Dry yeast (the type that doesn't need to be proofed beforehand)
1 1/2 tablespoons
Bread flour for dusting
Mix the milk and yogurt together, and microwave for 1 minute at 500 W. (If you don't have any yogurt, the naan will also taste good made with 150 ml of milk.)
Put the rest of the ingredients except for the dusting flour in a bowl and mix with a spatula until it forms a ball of dough. Take it out of the bowl onto a floured work surface and knead with your hands.
Keep kneading for 5 to 10 minutes until the dough is stretchy and shiny.
Put the dough in a heatproof bowl, cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 1 minute at 200 W. Leave the bowl in a warm place for 20 minutes.
When the dough had doubled in volume, take it out of the bowl and divide into 4 portions. Round off each portion, cover with plastic wrap and rest for 5 minutes.
Use your palms to form each piece of dough into a naan shape. Place on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 1 minute at 200 W. Leave for 10 minutes.
Heat up a frying pan, and cook each piece of naan over low heat. Press down with your fingers to neaten out the dough, cover with a lid and cook for 2 minutes. Be careful not to let it burn!
When one side is browned turn it over, put the lid back on and cook for another 1-2 minutes. When both sides are nicely browned it's done!
Here's how it looks from the side. It's light and puffy. It goes well with curry of course. I also recommend eating it simply with butter and honey.
Here I made 2 large and 4 small naan with the same amount of dough. The small ones are for eating at breakfast or as snacks spread with jam or honey, or can be used for hamburgers too.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to make naan that not only went well with curry, but could be enjoyed for breakfast if any were left over. Since they can be cooked in a frying pan and will puff up nicely, they might be easier than regular rolls or loaves of bread!
Since the dough continues to rise with residual heat after it's microwaved, put it in a warm place if possible. The dough will puff up when it's cooked. Since I added yogurt to the dough, it has a lightly tart, but easy-to-eat flavor. If you use milk only it will have a gentle creamy flavor. I recommend that too.