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This Simple Homemade Naan is fluffy and light, with a chewy soft texture you’ll love. The perfect complement to any meal.
Chewy, fluffy, light and soft, this Simple Homemade Naan is the perfect addition to any meal. It really goes well with my Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala.
Typically Naan is made in a tandoor oven which retains super high heat, up to 900°F – because we don’t have a tandoor oven, we use a skillet or griddle turned up to the highest heat. It works great.
I’ve tested several Naan recipes and they were all a little too dry for me, so I tinkered around and found a combination of adding a little more oil to the dough. It results in the chewiest texture of the Naan! The dough will be a little sticky but knead each ball with a little flour before you roll it out, and it will taste great.
Simple Homemade Naan
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4¼ cups flour
In a medium-sized bowl, add warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let yeast proof for 5-10 minutes until foamy.
Add oil, yogurt, and salt to mixture. Mix well.
Then add flour in slowly, and once it gets thick begin to knead with your hands. You want the dough to be a little sticky so it stays soft but if it's too sticky you can add in a little more flour.
Knead on a countertop gently for 1-2 minutes. Place in a greased bowl and cover. Let rise (preferably in a warm place, like above the oven), for 30-45 minutes until doubled in size.
Once doubled in size, punch dough down and knead into a ball. Preheat a nonstick pan or griddle to the highest heat (my griddle goes up to 400°F).
To form naan, pull small sections off the dough and roll into balls (should divide into 10-14 small balls).
Flour your counter well and using a rolling pin to roll out each ball into a small circle or oval shape. Roll them thin, they will puff up when they cook.
Lay them on the hot pan or griddle and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until they are lightly browned.
Remove from pan and cover with alumnium foil until ready to serve.
Serve warm and if desired, brush with melted butter. Pairs great with my Easy Chicken Tikka Masala. Enjoy!
I hope you get a chance to make this Simple Homemade Naan. You can even make a bunch of it and freeze what you don’t use right away. Another thing we love to do is make personal pizzas on the leftover naan. A fun and easy meal.
An easy and tasty side dish. I hope you get a chance to try this Simple Homemade Naan. It’s a fun way to expose your kids to new types of cooking. Be sure to tag me @plumstreetcollective if you try it.