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5 from 9 votes

Homemade Naan Bread

It's easy to make your own delicious homemade Naan. This traditional Indian flatbread can easily be made at home using simple ingredients and either a skillet or a grill.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Rising Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Naan
Servings: 8 large naan
Calories: 220kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon instant dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups flour

For cooking:

  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Instructions

  • In a large bowl (or using a stand mixer), combine yeast and warm water. Add in sugar, yogurt, egg, and salt. Add in 2 cups of flour and begin to mix.
  • Continue adding flour 1/4 cup at a time until you have a soft dough that pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Knead about 5 minutes by hand, or for 2-3 minutes in a stand mixer. Cover and let rise 1 hour.
  • Separate the dough into 8 balls. Cover loosely and let the dough balls rise for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out each dough ball into tear-drop shapes or ovals. They should be quite thin.
  • Heat a large heavy skillet over medium high heat. Brush one side of the dough with melted butter. Place butter side down in the skillet. Butter the top side. When bubbles appear, flip the dough (should only take 1-2 minutes). Cook the other side for another 1-2 minutes.

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Notes

Freezer Instructions:

Cooked and cooled naan can easily be frozen. Be sure to store in the freezer in an airtight container. When ready to eat, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place frozen naan directly on the rack. They'll be ready to eat in just 1 to 2 minutes.  

Grilling Instructions:
Heat an outdoor grill to high heat. Brush one side of the dough with melted butter. Place butter side down on the grill. Butter the top side. When bubbles appear, flip the dough (should only take 1-2 minutes). Cook the other side for another 1-2 minutes.

Flavored Naan Options:

  • Garlic Naan - Add 2 teaspoons minced garlic to the dough mixture. Or add 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder to the melted butter for brushing. 
  • Onion naan - Add 1 teaspoon onion powder and 2 teaspoons finely diced onion or dried onion to the dough mixture. 
  • Cinnamon Naan - Add 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon to the dough mixture. After cooking, sprinkle the top with a 1:1 mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.9mg