A solid naan bread recipe to make with your favorite Indian dishes.


prep 0:30       total 1:00


12 servings



1-1/2 cup water, warm
2 tsp. yeast
2 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. salt
4 tbsp. oil
1-1/2 cup yogurt
4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup ghee or
butter, to brush on top after cooking
Extra flour for dusting


Olive oil or
melted butter
Smoked paprika
Toasted cumin seeds
Caramelized onions
Chopped garlic
Fleur de sel


Add the yeast and sugar to the bowl of warm water and let that sit for 5 minutes. Add the yogurt, salt and oil to the yeast mixture.

Place the flour in a mixing bowl. Add the yeast mixture to the flour and mix until it just comes together. This mixture will be very wet and sticky, and you will not need to mix this with your hands. Once combined, cover with plastic wrap and let it rest for anywhere between 30 minutes and 2 hours.

Flour your hands and gather up the dough. Divide the dough into 12 portions. With floured hands, stretch each dough ball so until it is thin.

Place each naan on a cookie sheet, brush with olive oil or melted butter. Add the desired garnish to the top of the naan.

Preheat the broiler in your oven to 500F. Under your broiler (or heat source), lay the dough on a cookie sheet. Cook for 3-4 minutes under the heat source, until the top of the naan is light browned.

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