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Perfect Naan

Tender, chewy naan. Just like the Indian restaurants--perfect with any saucy Indian dish.
Course Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Keyword bread, breakfast, pefect naan
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 10 pieces
Calories 212 kcal
Author pattikay in LA


  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups plain yogurt (the recipe calls for low-fat but I used regular full-fat)


  1. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in the yogurt till the dough is too stiff for a spoon, then knead it in the bowl till it holds together well, adding more flour if necessary. Turn it out on a floured surface and continue kneading for about 5 minutes till the dough feels smooth and elastic. Form the dough into a ball and put it in an oiled bowl, covered with a towel, to rest for an hour or longer.
  2. Take the dough out and cut it into 10 equal pieces. Form each into a ball and press the balls flat into round discs.
  3. Heat a large frying pan or griddle, either seasoned cast iron or a good non-stick finish. Heat your oven to about 500 or have the broiler on.
  4. Take 1 piece of dough at a time and roll it out on a floured surface till it is about 8-10 inches across and less than 1/4 inch thick. Lay it on the hot griddle and cook it over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until it puffs up in places or all over. There will be some blackish-brown spots on the bottom.
  5. Slide a spatula under the naan and transfer it to the oven, directly onto the rack, for a minute or two, just till it finishes puffing up into a balloon and begins to color lightly on top. Remove naan from the oven and brush it lightly with melted butter if you like.
  6. Continue this way with all the dough, stacking the breads into a napkin-lined basket. Serve the breads hot, fresh from the oven, or let them cool and wrap them up. To reheat, wrap them in aluminum foil, in packets of 4 or 5 breads and put them in a 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.

Recipe Notes

We also froze cooled naans and reheated them--worked very well.

Recipe from Food.com

Nutrition Facts
Perfect Naan
Amount Per Serving (10 g)
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 256mg11%
Potassium 170mg5%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 49IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.