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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Make Your Own Tandoor....

As much as i want to hide, the Punjabi in me does manage to pull off a "peek-a-boo". What I want to bring to you today is what i began this blog with - Breads. Breads form an integral part of Punjabi cuisine and naan and kulchas being most important. As much as one tries, a griddle plate cannot replace a Tandoor in terms of texture and flavor. The mordern day houses or flats do not allow us to be able to install a tandoor in the house.

What i am bringing to you today is a quick and easy way of making a tandoor with a Five Kilo GHEE TIN.

First let me share a recipe for a quick and easy Naan Dough :

Naan Dough

Maida 2 cups
Sugar 1 tsp
Dahi  / Curd 2 tbsp
1 egg
Baking powder 1 large pinch

  • Knead with warm water and keep aside for 1 hour 
  • cover with a damp cloth till you use it

now lets process the TIN..... 

  • cut open the tin completely to make it look like a bin 
  • heat the tin and temper the metal 
  • apply some ghee and keep aside
NEVER WASH THE TIN.... heat well before use 

Make the naan Shape bay rolling it ... should be at least 4 mm thick

Preaheat the tin

apply water on one side and with the watered surface towards the inside of the tin , paste the naan 

apply three or four while tine tin is lying on the flame horizontally 

Next invert the tin on the flame and cook till the naans are golden brown 

apply butter and serve hot 

 Serve with some piping hot dal makhani...or some hot chholey..... and VOILA!!...

With that same dough one can make kulchas with various fiillings....in the same method....

Shab-bakahir till next time.....


  1. wow! Now all I need is a 5-kilo ghee tin.

  2. What sort of tin is that? I am unable to make out..

  3. i want to experiment this (with a smaller tin perhaps!). but i'm wondering..don't the naan fall off on the flame when you invert the tin? how are they stuck to the tin? thanks!

    1. hi ,

      it will not be possible to do this in a small tin .. as there has to be enough air circulation to cook the naan

      secondly, the naan is stuck to the tin with the help of water... we apply some water on the surface of the naan which helps u to stick it