Naan is a special type of bread peculiar to Indians. You can use this bread to prepare different meals such as burritos, sandwiches, tacos, and pizza. Therefore, it is an item you always want to have in your fridge, but when it’s time to use it, you need to know how to reheat naan.
You can reheat naan in the oven or with other methods, including the use of a microwave, air fryer, or stove. The steps are so easy that anyone can follow them.
There is more to naan than just reheating. This article also covers how best to preserve naan if need be.
How to Reheat Naan Using an Oven
Using an oven is one of the most common ways to reheat naan. Reheating naan in the oven can revive its taste and keep its texture. Here are the steps to follow to reheat naan using an oven.
- First, set the oven to a temperature of 400°F to preheat.
- Drizzle a little oil into a baking pan and grease the pan lightly with the oil. You can also use butter in the place of oil.
- Place the naan on the baking pan. Arrange them in a way that would allow them to bake fast with even heat distribution.
- Drizzle a few tablespoons of water on the naan. This is to prevent the top of the naan from drying out before the internal temperature is hot enough.
- Keep the baking pan on the middle rack of the oven and bake for about two to three minutes.
- Check the naan to know the temperature. Take it out from the oven once it gets to your desired hotness.
- To add more flavor to the bread, apply some oil or butter on top of the bread.
- Enjoy your delicious naan.
How to Reheat Naan Using a Microwave
The use of a microwave to reheat naan bread saves time and effort. The time it takes to reheat naan or any other meal usually depends on the microwave’s make.
Here’s how to reheat naan with a microwave:
- Place a low stack of naan pieces on the microwave-safe plate. Separate each piece with parchment paper and cover the top layer with another parchment paper. The parchment paper ensures the bread heats evenly, and the top bread does not dry out.
- Put the safe plate inside the microwave.
- Set the timer for 30 seconds on low heat.
- Check the naan to know if it is warm. If not, heat for an extra 15 seconds.
- Remove the bread from the microwave and cover it with a moist paper towel. This way, heat will circulate evenly across all the pieces of the bread.
- Leave the bread to cool for a while before you serve.
How to Reheat Naan Using a Stove
Next, you can reheat naan using a stove. Using a stove for this process will require paying attention to the bread to keep it from burning. Also, you have to heat the naan one bread at a time:
Here is how to reheat naan using a stove.
- Light the stove and set the burner to high heat.
- Place a non-stick pan or skillet on the stove and heat at a high temperature. You can add a little bit of oil or butter to the pan to prevent the bread from burning.
- Put one piece of naan in the pan and heat for about 10 to 20 seconds.
- Turn it over and allow it to heat for about the same time.
- Once the bread is warm to your desire, take it out from the pan.
- Repeat these steps for the other pieces of naan left.
- Enjoy your warm naan.
How to Reheat Naan Using an Air Fryer
You can also reheat naan with the use of an air fryer. The air fryer will heat your naan adequately but ensure you don’t overheat it.
Here is how to reheat naan using an air fryer:
- Spread aluminum foil and lay the naan pieces on it.
- Coat the naan with cooking oil.
- Wrap the bread loosely with the foil and place it in the air fryer.
- Heat the naan for about two to four minutes at a temperature of 350°F.
- Remove the naan bread from the air fryer and unwrap.
- Let it sit for a minute or two.
- Serve and enjoy your naan bread.
How to Store Naan
Now that you know the different ways to reheat naan, it is important to know how to preserve it.
If you intend to use naan within the next three days, you can keep it in an airtight container and store it at room temperature. However, if you wish to preserve your naan for a longer time, place it in an airtight container and put it in a refrigerator or freezer.