Naan Bread


Naan is a flat bread often served at Indian restaurants. Make your own using this recipe.

Naan Bread
Prep Time:
30 mins
Rise Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
3 mins
Stand Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 58 mins
8 naan rounds


  • cup warm milk (100 degree F to 110 degree F)

  • 2 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 package active dry yeast

  • ½ cup plain yogurt

  • 3 tablespoon purchased ghee* or clarified butter**

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour


  1. In a medium bowl combine the milk, sugar, and yeast. Let stand for 5 minutes or until foamy. Add yogurt, ghee, salt, and baking powder. Add flour and stir until mixture forms a ball.

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 4 to 5 minutes or until dough is smooth. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning to coat. Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until dough is doubled in size.

  3. Determine how many 6-inch rounds will fit on your baking stone at one time. Place baking stone on the lowest rack in the oven. Preheat oven to 475 degree F. Divide dough into 8 pieces; shape into balls. Cover balls with plastic wrap and let stand for 20 minutes.

  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll enough balls of dough to fit onto baking stone into 6-inch circles. Place dough circles on hot baking stone. Bake for 2 to 3 minutes or until brown. Turn circles over. Bake for 1 to 2 minutes more or until brown and slightly puffed. Remove naan from oven and wrap in foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining dough. Serve hot. Makes 8 naan rounds.


*Ghee is an Indian version of clarified butter which is available in specialty markets.

**Clarified Butter:

Melt 1/4 cup butter over very low heat without stirring; cool slightly. Pour off clear top layer; discard milky bottom layer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

172 Calories
6g Fat
25g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 172
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 359mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 101mg 2%
Folate, total 68.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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