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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
Author Analida Braeger


  • 1 package of dry active yeast (.25 oz.)
  • 1 cup water warm (about 110 F)
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ 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 to about 100°F to 110°F. Using a meat thermometer test the temperature. Make sure it is not above 110°F. Add ¼ 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, ¼ cup of sugar and salt. Stir up the dry ingredients to combine.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.
  6. Punch down the dough and add the herbs blending them well into the dough.
  7. 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.
  8. Preheat your grill or griddle. I use my panini press on about 375°F-400°F and the same on my griddle.

  9. Roll out each ball into a thin circle around 6 to 8 inches in diameter. Place on a plastic cutting board to prevent sticking and brush with butter on both sides. Grill each circle for about 3-5 minutes on each side.

  10. ** If you don't have an outdoor grill, a Panini press works well or a griddle as one you would use to make pancakes.

Recipe Notes

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long can I store the naan bread? You can keep this at room temperature for about 4-5 day. Keep it sealed in a container or zip-top bag to prevent drying.
  • Can I freeze naan bread? Yes, be sure to freeze in airtight freezer bags and it stores nicely for up to 3 months.
  • How do I know when to flip when cooking on a griddle? It will start to bubble up on top and you can lift the bottom slightly and check for a nice brown color underneath.
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.