Indian Naan Bread


3 cups all purpose flour
1 pkg active dry yeast
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp sugar
1/4 cup of warm milk
4 tbs butter, melted
pinch kosher salt
This bread is a staple in Indian cuisine. It is usually prepared in a tandoori oven. This technique will enable you to prepare it at home.

  • Dissolve the sugar and yeast in the warm milk.
  • Sift flour into a large bowl.
  • Once the yeast foams add to the flour along with the yogurt,baking powder and butter.
  • Mix, adding more water of flour if necessary.
  • Knead for 10 minutes, until smooth.
  • Cover bowl with a damp cloth and let rise. until double in volume. About 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 550 degrees, (very hot).
  • Place a baking sheet or pizza stone in the middle of the oven rack.
  • Punch dough down and knead for 2 more minutes.
  • Tear of pieces of dough and form into balls, about the size of a large golf ball.
  • Place balls on a platter,cover with plastic wrap and let rest for about 20 minutes.
  • Flatten out balls into a circle about 1/8 inch thick and place in the oven. for about 6 minutes.
  • Bake remaining dough balls in the same manner.
  • If desired, once bread is baked, you may place it under a hot broiler which will give the surface of the bread some brown blisters.




1 hr


6 min


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