Naan Bread

Naan Bread

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Servings: 12 naan
Calories: 122
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Time to raise 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried yeast
  • 1/4 pint warm milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons caster sugar
  • 12 oz plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 pint natural yogurt
  • small knob of butter


  • Place the yeast, milk and sugar in a jug. Mix well, then leave in a warm place until frothy, about 10 minutes.
  • Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Add the yeast mixture and yogurt and mix well to make a soft dough. Turn out on to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
  • Place in an oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Turn the dough on to a lightly floured surface, knock back to release all air bubbles and knead for 2 - 3 minutes. Divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll into balls, then flatten into large oval shapes.
  • Lightly butter a griddle or large, heavy-based frying pan and heat until very hot. Cook the bread ovals, one or two at a time, until the underside is golden brown and the top begins to bubble.
  • Turn and cook the second side. Repeat with the remaining dough pieces. Serve hot or warm, with Indian or spicy dishes.

Cook's Tip

  • Naan is an Indian bread which is traditionally baked in a tandoor- a charcoal-fired clay oven. The bread is served with most main dishes or dais to mop up the juices.
Calories: 122 kcal
Carbohydrates: 24 g
Protein: 4 g
Fat: 1g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 2 mg
Sodium: 222 mg
Potassium: 73 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 2 g
Vitamin A: 26 IU
Vitamin C: 1 mg
Calcium: 38 mg
Iron: 1 mg
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