Naan Recipe


The Spruce / Cara Cormack

Prep: 80 mins
Cook: 8 mins
Total: 88 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Yield: 12 naan
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
110 Calories
5g Fat
13g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 110
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 31mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Naan is a flatbread found in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and other surrounding countries. Naan is served for dipping or stuffed with a variety of meats and vegetables. Topping can also be placed on top of the bread.

Naan is like pita, yet softer and most of the time larger. It can be frozen in freezer bags for up to 30 days. You will love how easy this naan recipe is to make at home!


  • 1 (0.25-ounce) package active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 3/4 cup warm water

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup ghee, or vegetable shortening

  • 3 tablespoons plain yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter, for brushing

Steps to Make It

  1. Measure 3/4 cups warm water in a measuring cup.

  2. Add sugar and yeast.

  3. Allow yeast to soften and stir until yeast is dissolved.

  4. Cover measuring cup with towel and allow yeast and water to froth for 5 to 10 minutes.

  5. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour and salt.

  6. Add yeast water, yogurt, and ghee (or vegetable shortening) and begin to knead for 5 to 10 minutes until a dough forms.

  7. Place dough in bowl coated with oil and turn dough around to evenly coat.

  8. Cover bowl with towel and allow to rise in a warm area for about 1 hour or until the dough has doubled.

  9. Preheat oven to 400 F. Divide dough into 10 to 12 pieces and roll out on floured surface into circles.

  10. Place rolled out dough on greased cookie sheet or baking stone and brush with melted butter.

  11. Cook in oven for 8 minutes or until lightly browned and puffed up.

Serve naan immediately or store in pantry or freezer.

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