indian naan bread

a recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

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!

serves 8 naan bread
prep time 20 Min
cook time 6 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For indian naan bread

  • 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 lg
    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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