Thursday, March 11, 2010


I love ordering naan in restaurants and thought why not try making them at home. So, the day I made malai koftas, I decided to make naan with it as this is a good combination. The recipe for making naan is very simple and within a few hours, you will be able to enjoy restaurant style naan at home.

Preparation time : 15 minutes + 4 hours for the dough to rise
Makes : 6 Naans

Ingredients :

2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup water
2 tbsp oil
21/2 tbsp plain yogurt
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp instant yeast
2 tbsp melted butter

Toppings :

2 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves


  • First dissolve the yeast in water and keep aside for a while
  • In the meantime, combine flour, salt, sugar, baking soda and mix well.
  • To the dry ingredients, add the wet ingredients i.e yogurt, oil and the yeast mixture and knead well to form a soft dough.
  • Cover this dough with a cling wrap and keep aside for 3 -4 hours.
  • After 4 hours, you will see that the dough has risen and has almost become double in quantity.
  • Add a little flour to the dough and make 6 big balls.
  • In the meantime, pre heat the oven at 500 degree F for about 30 minutes
  • Roll them out in a rectangle shape to 1/4 inch thickness. Do not make them very thin.
  • Prick them with a fork so that they don't rise while baking in the oven.
  • Add your favourite toppings on top of the naan and put them in the oven.
  • You could put 2 or 3 naans at a time adding your favourite toppings
  • It should take about 3 minutes to get the naan ready.
  • As soon as they are out from the oven, brush them with some melted butter
  • Serve them hot with any gravy of your choice.


  1. Awesome! Did you use a pizza stone while baking the naan? A pizza stone will recreate the texture similar to the traditional tandoor for the naan.

  2. No, I did not have a pizza stone with me. So I just put it on an aluminium tray and it came out pretty well. But yes, pizza stone would be the ideal one.