Hyderabadi Naan is a very famous Indian bread relished by people all over the world. Its unique flavour, texture and absorptive nature make it perfect to serve along with both veg and non-veg stews, soups like mutton korma, chicken korma, Hyderabadi Maragh, chicken soup, vegetable soup etc. It is served along with all these stews in parties, marriages, anniversaries etc; making a lavish mouthwatering meal.
I have used whole wheat flour and maida(all-purpose flour) in 1:1 ratio to make a soft, absorptive, healthy, simple hustle free no oven, no tandoor recipe of homemade Hyderabadi naan in the air fryer. Trust me, this tastes no less than any market bought naan.
Naan making involves two steps making the dough and then rolling the naan bread and baking in the air fryer.
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Making naan dough
Firstly take 100ml lukewarm milk+ 100ml lukewarm water in a bowl. To this add sugar, yeast and mix well. Leave it covered for 5 minutes, so that the yeast gets activated.
Now mix all the dry ingredients, maida, wheat flour, baking powder and salt in a large vessel. To this add the activated yeast and oil and mix well.
Now knead the dough by adding milk and water as required to make a non-sticky soft dough. (Like chapati dough)
Rub oil on the dough and cover it. Keep the dough for fermentation in a warm place of your kitchen for 1 hour.
After 1 hour punch the fermented dough a little with your fingers and make large 3.5'' inch diameter balls out of it. (Do not remove all the air by punching it hard. Little tapping is enough)
Take a ball of the dough and by using a rolling pin, roll it into round half
inch thick chapati.
Cut the edges with a knife to give it the square shape of naan.
Now with the help of a fork make holes horizontally and vertically.
Use your pointer finger to make the rest of the 4 large holes.
Make a mixture of 75 ml milk+ 1/2 teaspoon sugar + 1/4 teaspoon salt and keep aside.
Brush the naans with this milk mixture just like giving an egg wash to bread.
After giving a milk wash, sprinkle sesame seeds and cover them with a damp cloth and keep aside for 5-10 minutes before baking. This waiting time before baking allows the naan to form nice air pockets.
Preheat air fryer for 2 minutes. Bake the naans one by one at 170 degrees for 8 minutes.
After baking brush it with melted butter and keep it covered in a hot pot or vessel with a lid on it for 5-10 minutes. This helps them to retain the softness.
That's it. Hyderabadi Naan or bread is ready to be served.
- It is optional to give egg wash instead of milk wash. For this take an egg white and add 50 ml of water to it.
- Since we are using the air fryer for baking, your bread may look crunchy after baking, just keep it covered in a vessel or cooking pot with a lid for 5 to 10 minutes.. (Just like we do for bread). This method traps moisture and softens the naan.
- This dough doesn't require extra kneading. Just kneading for 2-3 minutes is enough.
- I have used Philips air fryer to make naan. The temperature and time for baking may vary based on your air fryer.
- The same recipe can be used to make naan in tandoor or oven or over the stove.