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Naan bread recipe

Updated on December 25, 2013

I love Indian flat-breads.These naan breads are pretty high up there on my favourite list. We all like rice with our curry, but they really have got it right in India. No knives and forks, just wonderful hot fluffy breads scooping up the sauce. How about thinking outside the box and making these for yourself next time you have a curry. Ok, fair enough, I know I have to make them because I live in the Andes mountains in Peru, and I cant pick up a bag from the local supermarket. But the satisfaction of making your own bread is! Don't worry, there isn't too much hands on time. You can come home, make up the dough in a few mins, then get on with something else while the dough rises. Any kids will love helping out with the rolling and watching those pan cooked breads start to bubble and rise. Let us know your results.

4.8 stars from 5 ratings of Indian Naan Breads

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour 20 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 1 hour 25 min
Yields: Depends on how large a bread you make.(approx 12)

Goes great with Handi Murgh curry


  • 7g dried yeast
  • 300ml warm water
  • 500g plain flour
  • 15g mortons salt
  • 1 tbs plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp sugar (optional if needed)

Why not have a go at making your own natural yogurt and add a teaspoon of homemade mint sauce to make a cooling mint yogurt to acompany your curry or just as a starter dip with your bread.

  1. Add the yeast to 100ml of the warm water. Leave for 10-15 mins until active. (If you want to guarantee it works just add a pinch of sugar)
  2. Put the flour in a large bowl & add salt. Pour in the yeast mix, add yogurt, oil & the remaining 200ml warm water. Mix together to form a dough. It should have a soft sticky consistency.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface & knead until smooth, about 5 mins. Place the dough into a oiled bowl (so that it doesn't stick) cover, and leave in a warm place for about an hour or until doubled in size.
  4. Knock back the dough and give it a second knead. Divide the dough into 6 to12 pieces and roll out to about 5mm thick. Heat a flat pan while you leave your breads to rest for a few mins. Add a small amount of butter to the pan, when melted add one of the breads and leave to bake until it puffs up and has small charred bubbles, flip the bread and cook for a further minute on reverse side.

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      lemonkerdz 3 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      Hi there Hady Chahine. Try your breakfast burrito!! If there is no other bread around I've pulled a couple of these out of the freezer for toasties. Thanks for commenting.

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      Hady Chahine 3 years ago from Manhattan Beach

      Your recipe for Naan bread looks delicious. I wonder how it would taste if I used it to make breakfast burritos? Hmmm? Now I am hungry! : ) Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

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      lemonkerdz 3 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      GetitScene, Yes yogurt! it works keeping the dough light and moist. We can just eat the breads as a snack with some home made mint yogurt. Thanks for taking time to comment.

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      lemonkerdz 3 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      Ooooooh yes, everything in moderation but the taste is sooooo good. Crack a bit of salt over the top works good as well.

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      lemonkerdz 3 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      scarytaff, get that leftover turkey to good use and make a great curry & some Naan breads, Can't go wrong. Maybe a christmas pud and brandy sauce for dessert.

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      Derek James 3 years ago from South Wales

      You're talking my language, lemonkerdz. Delicious. Voted up and useful.

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      Dil Vil 3 years ago from India

      I like naans... butter naans are more tasty :)

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      Dale Anderson 3 years ago from The High Seas

      I LOVE naan bread and now so does my wife. There's yogurt in the dough? Who knew! Love this article, voted up, useful and interesting.

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      lemonkerdz 3 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      Sure is Vespawoolf, A pile of Naan breads and a a good home made curry with a bottle of red wine makes for a great evening.

      Thanks for sharing & voting up.

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      You have my mouth watering for naan! I agree--there's nothing like the satisfaction that comes from baking your own bread. Voted up and shared!