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Homemade Naan Bread

Homemade Naan Bread

Homemade Naan Bread is a delicious Indian flatbread that's easy to make and very versatile! Serve it with your favorite Indian curry dish for sopping up that delicious sauce, make a flatbread style sandwich with it, or place your favorite toppings on it for a Naan crusted pizza!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 51 minutes
Servings 24 pieces
Calories 114kcal
Author Nicole Crocker


  • 1 packet Active dry yeast
  • 1 Cup Warm water
  • 1/4 Cup White sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 Large Egg beaten
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 4 1/2 Cups Bread flour
  • 1 Clove Garlic minced (optional)
  • 1/4 Cup Butter ,melted


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes, until the yeast begins to activate and becomes frothy. Stir in sugar, milk, egg, salt, and enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead for 6 to 8 minutes on a lightly floured surface, or until smooth. Place dough in a well oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and set aside in a warm dark place to rise. Let it rise for1 hour, until the dough has doubled in volume.
  • Punch down dough, and knead in garlic. Pinch off small handfuls of dough about the size of a golf balls. Roll into balls, and place on a tray. Cover with a towel, and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  • During the second rising, preheat a skillet to high heat. Roll one ball of dough out with a rolling pin into a thin circle. Lightly oil skillet. Place dough in your skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until puffy and lightly browned. Brush uncooked side with butter and turn over. Brush cooked side with butter, and cook until browned, another 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from skillet and continue the process until all the naan has been prepared.


The number of pieces of naan will depend on the the size you make them. 


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 31mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.3mg