Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a really good and fairly simple recipe for naan. I pair it along side every indian dish. I found this recipe when searching google for a true naan recipe.. I think I found it on Since it's so good, I thought I'd share it with every other RecipeZaar member.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Note: the cook time does not include rising time. This is a pretty time consuming recipe, but it's well worth it!
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes, until frothy. Stir in sugar, milk, egg, salt, and enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead for 6 to 8 minutes on a lightly floured surface, or until smooth. Place dough in a well oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and set aside to rise. Let it rise 1 hour, until the dough has doubled in volume.
  3. Punch down dough, and knead in garlic (you can put more, less or no garlic depending on your taste). Pinch off small handfuls of dough about the size of a golf ball. Roll into balls, and place on a tray. Cover with a towel, and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  4. During the second rising, preheat the grill (or skillet) to high heat. A grill would be best, but if you don't have a grill ready to use, you can use a skillet, they just won't come out as pretty.
  5. At grill side, roll one ball of dough out into a thin circle. Lightly oil grill. Place dough on grill, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until puffy and lightly browned. Brush uncooked side with butter, and turn over. Brush cooked side with butter, and cook until browned, another 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from grill, and continue the process until all the naan has been prepared.
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5 5

I don't think I have to pay the high price of Naan ever again. Very easy to produce. I didn't need all of the flour in the end and I also skipped the last two ingredients. Baked them on my baking stone as well. I shaped them into ovals. They make really nice pizzas too. Thank you for posting it. :)

5 5

I've only been to one Indian restaurant in my life. I wasn't served bread there. Perhaps I'm not the best judge of whether this is a good naan recipe or not. However, I have a bit of experience working with yeast. About the only thing I can say for sure is this recipe does produce a flat bread that tastes good. Two risings and garlic in the dough made for a nicely flavored bread. I tried to keep the dough a bit slack, or moist, while kneading. I still ended up with a somewhat heavy bread. I suspect it was because I accidentally added the garlic in the beginning and some yeast might have been killed off. I baked the dough on my pizza stone in a 550 degree oven. The first 3 came out like flat bread. The rest puffed up like pita bread. I'm not sure if naan usually does that. I will try this recipe again. Thanks for sharing it. :)

5 5

These are so good. I have made them many time. These are so much better than the store bought, and much less expensive.