This recipe was originally published as part of our Indian Spring dinner party.
TT Test Kitchen Tip: Nigella, sometimes called black cumin, adds an onion flavor and beautiful color contrast to the naan. Black sesame seeds are a good substitute.
Naan with Nigella Seeds and Cilantro
Yield: 8 pieces
20 minutes (plus overnight chilling and 1 hour of proofing)
½ cup warm water, divided
1½ teaspoons granulated sugar
¾ teaspoon active dry yeast
¾ cup warm milk
½ cup plain yogurt
6 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1½ teaspoons kosher salt, plus extra for baking
2 tablespoons ghee (available in Indian markets) or unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons nigella (available in Indian and Middle Eastern markets) or black sesame seeds
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped cilantro
½ cup cold water, divided