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April 28, 2013


Okay, so before we get going onto the recipe for this delicious flat bread, I should probably specify that I am no Naan expert!

I have no idea how close this recipe comes to a traditional Naan flat bread.  I most certainly haven’t cooked it up in a Tandoor oven, but I do know it has a similar taste and texture to the Naan I get from a local Indian restaurant.  This Naan tastes fantastic served up with butter chicken and basmati rice, or your favorite spicy curry dish!

Naan Bread makes 8 recipe from Avocado & Bravado

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, plus extra for dusting and rolling
  • 1/4 cup oil (I’ve used both canola and olive oil with good results)
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • oil or ghee, for frying  *ghee is clarified butter

Whisk the yeast and sugar into the warm water and let sit for 5 minutes until the mixture begins to foam up.  To the yeast mixture, add the oil, yogurt and beaten egg.   Mix the flour (with the salt) in one cup at a time and knead until the dough is smooth, but not sticky.  *this can be done by hand, or in a stand mixer using the dough hook attachment

Set the dough in a well-greased bowl, covered with plastic wrap in a warm place to rise until doubled in bulk.  About 1 hour.

Gently deflate and transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and divide into 8 equal parts.  Roll each piece of dough out fairly thin.  Between 1/8-1/4″

Cook the bread in a frying pan very lightly coated with ghee or oil over medium-high heat.  When the bread starts to develop air bubbles and begins to brown, flip and cook on the other side until golden brown (about 1 minute/side)

Serve warm.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Lian permalink
    May 2, 2013 11:08 am

    I love Naan ever since I have tried it. Especially garlic naan.

  2. Susan P permalink
    May 16, 2013 9:03 am

    You say to whisk the yeast and sugar into the warm butter, yet there is no butter in the ingredient list other than the ghee.

    • betchacanteatjustone permalink*
      May 16, 2013 10:08 am

      Thank you for catching that mistake, It should read “whisk into the warm water” I have edited the post 🙂

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