Naan (Indian Flat Bread)

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by love4culinary

These are easy to make and taste just wonderful! Prep time does not include 2 hours that you will need to set the dough aside. I cook these one at a time which will add up to about 60-80 mins total for cooking time!

Top Review by cinamongirl

I have made these several times and they are fabulous for homemade donairs or even for flatbread pizzas. I have discovered that I prefer cooking the naan on a smoking hot cast iron grill pan rather than baking in the oven. This way you get it browned without making it too crispy. I also brush with a mixture of melted unsalted butter, minced garlic, chopped fresh parsley & sea salt before grilling. Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together into a nice sized bowl.
  2. Stir in the beaten egg, yogurt and 2 tablespoons of the butter/ghee.
  3. Gradually stir in enough milk to make a soft dough.
  4. Knead dough very well.
  5. Lightly grease bowl and cover the dough with a damp cloth and place in a warm place for 2 hours.
  6. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  7. Knead dough on a floured surface for 2 or 3 minutes until smooth.
  8. Divide into 8 pieces.
  9. Roll each piece into a ball, and then into ovals about 6 to 8 inches long.
  10. Grease a baking sheet with oil and brush both the sides of the rolled out Naan with oil.
  11. Sprinkle one side with poppy seeds if you wish to use them.
  12. Place the Naan on a baking sheet.
  13. Bake for 6 to 10 minutes until puffy and lightly golden brown.
  14. The bread puffs slightly, and will lightly brown on the sides.
  15. You can enjoy these Naan's plain or with your favorite Indian dish, such as a curry dish!

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