22 June 2011

Naan in a Pressure Cooker

Naan is a leavened bread and belongs to the North Indian Cuisine. It is traditionally cooked in a clay oven/Tandoor. 

This is one thing that we order every time we eat out . It is kids favorite too. Their menu seems to be fixed. Butter Naan and Butter Chicken. They never seem to get bored of it. 

Like everyone I too was on the notion that Naans can be made only if I have a tandoor - until I bumped into this recipe. So now all the naan fans can surely try this at home..Even if you don't have an oven.Yes you heard me right. Convert a pressure cooker to a tandoor. :) Check it out..


All Purpose Flour
500 gm
2 tbsp
Dry Yeast
2 tsp
1 ½ tsp
2 ½ tsp
1 tsp
To apply on the naans
1 tsp
1 ¼ cup


Warm 1 cup of water.

Mix the sugar and yeast in it. Stir well until the yeast dissolves. Cover and keep until its frothy. Takes about 5 minutes.

Sieve flour.

Add the yeast mixture along with curds, ghee and salt.

Mix well using little more warm water and make soft dough.

Knead the dough for 7 minutes.

Cover the dough with a wet cloth and let be for ½ hour.

Punch down the dough and knead the dough for another 1 minute.

Divide the dough into small balls and roll it into round shapes.

Take a wide, deep pressure cooker and grease it with little oil.

Heat it upside down for 2 minutes.

Place it upright and place on the stove on high flame.

Take each naan, apply little water on one side and stick the wet side on the walls of the cooker.

Let it cook and as brown spots appear it will fall off to the bottom of the cooker. Remove and grill the uncooked side for 10 seconds. It will puff up. Remove from grill.

Apply butter and serve hot.


Tilt the cooker a bit to stick the naans to the sides of the cooker.

Grill on medium flame.

The naans fall off to the bottom of the oven when cooked on one side. You can cook the other side from the bottom of the cooker but be careful not to burn your hands. It is easier on the grill.

To give the right shape to the naans after rolling it, just pull it from the bottom to get the triangle shape. But make sure that size will fit into the cooker. Else just roll it round.


    1. Recipe sound gud and the clicks are awesome dear

    2. Nice way to enjoy nans at home. Your tips are useful....Looks perfect

      Hamaree Rasoi

    3. wow..Thats an innovative idea to make naans!!looks puffed n soft naans..

    4. wonderful recipe and nice useful tips too.nicely explained and the naan came out well

    5. The title itself got me hooked...this is a lovely idea to make naans in pressure cooker..useful tips you gave.

    6. Woow wat a wonderful and indeed a fabulous way to cook the naan, thanks for sharing this brilliant idea..cant wait to try some..

    7. This's brilliant!! My kids too are crazy about butter chicken- naan combo. I make butter chicken at home, but naan is another story....! I'm sure gonna try this. Lovely!!

    8. lovely clicks and very healthy too!!

    9. Nice idea dear..soft and yummy,can't wait to try this

    10. wow, what a great idea, so many different varieties of making naan. I have to try it too :)

    11. my fav too..........i cook one side on tawa and then grill it........

    12. Interesting one.. the naans have come out perfect.

    13. What a great post, so very helpful for the beginners! Very nicely done, well presented n explained ~ they came out soft n perfect looking!
      US Masala

    14. very innovative dear, thts a great idea..lovely recipe..


    15. wow..sounds brilliant and looks perfect, very soft..Sure a must try for naan lovers!

    16. what a great new way to make naan... looks perfect!

    17. Wow Rinku!! I will definitely try this, even I had seen the pressure cooker method, but never got around to trying this, nice pictures, Naans look mouth watering!!

    18. Wow.. thats a cool idea Rinku :D looks great

    19. this is great, a way when we don't find tandoor! looks fantastic!!

    20. wow..interesting naan recipe..will surely try this soon....bookmarked..:)

    21. Wonderful and interesting way of naan preparation. Looks yummy, tempting and perfect.

    22. you had me gasping for a minute when i read your title - clever one :) Naan looks simply fab!

    23. The gobi mussallam looks so good! and home-made naans - tht is awesome!

    24. Gosh, Rinku, what an incredible recipe. Thanks for giving me another reason to love my pressure cooker!

    25. wow! very new and innovative idea....

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    26. Brilliant..!! I recently tried it on the tawa..Wasn't too pleased with the results..Will definitely try this out..

    27. Very nice idea.. Looks too good.. Thanks for sharing.. You rock dear :)
      Indian Cuisine


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