Recipe: Naan Bread

Making a curry this week... what about trying to make your own Nan Bread. 
Recipe: Naan Bread
Indian naan bread.

The naan bread is a really nice one for the kids to roll and cook, and who wouldn’t love this with their curry?

Naan Bread


120ml warm water

2 tsp instant fast action yeast

1 tsp sugar

3 tbsp olive oil

80gr natural yogurt

½ tsp salt

300gr plain Flour

2 tsp onion seeds (optional)

Garlic butter

2 tbsp butter

2 tsp crushed garlic

1 tsp finely chopped garlic


  • In a jug, mix together the water, yeast and sugar and leave for 5 minutes.
  • Then add the yogurt, and olive oil.
  • Weigh the flour, onion seeds and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer, then add all the liquid and start at low speed with the dough hook attached.
  • Once the mix starts to come together. turn up the speed and allow to knead for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured table, then knead lightly if necessary and shape into a smooth ball.
  • Return to the bowl and cover, leave in a warm place to prove and double in size.
  • Meanwhile, mix together the ingredients for the garlic butter.
  • About 1 hour later, when the dough has doubled in size, knock it back and divide into 10 pieces.
  • Shape into balls, then roll out, using flour if necessary, into ovals as thin as possible.
  • Heat a heavy pan or skillet and then cook on each side for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Keep warm whilst finishing the cooking.
  • Once all the breads are cooked, brush lightly with garlic butter and flash under the grill for 30 seconds or so. Enjoy with a good curry or Dahl.

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