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Naan Bread

I never fail to order garlic Naan and Puri whenever I dine in Northern Indian restaurants.  My first attempt at making Naan was edible except that the butter, oil and yoghurt in it made it very heavy and I had to drag my feet to get up and do the dishes after eating two, 4 inch round pieces.  Not to be outdone, I tried again and this time without the butter and it wasn't a disappointment after all.  Served this Naan bread with 'instant' Curry Kapitan ........ yummy!

This Naan bread is not heavy, but then after enjoying it and rounding it up with a hot cup of tea, you can feel that you're getting 'heavy'!

Ingredients  (Makes 6 pieces of Naan bread)
  • 8 oz plain flour
  • 2.1/2  tbsp low fat yoghurt
  • 2  Tbsp canola oil + a bit extra for coating the dough
  • 1/2 level  tsp salt
  • 2  Tbsp chopped garlic- optional
  • 90 ml lukewarm water
  • 1  level tsp sugar
  • 1  level tsp dried yeast
  1. Mix yeast with the lukewarm water, sugar, set aside for about 5 to 10 mins. for it to become frothy.
  2. Sift flour, salt into a mixing  bowl, mix well.
  3. Mix in the oil and yoghurt and the yeast mixture.
  4. Mix the dough into a ball and knead for about 10 mins.
  5. Coat the dough with a few drops of oil and and cover with a damp cloth, set aside in a warm place, and let it rise till double in bulk, about 1 hr. to 1 hr. 30 mins. or more, depending on the climate.  Dough should be springy when it's ready for shaping.
  6. Knock out some air from the dough and place the dough onto a floured surface.
  7. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to its highest temperature and place a baking sheet on the centre rack to heat it up, about 20 mins..
  8. Divide dough into 6 equal pieces, pat with some flour to form a ball.  You can add in the chopped garlic if you wish.  Roll out into an oval shape or an oblong, not too thin, about 1/4 inch thick.
  9. Brush some olive oil onto the hot baking sheet, arrange the Naan pieces and bake for about 7 mins, or till they puff up and lightly browned.  If the colour is too light, you can put it under the grill for a few seconds but do monitor.
  10. Serve hot with your favourite curry.


  1. I have never try making too loves naan bread. Yours looks good too :) and with those curry kapitan...gosh I would to have them for my breakfast :)

  2. These naan look really good, I like to eat it with curry too, with a cup of teh tarik.

  3. Beautiful home made naan. Love the colour and texture. I'm sure it tastes fabulous....just sooooo gooood with curry. I think I will just go to sleep after that....haha

  4. Yummy! I love all kinds of flatbread!

  5. Curry and naan is the best! But yeah, do feel quite heavy after.

  6. the naan looks gd, yummy to go with curry

  7. Thanks, Elin

    After the teh tarik, difficult to walk!

    Huh, I think so too, lazy to move!

    Flat bread can be so versatile!

    Totally agree with you, feel bloated! Ha, Ha!

    Thanks, Jess!

  8. I love having naan with curry sauce! Yours look great. Bet your hubby loving this as well. Hope you're enjoying your day. Doing what? Gardening!

  9. ya, Naan is very feeling, I love garlic Naan in one of the Mamak restaurant here, this remind me I have eat there soon.

  10. oo love garlic naan! Yours looks very good!

  11. I love naan bread. Great job with yours. Lovely recipe and instruction.

  12. Kristy
    Yes, he likes it too. Not much time for gardening ever since I started blogging!

    Oh Yes, it's filling!

    Thanks for compliment!

    Lazaro Cooks
    Thanks for visiting!

  13. My hubby loves Naan Bread with Indian Curries while I prefer saffron basmati rice :)

  14. Tigerfish
    Saffron Basmati rice is not so filling and heavey as naan.


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