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Naan Bread with garlic and herbs on a plate

Naan Bread

This simplified homemade naan bread recipe is light, fluffy, and slightly crispy on the outside. Perfect for everything from curries, sandwiches, and pizzas!
Course Bread
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 13 Units
Calories 147kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • In a bowl, whisk the water, yeast, and sugar together. Let the ingredients sit for about 10 minutes at room temperature until frothy.
    water, yeast and sugar in a bowl
  • Nest, whisk in the milk, egg, and salt. In small portions, carefully add the flour as you mix. Knead the flour for 6-8 minutes by hand on a lightly floured surface or in a stand mixer.
    Kneaded naan dough in a bowl
  • Place dough in a bowl and cover it with a plastic wrap. Let the dough rise for about an hour, or until it has doubled in volume.
    Naan dough doubled in a size
  • Split the dough into 10-15 equal sized pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and place it on well-floured work surface. Cover the dough balls with a towel and allow them to rise for 15-20 minutes.
    Naan bread dough pieces
  •  On a lightly floured surface, roll out each dough ball until it's thin.
    Rolled out naan breads on a dusted counter
  • On a preheated cast iron skillet, cook each naan for about 3 minutes on each side.
    Naan on a skillet
  • Serve with garlic-herb ghee or plain.
    Naan Bread with garlic and herbs on a plate


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