Authentic Naan Bread

    45 minutes

    You have to serve naan bread with good Indian curries! These contain yoghurt and are sprinkled with black onion seed.

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    Serves: 6 

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

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    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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    Took shortcuts. This is a great recipe. Super easy and authentic tasting results! I mixed the ingredients using the dough setting on my bread machine,which also sped up the rising time. As a huge fan of Indian I will use this recipe over and over.  -  14 Jul 2008


    Worth putting the time into, added some garlic to mine and they were a treat  -  31 Aug 2011


    Delicious, soft and tasty naan. I've tried a few naan recipes, and this is definitely the best so far.  -  30 Jan 2011