Naan is a flat bread, made from wheat flour and usually leavened. It is commonly consumed in several regions of Central Asia and South Asia: Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, Burma, Pakistan, and Northwest India (mainly Rajasthan and Gujarat).

Naan differs from chapati in its shape (the latter being round) and in the fact that chapati is usually cooked on a cast iron plate called a tava.

Learn how to make Homemade Naan with this simple and easy to make recipe!

Homemade Naan Bread

Recipe by caion


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Learn how to make Homemade Naan with this simple and easy to make recipe!


  • Makes 10-12 Naans

  • 4 cups (500g) all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 tsp (7g) salt

  • 1/8 tsp (1g) baking soda

  • 1 tsp (4g) kalonji seeds (black cumin)

  • 20 g fresh yeast (2 tsp active dry yeast)

  • 1 tsp (5g) sugar

  • 1/2 cup (120ml) warm water

  • 5 tbsp (70ml) oil or ghee

  • 1 cup (240g) yogurt

  • melted butter or ghee for brushing

  • spices or herbs – optional


  • In a bowl, add 4 cups (500g) all-purpose flour;
  • Add 1/8 tsp (1g) baking soda;
  • Add 1 1/2 tsp (7g) salt;
  • Add 1 tsp (4g) kalonji seeds (black cumin);
  • Stir and reserve;stir
  • In another bowl, add 20 g fresh yeast (2 tsp active dry yeast);
  • Add 1 tsp (5g) sugar;
  • Stir until it liquefies;stir sugar
  • Add 1/2 cup (120ml) warm water;
  • Stir;
  • Transfer to the flour bowl;transfer to flour bowl
  • Add 5 tbsp (70ml) oil or ghee;
  • Add 1 cup (240g) yogurt;
  • Stir and knead the dough until smoth, and pulls away from the sides of the bowl;dough
  • Let it rise in a warm place for about 1 or 2 hours, until doubled the size;
  • Flour your countertop;
  • Fold the dough inside;folding dough
  • Divide dought in 10 or 12 pieces;
  • Let it rise for another 30 or 45 minutes;divided dough
  • Roll it out into a teardrop shape;
  • Brush the other side of the naan with water;brushing water
  • Place the naan on the hot skillet with wet side down;
  • Cook for 30 or 45 seconds;
  • Flip and cook until brown spots appear;flipped-naan
  • Brush naan with ghee or melted butter and herbs;
  • Your Homemade Naan is ready!Homemade Naan

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