Thursday, April 7, 2011

Naan Bread

Of course a great Indian meal has to include Naan. This recipe is simple. It takes a little time but the result is totally worth it. The recipe makes about 20 pieces so you can easily halve it like I did to have a good serving for for 2-4 people.

Naan Bread


  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3-4 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand about 5 minutes, until 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 to rise. Let it rise 30-60 mins, until the dough has almost doubled in size.
  2. Punch down dough. Pinch off small handfuls of dough about the size of a golf ball. Roll into balls, and place on a tray. Cover with a towel, and allow to rise about 10-20 minutes.
  3. Preheat griddle or grill pan. Roll one ball of dough out into a thin circle on a lightly floured surface. Lightly oil pan. Place dough on grill, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until puffy and lightly browned. Brush uncooked side lightly with butter, and turn over. Brush cooked side with butter, and cook until browned, another 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from pan, and continue the process until all the naan has been prepared.
Source: Naan

This is wonderful to soak up all the great sauce from the Butter Chicken or is great with hummus, or as a wrap for a sandwich.


1 comment:

Tracy Wood said...

How adventurous of you to make homemade Naan bread! Looks delicious!