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Naan Bread with garlic and herbs on a plate

Naan Bread

This Indian-style flatbread is addicting with a capital "A". Get ready for your whole house to smell irresistable.
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 water together with yeast and sugar. Let the ingredients sit for about 10 minutes until frothy.
    water, yeast and sugar in a bowl
  • Whisk in milk, egg and salt. In small portions, carefully add flour as you mix. Knead for 6 to 8 minutes by hands on a lightly floured surface or in a standing mixer.
    Kneaded naan dough in a bowl
  • Place dough in a bowl and cover 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 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and place on a tray. Cover with a towel and allow to rise for about 15-20 minutes.
    Naan bread dough pieces
  •  On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pieces into thin shape.
    Rolled out naan breads on a dusted counter
  • Cook each one on a preheated skillet for about 3 minutes on each side.
    Naan on a skillet
  • Serve with garlic-herb ghee (see above) 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