This was amazing! I love the Naan I get at the local Indian place, but to me this was just as good. I used greek yogurt, and as a result, I needed to add a couple of tablespoons of water in the first few minutes of mixing. I also cut the recipe in half, which gave me 4 beautiful pieces of bread. The texture was perfect- light and fluffy, with just a little chew. Just to be different, I added a couple cloves of minced garlic, and loved the result. This will definitely be a go-to for the next Indian meal I make.
Authentic naan bread is made in a Tandoor oven, so I knew this version wasn't going to have quite the same flavor as something you'd get at an Indian grocer or in a restaurant. However, since our closest Indian grocer is 1 1/2 hours away I wanted to have a recipe I could use in a pinch since I cook Indian food all the time.
I think this recipe is a great substitute for the real thing. The texture is really close to a traditional naan and the flavor is nice, and even though it isn't "authentic," in the absence of a real Tandoor oven this bread is still a good complement to any homemade Indian curry.
I did not have any trouble with the dough in my bread machine, just as a side note since at least one other poster seems to have had that concern. I do have a brand new machine, though.
Thank you for posting, I will be making this again!
I'm almost scared to make this again because my bread machine did NOT like dealing with this dough, no matter how much water I added. It was really straining and buzzing and really just fighting with it the entire time. So the first hour and a bit was frightful, but once I got it out of there (the bread machine seems to have survived, whew) it was fairly smooth sailing the rest of the way. I'd definitely add some garlic or some extra seasoning to give the bread some more interesting flavours. I got huge, fluffy naan so it ended up well at least. Thanks!
Great naan - I followed previous review and added some minced garlic and garam masala. Made 6 very large pieces. Next time, I'll make 12 medium-size pieces.
This was a very easy recipe and so good! I think this would be a good recipe to use to make pita pockets. I made these with chicken curry.
I wouldn't make this again - there are far better recipes for naan out there. The naan I've had in restaurants has been really smooth, but this one had a weird tang with the yogurt.
Turned out perfect
At $2.99 for a pack of two a "real" naan bread is a bit pricy..I wanted to find something a bit more economical with similar taste.. this is a great recipe, love how my machine had to do all the hard work while I took the credit.. Texture was similar but not exact, the taste was very close...Will be making it again and again, thanks for posting it!
Awesome bread. We added some spices into the second batch, so soft and beautiful Thankyou najwa
This was my first attempt at making naan bread, and your instructions were very good especially to put baking sheets in oven for the bread to puff up. Very good recipe, really like the chewy texture of the bread, First time I tried was in London restaurant, then tried some from grocers... not the same. Enjoyed with hummus and Indian curry Thank you for posting.