Naan bread

Homemade naan bread

Today I present to you a recipe for Naans – traditional Indian tandoor breads, which are served with dishes such as curry or butter chicken. Unfortunately, I do not have such an oven, so I fry these breads in a dry frying pan, but you can also bake them in the regullar oven.

Naan bread with butterchicken sauce

This pan-fried naan recipe is a great choice for Indian food lovers. They are easy to prepare and only need a few ingredients. These delicious and flexible yeast breads taste great solo, but I also like to spread some melted butter with fried garlic on them and sprinkle with parsley. They are perfect not only for Indian dishes but also for hummus or goulash.

Naan bread

Perfect for Indian sauces and pastes as well as an interesting substitute for bread.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Side dishes
Cuisine Indian
Servings 14 pieces
Calories 106 kcal

Naan bread recipe



  • 8 g dry yeast (or 20 g fresh ones)
  • 125 ml warm water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour


  • 2 cup flour
  • 180 g yogurt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp oil


  • butter
  • garlic
  • parsley


  • Prepare the leaven: In a large bowl, mix the water, sugar, yeast and a little flour. Cover and set aside to rise for 10 minutes.
    8 g dry yeast, 125 ml warm water, 1 tsp sugar, 2 tbsp flour
  • Add flour, yogurt and salt to the solution. Stir and add oil. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes. Cover and leave to rise for about 1 hour.
    2 cup flour, 180 g yogurt, 1 tsp salt, 3 tbsp oil
  • Divide the dough into 14 equal parts. Form the dough into balls, coat in flour and roll out on a floured surface. Fry the rolled out naan in a dry, hot pan. When bubbles appear, turn the bread over to the other side. It takes about 1 minute to fry one piece.
  • In addition, you can melt about 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan and add 2 chopped garlic cloves. Fry it for several seconds and smear the naans with garlic butter. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
    butter, garlic, parsley


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Serving: 100gCalories: 82kcal (4%)Carbohydrates: 12g (4%)Protein: 2g (5%)Fat: 3g (5%)Saturated Fat: 1g (5%)Trans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mg (1%)Sodium: 8mgPotassium: 35mg (1%)Fiber: 1g (3%)Sugar: 1g (1%)Vitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 0mgVitamin D: 0µgVitamin E: 1mg (5%)Vitamin K: 2µg (1%)Calcium: 15mg (1%)Iron: 1mg (4%)Manganese: 0mg (4%)Magnesium: 5mg (1%)Zinc: 0mg (2%)Folic Acid: 22µg

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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