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Easy Homemade Naan

 
This is a basic plain naan recipe to which you can add other ingredients to make different versions. Some common additions are herbs, onions, garlic and even minced lamb or nuts and raisins.
 
Makes about 10 naan
 
1 envelope regular yeast
1 cup lukewarm water
1/4 cup + 1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 beaten egg
2 teaspoons salt
4  cups bread flour (approximately)
1/4 cup melted butter
Dissolve 1 teaspoon sugar in 1 cup water and sprinkle the yeast over the surface. set aside for about 10 minutes until the yeast gets foamy.
Mix together 3 cups of the flour with the risen yeast and all of the remaining ingredients. Knead in enough flour to make a soft dough and continue to knead for 5 minutes after that. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft free spot for about an hour or so until the dough is at least double in size.
 
Knead the dough again for a few minutes before shaping the dough into golf ball sized pieces. Cover and let these rise for an additional 1/2 hour to 45 minutes. 
 
Heat a cast iron skillet or flat grill over medium heat. An electric pancake grill on high setting also works well.  Roll the dough balls out to about 6 inch circles and cook each one in the unoiled skillet for a couple of minutes on each side until completely cooked through and lightly browned. You can brush them with butter as they come off the grill if you like. Hold the warm naan in a 150 degree oven as you cook the remaining flat breads.

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PAULETTE LEGGE-PEARSON

Monday 27th of April 2020

Hi Barry, an expat Newf here now livin' in B>C> Lovin' all yer recipes. BUT I keep clickin' on the recipe for Yogurt Naan recipe & it only gives me yer other traditional one?

Sylvia

Friday 24th of May 2019

Hi Barry! I'm sorry but i don't see any note section on this Naan recipe any where. Thanks.

Barry C. Parsons

Saturday 25th of May 2019

Sorry, I had just posted a new Yogurt Flatbreads recipe and somehow my brain hiccuped and I thought I was responding to that post! Yes, indeed, all purpose flour is fine to use.

Sylvia

Friday 24th of May 2019

Hi Barry! Can I use all purpose flour? If i don't have bread flour, to make these NAANS?

Barry C. Parsons

Friday 24th of May 2019

See the notes section of the recipe.

Yeshi Naidoo

Tuesday 20th of March 2012

I am Indian and to date this is the simplest butter chicken and naan recipe I have found. After trying dry cook in sauces which were disastrous, this is great. In addition, I am a huge fan of this blog and simply love all the recipes you showcase.

I would like to know approximately how much is an envelope of yeast?

Barry C. Parsons

Tuesday 20th of March 2012

Thanks, Yeshi! There are just couple of teaspoonfuls of yeast in an envelope.

Yeshi Naidoo

Tuesday 20th of March 2012

Approximately how much is an envelope of yeast?

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