Wednesday 12 August 2009

Naan Indian bread

Naan -A leavened flatbread made with strong white flour, baked in a tandoor, fluffy, soft and awoderful accompaniment to all Indian sabjis and dhals.


1.5 lb or 350 g strong white flour
5 tablespoons yoghurt
5 tablespoons warm water
½ teaspoon active dry yeast
½ teaspoon salt
pinch of sugar
ghee or butter


1. Mix together warm water, sugar and yeast and leave for the yeast to dissolve for few minutes.
2. Mix flour and salt in a bowl. Make a well in the centre.
3. Add yeast mixture and yogurt and make into soft dough adding about 150 ml of water.
4. Put dough into oiled bowl and leave it covered with a cloth for at least 3 hours. It will rise and double in size.
5. Punch out the air from risen dough and divide in about 4-6 pieces. Roll out to 6-8 inch ovals.
6. Cook for three minutes on each side under a preheated griddle or pan at the highest setting until it has brown spots.
7 .Serve hot with ghee or butter with any curry or dhal .

Serve with:
 Black  chickpeas and potato curry


  1. most of the dishes are common and arent unique. Can you suggest some nice sandwhiches? something innovative?

  2. @ aditya even common dishes need recipies how else will one know how to cook them.I will try and come up with some great sandwich ideas soon.

  3. I think my mom makes some very good naan t00.

    Yours look equally good.


  4. Nice one... My niece is just beginning to learn cooking... I'll refer her to your site... You have stated each step so clearly that she won't have difficulty learning soon... Cheers!!!!

  5. hey thanks for this stuff.
    visit mine.

  6. Naan looks perfect and soft. Its absolutely tempting. :)

    Here for the first time and should say you have a lovely blog. Keep it going. Will be following you from now.

    Do take a peep into my blogs when you find time.


  7. I made these this weekend and they turned out amazing - thank you so much for a quick and easy recipe - love your blog!

  8. thank you for the recipe as I have wanted to know how to make my own for a while but wasn't sure if they would be difficult to replicate.

  9. This looks great! i've been searching for a naan recipe! Thanks


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