Indian Naan Bread

Francine Lizotte


Soft, chewy with a nice buttery taste, this naan bread is so flavorful! It's a natural to serve with East Indian dishes but versatile enough to enjoy with other meals that have sauces on them!


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8 naan bread
20 Min
6 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 tsp
    active dry yeast
  • 1/2 c
    warm water (between 105-110ºf)
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3 c
    bread flour, divided
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt
  • 1 large
    free-run egg, beaten
  • 1/3 c
    2% plain yogurt
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil, plus more to coat the bowl
  • 1 Tbsp
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ·
    clarified butter, as needed

How to Make Indian Naan Bread


  1. In a bowl of a stand mixer, combine yeast, honey and water; stir to dissolve and let sit until frothy, about 15 minutes. Add oil, yogurt and beaten egg; whisk to combine.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 cups flour and salt. Add dry ingredients to yeast mixture, keeping about ½ cup on the side. Process on speed 3 until dough is no longer sticking at the bottom and pulled from the sides of the bowl, adding flour, about 1 tbsp. at a time.
  3. Transfer dough on a work surface and pulling under to form a ball. Place dough in a large bowl lightly oiled and coat ball dough by rubbing around the bowl. Cover with a clean dish towel and let it rise for 1 ½ hours or until it doubles in size
  4. Punch dough, transfer onto a lightly floured work surface and separate into 8 equal pieces; pull under to form small balls, and cover for 30 minutes.
  5. Heat a griddle, panini pan or a heavy skillet over medium heat. Roll down one ball at a time into a long thin oval shape, keeping the other dough balls covered.
  6. When pan is hot, place one at a time and lightly brush the top with clarified butter; cook until golden brown and large bubbles formed on top, about 3 minutes. Flip the dough on the other side and cook until golden brown as well for about 3 minutes. Repeat with the remaining dough balls.
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About Indian Naan Bread

Course/Dish: Flatbreads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Indian

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