Naan Bread

meal 1

(top left to right) Naan bread, Cucumber Raita
(bottom) Tandoori Chicken with green tomatoes

   I’m so sorry this is late, really late, getting posted. It’s just with the holidays and decorating. The relatives coming over and shopping and it seeming like there is always something to get done or should have already gotten done it was hard to find some down time. But through all of that I have managed to find some time to get this done. So without further ado I present to you Naan Bread enjoy.

    This is the recipe me and my grandmother used to bake Naan bread. It’s from Manjula’s Kitchen if that rings a bell for anyone. I had never heard of her till now, but I will be using more of her recipes in the future she has quite a variety. Here is a link to her website  http:

// this is for her Naan bread she has a video. I suggest you watch it but it’s up to you. I am a visual person, I have to see things to really understand them. That’s why I really liked the video. Her recipe uses a regular oven where as I used a dutch oven. Our results were a little different but mostly the same.

Naan is traditionally cooked in a clay oven or “tandoor.” This recipe uses a regular home oven.

Makes 6 Naan.

Naanbread 1


  • 2 cups of All Purpose flour (Plain flour or maida)
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Naanbread 22 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons yogurt (curd or dahi)
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water

Also needed:

  • Method:1 teaspoon of clear butter or ghee to butter the Naan
  • 1/4 cup All Purpose flour for rolling
  1. Dissolve active dry yeast in lukewarm water and let it sit for 10 minutes or until the mixture becomes frothy.
  2. Add sugar, salt and baking soda to the flour and mix well.
  3. Add the oil and yogurt mix, this will become crumbly dough.
  4. Add the water/yeast mixture and make into soft dough.Note: after dough rise will become little softer.
  5. Knead until the dough is smooth. Cover the dough and keep in a warm place for 3-4 hours. The dough should almost be double in volume.
  6.  Heat the oven to 500 degrees with pizza stone for at least thirty minutes so stone is hot. Using a pizza stone will help to give naan close to same kind of heat as clay tandoor.
  7. Next turn the oven to high broil.
  8. Knead the dough for about two to three minutes and divide the dough into six equal parts.
  9. Take each piece of dough, one at a time, and roll into 8-inch oval shape. Dust lightly with dry flour to help with the rolling.
  10. Before putting the Naan in oven, lightly wet your hands and take the rolled Naan, and flip them between your palms and place onto your baking/pizza stone into the oven.
  11. You can place about 2 Naan on the baking/pizza stone at a time. The Naan will take about 2 to 3 minutes to cook, depending upon your oven. After the Naan is baked(Naan should be golden brown color on top).
  12. Take naan out of the oven and brush lightly with clear butter or ghee.


wait 2 to 3 minutes before baking the next batch of naan. It gives oven the chance to get heated again to max.

Hayley G.



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