Naan bread

Posted on: August 26th, 2011 by admin 10 Comments

Bread on the stove

This is not exactly a true naan recipe, I wish we had a naan oven. But Beans made up this recipe a long time ago and we eat it regularly with curry and soups. It is, in fact, my absolute favorite bread we make.  Many people have been asking us for it lately, maybe because it’s quite easy to make and you don’t need to turn on the oven and it’s really delicious!


  • 2c flour
  • 1/4 c plain yoghurt
  • 1 pkt (7 or 8 g) quick rise yeast
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil or melted butter
  • pinch of salt
  • water (1/4 c luke-warm and 1/2 c extra)

Add yeast to luke-warm water with a tiny pinch of sugar and let stand (can be just a few minutes if you have no time- or 10 otherwise).

In a bowl mix flour and salt, add the yoghurt, oil and then the yeast mix. Check the consistency and add a little water at a time, if needed, until the mix makes a firm dough.

Break into small rounds and roll out really thin on a floured surface. They should be roughly 20cm (10 in) round.

In a large shallow fry pan you can cook them in a little butter or dry. Just add the dough to the pan and watch the bread puff in places, after about 1 minute- or when it browns- flip. They cook fast so just continue until all the dough is used. The texture of this bread is wonderful, perfect to make with anything that needs mopping up, like curry or stew.

Also try cooking breads with added garlic, cheese, herbs or spices. Or maybe you’d like sweet ones with an added tbsp sugar and then a squeeze of citrus.

Song for this recipe:

“Look out weekend” – Kid Sister Look Out Weekend (feat. Nina Sky) - Look Out Weekend (feat. Nina Sky) - Single

Nothing like a bad pop remix, but you can have fun with any kind of music when you’re in the kitchen, just grab a utensil as a mic and sing badly- so fun.  I go to New York this weekend to visit my little sisters, one from there, one from Aus and we are going to eat, shop, talk and dance like crazy – look out weekend…

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10 Responses

  1. I love naan bread! Thanks for the recipe. Have fun in NYC!

  2. Claire says:

    Welcome to NY! This recipe sounds great

  3. admin says:

    Thanks! I love NY!

  4. Great, looks to be easy, recipe. I have bookmarked this.

    Have fun in NYC you lucky duck!

  5. Christine says:

    Sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Debby says:

    Can’t wait to try this recipe, since I ate Whole Foods naan I’m obsessed with it :)

  7. admin says:

    @Debby – I hope you like it!

  8. Debbi Hook says:

    I made this to go with our stir fry for dinner. It was deliciously soft. We finished off our meal with butter and honey slathered over the naan. That was the ultimate deliciousity!

  9. admin says:

    So glad you enjoyed it Debbi! What a great little dessert too with honey – good idea.

  10. Case says:

    Making this tonight. Wish we were all hanging out in NYC! Miss you xxoo

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