How to Make Homemade Indian Naan Bread

Naan bread is a classic accompaniment to any Indian meal and is a traditional yeast-free bread, similar to pita. Traditionally, Naan bread is baked on a griddle in a stone oven, but you can make it at home as well. This traditional recipe, by Indian vegetarian gourmet Manjula, walks you through how to make six naans in your own kitchen.


  • 2 Cups All Purpose White Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon White Sugar
  • Pinch of Baking Soda
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons Yogurt
  • ¾ Cup Luke Warm Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Clear Butter or Ghee
  • ¼ Cup All Purpose White Flour for rolling
Page Updated: 4 September 2019
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