Ever considered making naan bread at home but been put off by long and complicated sounding recipes? Then my Easy Homemade Naan Bread is for you! I’ve simplified the recipe without compromising on flavour or texture, plus they are oven baked to make them even easier.
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Servings 8naan breads
Author Eb Gargano
350gwhite bread flour
7geasy action/ fast action/ instant yeast(see note)
Extra melted butter for brushing on top(optional)
Sufficient baking trays / oven trays for 8 naan breads
Start by melting the butter, either in the microwave or in a saucepan on the hob.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, yeast, salt, sugar and nigella seeds.
Make a well in the centre and add the yogurt, warm water and melted butter. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients thoroughly until it forms a ball.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.
Return the dough to the bowl and leave to rise for 1 hour
Preheat your oven to 230C/210C fan/gas mark 8/450F. Place your baking sheets in the oven.
After it has risen, knock back the dough (i.e. punch out all the air) and divide into 8 pieces. Roll the 8 pieces into balls and then roll out or stretch out into naan bread shapes (kind of tear drop shaped).
Place the naan breads directly on the pre heated oven trays and cook for 5-10 minutes, until cooked to your liking.
Remove the naan breads from the oven and brush with melted butter. Serve with your favourite curries, chutneys, pickles etc.
The yeast I have used in the recipe is known variously as easy bake, easy action, fast action, quick or instant yeast. It is the dried, powdered form of yeast that DOES NOT need to be first mixed with water and sugar. The yeast I have used is the kind that can be just chucked in with the rest of the ingredients and therefore makes this recipe easier and less faffy!!You can use the same quantity of regular dry yeast (7g/¼oz) in this recipe if you prefer. If you want to make this with fresh yeast, you will need 14g/½oz. These naan breads can be frozen after they have been cooked.When you require them, simply defrost and then warm through in the toaster or under the grill (broiler).Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.