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Nan (Indian bread)

This is from Shobha Rao's recipe book Cuisine of India that Loey gave us at the family reunion.



  1. In a large bowl dissolve the yeast and sugar in 2 tablespoons warm water and leave for 10 minutes.
  2. Beat the egg, combine with yeast mixture, flour, milk and salt.
  3. Knead thoroughly until soft and smooth dough. Cover and keep aside in a warm place for 1 hour until doubled in volume.
  4. After 1 hour punch down the dough and divide the dough into 12 balls and flatten. Roll each ball into 4 to 5 inches in diameter.
  5. Heat the skillet and fry them using 1 teaspoon ghee. Turn over other side using 1 teaspoon ghee, fry until brown.
  6. Serve with meat curry.