Traditional Naan Bread

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins




  • Whisk warm milk/water with the yeast and sugar until the yeast is dissolved.
  • Cover and let stand in a warm place for 10 minutes.
  • Sift flour and salt three times into a large bowl add the yeast mixture, half of the ghee and the yogurt.
  • Mix into a soft dough then knead on a floured surface for about 5 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough in a large greased bowl, cover and let stand in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours or until the dough is doubled in size.
  • Punch down dough then knead for 5 minutes.
  • Divide dough into 6 pieces.
  • Roll each piece out into 8 inch round nans.
  • Cover an oven tray with foil and grease the foil.
  • Brush the nan with a little of the remaining ghee and sprinkle with some of the kalonji.
  • Cook Nan one at a time under a very hot grill for about 2 minutes on each side or until puffed and just browned.