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Naan Breads
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Rising Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 40 mins
Delicious naan bread is one of the easiest and quickest homemade breads. Although it's Indian by origin, naan is the perfect accompaniment to so many foods and makes a great base for a wrap or a flatbread.
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Vegetarian, Lunch, Sandwiches
Servings: 8 naans
Calories: 270 kcal
  • teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup warm water about 80ºF
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup melted unsalted butter 4 tablespoons, divided
  • cups all-purpose flour or bread flour 420 grams/15 ounces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • sesame seed nigella seed, grated garlic, chopped cilantro (all optional)
  1. Combine the yeast, sugar, warm water, yogurt and 2 tablespoons of melted butter in a large bowl. Whisk the flour and salt together in a separate bowl. Stir the flour into the wet ingredients, adding more flour as needed for the dough to come together as you stir with a wooden or in a stand mixer with dough hook. The dough should be sticky, but you’ll need to add enough flour to make it manageable. Knead the dough on a floured surface by hand or with a stand mixer for about 5 minutes, until it is a less sticky and more smooth.

  2. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl to rise for 1 to 2 hours, or until it has doubled in bulk.
  3. Tip the risen dough onto a floured surface and divide it into 8 portions.
  4. Melt the butter in a small saucepan and pre-heat a dry cast iron pan over medium-high heat for several minutes until it is piping hot.
  5. Flatten one portion of dough and roll it out into a disc that is about ¼- to ½-inch thick. Place the disc into the hot dry pan and cook for a couple of minutes. The dough will bubble and brown in spots. Flip the dough over and cook the other side until it too has browned in spots. Alternately, remove the dough from the pan after cooking one side and brown the naan directly in the flame of your gas burner.
  6. As soon as the dough comes out of the pan or off the stove, brush both sides with melted butter and sprinkle any seasonings on top – sea salt, grated garlic, chopped cilantro, nigella seed, sesame seed or poppy seed. Place the cooked naan in a 170ºF oven to stay warm while you repeat with all the remaining portions of dough.
Nutrition Facts
Naan Breads
Amount Per Serving (1 naan)
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 302mg13%
Potassium 104mg3%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 192IU4%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.