Restaurant Quality Naan

May 14, 2020Brianna

Delicious, restaurant quality naan is way easier to make than you think and is the perfect addition to any Indian dish plus many other dishes. One of my favorite parts of getting Indian food is the garlic naan so perfecting a great naan recipe was an important recipe for me to have on my food blog.

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Restaurant Quality Naan

Delicious naan is way easier to make than you think and is the perfect addition to any Indian dish plus many more dishes.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes active, 1 hour inactive
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 naan 1x

Ingredients

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Naan-

2 teaspoon yeast (instant or active both will work fine)

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 cup warm water

1/4 cup olive oil

1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 large egg

2  ½ – 3 cups flour, divided

3/4 teaspoon salt

Garlic Herb Butter-

¼ cup butter

3 cloves of garlic, finely minced

23 Tablespoons of fresh chopped herbs (cilantro, parsley, chives, etc)

Instructions

Naan-

In a small mixing bowl, combine the yeast, sugar and water. Stir slightly and let sit for a 4-5 minutes till bubbly. Once bubbly, whisk in the oil, Greek yogurt, and egg until combined.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of the flour with the salt. Pour the bowl of wet ingredients into the flour mixture and stir until well combined. Continue adding flour, a half cup at a time, until you can no longer stir it very well with a spoon (about 1 to 1.5 cups later).

Turn the ball of dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead the ball of dough for about 3 minutes, adding small amounts of flour as necessary to keep the dough from sticking. You’ll end up using between 2.5 to 3 cups flour total. The dough should be smooth and very soft but not sticky. Do not over-flour or your naan will become dry and tough.

Cover your dough with plastic wrap and let it rise until doubled in size (about 1 hour).

After it rises, cut the dough into 8 equal pieces and shape each piece into a small ball.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Roll out 1 ball until it is about 1/4 inch thick or about 6 inches in diameter. Place the rolled-out dough onto the hot skillet and cook until the bottom is golden brown and large bubbles have formed on the surface. Flip the dough and cook the other side until golden brown as well. Stack the cooked flat bread on a plate and cover with a towel to keep warm as you cook the remaining naan.

Garlic Herb Butter-

In a small skillet melt the butter over medium heat and add the garlic. Gently sauté the garlic, being careful to not burn it, for about a minute or two, remove from heat and add the herbs. Stir till combined. Generously brush the garlic/herb butter onto the warm naan and serve with your favorite Indian food.

Notes

For the best results, roll one dough ball while the previously rolled one cooks.

You can serve it plain if you don’t want to add the herb butter.

Keywords: Naan

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Stacey Marble
Stacey Marble
3 years ago

K, this is delicious. And really not as hard or time consuming as I thought it would be. Paired perfectly with the Indian Butter Chicken! Will definitely be making again. 🙂

Coryn Gridley
Coryn Gridley
3 years ago

This recipe was a win for every member of my family! I don’t have a lot of experience with flatbreads, but this was super straightforward to follow. Thanks!

Hannah McKay Mousques
Hannah McKay Mousques
3 years ago

I made this recipe and everyone loved it! I love how your recipes are straight to the point and easy to follow! Thanks!

Jessica
Jessica
3 years ago

So soft and easy! I had no idea I could make naan but now I can and I feel great about it! Will definitely make this again.

Amy Foster
Amy Foster
2 years ago

Always felt overwhelmed by making naan, but this recipe was really simple and easy to follow. Very tasty—WAY better than the kind you by at the grocery store. Perfect addition to the Indian Butter Chicken!

Gen
Gen
1 year ago

This was great! Made it for my sisters family and it was like take out!

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