Authentic Naan

Authentic Naan


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About this recipe: This authentic Indian naan recipe goes well with curries with a lot of sauce.


Serves: 6 

  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 teaspoon dried active baking yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 280g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 tablespoons plain yoghurt
  • 2 teaspoons kalonji (black onion seed)

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:2hr15min 

  1. Whisk the water with the yeast and sugar until the yeast is dissolved. Cover and let stand in a warm place for 10 minutes.
  2. Sift flour and salt three times into a large bowl. Add the yeast mixture, half of the ghee and all the yogurt. Mix into a soft dough then knead on a floured surface for about 5 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a large greased bowl, cover and let stand in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours or until the dough has doubled in size.
  3. Punch down dough then knead for 5 minutes. Divide dough into 6 pieces. Roll each piece out into 20cm round naans.
  4. Cover a baking tray with foil and grease the foil. Brush the naan with a little of the remaining ghee and sprinkle with some of the kalonji seeds. Cook naan one at a time under a very hot grill for about 2 minutes on each side or until puffed and just browned.

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