditionally cooked on the side of a piping hot tandori oven. A good griddle will suffice.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 1 hour 30 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1¾ tsp. active dry yeast (1 package)
  • ¼ cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. nigella
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 Tbsp. ghee

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine water, sugar, and yeast. Stir to dissolve and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Add yogurt, nigella, and salt, and enough bread flour to create firm dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead 8–10 minutes, or until dough is smooth and elastic. Add flour only to reduce stickiness. Cover dough with a warm, damp towel, and rise until double in volume, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat griddle on high heat. Divide dough into 8 portions and roll into balls. Pat balls flat into disks and elongate each into an oval about ½" thick. Oil griddle lightly with ghee, and cook 2–4 minutes, until golden brown and puffy. Brush uncooked side with ghee, flip, and brown again. Serve warm.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1¾ tsp. active dry yeast (1 package)
  • ¼ cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. nigella
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 Tbsp. ghee

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine water, sugar, and yeast. Stir to dissolve and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Add yogurt, nigella, and salt, and enough bread flour to create firm dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead 8–10 minutes, or until dough is smooth and elastic. Add flour only to reduce stickiness. Cover dough with a warm, damp towel, and rise until double in volume, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat griddle on high heat. Divide dough into 8 portions and roll into balls. Pat balls flat into disks and elongate each into an oval about ½" thick. Oil griddle lightly with ghee, and cook 2–4 minutes, until golden brown and puffy. Brush uncooked side with ghee, flip, and brown again. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories300
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat2.5g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium250mg
Total Carbohydrate51g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars0g
Protein10g