Homemade Naan Bread


Making your own naan bread, to serve with your favourite curries, is really satisfying. The bread smells great, is wonderfully soft and full of flavour. You can make naan bread in a frying pan, or in the oven.

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Homemade naan bread
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2015-04-11, this recipe is for 10 people and takes 25 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 29-01-2024

25 minutes 10 people Side dishes
Homemade naan bread


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  • 400 g flour + extra
  • 120 ml lukewarm water
  • 5 g dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 125 g Greek yoghurt
  • 40 ml milk
  • half a teaspoon of salt
  • sunflower or vegetable oil
  • butter or ghee
Homemade naan bread ingredients
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  • stand mixer with dough hook or knead by hand
  • small bowl
  • cast iron frying pan
  • silicone brush
  • rolling pin

Homemade Naan Bread

25 minutes 10 people Side dishes

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Preparation  15 minutes + waiting time

Combine 120 ml of lukewarm water with 5 g of yeast and a tablespoon of sugar. Mix well and wait for the mixture to foam; this will take about 5 to 10 minutes.

Add flour and salt to the bowl of your stand mixer, or to your work surface if kneading by hand.

Carefully pour the yeast mixture into the flour while the mixer is running on medium-high speed. Add the milk and yoghurt and keep mixing until a smooth dough is formed.

Form the dough into a ball and cover with a warm, slightly damp tea towel. Let the dough rise for around an hour, or until doubled in size.

Homemade naan bread
Homemade naan bread

Making the naan bread 10 minutes

Divide the dough into 8 portions. Knead each dough ball, again, briefly then roll with the rolling pin to form a flat disc. Not too thin, but not too thick either.

Heat a frying pan until very hot; it's best to use a cast iron pan for this. Brush a little oil on each side of the dough discs.

Fry the breads for around 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

Immediately spread them with a little butter, while still warm. Serve your naan bread with your favourite curry. Enjoy!

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Homemade Naan Bread: frequently asked questions

Can I add more flavour to my naan bread?

You could add garlic, cumin, sesame seeds or coriander seeds to the dough to give your bread extra flavour.

Can I bake naan bread in the oven?

It is possible to bake the bread in the oven. It is still necessary to brush oil on both sides of the dough first.

Bake the naans for around 5 minutes in an oven set to 230 degrees Celsius. Don't bake them for too long, as the inside should still be a little soft.

Can I freeze naan bread?

Naan bread freezes well. Once defrosted, sprinkle it lightly with water and bake it briefly in the oven. You will be surprised how tasty it will be, just as if freshly baked.