Halwai October 4, 2023


• 4 cups – all-purpose flour (maida)
• 1-2 tsp – baking powder
• Small quantity of vegetable oil
• Salt (depending upon taste)
• 1.5 cups – buttermilk/yoghurt
• Chopped Garlic or nigella (black onion)
• Butter


  1. Pre-preparation:
  2. Sieve all-purpose flour (maida) with salt and baking soda. Add oil in it and mix it very well.
  3. Add buttermilk or yoghurt in it and mix it very well (if necessary add water). Make a smooth dough.
  4. Keep it in warm place for 6-8 hrs.
  5. Pre-heat oven on 450 F.
  6. Make small rolls of dough.
  7. Roll it like chapatti, sprinkle it with some chopped garlic or with some nigella (black onion).
  8. Repeat the process to make 3-4 naans.
  9. Put some oil on baking tray with brush.
  10. Place naan on tray one by one.
  11. Put tray on the lower rack of the oven.
  12. Bake it for 5-8 mins till it becomes light brown in colour.
  13. Put some butter on it.
  14. Serve it hot with some paneer curry or with dal makhani.

Recipe courtesy of Bharti Agarwal