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Kashmiri Naan

by Sophie

Delicious and perfectly roasted Kashmiri naan is one of those few sweet variety of Indian Naan options that goes really well with spicy curries. Stuffed or topped with sweet dried fruits and nuts, this Indian Naan is often served with Kashmiri chai. But feel free to eat this with your favorite Indian curry, or even anda tadka. Presenting my instant pot version of Kashmiri naan.

What is Kashmiri Naan?

Kashmiri Naan is one of the sweetest and flakiest naan varieties originated from Kashmiri cuisine. This recipe is mostly served as a breakfast dish and often eaten with a tea or with Kashmiri tea. Kashmiri tea parties almost always have bite-sized pieces of this sweet naan. The original recipe has stuffed cherry and cashew paste or mixture and some nuts and dry fruits toppings. This Kashmiri Naan recipe is really easy to make, especially with an instant pot.

What is the difference between naan and roti?

Key Difference: Naan and Roti are two different Indian breads. Both are types of flatbread made with all purpose flour or whole wheat flour. While Roti is always made from whole wheat flour, Naan is made with all purpose flour. Roti is cooked either on a tawa (flat skillet) but Naan in cooked in a tandoor (oven). Naan is also leavened, uses yeast, and is thicker than roti.

Proofing Kashmiri Naan Dough In Instant Pot:

Instant pot has a yogurt setting, which helps in the dough proofing. The yeast-based dough rises slowly and develops nice, air pockets when proofed inside the instant pot. A perfectly proofed dough doubles in size after the first hour of proofing time. For Naan bread, you don’t have to proof the dough again. 

How To Make Kashmiri Naan?

Kashmiri Naan is easy to make. All you need here is a perfectly proofed dough. If you have an instant pot, your work becomes easier. If you don’t have one, then keep your dough in a warm corner or inside an oven. The warm temperature helps the dough to rise perfectly. Here are the ingredients list of Kashmiri naan.

Ingredients:

2 cups of all purpose flour or a mixture of all purpose and whole-wheat flour, 1 tbsp of sugar, 2 tsp of salt, 1/2 pack of instant yeast (active dry yeast), 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 tbsp of ghee, 1/2 cup milk(warm), 2/3 cup Luke warm water, 1 cup Chopped nuts and dried fruit mix

Instructions

Dough Preparation:

  • Sieve these dry ingredients, including flour, salt, baking powder and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Take sugar and yeast in a small bowl. Add warm water and let it stand for five to 15-minutes till yeast activates. 
  • Add ghee and warm milk to the sifted flour, followed by activated yeast in liquid. Use a large fork to mix the liquid with flour till a dough forms.
  • Now use a stand mixer or a food processor with a dough hook to knead the dough. If not, you can hand knead your dough till a soft and smooth dough is formed. 
  • During the kneading process, add warm water a little by little whenever necessary and make a soft dough. Knead the dough at least for 7-10 minutes until the dough becomes stretchy and soft. 
  • The Kashmiri naan dough is ready for proofing.

Dough Proofing:

Fermenting quinoa batter in instant pot
  • Transfer the dough to a small pot (which can easily go inside a 6-qt instant pot) and place it inside the inner pot of the instant pot.
  • Cover with a silicone wrap or plastic wrap and set the timer for 2 hours with the yogurt mode.
  • After two hours, the dough will double in size. Punch the dough and release the air.
  • Knead it for a minute or two and proceed to the next step.

Method of Making Kashmiri Naan:

  • Divide the dough into 10-12 equal pieces. I like to make smaller and thinner naans. If you like bigger and thicker naans, then divide the dough accordingly.
  • Dust your kitchen counter top lightly with flour and place one of the dough balls.
  • Sprinkle a little more flour top of the ball and with a rolling pin roll the dough into a small disc. 
  • Now add chopped nuts and dry fruits and roll the dough again till it resembles the size of a roti.

Cook and Roast Naan:

Naan with curry
  • Heat a tawa or a flat iron skillet on a medium heat. Carefully, transfer the plain surface(non-topping side) of the Naan onto the hot tawa.
  • After a few minutes, you will see the the bubbles appearing on the topping side of the Naan.  
  • Use a tong to flip the Naan directly on the flame. If you don’t have a gas stove, then flip the Naan on a roti griddle.
  • Let the Naan cook on the flame and roast well from all the sides. Now flip and quickly roast the back side of the Naan over the flame. 
  • The Naan is ready. Brush with butter or ghee and serve warm with your favorite curry.
  • Follow the same process to make other more naans. 
Close-up naan from Kashmir
Close-up naan from Kashmir

Kashmiri Naan

Delicious and perfectly roasted Kashmiri naan is one of those few sweet variety of Indian Naan options that goes really well with spicy curries. Stuffed or topped with sweet dried fruits and nuts, this Indian Naan is often served with Kashmiri chai.
4.93 from 13 votes
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Course: Main Dish, sides
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dry fruits naan, instant pot naan, Kashmiri naan, nuts naan, sweet naan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Proofing: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Sophie
Cost: $8

Equipment

  • Instant pot

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour or a mixture of APF and whole-wheat flour I have used the mixture of flours
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 pack of instant yeast active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp of ghee
  • 1/2 cup milk warm
  • 2/3 cup Luke warm water
  • 1 cup Chopped nuts and dried fruit mix

Instructions

Dough Preparation

  • Sieve these dry ingredients, including flour, salt, baking powder and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Take sugar and yeast in a small bowl. Add warm water and let it stand for five to 15-minutes till yeast activates.
  • Add ghee and warm milk to the sifted flour, followed by activated yeast in liquid. Use a large fork to mix the liquid with flour till a dough forms.
  • Now use a stand mixer or a food processor with a dough hook to knead the dough. If not, you can hand knead your dough till a soft and smooth dough is formed.
  • During the kneading process, add warm water a little by little whenever necessary and make a soft dough. Knead the dough at least for 7-10 minutes until the dough becomes stretchy and soft.
  • The Kashmiri naan dough is ready for proofing.

Dough Proofing

  • Transfer the dough to a small pot (which can easily go inside a 6-qt instant pot) and place it inside the inner pot of the instant pot. Cover with a silicone wrap or plastic wrap and set the timer for 2 hours with the yogurt mode.
  • After two hours, the dough will double in size. Punch the dough and release the air. Knead it for a minute or two and proceed to the next step.

Method of Making Kashmiri Naan

  • Divide the dough into 10-12 equal pieces. I like to make smaller and thinner naans. If you like bigger and thicker naans, then divide the dough accordingly.
  • Dust your kitchen counter top lightly with flour and place one of the dough balls.
  • Sprinkle a little more flour top of the ball and with a rolling pin roll the dough into a small disc.
  • Now add chopped nuts and dry fruits and roll the dough again till it resembles the size of a roti.

Cook and Roast Naan:

  • Heat a tawa or a flat iron skillet on a medium heat. Carefully, transfer the plain surface(non-topping side) of the Naan onto the hot tawa. After a few minutes, you will see the the bubbles appearing on the topping side of the Naan.
  • Use a tong to flip the Naan directly on the flame. If you don’t have a gas stove, then flip the Naan on a roti griddle. Let the Naan cook on the flame and roast well from all the sides. Now flip and quickly roast the back side of the Naan over the flame.
  • The Naan is ready. Brush with butter or ghee and serve warm with your favorite curry.
  • Follow the same process to make other more naan
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Notes

  • The recipe works with both APF and whole-wheat flour. I have used a mixture of flours. While the dough made with APF is very smooth and white, the dough made with the mixture of flours is lightly brown and little grainy in texture. But you really cannot make out the difference as it’s very minimal.
  • The serving size is 1 Naan, which approximately comes around 110-112g when weighed on an kitchen scale.
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Nutrition

Serving: 112g | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.2g | Protein: 1.9g | Fat: 4.2g | Trans Fat: 0.7g | Sodium: 32.9mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 3.4g
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13 comments

NK April 25, 2020 - 5:45 pm

4 stars
Yeast measurement needs to be included here. Not sure if that was off but dough didn’t proof.

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Sophie April 25, 2020 - 9:19 pm

Hi NK,
The yeast measurement is already included in the recipe card. I guess you missed it.

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Candice April 29, 2020 - 9:14 am

5 stars
This naan has so much flavor! It’s amazing how quickly it develops, too. I am used to having to develop the dough overnight (at least) so I was refreshing to find this recipe that was ready so fast. Great share, thank you!

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Dana April 29, 2020 - 11:56 am

5 stars
I LOVE using my Instant Pot to proof my yeast recipes – it saves so much time! My husband loves naan bread and this is such a great way of preparing it! I love the addition of the dried fruit!

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Amy Liu Dong May 1, 2020 - 4:03 am

5 stars
I have never tried to taste it but wow, this bread looks really delicious and I agree, that this is perfect to eat with tea.

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Aleta May 1, 2020 - 8:56 am

5 stars
I love this variation from the typical naan that I’m used to having. My family LOVES naan and will have any excuse to devour it, so it’s nice to switch it up!

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Amy May 1, 2020 - 1:36 pm

5 stars
I’m so happy to have found this recipe!! I JUST spent last night convincing my family to order dinner from our favorite local Indian restaurant because I love the naan there! Their kashmiri naan is the absolute best, and I’ve been wanting to try making some on my own for a while now. 🙂 I can’t wait to try this and share with my family!!

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Jen May 1, 2020 - 2:36 pm

5 stars
I had this at a restaurant once when traveling and no one in my area makes it. So excited that I can make it at home now!

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Analida Braeger May 1, 2020 - 2:46 pm

Thanks for all the great tips to make this bread. My son loves to bake and will be making this one soon!

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Amanda May 1, 2020 - 8:23 pm

5 stars
I’ve never heard of this naan flavor! I cannot wait to give it a try!

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Mama Maggie's Kitchen May 1, 2020 - 10:17 pm

5 stars
I never had this before but it looks really delicious! This Kashmiri naan will be the new favorite of the family. Thanks for sharing!

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GUNJAN C Dudani May 2, 2020 - 2:14 pm

5 stars
I am drooling over these naans. I am too lazy to make naans at home but this one was special. I made it and we all loved them.

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Mikayla Marin May 3, 2020 - 3:56 pm

5 stars
Yum! Thanks for sharing this recipe, we had fun making it and the naan was really tasty, we added golden raisins and it was the perfect sweet little bite in the bread.

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