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Homemade Naan Bread

Make homemade naan bread with our simple recipe. Soft, pillowy, and perfect for curries and more. Authentic and delicious.

Unveiling the Secret: Crafting Irresistible Homemade Naan Bread.

In the realm of culinary wonders, naan bread stands tall as an enchanting masterpiece that transcends borders and captures hearts. Originating from the sun-soaked lands of South Asia, this pillowy delight has woven itself into the fabric of global cuisine. But here’s the thrilling twist: you don’t need a plane ticket to experience the magic.
Get ready to embark on a tantalising journey as we unravel the secrets of creating your very own batch of heavenly naan bread right in your kitchen.


Homemade Naan Bread

Cooking method: Frying
Cuisine: India
Courses: Bread
Recipe keys: FlourYeastYoghurt
Difficulty: intermediate
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
20 min 15 min 140 min 175 min
Servings: 4 person
Calories: 260kcal
Best season: all

The Artistry Behind the Naan

Naan bread is more than just a culinary creation; it’s an art form. Its history winds through ancient Persia, molding itself over time into the cherished flatbread we adore today.
The process is an enchanting dance of tradition and technique, and you’re about to become the maestro.

Gathering Your Art Supplies

Let’s talk ingredients. Flour, yeast, sugar, yogurt, milk, oil, and a touch of salt – these are the building blocks of your masterpiece. Assembling these elements is like selecting the finest paints for a canvas, each contributes its unique hue to the final masterpiece.

The Alchemy of Fermentation

The journey commences with the yeast, a living ingredient that transforms mere dough into a transcendent experience. Activate it with care, for it holds the key to those airy pockets that naan is renowned for.

Kneading: Where Science Meets Passion

As your hands knead the dough, a tangible connection forms between you and centuries of bakers who have perfected this art. The gluten awakens, building the foundation for the naan’s unmistakable texture.

From Roll to Reality

Rolling out the dough isn’t just a step; it’s a transformation. As the dough stretches, it’s as though you’re stretching the fabric of time itself, connecting with those who’ve done this very act for generations.

Homemade Naan Bread Recipe
Make homemade naan bread with our simple recipe

The Dance of Flames

Enter the battlefield of flavors: the hot tandoor or skillet. The naan, now adorned with your essence, meets scorching heat. Watch it puff and char, a spectacle that ignites your senses.

Savoring Your Triumph

As you pull your naan bread from the heat, a rush of accomplishment surges through you. The aroma fills the air, and you know that what you hold is more than a bread, it’s a piece of your culinary soul.

The Final Word: Share the Magic

Homemade naan bread isn’t just food, it’s a testament to your skill, a tribute to tradition, and a portal to cultures far and wide. So, gather your loved ones, break bread together, and share not just a meal, but an experience that’s woven with the threads of history.

In your kitchen, you’re not just a cook, you’re an artist, a historian, and a visionary. And your canvas? It’s a soft, warm, and utterly captivating piece of naan bread.



  1. Activate the Yeast

    In a small bowl,

    combine the active dry yeast and sugar.

  2. Gently pour in warm milk (not hot) and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until frothy.

  3. Mix the Dough

    In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour and salt.

  4. Add the activated yeast mixture, plain yogurt, and oil.
    Mix until a dough forms.

  5. Knead the Dough

    Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead it for about 5-7 minutes until smooth and elastic.

  6. First Rest

    Place the dough back into the mixing bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rest in a warm place for about 1-2 hours or until it doubles in size.

  7. Shape the Naan

    Once the dough has risen, punch it down to release the air.

  8. Divide the dough into smaller portions and roll them into balls.

  9. Second Rest

    Cover the dough balls with a damp cloth and let them rest for about 15-20 minutes.

  10. Preheat the Cooking Surface

    Preheat a tandoor, skillet, or non-stick pan over medium-high heat.

  11. Roll and Cook

    Take a dough ball and roll it out into an oval or round shape, about 6.5 cm (¼ inch) thick.

  12. Place the rolled naan onto the hot cooking surface.

  13. Cook for about 1-2 minutes on one side until bubbles form, then flip and cook the other side until golden brown spots appear.

  14. Apply Butter (Optional)

    For extra flavor, you can brush the cooked naan with melted butter.

  15. Serve Warm

    Repeat the process for the remaining dough balls.

  16. Serve the naan bread warm and enjoy it with your favorite curries, dips, or spreads.

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!

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