Home Made Naan

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Home Made Naan and Tandoori Chicken

Home Made Naan

Look no further. The perfect solution to the home made Naan. Made in the oven, these Naans stay soft and.

Toss on direct flame immediately after baking for the Grill Effect.  Great even when re-heated the next day! Here’s how I make em!

Excellent served with  Tandoori Chicken


Home Made Naan

Recipe TypeBreads
Cuisine: Tandoor
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
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  • 4 cups Plain Flour
  • 1  (leveled) tsp baking powder
  • ½ (leveled) tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • salt to taste (abt ¾ tsp- taste to check)
  • 1 cup milk +2 Tbsp yoghurt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp oil plus more for greasing
  • Butter for spreading- Optional


  • Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt  2 times into a large bowl.

Home Made Nan dry ingredients

  • Mix together the yoghurt and milk in a cup and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Add this to the flour along with sugar, egg and about 3 spoons of water.

Home Made Nan wet ingredients

  • Knead gently till all the dry and wet ingredients combine to make a soft smooth dough.
  • Home Made Nan knead
  • Form into a single large ball and rub oil over the exposed surface.
  • Home Made Nan oil dough
  • Cover the bowl with a damp cloth. Leave for 1 hour.
  • Home Made Nan leave
  • Preheat oven to 200ºC/400ºF.
  • Place oven tray lined with foil in the oven. OR place a pizza stone in the oven to heat it up.
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal balls and leave on waxed/parchment paper.
  • Home Made Nan divide
  • One at a time, flatten into a 6″ circle.

Home Made Nan flatten

  • Pull one side as you lift to achieve a stretched out shape.
  • Place on the hot foil lined tray or stone and bake till bubbles appear on surface. (Oven temperatures are varied so I prefer to keep my eye on this rather than time it)

Home Made Nan bubblyHome Made Nan bubbly

  • When bubbly, lift up to see if the bottom is slightly golden. Flip over. It should be easy to flip or you need to leave it for tiny bit longer.

Home Made Nan golden

  • within 4-8 minutes, check every couple, lift to see if bottom is golden and the Naan is still pliable(not hard)
  • Remove to foiled lined tin or serving dish and baste with butter (optional)
  • Home Made Nan baste
  • Cut through the middle to get 2 equal sized pieces.
  • Naan
  • Repeat with the other balls of dough.

Home Made Naan

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  • Each time I roll out the balls to the 6″ circle while one is in the oven. I lift and strech only once the previous Naan is ou of the oven.
  • If your oven if smaller, pull the tray out to flip the nan to avoid scorching yourself.

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2 thoughts on “Home Made Naan

  1. Naan recipe sounds delecious. My concern is ihow to make Naan when I don’t have an oven. We visit India every year and rent apartment where they don’t have an oven available. My question is– Is there an alternative way to bake the naan?.

    • You can use a heavy duty cast iron skillet. The cast iron retains heat very well so it can be used to make home made naan well. Bring the skillet to maximum heat. Then lower the heat and place one naan at a time. Flip when you see a few bubbles and then allow the other side to put up, much like you would make phulka chapati.Hope this helps.I have made naan on cast iron when I haven’t had an oven to work with successfully.

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