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5 from 9 votes

Homemade Naan Bread

This Homemade Naan Bread is one of our favorites! It's soft and buttery and the perfect accompaniment for soup season!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Rising Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 17 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: bread, naan, Indian cuisine
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 220kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer


  • 2 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 1/4-oz. packet active dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 large egg


  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough attachment, combine sugar and water water. Sprinkle with yeast and quickly stir. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes or until foamy.
  • With the mixer on low, gradually add the flour, salt, baking powder, yogurt and egg. Increase the speed to medium and mix for 3 minutes until the dough is smooth and forms a ball. Remove the dough and place it into a bowl sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or olive oil. Place the bowl in a warm spot and let it rise until doubled in size, about one hour.
  • After dough has risen, trasfer to a lightly floured surface. Cut the dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll each portion into a ball. Place on prepared surface and roll dough out into an oval until it's 1/4-inch thick. Brush one side lightly with some of the butter mixture.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add one portion of rolled out dough, butter side down. Brush top with butter and cook for one minute or until dough begins to bubble. Flip and coninue to cook for another one minute or until both side are blistered and golden brown. Remove from skillet and transfer to a plate. Cover the cooked naan with a kitchen towel and continue cooking remaining portions. Serve with remaining garlic butter.


  • Heat butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat until melted. Add the garlic and continue to cook for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Set aside.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg