I just love this homemade Naan. Bread in general is one of my favorite things to make and eat, especially yeast-based bread.
In this recipe post, you will learn how to make homemade Naan without using a Tandoor also known as a Tandori Oven. A tandoor is a cylinder clay stove that is used for making Naan and other dishes. They are expensive and usually, you only find them in restaurants. But if you have one, feel free to use that with this recipe!
Naan is very popular all over the world particularly in Western and South Asia, Indonesia, and Myanmar.
I love eating homemade Naan plain or basted with butter. Also, it is fun dipping it in hummus, yogurt, or using it as a flatbread sandwich. You could even butter it and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top if you wanted! Naan is easy to make at home, if I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!
3/4 cup of hot water filtered is best (177mL)
1 tsp. active dry yeast 3g
1 Tbsp of white granulated sugar 15g
2 Tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil 30mL
3 Tbsp. of plain yogurt 45g
2 1/4 cups of all-purpose or plain flour. 270g
1 tsp. of salt 5g
butter for basting
Heat up the water until it is 100 to 115 degrees F. (37 to 46 C) Then add in about a tsp. of your sugar to the water. Next, add in your yeast. Mix it in the water a bit and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes until nice and foamy.
Now let's add the yeast mixture to a large bowl. Next add in the rest of our sugar, the oil, and the yogurt. Mix that up well with a whisk.
Next, let's add in about 1 cup of our flour, then add the salt on top of that. Then whisk it until well combined.
Add in about another cup of flour and mix with a wooden spoon, until the dough comes together. Next, add some of the leftover flour to a counter or table, and knead the dough for 8 minutes. Add more of the flour to the dough as necessary to keep it from sticking.
After the dough is kneaded, add it to a large bowl that has been coated with oil or kitchen spray. Cover the bowl lightly with plastic wrap and a damp towel, and place in a warm spot to rise. Let the dough rise for about an hour or until the dough doubles in size.
Put the dough back on the work surface, and elongate it. Next, cut it into 6 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball shape and then using a rolling pin roll it out into a circle or oval shape about 1/8th of an inch thick.
Heat up a skillet with medium-high heat on the stovetop until really hot. Add the dough to the skillet. In about a minute or two, little bubbles will form on top. Flip it over to the other side, and wait for another minute or two. It is done when you see nice brown spots on each side.
Remove it with tongs and place it on a plate. Baste it with butter if you like. And cook the rest of them.
You can garnish the naan with cilantro or parsley if you like. Enjoy!
Find the FULL recipe here on my website.