Indian Naan bread
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Naan - Grilled Flatbread From India

Here is an easy naan recipe I like to make on my indoor grill or panini press . If you like naan and want to grill some during winter here is a great way to do it.  You can also use a griddle.

Course Bread
Cuisine Indian
Keyword flat bread, grilled bread, simple bread
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 10 servings
Calories 217 kcal


  • 1 package of dry active yeast (.25 oz.)
  • 1 cup water warm (about 110 F)
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 tsp salt

1-2 Tbsp herbs such as parsley or chives are optional. Nigella seeds are also interesting to add for flavor.


  1. In a small bowl place 1 cup of water in microwave and heat for about 30 seconds. Using a meat thermometer test the temperature. Make sure it is not above 110 F. Add 1/4 teaspoon of sugar and the yeast. Mix slightly and set aside for about 10-15 minutes or until it begins to appear frothy.
  2. Mix beaten egg with yogurt and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl place 4 cups of flour, 1/4 cup of sugar and salt. Add the yeast water and the egg mixture and mix thoroughly until dough is soft. You can do all this in a mixer that has a dough hook attachment.
  4. Once the dough is all mixed together, knead on a lightly floured surface for about 10 minutes. Place dough in a large bowl that has been oiled. Cover and set aside for about 1 hour or until it has risen to twice its size.
  5. Punch down the dough and add the herbs blending them well into the dough.
  6. Break off about 8-10 pieces the size of a golf ball and place them on a cookie sheet. Cover and let rise for about 30-45 minutes.
  7. Preheat your grill**
  8. Roll out each ball into a thin circle and brush with butter on both sides. Grill each circle for about 3-5 minutes on each side.
  9. ** If you don't have an outdoor grill, a Panini press works well or a griddle as one you would use to make pancakes.
Nutrition Facts
Naan - Grilled Flatbread From India
Amount Per Serving
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 476mg21%
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.