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“This recipe is from and is posted here in response to a request on the boards.”
2hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 23 cup milk (or water)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons onion seeds
  • 1 teaspoon yeast (Dry)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons clarified butter
  • 2 tablespoons yoghurt


  1. Whisk warm milk/water with the yeast and sugar until the yeast is dissolved.
  2. Cover and let stand in a warm place for 10 minutes.
  3. Sift flour and salt three times into a large bowl add the yeast mixture, half of the ghee and the yogurt.
  4. Mix into a soft dough then knead on a floured surface for about 5 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.
  5. Place the dough in a large greased bowl, cover and let stand in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours or until the dough is doubled in size.
  6. Punch down dough then knead for 5 minutes.
  7. Divide dough into 6 pieces.
  8. Roll each piece out into 8 inch round nans.
  9. Cover an oven tray with foil and grease the foil.
  10. Brush the nan with a little of the remaining ghee and sprinkle with some of the kalonji.
  11. Cook Nan one at a time under a very hot grill for about 2 minutes on each side or until puffed and just browned.

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