Today I, am going show you how to make most delicious, chewy and easy Turkish flat bread recipe. Most interestingly, this recipe does not require an oven. I learnt this recipe from Oh Nino and Cookist Wow from YouTube.
Firs of all, Turkish flat bread or what you may know as naan is a popular leavened bread made on stove. Also, this Turkish flat bread is popular in the Asian part of the world. So far, this bread is made almost everywhere in the world including Nigeria.
Most importantly, this is the type of bread you can easily make without oven, and it is very delicious, simple and quick to make. In less than 5 minutes, this bread is ready excluding the leavening period.
How To Make Turkish Flat Bread recipe
So, to start making the Turkish flat bread, mix flour, sugar, salt and yeast (yeast for making bread) very well. Remember, not to replace the bread yeast with baking powder or anything else.
After that, add water, milk and vegetable oil/cooking oil. Then, mix everything to make a dough ball and Knead it properly for about 2 minutes.
Certainly, you do not need to knead it for as long as the normal bread. You can stop kneading when the dough stops sticking to your hands. When you’re done, leave the dough to proof for about 1 hour in a warm place.
Once the dough has proofed, put it on a clean table and punch out the air bubbles in it. Then, Roll it into a ball and then divide it into 6 different parts.
After dividing the dough, make them into a ball and let them rest for another 5 minutes for further proofing. After letting the dough rest, sprinkle some flour on the table and use a rolling pin to make the dough ball flat and round.
After rolling out the dough, turn the stove on medium and place a non-stick frying pan on it. Then, allow the pan to get heated up for about 3 to 4 minutes. Next, you want to put the dough on the pan and let it cook for about 40-50 seconds.
When you see medium-sized bubbles on the dough, then flip it using a spatula or a spoon. After that, press it down lightly so that the bread can cook evenly.
This is necessary because the bread won’t puff up if it’s not cooked evenly on both sides. Wait for another 40-50 sec Then flip the bread and turn the heat to low.
The Turkish bread will slowly puff up as the underside of the bread gets entirely cooked. After that, cook it on low heat for 2 minutes, at this point, the bread will start to puff up.
when the bread puffs up, press the edges down lightly to cook it evenly. Because the thin puffy upper layer is already cooked. Next you turn the bread and cook the underside as well. When the bread is done, take it out and make another one until the whole dough is exhausted.
Finally, heat up about 50ml of vegetable oil in a sauce pan for about 5 minutes. Then, chop some parsley and mix it in the hot oil.
You can skip this part if you don’t like it, I just think that raw parsley is a bit to raw for bread. Once the parsley and oil is ready, all you need to do is brush some oil and parsley onto the bread.
And I also you may add some dried chili flakes to it for visuals and taste. Now you may stuff meat and salad between the layers and enjoy.
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- 300g of all purpose flour
- 10g of caster sugar
- 100ml of whole fresh liquid milk
- 4g of bread yeast
- 100ml of lukewarm water
- 10ml of vegetable oil or melted butter
- Small bunch of fresh flat or curly parsley
- 2g of salt
- Sieve the all purpose flour to get it aerated, pour it in a clean bowl
- Add sugar, salt, yeast and mix them together for about 1 minute
- Now, after mixing all the dry ingredients, add the liquid ones which include milk, water and vegetable oil
- After that, mix it well until a dough is formed, then knead it for about 2 to 3 minutes or until it stops sticking to your hands
- Next, cover the though with a cling film and set it aside to proof for about 1 hour in a warm place
- Once the though is proofed, put it on a clean work table, paunch out the air in it, then roll it into a ball
- Use a dough cutter to cut it into 6 or 7 pieces, role all of them one after the other into a ball. Then arrange them into a tray, cover them again to proof for about 5 minutes
- After 5 minutes, sprinkle some flour on the work table, place the dough on it and roll it with a rolling pin into flat circle
- Next you now want to put on the cooker, place a none stick pan on it. Let is heat up for about 3 minutes on a medium flame
- Place one of the dough in the heated pan, cook it until it start puffing up. And that will take about 40 t0 50 seconds. Press the edges of the bread down with your spatula to enable it cook evenly. Then cook the underside for 50 seconds too
- After that, cook the underside of the dough as well for about 2 minutes on a low flame, at this point it will start to puff, turn it and cook the other side until it is nicely cooked
- Repeat the process till you have exhausted the whole of the dough balls
- Next, wash and chop the parsley into tiny bits. Heat up about 50ml of vegetable oil for about 2 to 3 minute, then pour it in the parsley
- Stir it with a spoon, then use a brush to rub the parsley in hot oil all over the bread. And your yummy Turkish flat bread recipe is ready
Finally, this freshly made Turkish flat bread recipe is super soft with a chewy texture on the outside. You will feel the salty taste a bit making it the typical naan flatbread.
Also, even at the point of cooking, you will get that Turkish flat bread recipe signature aroma. So, you can eat this bread with different toppings of choice. For example, serve it with chicken curry, smoked meat, eggs sauce, Lamb bhuna, vegetables or dipping sauce.
This type of bread doesn’t require much, no oven, not much kneading time so I rate this pretty highly. But you should eat them as soon as possible or it’ll turn more chewy and less enjoyable.