Monday, April 11, 2022

Homemade Naan Recipe

Homemade Naan Recipe

One quick note about the dough. Once you pull all of the ingredients together, it’ll look something like this:

Naan Dough Before

The recipe instructs you to cover with a damp cloth and let rest for at least two hours before continuing…

Naan Dough

I’m honestly not sure what I expected to see when I removed the towel, but I was a bit concerned when the dough looked nearly the same as it had when I started. I guess after making so much bread I’m used to seeing dough rise when I leave it covered for that long.

Naan Dough After

No need to worry – once you remove the dough and knead it for a few minutes it’ll be silky and smooth.

Homemade Naan

By Tracey

Homemade Naan

from Tasty Kitchen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup warmed milk (about 100 F) (I used 1%)
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (I used plain non-fat)
  • herbs/seasonings (to flavor the naan – use what you like)
  • melted butter (to brush the cooked naan)


In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt. Combine the milk and yogurt in a measuring cup. Pour over the dry ingredients and start to mix with a spoon, keeping in mind that you might not need all of the liquid to bring the dough together. I started with 3/4 of the liquid and kept adding until a soft dough came together (I did wind up needing all of the liquid but you may not if your kitchen is less dry than mine).

Cover the bowl with a damp towel and set it aside in a warm place for at least 2 hours.

Turn the dough onto a floured work surface and knead for 2-3 minutes. The dough will become silky and smooth. Divide the dough into 8 pieces. You can roll each piece into whatever shape you want, but it should be about 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick (you can add more flour if the dough is sticky). Sprinkle one side of the bread with whatever seasonings or herbs you want, then flip it over and brush the other side with water.

Heat a cast iron skillet (or any heavy-bottomed skillet) over medium to medium-high heat. When it is hot, place the naan wet side down and cover with a lid. The bread will stick at first, don’t worry. Let it cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until you see the dough bubbling. Flip and cook the other side – if you have a gas stove, you can do this directly over the open flame of one of your burners. If not, just use your skillet – the result will still be good.

Brush with melted butter before serving – it’s definitely better that way!

Makes 8 pieces of Naan.

Homemade Naan Recipe Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Admin