Here is a recipe of rich, soft and delectable Nawabi Naans. A perfect party dish that you can make and impress your friends. They are so delicious that you cannot stop with one. They can be relished with shahi curries.
APF / Maida ......... 2 cups or as needed
Almonds .............. handful (soaked)
Pistachios .......... handful (soaked)
Ghee / clarified butter .... 2-3 tbsps to brush on the naans
Oil ......................... 2 tbsps (for the dough)
Salt ...................... 1/2 tsp
Sugar .................. 1 tsp
Dry Yeast ............ 2 tsps
Milk powder ............ 2 tbsps
Silver varq ----------- few sheets (optional)
1. To activate the yeast, take half cup of luke warm water. Mix the sugar and yeast. Cover and set it aside in a warm place until it becomes frothy.
2. In a large bowl mix the milk powder with maida / APF
3. Add the salt and 1 tbsp of oil on the sides and make a well in the center.
4. Start kneading with the yeast mixture adding it little by little. If needed take more luke warm water.
5. Finish kneading with the help of the remaining 1 tbsp. of oil and make a smooth dough.
6. Gather it into a ball. Cover with a cling wrap and set it aside for rising.
7. Meanwhile slice the soaked almonds and pistachios.
8. Take the risen dough and knock it gently to remove air bubbles.
9. Take a small portion as needed and roll it out into an oval shape.
10. Put some almond and pistachio slices and roll it further so that they stick in the naan.
11. Apply some water on the reverse side of the naan with your fingers.
12. Heat the griddle / tawa and put the wet side of the naan on it.
13. Cook on medium flame for 30 - 40 seconds or until done.
14. Invert the tawa and cook the other side directly on the flame moving the tawa to roast it evenly.
15. Spoon some butter on the naans and garnish with silver varq if you like.
16. Serve hot with any curry of your choice.
Yield: 6-7 naans of medium size
Note: Water for activating the yeast should be luke warm. If it is hot the yeast will be dead.
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About the group:
Shhhhh Cooking Secretly is a monthly challenge in a facebook group where we are paired with a different partner every month. Two secret ingredients are chosen by each partner for the other one and we prepare any dish with those ingredients based on the selected theme of the month which was " Flat Breads " It was chosen by Anu Kollon. Check out her recipe of Sindhi Koki
My partner of the month is Radha Rajagopalan who gave me MILK POWDER and SALT as my secret ingredients. I made the Nawabi Naans using them.
I had selected Quinoa and Peanuts as the secret ingredients for her. She made a delicious and healthy Multigrain Veggie Roti with them.
Nawabi naan looks very rich with all that nuts and silver filling in it, would go well with a lot of mughlai dishesReplyDelete
Thank you Renu. Yes they really are so soft and rich.Delete
Wow Nawabi Naans, they look so inviting. Definitely making these over the Easter weekend as I have guests coming over for an Indian meal. Am sure they will love these naans.ReplyDelete
Yes Mayuri. Always naans are loved by non Indian friends. These will be perfect for your dinner.ThanksDelete
Nawabi naan with almond and pistachio looks so soft and delicious. Almond and pistachio made it absolutely nawabi. I would love to have it with any spicy curry. Can't wait to try.ReplyDelete
Thanks Sujata. Yes the look is very impressive and so is the taste.Delete
These naan look delectable. Truly a royal, nawabi treat!ReplyDelete
Thank you for the detailed recipe. Would love to try making these soon, and dig in with some Paneer Butter Masala. What did you serve with the naan?
Thanks for liking Priya. I have served them with Shahi PaneerDelete
Nawabi Naans look really Nawabi. These delicious,soft and fluffy Naans would be perfect for any dinner party with a rich gravy.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much dear. Yes these are perfect for a partyDelete
WOW! these nawabi naans are spectacular. I love the touch of varq of them too, truly authentic.ReplyDelete
Glad you liked them.Delete
This is the ultimate naan! This looks fabulous and you have made this wonderfully! I am speechless and love this recipe. This is a keeper.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the compliment. I am sure your family will love them too.Delete
Truly looks shahi, shobha. With the studded nuts and varq this is truly a royal feastReplyDelete
Thanks Kalyani. Everyone loves these. Do make them sometime.Delete
Wow these Nawabi naan look so rich, soft and delicious. Would love to try these since my kids love naans.ReplyDelete
Thanks Anu. I am sure they will love them.Delete
Nawabi naans look oh so rich and delectable with a soft texture. Perfect party food ..can't wait to give it a try.ReplyDelete
Thanks Poonam. Do share the feedback when you make. I am sure your family will love them.Delete
Nawaabi naans look delicious and make a good treat for our weekend menu. You have made them so well.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jayashree. Glad you liked them.Delete
Love these rich, soft and delectable Nawabi Naans !!! You made these so beautifully !Perfect party foodReplyDelete
Thanks Sasmita. Everyone loves them when I make.Delete
Delicious looking shahi naans.. love the way you have garnished with silver warq and pistas... will deftly pair well with navaratan kormaReplyDelete
So glad you liked them. Must try these sometime.Delete
Nawabi Naan looks fabulous with all the dry fruits in there.It will be a star attraction of any party. Would love to try this soft and fluffy Naan.ReplyDelete
Yes you are right Preethi. These are loved by one and all.Delete