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Naan Bread on a kitchen towel with green onions and onions besides it

Naan Bread

Course Bread
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 13 Units
Calories 147kcal



  • In a bowl whisk water together with yeast and sugar. Let the ingredients sit for about 10 minutes until frothy.
    Water, yeast and sugar mixed together in a bowl
  • Whisk in milk, egg and salt. In portions add flour. Knead for 6 to 8 minutes by hands on a lightly floured surface, or in a mixer.
    Dough for naan bread being mixed in a KitchenAid mixer
  • Place dough in a well oiled bowl, cover with a plastic wrap. Let the dough rise for about an hour, or until the dough has doubled in volume.
    Dough in a bowl covered in plastic wrap
  • Split the dough into 10-15 pieces. Roll them into balls and place on a tray. Cover with a towel, and allow to rise for about 30 minutes. During the rising, preheat oven to 500F.
    Dough being rolled out into small balls on the cutting board
  •  On a lightly oiled surface, roll out the pieces into thin circles. Place them on a foiled baking sheet.
    Each small ball of dough being rolled out into flattened thin circles on an oil cutting board
  • Bake bread for about 2--3 minutes on each side or until puffy and lightly brown.
    2 rolled out balls placed on a foil lined baking sheet
  •  Store bread in an airtight container or foil to maintain it fresh.
    Naan Bread on a cutting board


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 2mg