Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
- 2 tsp active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup lukewarm water
- 1/4 cup ghee
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 TBSP melted ghee
- chopped cilantro
- Heat the oven to 200 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, combine the yeast and water. Lightly whisk it together, then let it sit for about 5 to 10 minutes or until the yeast dissolves and starts to foam.
- To the same bowl, add the oil, yogurt, egg and whisk well. Set aside.
- To the bowl of your mixer, combine the flour with the salt. Add the yeast mixture and mix for a couple minutes, until the dough comes clean from the sides of the bowl. If the dough is too wet, add a bit more flour, starting with a tablespoon at a time. The dough should be nice and soft but not sticky.
- Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover it with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap. Turn OFF your oven, place the bowl inside and allow to rise for about 30 minutes to 1 hour or until doubled in size.
- After it rises, cut the dough into 12 equal pieces and shape each piece into a small ball.
- Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Roll out one ball at a time until its about 1/3 inch thick and about 6 inches by 3 inches (making an oval shape). Add the piece of rolled dough to the hot skillet and cook for about 1 minute, the skillet should be very hot, so youll see bubbles forming as you cook the dough on the first side. Flip the dough and cook the other side until the bottom is golden.
- Repeat with remaining dough until all of the pieces are cooked. Keep the naan covered in a towel so that it doesnt dry out. When all of them are cooked, brush each one with the melted ghee and sprinkle with cilantro.